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While planning our trip to Portugal SvenMueller
and I started to check locations one by one; during the process we actually collected different sights kept some and threw some out. One of the few that actually came to mind first and stayed in the selection was Praia da Ursa near Praia da Adraga next to the town of Sintra. After shooting Praia da Adraga for an evening without any good results we decided to check Praia da Ursa and how to actually get there. What we didn't expect was that it seemed to be a bit of the beaten track - especially for a so famous location. The seemingly only entrance to the beach, at least coming from Praia da Adraga, was past a very steep path which we partially had to climb on all fours past crumbly rock walls.
The result of this is that even during a sunday noon almost no people were to be found aside of some fishermen even further off. Usually when one visits a spot that I've seen numerous shoots of, it's either next to a road or at least easily accesible by foot and as far as I can tell Praia da Ursa is not which really suprised me. Now when I look at shots like TobiasRichter
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I see that they took even more effort than I initially thought. Funny to have such preconceptions just from looking at pictures, but that's how it goes I guess. Good to see that some there are some beaches or locations in general that haven't been altered to give way to the tourist flood as much as some I've already been too. It really was a relief.
Shortly before actually uploading this I sent a nice little .tiff file to a printing company for my next exhibtion. It will get printed in 60x40 - centimeters that is not inches. Hopefully it'll look good on the wall - and later on in my home. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If you want to see this scenery in motion check out the lyric video for the newly released track by my band here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtzsrx…