LANDSCAPE- The Enduring Mystique

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- Article by Harika M Chanana     
Self portraitAlvaro Roxo
The 42 year old Portugal based,  Alvaro Roxo, is a self taught photographer, and a die- hard fan of nature and landscape photography in particular.  He emphasizes that photography enabled him to see the world, things and moments differently. He is also an active participant on our blog and as such, it makes us extremely happy to share his work and photos with the readers at large…

Right from an young age, Alvaro liked photography, but he only started out in photography, only when he could lay his hands for the first time on to a Digital SLR. In fact, it was only then that he learnt how the technical expertise could majorly influence the outcome of the photographs. It all started during one of his maiden visits to the Sao Miguel Island, in Azores in 2008. He was completely mesmerized by the stunning beauty of the place. In fact, he was so enchanted by the sheer magnificence and mystique, that he captured it all on his  old compact camera. However, when he reached home and viewed the images on his laptop, he was unhappy with the results. He strongly felts that there was something missing in his photographs,  especially, the colors and magnificence of the place left much to be desired. Instead of brooding over his failure he started to think out of the box. This was the tip of the iceberg for his migrating to DSLR photography and from then onwards it has been a real adventure that has continued till this day.

Moreover, he is awestruck about landscape photography. This is because he considers it to be absolutely bliss, given nature’s different varied hues, that really transports the viewer to another world all together. He also practices street photography but his heart lies in capturing the beauty of the landscape,  especially the magical lighting that happens during the rising and setting of the sun. He also has a special liking for shooting with long exposures.

Some of  Alvaro’s achievements:

> Several of his photographs are a part of the “Largest photo Album in the world”, album that has officially received an official certification by the Guinness World Records.

> winner of the photo contest ” Portugal, the best destination” in the category of the top photos

> Some of his photos have been published in photography magazines like- Fotomanya VIP, JC & ART magazine, ART Freelance.me

He also contributes regularly interesting  tips to the Shari Blog members- 

He says that he is having fun while photographing which is one of the best feelings in the world… 

He says through photography has enabled him the opportunity to see the world, from a different perspective  and also to capture and document the beauty for the others to experience.. The world is full of wonderful little places not only to see but also to explore with the camera. He explains that the budding enthusiasts need to carefully explore, experience and document it carefully that will help them to make a mark in photography. And practice, practice and more practice is the best teacher but one should learn to accept criticism and learn from it… Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for every day we can do a little better

Do what you love and the results will definitely follow!

Personal Pages

www.facebook.com/ARoxoPortfolio

http://500px.com/ARoxo

Email Adress:

aroxo.fotografia@gmail.com

Lets take a tour at Alvaro’s  Breath taking Images.

ARoxo1 (1)
File name- ARoxo1
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D MKII
Lenses Model- Canon EF 17-40 L USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/11
Speed- 0,3s
Filter- Lee ND Grad 0,6 HE
Location- Carrasqueira
Country- Portugal
ARoxo2
File name- ARoxo2
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D MKII
Lenses Model- Canon EF 17-40 L USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/11
Speed- 0,5s
Filter- Lee ND Grad 0,6 HE
Location- Carrasqueira
Country- Portugal
ARoxo3
File name- ARoxo3
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D MKII
Lenses Model- Canon EF 17-40 L USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/9,5
Speed- 20s
Filter- Lee ND Grad 0,6 HE
Location- Carrasqueira
Country- Portugal
ARoxo4
File name- ARoxo4
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D MKII
Lenses Model- Canon EF 17-40 L USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/22
Speed- 3s
Filter- Lee ND Grad 0,6 HE
Location- Cascais
Country- Portugal
ARoxo5
File name- ARoxo5
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/11
Speed- 3s
Location- Monsaraz
Country- Portugal
ARoxo6
File name- ARoxo6
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/22
Speed- 1s
Filter- Hitech ND Grad 0,9 HE
Location- Peniche
Country- Portugal
ARoxo7
File name- ARoxo7
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/16
Speed- 20s
Filter- Hitech ND Grad 0,9 HE
Location- Santa Cruz
Country- Portugal
ARoxo8
File name- ARoxo8
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D MKII
Lenses Model- Canon EF 17-40 L USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/9,5
Speed- 30s
Filter- Lee Big Stopper
Location- Moledo
Country- Portugal
ARoxo9
File name- ARoxo9
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/8
Speed- 120s
Filter- Lee Big Stopper
Location- Algarve
Country- Portugal
ARoxo10
File name- ARoxo10
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/9,5
Speed- 180s
Filter- Lee Big Stopper
Location- Algarve
Country- Portugal
ARoxo11
File name- ARoxo11
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/11
Speed- 44s
Filter- Lee Big Stopper
Location- Lisbon
Country- Portugal
ARoxo12
File name- ARoxo12
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/11
Speed- 149s
Filter- Lee Big Stopper
Location- Ericeira
Country- Portugal
ARoxo13
File name- ARoxo13
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/11
Speed- 149s
Filter- Lee Big Stopper
Location- Santa Cruz
Country- Portugal
ARoxo14
File name- ARoxo14
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/22
Speed- 1,5s
Filter- Lee ND Grad 0,6 HE
Location- Ericeira
Country- Portugal
ARoxo15
File name- ARoxo15
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/9,5
Speed- 179s
Filter- Lee ND Grad 0,6 HE
Location- Lisbon
Country- Portugal
ARoxo16
File name- ARoxo16
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 6400
Aperture- f/94
Speed- 30s
Filter- Lee ND Grad 0,6 HE
Location- Mirandela
Country- Portugal
ARoxo17
File name- ARoxo17
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/16
Speed- 1/8s
Filter- Lee ND Grad 0,6 HE
Location- Fermentelos
Country- Portugal
ARoxo18
File name- ARoxo18
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/11
Speed- 15s
Filter- Lee Big Stopper
Location- Açores
Country- Portugal
ARoxo19
File name- ARoxo19
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/8
Speed- 15s
Location- Lisbon
Country- Portugal
ARoxo20
File name- ARoxo20
Camera Model- Canon Eos 5D
Lenses Model- Canon EF-s 10-22 USM
ISO- 100
Aperture- f/11
Speed- 30s
Filter- Lee Big Stopper
Location- Porto
Country- Portugal

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