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Spring by AndyMumford
Spring
The falls at Feverança were raging last week after a few days rainfall.  There was so much spray it was hard to get close to them to capture an image.

Fuji X-T1 + XF10-24mm
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Magoito by AndyMumford
Magoito
The brilliant green seaweed covered rocks and towering cliffs at Praia do Magoito on the Sintra Coast.

Fuji X-T1 & XF10-24mm
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Adraga by AndyMumford
Adraga

Sunset at Praia da Adraga, Sintra coast, Portugal

Fuji X-T1 and XF10-24mm

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AndyMumford
Landscape and travel photography
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Portugal
Current Residence: Lisbon, Portugal
Favourite photographer: Joe Cornish, Charlie Waite, Galen Rowell, Art Wolfe, Steve McCurry and David Noton
Favourite style of art: Landscape and travel photography
Operating System: Mac OSX | iMac i7 quad | Macbook Pro
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Crikey, it's been so long since I updated my DA journal (about 4 years) that I think I've forgotten how to do it...

Anyway, I've started uploading stuff with a little more regularity recently, and so I guess I should take the time to write a little and say thanks to people who are still keeping an eye on my work and commenting.  DA always did have the best community of photographers.

So since my last journal I've been travelling a fair bit, and I've got loads of plans to travel some more.  It was travelling that kick started my love of photography, and there are still so many places I want to visit and see.  Experiencing new cultures, new countries, new people and new food is probably the best way anyone can spend their hard earned money...experiences are far more valuable than stuff.

I've also ditched my dSLR and gone full on mirrorless with the Fuji X Series cameras.  Carrying around a full frame camera along with various lenses, tripod and stuff was getting to be a bind and I actually found it getting in the way of really enjoying travelling and photographing.  I bought a Fuji mirrorless camera, with the intention of using it alongside my Nikon D800 as a backup and take-everywhere camera, but the quality was so good I started to question whether I would need the Nikon at all.  A little later I hooked up with Fujifilm in Portugal and was blown away to be invited to be one of their X Photographers and a brand ambassador for the X Series cameras.  I took a couple of their cameras with my to Indonesia for a month and came back certain that I would never miss a bulky full frame dSLR, so my all my Nikon gear was sold on eBay about 6 months ago now.  No disrespect to Nikon, they make great cameras, but I haven't missed them for a minute.  Fuji cameras have made me fall in love with taking pictures again and switching has been the best thing I've done for photography in a long time.

At the moment I'm working on a couple of projects, one for a hiking guide to the countryside around Lisbon through which I'm discovering some fascinating parts of the area that I've lived in for 17 years but never really knew about.  I'm also spending more time capturing the coastline of Portugal, which is an area of photography I originally fell in love with back when I started around 10 years ago.  I'm really enjoying getting back out and getting me feet wet shooting the beaches and rocks.

I do still keep up with other people's work, I just very rarely comment.  It's great to see so much fantastic work here, this was the place where I uploaded my first dodgy efforts taken with a digital compact, and the place that inspired me to take photography seriously and work at improving.  The most important thing I've learned from photography is to do what you enjoy and what makes you happy, and not pay a moments heed to people who tell you how they think your photos, or photography in general, should be.  Photography should be done for the pleasure of doing, that's really how and why we all start in the first place, and what we should try to maintain throughout.

Take care all.
  • Listening to: M83
  • Reading: Ghostwritten - David Mitchell
  • Watching: Better Call Saul
  • Eating: fruit
  • Drinking: h2o

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VKA3 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy belated birthday and thank you for letting me watch
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foureyes Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
Happy B'day Andy Have your cake and eat it too Party .........Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional Wink/Razz 
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Silverclaw9999 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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Phraggle Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016   General Artist
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MDDahl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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PeriodicFable Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016   Writer
Have a wonderful birthday Andy! Thank you for all the gorgeous photographs over the years! Airborne 
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday Andy!~ :iconbrewplz:
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Happy birthday May. Have a wonderful day!
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
Happy Birthday!happy DA B-day :3 
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