It's an age since I submitted here....apologies.
Although I've hardly been shooting landscapes (it's wedding season now) I've still got lots of work that I should add to my gallery here.
Anyway, here's my most recent landscape. Taken last week about an hour after sunset. The lack of clouds made it a boring sunset, but perfect for shooting the stars in the nights sky.
This is Castelejo beach, which I've photographed many times before. On Portugal's protected south west coast, it's a long way from any built up areas and has less light pollution than many beaches in the Algarve. I was completely alone on the beach when I took this, there probably wasn't anyone else within kilometers of me. No mobile reception, just the dark sky, the stars and the noise of the ocean.
I worked by torchlight, composing and focusing by taking practice shots as most of the details in this shot weren't visible to the naked eye - I couldn't see the rock, couldn't see the yellow light (which is ambient light from a few towns further up the coast).
To record this light, the camera is set to a high ISO and the aperture is wide open.