Photo Project: Costal Isolation

I like to set myself little photographical challenges.

One thing that I really enjoy about photography, is that you can go out with a camera and see what you can see.

But another way, is that you can go out with a very clear idea of what you want, you can go out with an idea and exclude all else to focus on obtaining that idea

For me, a good way to do this, is to set myself a themed project. Think of it as commissioning yourself for work.

So for this post, I’ll be linking directly to images on my Flickr Account. Clicking them will take you to full size versions.

Costal Isolation

I’m lucky. I currently get to spend about 6 months a year living in Portugal. I have to say that this can lead to some good natured envy from my family and friends back home. Who assume I spend my idyllic days, basking in the sunshine.

Well OK, summer is pretty special!

But it can be quite isolating being away from family and friends and I don’t speak Portuguese… Every life has some daily grind, that doesn’t stop just because the sun is shining.

Once the summer season is over, things take on a different vibe. The tourists depart, things slow down and the place gets emptier.

The heat and playful breeze has dissipated and winter looms from the Atlantic.

Not Stopping
Not Stopping

We Accept the Love we Think we Deserve
We Accept the Love we Think we Deserve

Childless Balloons
Childless Balloons

Terminal Terrace
Terminal Terrace

Introspective
Introspective

Close to the Edge
Close to the Edge

Weathered
Weathered

Empty
Empty

The Departed
The Departed

Faded Flyers
Faded Flyers

Disinterested
Disinterested

View-less View
View-less View

Surrender to the Waiting Worlds, that Lap against Our Side
Surrender to the Waiting Worlds, that Lap against Our Side

Empty Squares
Empty Squares

Boxed into an Empty World
Boxed into an Empty World

Beach of Ghosts
Beach of Ghosts

Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point

Walking the Edge
Walking the Edge

Castles in the Sand
Castles in the Sand

Dumped
Dumped

Watery Destination
Watery Destination

Live A Life You Will Remember
Live A Life You Will Remember

Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser

Break Point
Break Point

Water Flows
Water Flows

Out to Sea

Out to Sea

Empty

Empty

Costal Byway

Coastal Byway

The Foolhardy and the Sea

The Foolhardy and the Sea

The Shy Boy

The Shy Boy

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