The wonderful mountain village of Monsanto in Portugal. With no tourists, I felt like I had this place to myself. I wandered the cobblestone streets day and night, received friendly greetings from the local goat herders and ate incredible food in the local tavern late into the evening. For this shot, I flew my drone for a slightly elevated perspective over the town.
When you love photography this much, waking up in the darkness before dawn and exploring is often one of the most rewarding things I can do. A man with his camera in the quiet peacefulness of a world asleep, focused on capturing a fleeting moment in time of whatever strikes me as beautiful. This is where I thrive and feel alive.
Captured at dawn at the outer gates of the mountain village of Monsanto near the Spanish border.