Daily Travel Photo: Lush Brazil

Lush Brazilian coast

Lush Brazil

Daily Travel Photo: Lush Brazil

The Set Up

The coastline of Brazil is about as picturesque as anywhere I have ever seen.  Tall palm trees stand guard over beautiful beaches that find themselves tucked away in just about any cove or habour.  Tiny green islands dot the waters adding contrast to the full blue water, and it’s easy to find yourself swept away by the beauty.  The country many call the giant of South America is certainly the tourism leader, and with views like this it’s easy to see why.

The Shot

It’s amazing how you remember every single shot you take isn’t it?  I shot this photo from a rocky wave breaker that I had to hike across.  I wanted to shoot the scene in a wide angle, but the shot seemed to be too full of water and sky.  So instead, I pulled out my telephoto and shot this on my 70-200mm.

I shot this at 200mm with f7.1 with a shutter speed of 1/400seconds; iso100.

What did I miss?

Friday I posted a photo essay from the famous Real Gabinete Português de Leitura Library.


Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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6 Comments

  1. Looks like a beautiful location. With all the posts I am seeing from South America lately, it is really making me want to travel there. We’ve gotta get ourselves to Brazil. The image captures exactly what I would expect it to be. Nice!

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  2. Still waiting for that series of photos I requested of the girls from Ipanema beach 😉

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    • Hahaha… Monday my friend, you will get 1 picture of a Brazilian girl… deal?

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  3. Ahhhh, Brasil. Swoon! I’m in full on lust mode at the moment after attending a Carnival last night. I can’t wait to be back in less than 3 months.

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  4. Ah such a beautiful coastline. Saudades!

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