Hotel Room Hallway

This is a re-make of an old photo that I’ve posted before.

Hallway at a hotel in Terceira, Azores, Portugal

Hallway at a hotel in Terceira, Azores, Portugal

My response to:

The Nights Watch

Night photography of a statue in the streets of Horta, Faial Island, Açores, Portugal.

Night photography of a statue in the rainy streets of Horta, Faial Island, Açores, Portugal.

One night while I was exploring the streets of Horta, I came across this statue and took 3 bracketed shots with my Canon EOS600D (EF50mm f/1.8 II lens) at f/1.8, ISO 100. Now, three years later, I finally sat down and processed the images. It took me a while, but I like the results so it was worth the wait. I decided to make two versions, in the second one I added a small touch of blur and darkened a few parts. If you look at the walls, you can see how the forces of nature has been wearing and tearing on these buildings during the years. Here are both the photos in a gallery, which version do you prefer?

Would night photographing during the middle of the night, alone in an unknown city, get your adrenalin pumping? I can assure you that Horta was a quiet and safe place, but if you want to see adrenaline related shots you can always visit Paula’s challenge: https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/thursdays-special-adrenalin-response-to-guest-challenge

 

Açores Photo Gallery – Faial Island

The photos in the following gallery were shot in the area near Terminal Maritimo in Horta, Faial Island, Açores, Portugal.

f/1.8 | 30 sec | ISO-100 (of course you can click the image for a large version)

f/1.8 | 30 sec | ISO-100 (of course you can click the image for a large version)

I’ve posted many of these before, but I’ve re-edited the photos in this gallery.

A night photo from Terceira, Açores

Nights – my favorite time of photographing. I love long exposures. Tonight I’m sharing this night photo for Paula’s Thursday Challenge.

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Night photo: Açores, Terceira, Portugal.

 

I shot this one (technically speaking it’s these four shots) in Terceira, Açores. Angra do Heroísmo, locally referred to as Angra, is a municipality and city on the island of Terceira, within the Portuguese autonomous region of the Azores.

Horta – Azorean Islands – Portugal

Horta, Portugal: A couple of years ago we went to visit the Azorean Islands of Portugal.

Since then I’ve had these photos in a “waiting to be published” folder on my computer. Today I figured that it was about time to post them in this point&shoot gallery:

 

Horta (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɔɾtɐ]) is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. The population in 2011 was 14,994,[1] in an area of 173.06 km².[2] The city of Horta itself has a population of about 7,000.[3] – Wikipedia

Night waves hit Horta in this music clip:

Related posts: 

Night Church

Another photo that I’ve saved as draft. This one is from Açores, São Miguel, Portugal – a beautiful island in the archipelago Açores:

Azorean Islands, Açores, São Miguel, cityscape, long exposure, nightscape, Portugal

Azorean Islands, Açores, São Miguel, cityscape, long exposure, nightscape, Portugal

More churches here: CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com/category/stave-churches/

Illuminated Mount Pico, Açores

f/1.8 | 30 sec | ISO-100 (of course you can click the image for a large version)

For the Weekly Photo Challenge this week I chose this photo of Mount Pico. I was supposed to post this earlier, but I forgot all about it. The photo was shot during one of my sleepless nights.

“Mount Pico (Portuguese: Montanha do Pico), is a stratovolcano and highest point on the Portuguese island of Pico in the Azores. Further, reaching an altitude of 2,351 metres above sea level, it is more than twice the elevation of any other peak in the Azores, and the tallest mountain in Portugal.” (Wikipedia)

Mímisbrunnr

This place is located on the North East coast of São Miguel, Açores, Portugal. Near the area called Nordeste - which means North-East on Portuguese.

This place is located on the North East coast of São Miguel, Açores, Portugal.
Near the area called Nordeste – which means North-East on Portuguese.

Açores,  Waterfall II

From Wikipedia:
In Norse mythology, Mímisbrunnr (Old Norse “Mímir’s well” is a well associated with the being Mímir, located beneath the world tree Yggdrasil. Mímisbrunnr is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. Both sources relate that the god Odin once placed one of his eyes within the well. The Prose Edda details that well is located beneath one of three roots of the world tree Yggdrasil, a root that passes into the land of the frost jötnar where the primordial plane of Ginnungagap once existed. In addition, the Prose Edda relates that the water of the well contains much wisdom, and that Odin’s eye sacrifice to the well was in exchange for a drink from it.

Here’s another post from the same area: Long Exposure Waterfall

Random Street Art – Açores

Please enjoy this random collection of street art from The Archipelago of the Azores. These photos are shot at the islands Terceira, São Jorge and Faial.

You’ll find more of my music in these posts:

Long Exposure Waterfall

Long exposure photo of waterfall

Long exposure photo of waterfall

This waterfall is located on the North East coast of São Miguel, Açores, Portugal.
Near the area called Nordeste – which means North-East in Portuguese.

Related post:

A glass of port with a view

I’ve already posted this on Google+ and now it’s time to share it in the blog. 

This is my second entry for the Near & Far weekly photo challenge at WordPress. The photo was shot at Hotel Do Caracol in Terceira, Açores, Portugal. In the background you can see Monte Brasil, a peninsula located on the south coast of Terceira Island in the central Azores Islands, near the city of Angra do Heroísmo.

Here’s a few randomly selected other blogs: 

Google+ links & hashtags:
#LandscapePhotography
Landscape Photography
Thanks to my G+ mentor: +Zack Cluley
#Portugal
#portwine
#Terceira

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