“Life is not like water. Things in life don’t necessarily flow over the shortest possible route.”
― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
“Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.”
― Charles Bukowski
Enjoy these night shots from the Açores. Some remakes, some new.
See similar photos here: https://artishorseshit.wordpress.com/tag/acores/
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
Nights – my favorite time of photographing. I love long exposures. Tonight I’m sharing this night photo for Paula’s Thursday Challenge.
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.
- Check out other photos in Paula’s post: https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/thursdays-special-panorama
- More stuff from the Açores in the blog: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tag/acores/
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, in an area of 173.06 km². The city of Horta itself has a population of about 7,000. – Wikipedia
Night waves hit Horta in this music clip:
- More from Horta: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/?s=horta
- More from Portugal: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/?s=portugal
- Check out Jo’s Monday Walk: http://restlessjo.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/jos-monday-walk-the-village-of-giverny/
I’ve been working/re-working on some old photos lately and one of them is suitable for this week’s photo challenge. These were shot on the Azorean Islands of Portugal back in 2012.
Here’s a gallery with pictures from the ruins of the church Nossa Senhora da Ajuda in Pedro Miguel, Faial Island, Azores – the church was destroyed during the 1998 earthquake.
Another photo that I’ve saved as draft. This one is from Açores, São Miguel, Portugal – a beautiful island in the archipelago Açores:
More churches here: CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com/category/stave-churches/
Sometimes I love wandering around alone, taking photos in the middle of the night. This is a photo from one of those sleepless nights.