“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/
Oooh, The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images). I love it when I get to pretend that I’m a bit of an intellectual. René, this one is for you!
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)
Sometimes I love wandering around alone, taking photos in the middle of the night. This is a photo from one of those sleepless nights.
Açores, Waterfall II
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
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:
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:
On our last night in Horta there was a full moon, so I got up in the middle of the night, brought my camera and shot some photos.
In Norse mythology, Hjúki (Old Norse, possibly meaning “the one returning to health” and Bil (Old Norse) are a brother and sister pair of children who follow the personified moon, Máni, across the heavens. Both Hjúki and Bil are solely attested in the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by the great Icelandic historian and poet Snorri Sturluson. (wikipedia)
In modern terms Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. A full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent (ecliptic) longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees. (wikipedia)
The Old Norse Men divided the year into two equally long periods – summer and winter. A man’s age was measured according to the number of winters he had lived. Like most other ancient calendars they followed the lunar phases – from new moon to new moon or full moon to full moon.