Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The lighthouse at the end of the world

Ponta de Arnel lighthouse in the early morning.

A story behind: With a completion of the new highway along the Northern coast of São Miguel island ( with several impressive sky bridges ) the access to this remote part of the island was made quite easy. Now from the island´s capital Ponta Delgada it only takes around 45 minutes to get to the lighthouse.

This particular morning when I got to the place the light was far from perfect but I tried to do my best. The place is beautiful but not quite serene: abandoned, with stunning 180º views, strong but steady winds and overwhelming sound of crushing 50 meters below
"The lighthouse at the end of the world" is also the title of one of the novels by Jules Verne.
Gear: Nikon D700. Nikkor 16-35 mm. Handheld.


Shutter speed:
1/60 sec

Exposure bias:
-0,7 EV
Focal Length: 16 mm

ISO: 500

Place taken: Nordeste, Portugal.

Date Taken: Friday, January 27th, 2012, 07: 15



enchocolatte said...

Niesamowite zdjęcie. Czasem ma ochotę na taką samotnię :)

Maciek said...

Dzieki Enchocolatte !