Sunday, 10 March 2013

Flores Island. The interior.

Near Caldeira Seca, Flores Island, Portugal.

A story behind:  This is how the interior of the Flores island looks like: a huge caldera that hosts 7 lagoons. Averaging 500 meters above the ocean level, the plateau is bounded by the rim of the not-so-old volcano walls. The volcanic island is relatively young. It appeared only 20 000 years ago. That is why it has a landscape filled with deep valleys and high peaks, lagoons bordered by steep cliffs carved by grottoes.  
Flores (Flowers) takes is names due to a great profusion of wild flowers.
In 2009, Flores was included on UNESCO's list of World Network of Biosphere Reserves at the Man and the Biosphere.

Gear: Nikon D700. Nikkor 16-35 mm. Handheld.


Shutter speed:
1/250 sec

Exposure bias:
-0,3 EV

Focal Length: 16 mm


Place taken:  Island of Flores, Portugal.
Date taken: Monday, March 4th, 2013, 13:15



Emiliano Blanco said...

Me encanta la luz que tiene este maravilloso paisaje.
¿Quién pudiera estar allí?
Un saludo.

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Kathryn Jordan said...

You have a beutiful blog, with wonderful photos. I think the Azores are wonderful, although I am partial to Costa Rica myself. Do you only have posts about the Azores and nearby locales?

Anneli - A'la Foto said...

Beautiful picture!! Nice work!

Wojciech Puchajda (Sz@kal) said...


Dylan said...


Porque não utilizaste uma menor abertura para dar mais profundidade à cena (estrada)?

Por exemplo, na foto da Carrasqueira fizeste isso.

Maciek said...

Abertura 16 é um bom equilíbrio entre profundidade e sharp. 22 perde sharp.
Na outra foto precisei mesmo 22 para aumentar o máximo o tempo.