Azores Islands - Continued

It is thought that the name of archipelago Azores is derived from the bird named Goshawk ( "Açor" in Portuguese ), which was common on the islands at the time of discoveries. Other think that the name came from Portuguese word "azures" which means "blue".

Mosteiros is a name of the small village located in the western part of the island. There are some small islets close to the shore. The word Mosteiros in Portuguese means "monastery" since some islets resemble churches.



This photo was taken at the sunset at the Mosteiros voulcanic black sand beach. Tripod. Remote control.



Model: NIKON D80

Date/time: 2009-03-27 20:13:12
Shutter speed: 3 sec
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
F-stop: f/4
ISO: 100
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Did not fire
Focal length: 10 mm
Lens: 10.0-20.0 mm



Date: 27 of March 2009 during our second short visit to Azores Islands.

Maciek.