The 2010 winner


Sunset at the Mosterios beach. São Miguel island, Azores.

A story behind: Saturday night. The Mosteiros beach at the westernmost tip of the São Miguel island is one of my favorite spots for photography. Every time I come there the beach is different. The sandy and rocky parts of the beach are always in a different place due to the kinetic force of the ocean. Even big rocks at the furthermost part of the beach seem to "move somehow". That night the dark clouds above the rocky islets intensified the glow illuminating the water in a very interesting way. No wonder why in 2010 the archipelago of Azores was the winner of the "Portugal´s Seven Natural Wonders" contest. Location: Mosteiros, Açores Islands.

Gear: Nikon D80, Sigma 10-20 mm. ND 0.3 and ND 0.6. Nef to Tiff conversion. Saved in Jpg file.

ISO: 100
Aperture: 18
Date Taken: Saturday, February 26th, 2011, 20:20
Maciek.