A choice



A story behind: Those who choose to succeed always do better than those who never choose at all.
Early morning Monday picture of the Sado River fishing port in Carrasqueira, near Alcácer do Sal, Alentejo, Portugal.

Location:
Sado river, Alentejo, 80 kilometers south of Lisbon, Portugal.


Gear: Nikon D700, ND hard 10 stops, tripod.

Aperture: f/20

Exposure bias: +0,3 EV


Focal Length: 16 mm


ISO:
50


Date Taken: Monday, March 25th, 2013, 12:09

Maciek.

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.


Aperture:
f/8

Shutter speed:
1/250 sec

Exposure bias:
-0,3 EV

Focal Length: 16 mm

ISO:500



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

Maciek.

Walking early in the morning. The westernmost part of Europe.

  Walking early in the morning. Near Cerdos, Flores Island, Portugal.


A story behind:  Another perfect morning. The first rays of sunlight after heavy night raining. Looking north toward the small village of Cerdos with the Corvo island on the horizon.
Flores island is the westernmost part of Europe.
Walking gives you instant energy and relaxes your mind. You feel a physical and spiritual upliftment with the morning walk. The chirping of birds, fresh air and a calm environment changes your perception and you reach from the everyday conscious mind to your highest level of mind. 
Even with the little light the full frame D700 with a 1250 iso speed produces a perfect image with no grain.

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


Aperture:
f/5,6

Shutter speed:
1/250 sec

Exposure bias:
0 EV

Focal Length: 20 mm

ISO:1250



Place taken:  Near Cerdos, Island of Flores, Portugal.
 
Date taken: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, 07:33

Maciek.