Photographer's Note

The Azorean island of Sao Miguel (pronounced 'so' or 'sow' Miguel) is an island in the Atlantic of old-world charm, European feel, and spectacular scenery. Sao Miguel's capital city, Ponta Delgada, on the south side of the island, is European in character: with narrow cobblestone streets, old architecture.

Sao Miguel is in the eastern group of a group of nine beautiful islands called the Azores, of volcanic origin. This makes the landscape frequently hilly--a geologist would likely recognize immediately the sheer cliffs and rolling hills as having characteristic volcanic features.

Although at the rough latitude of Maryland, the Azores, part of Portugal, are warmer than the corresponding latitude in the United States. The warm waters of the gulf stream wind their way through the central Atlantic Ocean, warming the surrounding regions. The breeze felt pleasant, almost warm, blowing up through the streets from Ponta Delgada's bay.
Ponta Delgada's wide main street (the Avenida), is made of white and black volcanic stones, and closely hugs the harbour.
The subject in this post is the wonderful main church building with volcanic stones with a diffuse light ass seen from the harbour,a working harbour;
In fact the Azores have a history as a strategic location for sailors so you may see tankers and freighters from Europe, Russia--all around the world.
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Model - NIKON D50
DateTime - 2006:06:25 16:32:33
ExposureTime - 1/1250 seconds
FNumber - 4.80
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
LightSource - Shade
FocalLength - 56.00 mm
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 84 mm
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Hard
Image Quality - FINE
White Balance - SHADE
Light Type - NATURAL
Optimization - LAND SCAPE

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