Blooming Bushes line nearly all country roads

Azores


Not yet full moon

26 Jul 2019 2 68
Living in a valley means, you only get to see the sun or moon after it climbed high enough to peek over the 3000...4500ft tall hills. Only when traveling, do I get to see the actual sun- or moonrise (or setting sun & moon). This was a particularly beautiful occasion and location with nice sailboats, distant clouds and a perfect pink sky. . G7x IMG 6226 bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

In the beginning ...

24 Jul 2019 1 64
Not expecting a lunar eclipse, I initially blamed clouds and haze. But at this point, I doubted that and looked for another explanation. And it turned out, I was at the right time to see a partial lunar eclipse during moonrise. As I often watch eclipses, I am aware of the schedule in California and US west-coast -- but I did not check the astronomy calendar for events happening in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and the Azores. . N70 8919 bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

Moon & Clouds

26 Jul 2019 1 1 55
The sunset & moonrise on the evening BEFORE the full moon. This beautiful scene made me come back the next evening -- not knowing I was about to see the partial lunar eclipse. . G7x IMG 6209 bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

The unexpected lunar eclipse

24 Jul 2019 1 1 78
When you travel, you have new experiences. And in this case I saw a partial lunar eclipse when I wanted to shoot the rising full moon. Imagine my surprise ... I'm not complaining ... . N70 8945 bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

Eclipse and Friends

24 Jul 2019 1 67
Watching the moonrise which turned out to be a partial lunar eclipse, also led to a lot of talk and making new friends. what a great evening/night on Terceira This is to all of you ... including the ones not shown here . G7x_ © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

Minimal Eclipse Setup

24 Jul 2019 1 47
You may have seen my other moon & eclipse setup : www.ipernity.com/doc/stargazer95050/album/607425 This time, I was not prepared. At least I had a 70-300VR lens with me. The shots I got still were very good and more importantly, I had a good time and met new friends also enjoying the view. . G7x IMG 6288 bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

Start of a beautiful vacation

27 Jul 2019 1 1 71
It had been a bumpy "red-eye" flight over the Atlantic and around a storm. And in return here is the early sunrise as we are approaching Sao Miguel island and Ponta Delgada airport in the Azores. . G7x_IMG_5417_bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

"Swimming Pools" all along the coast

27 Jul 2019 1 65
"Piscina Natural" as they are called locally -- and sometimes you have a combination of a man-made pool next to these natural pools and in the best case, even a sandy beach. . G7x_IMG_5495_bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

Blooming Bushes line nearly all country roads

27 Jul 2019 1 2 80
For this, I don't know the reason but nearly everywhere I drove, the side of the roads were full of these colorful blooming bushes. Typically white and some in blue. In some areas, you have alleys or alamedas with tall trees covering the top of the road and again bushes and wall lining the side. . N70_8417_bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

LUNCH on the Azores

27 Jul 2019 1 51
It is so nice and hot in the sun, who want to have a big meal ? An ice cream cone is just right. And soak in the beauty of the coast on one of the few sandy beaches. . G7x_IMG_5513_bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

DINNER on the Azores

27 Jul 2019 1 42
After a long and hot day on the shore & mountains, sit back and relax & cool off at the pool in front of the hotel room's door. And I had it all to myself. No disturbances. . G7x_IMG_5875_bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

The slow Night-life in town

29 Jul 2019 1 46
Currently it is a quite evening and night. Later that will change as this week various bands and dancers roamed the city streets & squares. And after that, there is a bar or club located in the upper floor and you get to listen to their music. . G7x IMG 5571 bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

Blue Hour

29 Jul 2019 2 48
Ponta Delgada's center of the old town with the main church . G7x IMG 5476 bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

Take me home country roads

31 Jul 2019 47
Generally in good condition but often in disagreement with the size of the road shown on the maps. It was a pleasure to smoothly cruise through these windy roads and see (and occasionally smell) the island. That horse & cart were on their way delivering fresh milk. Really !! Not a clichee but still a way of life for some. More often, you would see small pickup trucks with stainless steel barrels or tank for the milk. . backroads © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

The Rocky Coast

31 Jul 2019 52
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Ilha Verde -- the Green Island

31 Jul 2019 1 1 72
Fittingly, many of the lakes in the various craters also shine green . N70 8434 bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

not HAWAII

31 Jul 2019 35
Following a sign pointing towards an astronomy observatory, I arrived at this (left) small compound, next to a dog shelter. The islands of the Azores typically have mountains reaching ~1000m. This observatory was < 100m above sea level. On Hawaii, they have constructed giant telescopes because there the mountains exceed 4000m giving them a much clearer view. The radio telescopes are no longer used and I suspect they may have been part of a US/NATO communication network that now is obsolete.On other parts, there still is a US military presence and there are very large antennas (likely short-wave) . not_HAWAII © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

Trouble in Paradise

31 Jul 2019 1 57
It is just RAIN not a sever weather system or a hurricane. It is a hurry-rain. that's is in a hurry to get out of here. It still can rain on your parade -- and this time it is not a play on words. All the towns on the island were preparing for their big festival & parade coming in a few days. OTOH, the island is nick-named ILHA VERDE (green island) for good reason -- there's a good amount of rain to keep all the vegetation green all year round. . G7x IMG 5595 bib © Copyright 2019, All rights reserved - Post a link, do not copy or embed. Contact me, if you want to use it in your blog or publication or if you want a print

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