Starry skies above Santa Maria. Pico Alto, the island's highest point, shows in the distance. This one's a relatively simple shot, but I love it - the stars so close you could almost touch them and the layered green hills beneath. It was such a peaceful night. Pico Alto is near the center of the island and makes for a great and comforting reference point. You can see pretty much the whole island from the top, too!
My Gramma's family was from the Azores, so going back was such a cool and treasured experience. In the past a lot of people in my neck of the woods hadn't ever really heard about it; I'm finding myself torn between wanting to share how awesome a place it is with wanting to stay quiet to protect it! ; P I think the sharing is obviously winning out, albeit with this caveat ; ) More to come 💖
Nikon D7200 | 24mm | f/1.7 | 20 sec. | ISO 2000