Shooting Capelinhos Volcano - Enrico Villa Photography

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Vulcão dos Capelinhos - Faial

What you see above is a shot I thought I would never be able to take.

The subject is Capelinhos, a volcano located on Faial Island in the Azores.
I have been there quite a few times but, as my pictures were never really satisfactory, I ended up thinking there was no convincing composition possible for that spot.

Of course, that was a silly thought. You know how it goes... you search the web for images of the place you are planning to shoot and, usually, you quickly find a whole bunch of amazing ones. Well, with all respect, that was not the case for me with Capelinhos, giving me a second reason to believe the volcano was way more dramatic than it is photogenic.

It goes without saying that I was soon to change my mind.
For my birthday this year, my wife Dania booked a 2-night stay very close to Capelinhos.

Guess what? Having two sunrises and two sunsets at my disposal made it a totally different ball game...

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