Travel Photographer of the Year 2017: Finalist in 3 different categories (results announcement on 16th Dec 2017).
Commended photographer in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition.
Enrico's stories behind the shots
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...