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Pôr do Sol no Canal do Faial

Sunset on the channel between the islands of Pico and Faial, Azores, Portugal.
The lava rock wall in the foreground is part of the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, a Unesco World Heritage Site. These walls protect the plants from the wind and salt. I was quite a way inland when I took this shot and I had to use a telephoto zoom at 300mm. I did not want to use an ISO higher than 200 and, since it was getting pretty dark and the boat in the foreground was moving from side to side, I could not use an aperture smaller than F10 to get everything in focus in a single shot. Therefore, I took two exposures (one for the foreground, the second for everything else) and blended them using a technique called focus stacking.

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