Sea of Tranquility

Photo Gallery: Islands

Madeira's west coast after sunset, 1995 After the sun had set in the south­west behind Madeira, I watched the after­glow from a view­point high up on the north coast. Island of Hirsholmene with Moon, Denmark, 1988 The moon just wa­ned from its full phase when I saw its light correspond with the light­house's. I needed a time exposure to get this picture. Mount Teide, Teneriffa, 2006 Mount Teide on the island of Teneriffa is the highest peak (3,718 m) of the Canary Islands. The sea of clouds seems to lie low although its alti­tude is around 2,000 m.
Madeira's west coast after sunset, 1995.

Island of Hirsholmene with Moon, Denmark, 1988.

Mount Teide, Teneriffa, 2006.

Madeira's north coast with cloud shadows on the ocean, 2003 From a view­point at Madeira's north coast, I could see part of the shore­line and the cloud's shadows projected onto the ocean. Clouds around the Pico de Arieiro, Madeira, 2003 On the summit of the Pico de Arieiro, Madeira's third-highest peak, a dramatic play of sunlight, clouds and mountain slopes took place in a backlit situation. Rocky islands in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, 2005 On a day trip though Stockholm's beautiful archipelago, I had a break on an island on the archipelago's outer fringes. The island where I stayed is in the foreground. Beyond the second island, there seems to be nothing but the open Baltic Sea.
Madeira's north coast with cloud shadows on the ocean, 2003.

Clouds around the Pico de Arieiro, Madeira, 2003.

Rocky islands in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, 2005.

The old north coast road (now closed), Madeira, 2003 Until approx. 2002, the old coastal road in Madeira's north was the only connection between the villages São Vicente and Porto Moniz. It was closed to the traffic after a new road had been com­pleted. In 2003, approx. 2 years after that, the old road (Antiga E.R. 101, still accessible to pedes­trians) looked abandoned (see also the related picture).
Note of 2011: in the meantime the tunnel has been destroyed by a landslide, so this picture shows history.
A section of the Levada de Ribeira da Janela in infrared false-color photograph, Madeira, 2003 A section of the Levada de Ribeira da Janela, in an infrared false-color photograph. Infrared radiation shows as red color. The red shine of the backpack is an indi­cation that it reflects some of the surrounding infrared light, although it is black.
Note: there are more infrared false-color photos on the photo gallery pages Infrared Dreamfields and Experiments.
A section of the Levada do Furado, Madeira, 2003 The Levada do Furado flows (roughly speaking) between the villages Ribeiro Frio and Portela in Madeira's northeast. When I started my hike at Portela, it seemed boring at first, but then the levada became really inter­esting, with narrow sections through steep, green landscape and with a lot of bends and small tunnels.
The old north coast road (now closed), Madeira, 2003.

A section of the Levada de Ribeira da Janela in infrared false-color photograph, Madeira, 2003.

A section of the Levada do Furado, Madeira, 2003.