Photographer's Note

Sao Miguel in the Azores is not all about lagoons, cows and beautiful ocean views. It is a place that has made tremedous progress over the years ( I lived there and i rmemeber several regions without electricity, and only after 1977 was there TV reception in the islands and I'm not that old I am still under forty). . Progress thrives and for the most part the population of the Azores knows they live in a special place and try to preserve and protect nature and her gifts and for the most part beautiful buildings are also lovingly restored.

This building next to the new developments tore my hear, I remember it as a child already being in a ruined state but to see it so lonely and sad amongst the new constructions fenced off it just made me imagine its grand past and the great view it must have had.
Its disrepair state, the windows and the door reminded me of Edvard Munch's work The Scream. This is within about five minutes walk from
here, It's on the other side of the yellow building near the slight incline on the left. The apaprtment buildings are yellow blue and off white and desaturated almost completly so that the colored was reserved only to emphasise the ruins, I'm not sure it works so opinions on this are great. Yhe original will be in the workshop.

These last two posts were headache generators, in this one after many layers and adjustments I came up wit this. I wanted to isolate the old ruins from the bright colors of the new buildings, I also wanted a vertical crop but the sky was too bright and the clouds were just too uncooperative, so this is the final product.

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Additional Photos by ana cristina garaventa (snuggleaphagus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 131 N: 1077] (4146)
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