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Good light is essential for capturing interesting photos. Sadly, too often, when in travel you must 搕ake it or leave it. The most extreme case during my trip was the sunrise on the top of the mountain when dense fog and rain did not allow me to see anything at all. This hike in the North East end of the Madeira Island was without a doubt spectacular. I could see it but I could not really take decent photos there. I realized now that most people actually follow a very different trail from this parking area. Paul, I think you went in a different direction, so I could not reach the picnic area or the oasis which you mentioned. Indeed, most postcards show this place from the other end, which I realized later. Nevertheless, every bit of this hike offered stunning vistas, and the rock formations were so colorful, well displaying their volcanic origin and high iron content. The photos I took there are not impressive though, so I may just show one of them here, to prove that the weather was really bad. Please compare this photo with my other picture of the cliffs taken when the weather was still good:
https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Portugal/photo1595745.htm
The tallest peak in both photos is the same and yet they look quite differently due to very different point of view and the light of course.

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