A few weeks ago my friend Hugo invited me for a levada walk â€¦ Queimadas to CaldeirÃ£o Verde â€¦ the path starts at the guesthouse (Queimadas) and goes through a beautiful emerald green paradise â€¦ with waterfalls on the way. It is a moderated walk of approximate 4 hours.
Just a simple levada walk â€¦ you will think. But in Hugoâ€™s case it was different â€¦ namely â€¦ he wanted to take pictures of the levada. Not just the standard holidays-pictures â€¦ but the more professional approach.
Carrying a Nikon D100 SLR camera, a bag full of films, lenses and a tripod â€¦ we went to the levada. I took my faithful Canon PowerShot with me â€¦ a little bit ashamed hidden in my bag â€¦
While Hugo took pictures of the beautiful scenery we came across the levada â€¦. I took pictures of him taking the pictures. I must say the images that I took with the PowerShot are not bad â€¦ you can see the Pro with his Nikon D100 High performance digital SLR camera in action â€¦ capturing Mother Natureâ€™s handwork of waterfalls, levada channels, Laurisilvia offspring and other beauties this wonderful path offers.
We also came a couple of tourists on our way. One was even riding on a (mountain)bike â€¦ on the levada. Another Spanish tourist wanted to show off to his walking companions by taking a dangerous path that goes right under a waterfall. Hugo captured the moment â€¦ and I captured Hugo capturing the moment.
It was a fun day â€¦
Link to Hugo’s website: Madeira Archipelago.com