January - April 2019
Madeira - a Portuguese island lost in the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean was born out of fire and volcanic lava. It would have seemed that this "Daughter of Fire", as Madeira is called, emerging to the surface of the earth, or more accurately the ocean, would still breathe fire. She became a good girl, though. She surrounded herself with beautiful landscapes and lush plants, especially flowers. For centuries, this volcanic island remained uninhabited and undiscovered. When finally discovered, she delighted the explorers. And she still keeps delighting all visitors. It cannot be denied that the "Daughter of Fire" had proven incredibly creative and talented, which can be seen in the way she manufactured Madeira with volcanic eruptions and lava flows. The landscapes dominated by volcanic cliffs, together with the dynamic display of clouds and sun as well as the restless waves of the Atlantic Ocean, every day create a unique spectacle of the forces of nature.
Krzysztof Muskalski, EFIAP/b, AFRP, ZPAF