We were immediately captured by the beautiful work of Arnaud Bathiard featuring the mystical Azores, an archipelago scattered in the mid-Atlantic. The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, are most commonly characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, and green pastures gratefully salvaged from mass tourism. Bathiard does a spectacular job of capturing the unique landscape of this secret land with an incredible softness and clarity that celebrates its natural beauty. His long exposure technique adds an amazing feeling of peace and calm that one can only imagine is the sense upon stepping foot on this majestic land. Restrictions on air routes to the Azores have recently eased up so if this is a destination on your bucket list you're in luck! Enjoy and check out more from Bathiard here. Nightfall, Mosteiros, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017 In our first world, Capelas, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017 6 a. m., Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017 Saudade, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017 Tidal Pool, Capelas, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017 Origins, Capelas, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017 The loneliness of pacyhderm, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017 Three-tongues wave and a headless bird, Ponta da Ferraria, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017 Textures, Mosteiros, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017 The wait, Sao Miguel, Azores, 2017 ABOUT ARNAUD BATHIARD Born in Burgundy, France, in 1973. Self- taught photographer, Arnaud started to take pictures at the age of 40. His love for seascapes quickly led me to becoming interested in the technique of long exposure, which he developed over the past four years during his many trips (Sweden, Norway, Scotland, Brittany, Spain, Portugal, Azores, Switzerland, Venezia, etc). Arnaud's works have been exhibited in various places, including Bangkok and Venice.