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Gran Canaria La Garita #2

Volcanic shoreline at La Garita, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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The story behind this image

When on holiday, my wife Liz and I rarely visit the same spot twice, but for the small town of La Garita on the Atlantic coast of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands we made an exception.

This fascinating stretch of rugged volcanic coastline is relatively undeveloped and free of tourists, a fact which is reflected in the very reasonable prices in the seaside café where we stopped for a pizza.

But pizzas aside, the shoreline is just fascinating and very dramatic, a photographer's dream in fact.

This image shows a stretch of the volcanic shoreline features being buffeted by swells from the Atlantic ocean, with the town of La Garita in the background.

But I didn't just take still photographs of this view, but I also shot a real time video and a time lapse video showing the waves crashing and receding on the rocks.

You can watch the real time video at this link.

You can watch the time lapse video at this link.

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Image data

Filename - gran canaria la garita 02.jpg

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/250 sec @ f5.6, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 Stop neutral density garduated filter used to darken the sky.

Location - La Garita, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Large aperture used to allow a fast shutter speed to freeze the water.