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Gran Canaria La Garita #4

Statue of diving woman 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.

There's a lovely promenade leading from the town along the coast, with this bronze statue of a diving woman at the start.

I composed this image carefully (as always!) to show the woman diving over the colourful waterfront buildings and beach in the background.

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Image data

Filename - gran canaria la garita 04.jpg

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 55mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

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

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.