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Gran Canaria Meloneras #1

Road through dry landscape at Meloneras, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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One of my pleasures while visiting a foreign country on holiday is to drive around the smaller local roads and to look at the scenery that I would miss by just staying in a tourist resort.

Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands has some great roads to enjoy, both from a driving and photography point of view, and my wife Liz and I drove over 1000km around the volcanic landscape during our week long stay on the island.

This image, taken from the GC-500 road on the approach to Meloneras on the south coast of the island, gives an idea of the dry, rocky, barren, desert-like conditions in this part of the island.

Ordinarily I wouldn't have bothered to stop to take this photo, but the wispy cirrus clouds made the image come alive.

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Image data

Filename - gran canaria meloneras 01.jpg

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - GC-500 road near Meloneras, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.