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Gran Canaria Mount Teide #1

Mount Teide on Tenerife from Puerto de Las Nieves on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands

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The story behind this image

The end of a fantastic day spent exploring the north coast of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands found my wife Liz and I strolling along the promenade at Puerto de Las Nieves as dusk fell over the Atlantic ocean.

Out on the horizon we could clearly see Mount Teide on the neighbouring island of Tenerife. outlined against the glowing sky.

Well worth a stop for a photo, but without my tripod I was compelled instead to use a high ISO for this low light handheld shot, and rely on the noise reduction capabilities of Adobe Lightroom to remove the sensor noise from the image.

A short time later and the sky lost its colour, meaning it was time for the long drive back south to our resort.

Well worth staying out late for though!

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Image data

Filename - gran canaria mount teide 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 84mm

Exposure - 1/15 sec @ f8, ISO1600

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

Location - Puerto de Las Nieves, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - High ISO used to allow handheld exposure with image stabilisation.