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Gran Canaria Presa Del Parralillo Dam #1

Concrete dam at Presa del Parralillo reservoir, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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On the dry island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands water is a precious resource, and managing it on a large and small scale is very important.

One of the largest water storage facilities is the Presa del Parralillo reservoir, based on this impressive concrete dam butressed against volcanic rock.

A short diversion to see what the dam looked like from below brought my wife Liz and I to this spot where I captured this image just a few metres from the road.

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Filename - gran canaria presa del parralillo dam 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Pressa del Parralillio, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.