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Gran Canaria Timagada Road #1

Road though volcanic landscape, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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The story behind this image

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.

The odd layby enabled us to stop for a photo, and quite often I would include the road in my composition as a leading line to draw the viewer's eye through the frame to a point of interest.

Also for me, including a road in the image evokes a sense of travel and adventure.

What lies around the next bend?

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Image data

Filename - gran canaria timagada road 01.jpg

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Near Timagada, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.