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San Sebastian de La Gomera #4

Pair of decaying doors in the back streets of San Sebastian de La Gomera, the capital of La Gomera in the Canary Islands

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During our week long stay on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, my wife Liz and I took a day's ferry and coach excursion over to La Gomera, the second smallest of the Canary Islands just to the west of Tenerife itself.

We had no time for exploring and photographing in San Sebastian after docking before being whisked off on a coach tour around the island's beauty spots (really lovely by the way).

But I'm glad to say that our coach tour ended back at San Sebastian with an hour to spare before the ferry back to Tenerife was due to depart, so Liz and I used the time profitably to explore and photograph this rather charming town.

When exploring a new place, we like to get out of the tourist area of town and have a look around the back streets, to get a better feel for the natural ambiance.

The back streets of San Sebastian proved, for the most part, to be vey clean, tidy and pretty, but we did manage to find this one spot of neglect and decay in the less well frequented part of town.

But even in their dilapidated state, the colours, textures and patterns of these two doors and the surrounding crumbling wall I found to be highly photogenic.

Or maybe I was just in the mood?!

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Image data

Filename - la gomera san sebastian 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure - 1/40 sec @ f11, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance the colours.

Location - San Sebastian, La Gomera, Canary Islands

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.