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Lanzarote Arrieta Shoreline #2

Wooden jetty in the waves at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

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During our week long winter break on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands my wife Liz and I managed to explore pretty much all of this relatively small island.

One of the places we liked so much that we went back to a couple of times was the small seaside town of Arrieta, on the north coast of the island.

Relatively undeveloped, Arrieta seemed to be a place where the locals went for a day out and a spot of surfing on the large Atlantic rollers that surge onto this coastline.

The short seafront is dominated by this large wooden and concrete jetty, unfortunately now in an unsafe condition and barricaded off.

Still, with Atlantic waves rolling in thought the jetty's stanchions and onto the volcanic lava rocks at the shoreline it still made for a dramatic and lovely photographic subject.

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Image data

Filename - lanzarote arrieta shoreline 02.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/80 sec @ f11, ISO100

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

Location - Arrieta, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image deliberately underexposed slightly to preserve details in the breaking waves and sky.