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Lanzarote Arrieta Shoreline #3

Jetty and shoreline 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 promenade has just a couple of restaurants on the shoreline, and was bounded by a large wooden and concrete jetty which, although locked off for safety reasons, still made for a great compositional line in this image, set against the sweep of the volcanic lava beach.

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Image data

Filename - lanzarote arrieta shoreline 03.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

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 white painted building.