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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 was bounded by a large wooden and concrete jetty which had been well smashed up by the action of wind and wave, as can be seen in this photo, showing a broken concrete plinth and missing pilings.
Sadly, the damage meant that the jetty itself was out of bounds, but even so, its remains made for a very eye catching feature, set against the curling Atlantic waves as they broke on the volcanic lava beach.
Filename - lanzarote arrieta shoreline 04.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 180mm
Exposure - 1/400 sec @ f5.6, ISO200
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.
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