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Lanzarote Coastline at Los Hervideros #1

Volcanic lava coastline at Los Hervideros on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

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As my wife Liz and I discovered during our week long winter break in February 2018, Lanzarote in the Canary Islands has some amazing and varied coastline to explore.

One of the most impressive stretches that we saw was along the west coast of the island at Los Hervideros where, back in the 1730's, a series of volcanic eruptions poured molten lava directly into the Altantic ocean.

The effect of molten lava pouring into cold water resulted in some amazing and brutal rock formations which looked very dramatic set against the pounding oceanic breakers, powered by a stiffish offshore breeze.

And it wasn't just our visual senses that were overwhelmed, as the sound of the waves crashing, the smell of the sea and the feel of the spray on our faces as waves exploded onto the rocks all combined to make our two visits here really special.

Mind you, my poor old camera and lens both needed a serious clean to get the salt off once we got back to our hire car!

Well worth it to experience this amazing place and to capture a memory of it in a series of images.

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Filename - lanzarote coastline los hervideros 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure - 1/100 sec @ f11, ISO100

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

Location - Los Hervideros, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image deliberately underexposed to preserve details in the waves. Shadow areas were subsequently brightened in Adobe Lightroom.