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Cala Molins, Mallorca #3

Red 'No Bathing' flag at Cala Molins, Mallorca

The story behind this image

This red 'No Bathing' flag at Cala Molins on the north coast of Mallorca was certainly needed on the day Liz and I visited during out stay here, as the stiff onshore breeze had whipped up huge swells which were rolling in off the Mediterranean sea and making any excursion into the water a very hazardous affair.

No matter though, as I wasn't planning on bathing anyway, but was enjoying myself hugely, enjoying the spectacle and taking photos and videos of the tumultuous seas.

And that red flag stood out like a beacon, flapping crazily against the deep blue sky as the waves pounded the beach below.

I'll always seek out the colour red to include in a photo if I can, and it's such a dominant colour that you only need a little to season an image, a bit like using chillies in cooking.

In the end I took around half a dozen frames of this view, with the flag in various conditions of flap, with this being the most pleasing.

You can see a video of the waves at Cala Molins. Click your browser's 'BACK' button to return here when you've finished.

Image data

Filename - mallorca cala molins 03.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 23mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f11, ISO100

Location - Cala Molins, Mallorca

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Polarising filter used to enhance colours