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Cala Molins, Mallorca #3

Red 'No Bathing' flag at Cala Molins, Mallorca

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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.

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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