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Formentor, Mallorca #3

Cap de Formentor from the Cuina del Moro viewpoint, Mallorca

The story behind this image

Early afternoon on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca and the sun's beating down relentlessly on the 300 metre high sea cliffs of the stunning Cap de Formentor.

It's also beating down on me as Liz and I make our breathless way up to one of the most popular viewpoints on the island, not knowing what we're going to find on our first visit here.

What we did find was this amazing view out over a bay called the Cuina del Moro, to the headland of Can Camota and the little island of El Colomer, rising dramatically out of the sea.

My polarising filter made the most of the sea, cutting out the glare and turning the water a deep blue colour, against which the light coloured rocks and vegetation of the promontories contrasted very nicely indeed.

A few wispy cirrus clouds helped alleviate the monotone blue of the sky to make for a very pleasing image all told.

Well worth the sweaty slog up to the viewpoint in the end!

Image data

Filename - mallorca formentor 03.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 5D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/100 sec @ f8, ISO100

Location - Cap de Formentor, Mallorca, Spain

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC

Comments - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.