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Santanyi Arch, Mallorca #1

Sea arch at Santanyi, Mallorca

The story behind this image

Of course, there are a few 'must visit' photo locations involved in any holiday trip, and this sea arch at Cala Santanyi on the south eastern coast of Mallorca was one such.

Liz and I had spent a couple of hours wandering around the beach and cliffs taking in the views ay this lovely spot, with half an eye out for any sign as to where this arch might be.

Let me tell you - it's not easy to find, and in the end we had to ask a local couple how to find it, which involved quite a trudge uphill through a residential area and then down along a cliff face to reach this spot.

But it was worth the effort, as the arch looked magnificent in the afternoon sun.

The pale limestone offset against the azure sea looked great, but required a good deal of negative exposure compensation to avoid blowing out the white rock.

We were certainly in need of a cooling drink by the time we'd got back down to the beach.

Image data

Filename - mallorca santanyi arch 01.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f11, ISO100

Location - Santanyi, Mallorca

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - -1.3ev exposure compensation used to preserve highlights