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Trees, Mallorca #1

Old trees in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca

The story behind this image

The Mediterranean island of Mallorca is known best as a beach and party holiday destination, but away from the popular resorts there is a vast amount of unspoilt beauty to explore if you've got a car.

One of the most spectacular areas to visit is the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, which have some amazing white knuckle roads leading down to quiet bays and coves on the western coast.

On one of our exploring days, my wife Liz and I took a drive around the mountains and called in at a couple of seaside towns as well.

This photo, showing gnarly old trees by the side of the road, was taken during a rest stop we made while driving along the MA-10 down to Soller.

While Liz was busy buying some refreshments I took the opportunity for a wander, camera in hand, and found this delightful grove of old trees with an afternoon sun shining through the branches and giving a lovely dappled light through the leaves.

I took a range of photos at different exposures, with this one giving the best balance between highlight and shadow.

Then it was back to the car for a drink and onwards to Soller.

Image data

Filename - mallorca tramuntana 01.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 5D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 50mm

Exposure - 1/13 sec @ f8, ISO100

Location - Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca, Spain

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Lightroom

Comments - Lens stabilisation used to prevent camera shake with hand held exposure.