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Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca #3

Twisting road in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca

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Driving around the Serra de Tramuntana mountains on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca isn't for those of a nervous disposition.

This is just one short stretch of seemingly endless hairpin bends that snake down from the heights to the quiet seaside resorts of sa Calobra, Cala Tuent and Soller on the western coast.

Liz and I had stopped for some refreshment at a roadside bar next to the 'knot' in the Ma-2141 So I wandered off to look at the scenery.

When I saw this view, with the sun glinting off the serpentine road below me, I just had to get my camera and go back to record the scene.

A subsequent conversion to monochrome brought out the drama of the scenery with more force than the original colour RAW file.

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Image data

Filename - mallorca tramuntana 03.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 5D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 50mm

Exposure - 1/100 sec @ f8, ISO100

Location - Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca, Spain

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Lightroom

Comments - -1.7ev exposure compensation used to preserve highlights.