goHOWiE logo

Tenerife Coastal Rocks #4

Volcanic rock beach near Los Abrigos on the south coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands

The story behind this image

Everywhere you look on Tenerife you see evidence of volcanic activity, and none more so than at the coast, where the relentless Atlantic Ocean pounds the lava into beautifully sculpted boulders of alluring blacks and greys.

This particular piece of coast lies close to Los Abrigos to the south of the island, in amongst the hotels, bars and restaurants of the tourist strip.

A somewhat perilous descent amongst the slippery rocks got me to the edge of the ocean, where the white foam of the breaking waves formed a lovely contrast to the glistening basalt.

Image data

Filename - tenerife coast rock 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/50 secs @ f16, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare

Location - Los Abrigos, Tenerife, Canary Islands

This image - 740x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - -0.7ev exposure compensation used to preserve highlights in the breaking waves