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Couple Overlooking La Gomera, Tenerife #1

Couple on the cliffs of Tenerife overlooking La Gomera, Canary Islands

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Normally I'll try and avoid including people in my landscape photos, but sometimes the human element adds so much to a composition that I've just got to break out of my comfort zone and include them.

Such was the case for this image, taken from the cliffs at Los Gigantos on Tenerife in the Canary Islands and overlooking the neighbouring island of La Gomera.

My wife Liz and I were on a week long winter sun break, and as is our wont, we were driving around Tenerife in our little hire car, exploring the undeveloped parts of the island.

Pulling into a viewpoint to catch the view out over La Gomera we found this rather glamourous couple already there, with the same idea as us. (Note the camera in the young lady's hand!)

Backlit by the bright sun, the couple were perfectly positioned just to the side of La Gomera, with the sun overhead, and it was the work of a moment to snap a couple of frames before they moved off back to their car.

In this case a well worthwhile human addition to the image.

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Filename - tenerife la gomera couple 01

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 33mm

Exposure - 1/640 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - None.

Location - La Gomera, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed to preserve highlights, with shadow areas subsequently brightened in Adobe Lightroom.