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Los Gigantes Beach, Tenerife #1

The sea cliffs and beach at Los Gigantes on Tenerife in the Canary Islands

The story behind this image

Los Gigantes on the west coast of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is famous for one thing only - the huge and dramatic sea cliffs that stretch northwards from the seaside town all the way to the northwestern tip of the island at Punto De Teno.

So of course, a visit to Los Gigantes was high on my photographic list of 'go to' places for the week that Liz and I spent on Tenerife in early 2017.

After finding a back street to park in, we made our way down to the shoreline and, to our suprise, we found a beach of actual sand (black volcanic), strewn with rocks fallen from the cliffs above.

For me, the combination of seashore, cliffs, waves and rocks is always hard to resist, so while Liz made herself comfortable on the sand and got her knitting out, I explored the rocky shoreline, camera in hand.

This particular shot was taken while the sun was still reasonably high in the sky, lighting the sea a beautiful blue colour which changed in hue as the day progressed towards sunset.

My trusty polarising filter helped to bring out the best of the tones.

Image data

Filename - tenerife los gigantes beach 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.