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Los Gigantes Beach, Tenerife #2

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

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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.

Walking along the beach close to sunset, I came across this couple taking in the last of the sun's warmth and enjoying the view, so I included them in this composition, transforming a lovely scene into a lovely scene that tells a story.

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Image data

Filename - tenerife los gigantes beach 02.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/15 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.