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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

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.

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.

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.