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Los Gigantes Beach, Tenerife #3

Footprints on the beach at Los Gigantes on Tenerife in the Canary Islands

The story behind this image

While my wife Liz and I were strolling along the popular beach at Los Gigantes on Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, I despaired of finding a photographic composition that wasn't marred by random footprints in the volcanic sand.

So I changed my mindset, and instead of giving up in frustration I decided to embrace the possibilities for story telling that footprints in the sand repesent.

It wasn't too long after that my change of attitiude bore fruit and I was able to isolate this single line of prints in the wave washed sand.

Sort of a 'wish you were here' type of mood, helped by some careful cropping of the final image to emphasise the meaning.

Image data

Filename - tenerife los gigantes beach 03.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/15 sec @ f11, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands

This image - 800x800px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.