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Los Gigantes Beach, Tenerife #5

Boulders below the sea cliffs 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.

With the sun about to set and the light turning golden the black boulders glowed with reflected light, and set against the backdrop of the waves and towering sea cliffs looked just great through my viewfinder and polarising filter as I squatted dowm low for a dramatic foreground.

Image data

Filename - tenerife los gigantes beach 05.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f11, ISO400

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - -0.7ev exposure compensation used to preserve highlights, with the shadows opened up subsequently in Lightroom.