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Playa de Las Teresitas, Tenerife #1

Playa de Las Teresitas, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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During our week long winter break on Tenerife in the Canary Islands my wife Liz and I spent most of our time exploring the coast and interior away from the tourist hotspots.

One of our drives took us northwards to the far side of the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, to have a look at what our guidebook called the best beach on Tenerife, Playa de Las Teresitas.

I must admit we weren't that impressed with Playa de Las Teresitas when viewed at sea level, perhaps it was the oil rig just offshore that was a bit off putting!

But once we had climbed the coastal road on the far side of the beach, giving us a dramatic view overlooking Las Teresitas and the surrounding coastline, the beach definitely looked a lot more appealing.

With patches of sunlight beaming through the broken clouds above and reflecting in the turquoise surface of the Atlantic ocean below, it was well worth a bit of a scramble over rough ground to capture this view.

Las Teresitas certainly looked better from a distance!

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Filename - tenerife playa de las teresitas 01

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/100 sec @ f/8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Playa de Las Teresitas, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights.