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Playa del Duque, Tenerife #1

Wave spray at Playa del Duque, Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Although my wife Liz and I tend to avoid tourist hotspots when on holiday, we did find an afternoon during our week long winter break on Tenerife in the Canary Islands to take a walk westwards along the coastal path from our resort at the heavily developed Costa Adeje.

The further westwards we ventured, the less developed the coastal strip became, and we started to really enjoy our time exploring the unique volcanic rock shoreline.

The geological formations at Playa del Duque were especially interesting, with the powerful Atlantic swells undercutting the rock shelf while throwing dramatic plumes of spray up into the air.

Of course I had my camera with me, just in case we came across an interesting scene like this, and we spent a pleasant quarter of an hour photographing the shoreline rocks and breaking waves before carrying on with our stroll along the coast.

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Filename - tenerife playa del duque 01

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f/5.6, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Playa del Duque, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.