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Roque Cinchado, Tenerife #1

The famous Roque Cinchado in the Teide National Park on Tenerife in the Canary Islands

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The story behind this image

My wife Liz and I took a winter break on Tenerfie, the largest of the Canary Islands during February 2017 and spent most of our time touring around the Teide National Park in order to marvel at the astonishing volcanic geology from which the island is formed.

Not quite knowing what to expect we ended up stopping at every roadside viewpoint, getting fabulous views of the volcano Mount Teide and the inside of the huge original caldera.

We ended up at one of the most popular spots, the Mirador Llano de Ucanca, taking in views of the Roques de Garcia including the best known formation, Roque Cinchado, pictured here.

In colour, the image was reasonably striking, but I decided to convert to monochrome, rendering the blue sky almost black and the red rock almost white to add a surrealistic twist that suited the slightly Dali-easque nature of the scenery.

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Image data

Filename - tenerife roque cinchado 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 67mm

Exposure - 1/40 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance contrast and saturation of the scene.

Location - Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands

This image - 640x800px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.