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Teide Rock Formation, Tenerife #4

The volcanic Roques de Garcia in the Teide National Park on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Full colour version. The volcanic Roques de Garcia in the Teide National Park on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Destaturated version. The volcanic Roques de Garcia in the Teide National Park on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Monochrome version.

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 this strikingly shaped pinnacle.

Back home I decided to process the image three ways, full colour, desaturated and monochrome, in order to make a tryptych display.

After all, scenery as dramatic as this deserves a bit of effort!

Image data

Filename - tenerife teide rock 04 v1, v2 & v3.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 60mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance contrast and saturation.

Location - Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.