I think that I shall never see - a thing as lovely as a tree.
Especially when said tree seems to be the only living vegetation in the other-worldly volcanic landscape at the extraordinary Minas de San Jose in Tenerife's Teide National Park.
Of all the places in Tenerife that Liz and I explored during our week long winter break in the Canary Islands, it was high up in the ancient caldera of the volcano Mount Teide that we spend the most time, making two full day excursions to this visual wonderland.
Stopping to explore at Minas de San Jose, I was very surprised to find this stunted tree, clinging to life perched on the edge of a cliff of volcanic rock in a seemgly waterless wilderness.
So naturally enough I made it the focal point of this photo.
I wonder, if we return in a few years, whether or not it will still be there?
Filename - tenerife teide tree 01.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f11, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to bring out the colours.
Location - Teide National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands
This image - 800x533px JPEG
Processing - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
Comments - Handheld exposure with lens stabilisation.
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