This was the second trip that my wife Liz and I had taken for a spot of winter sun on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.
Our last visit was three years ago, taking our hire car exploring over most of the island's volcanic mountains and coastline.
One place that was definately on our 'must see again' list was the amazing volcanic landscape near Arteara, on the GC60 road north from the tourist resort at Maspalomas.
There's a very substantial parking area from which to enjoy the views, and with broken clouds providing a wonderful lightshow over the crags and valleys below us I couldn't resist setting up my camera for half an hour's timelapse recording.
Well worth a stopover, and time for a picnic as well - what's not to like!?
Filename - gran canaria arteara timelapse 01.mp4
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/125 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/125 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness between the sky and foreground
Shooting interval - 3 seconds
Location - Arteara, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
This clip - HD 720p 30fps (5k, 4k and HD versions also available)
Clip duration - 17 secs
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