The western coast of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, north of the town of Los Gigantos, is a geological wonderland of volcanic rock, with huge cliffs towering several hundred feet straight up out of the Atlantic ocean.
Slightly inland from the coast itself there's a winding road that snakes around the tortured terrain, which is where my wife Liz and I headed in our hire car to catch the sunset out over the sea.
We were nearing the end of our week long stay on Tenerife during January 2020, and were determined to wring the last ounce of enjoyment from our time here, hence the drive out into the relative wilderness of the island's northwestern corner.
And we weren't disappointed, as a stunning sunset, dusk and twilight developed over the island of La Gomera out on the western horizon, with a cresent moon and the planet Venus following the sun down towards the darkening waters.
We managed to find a rare parking spot looking through a 'V' shaped gap in those huge cliffs which made for a great frame for the ensueing light show, all faithfully captured in hundreds of still images taken over nearly two hours of filming.
A lovely way to start drawing our holiday to a close.
Filename - tenerife sunset timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 40mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 150mm
Lens (3rd sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/100 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 8 secs @ f4, ISO100
Filters - None.
Shooting interval - 10 seconds
Location - Near Los Gigantos, Tenerife, Canary Islands
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K+, and 1080p HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 21 seconds
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