Ever since my wife Liz and I first visited Tenerife in the Canary Islands many years ago, a ride to the summit of Mount Teide on the Teleferico del Teide cablecar has been on our list of things we really wanted to do.
And during a week long winter sun break in Janaury 2020 we finally braved the crazy car parking arrangements and rode the cablecar up to the upper station, at an altitude of just under 12,000 feet above sea level, just below Mount Teide's volcanic crater.
Once at the top the views (and the lack of oxygen!) left us quite breathless, and I wasted no time in trying to capture the slendour laid out below me in dozens of photographs.
But we also had a great view of the cablecar doing its regular approach from way below, so I took the opportunity to shoot this video, featuring the approaching gondola set against the magnificent backdrop of the ancient and huge caldera of the Las Canadas volcano, plus the added attraction of the island of La Gomera seemingly floating in the air above the Atlantic ocean way below us.
Filename - tenerife teide cablecar 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - Aperture and ISO adjusted to give a shutter speed of 1/60 second.
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Location - Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (1080p HD format also available)
Clip duration - 41 seconds
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