2017.04.09 - Gran Canaria - Day 2 - 8 photos

Today I started playing around with the Leica SL 90-280mm lense that I borrowed from Interfoto Norge. It is quite big, but handles well and feels nice on the camera. As with most things Leica produces, design is an important part of the product, so it also looks very nice on the camera :)

We stayed close to Maspalomas, and this light house on Faro is a landmark. I just lifted the camera without checking the settings and shot of a single frame. It was still quite dark, being a few minutes before sun rise, so my ISO was a bit low at 100. The shutter speed was only 1/13th of a second, but still the optical image stabilising made sure that the photo stayed tack sharp even with the zoom being at 280mm. Color me impressed!


Tags: lighthouse gran canaria

Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 1:2.8-4 / 90-280 mm

Location: 27 deg 44' 8.28" N, 15 deg 35' 44.72" W


Shooting directly at the sun is always a bit scary. A perfectly focused sun hitting the sensor chip may burn a hole right through it. So keeping the aperture small is important.


Tags: sunrise beach gran canaria

Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 1:2.8-4 / 90-280 mm

Location: 27 deg 44' 4.72" N, 15 deg 35' 56.17" W


Same scene as the one above, but this time shot at 90mm.


Tags: sunrise beach gran canaria

Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 1:2.8-4 / 90-280 mm

Location: 27 deg 44' 4.76" N, 15 deg 35' 56.28" W


Tags: beach sunrise exercise gran canaria silhouette

Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 1:2.8-4 / 90-280 mm

Location: 27 deg 44' 6.11" N, 15 deg 35' 52.12" W


Fredrik joined me this fine morning, and we set out to capture the sunrise together. Walking in the soft sand in his bare feet is his favourite mode of transportation on Gran Canaria.


Tags: fredrik beach gran canaria sunrise silhouette gallery

Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 1:2.8-4 / 90-280 mm

Location: 27 deg 44' 6.13" N, 15 deg 35' 47.53" W


The beaches are mostly what makes people visit Gran Canaria. But the mountains are what I like the most about this island.


Tags: mountains gran canaria clouds sunset

Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 1:2.8-4 / 90-280 mm

Location: 27 deg 53' 58.81" N, 15 deg 34' 9.26" W


Every time we go to Gran Canaria, I try to get a few days with driving and hiking in the mountains.


Tags: mountains gran canaria clouds sunset

Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 1:2.8-4 / 90-280 mm

Location: 27 deg 49' 10.19" N, 15 deg 34' 44.60" W


Selfies. Many many selfies. How many can you see being taken here?


Tags: silhouette gran canaria

Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , LEICA APO-VARIO-ELMARIT-SL 1:2.8-4 / 90-280 mm

Location: 27 deg 44' 6.72" N, 15 deg 35' 40.95" W


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