2017.04.13 - Gran Canaria - Day 7 - 27 photos

One of the best food experiences we have is when we go to Martell in Santa Brigida, Gran Canaria. We try to visit there every time we are on the island. After a nice lunch, we headed for Cruz de Tejeda, then up to Pico de la Nieves for a wonderful sunset. Then we drove down via Fataga to Maspalomas.

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Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , Summilux-M 1:1.4/21 ASPH.

Location: 28 deg 1' 17.41" N, 15 deg 31' 3.07" W


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Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , Summilux-M 1:1.4/21 ASPH.

Santa Brigida is not far away from Cruz de Tejeda, which is a mountain pass in the middle of the island where you can see down to the ocean in several directions.


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

Location: 28 deg 0' 55.22" N, 15 deg 35' 56.29" W


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

Location: 28 deg 0' 55.17" N, 15 deg 35' 56.14" W


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

Location: 28 deg 0' 54.81" N, 15 deg 35' 55.91" W


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

Location: 28 deg 0' 54.63" N, 15 deg 35' 57.36" W


Roque Bentayga sits majestically between Cruz de Tejeda and the south side of the island.


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

Location: 28 deg 0' 57.24" N, 15 deg 36' 11.23" W


Roque Nublo and its plateau is clearly visible from Cruz de Tejeda. The scale is hard to grasp, but I think we can see som tiny pixel-people on the left side of the plateau.


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

Location: 28 deg 0' 57.28" N, 15 deg 36' 11.26" W


From this wonderful spot there is a great panoramic view. Again we see Roque Nublo to the left and Roque Bentayga to the right. The village down in the valley is Tejeda.


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Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , Summilux-M 1:1.4/21 ASPH.

Location: 28 deg 0' 57.83" N, 15 deg 36' 11.91" W


Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , Summilux-M 1:1.4/21 ASPH.

Location: 28 deg 0' 24.10" N, 15 deg 36' 0.67" W


Nice living room at the hotel.


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Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , Summilux-M 1:1.4/21 ASPH.

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Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , Summilux-M 1:1.4/21 ASPH.

Another great panoramic spot on route from Cruz de Tejeda to Pico de la Nieves. Roque Nublo to the left and Roque Bentayga to the right. The sun is getting quite low.


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Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , Summilux-M 1:1.4/21 ASPH.

Location: 27 deg 59' 20.23" N, 15 deg 35' 35.97" W


Closeup of Roque Bentayga. The landmass on the horizon is Tenerife.


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

Location: 27 deg 59' 20.20" N, 15 deg 35' 35.95" W


Another closeup of Roque Bentayga. Here we se the winding roads the criss cross the island.


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

Location: 27 deg 59' 20.19" N, 15 deg 35' 35.98" W


We were waiting for the sun to set, so we went exploring close to Pico de la Nieves.


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

Location: 27 deg 57' 26.66" N, 15 deg 33' 27.84" W


As the sun gets lower, these fine rays of light in the evening mist is appearing all over.


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

Location: 27 deg 57' 26.29" N, 15 deg 33' 27.78" W


From here we can see Barranco de Fataga to the left, and all the way down to Maspalomas.


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Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , Summilux-M 1:1.4/21 ASPH.

Location: 27 deg 57' 26.23" N, 15 deg 33' 27.97" W


Testing the Leica Elmarit 90-280mm. It is surely a wonderful tool.


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

Location: 27 deg 57' 28.21" N, 15 deg 33' 28.88" W


The sun, the mountains and the forest is playing around with shadows.


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

Location: 27 deg 57' 44.72" N, 15 deg 33' 59.92" W


More shadow play..


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

Location: 27 deg 57' 44.73" N, 15 deg 33' 59.94" W


Getting closer to sunset. This is Roque Nublo from Pico de la Nieves.


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

Location: 27 deg 57' 43.89" N, 15 deg 34' 19.40" W


I love shooting with backlight. The forests on Gran Canaria are mostly all planted. The pine trees collect moisture from the clouds and supply the island with fresh water.


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

Location: 27 deg 57' 42.81" N, 15 deg 34' 18.33" W


Getting ever closer to sunset. The mist is getting thicker and the shadows longer.


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

Location: 27 deg 57' 42.71" N, 15 deg 34' 18.45" W


A little sundog appears in the evening mist above the ocean.


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

Location: 27 deg 57' 43.95" N, 15 deg 34' 19.39" W


The sun is setting behind Tenerife, with the characteristic volcano Teide looms above the clouds. Roque Nublo in the foreground.


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

Location: 27 deg 57' 43.98" N, 15 deg 34' 19.29" W


When driving down to Maspalomas through Barranco de Fataga, I almost always stop at this view point. The Faro lighthouse is visible to the right, and the dark area just above the city lights are the sand dunes, and then the ocean.


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Equipment: LEICA SL (Typ 601) , Unknown Lens

Location: 27 deg 49' 9.33" N, 15 deg 34' 44.30" W


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