Andreas Øverland : Photography

20170413 - Gran Canaria - Day 7

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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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.

gran canaria roque bentayga landscape clouds

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

gran canaria roque nublo landscape

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.

gran canaria roque nublo landscape roque bentayga

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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Nice living room at the hotel.

gran canaria roque nublo landscape roque bentayga print

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

gran canaria tenerife roque bentayga landscape roads print

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

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

gran canaria sunset landscape

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

gran canaria sunset landscape

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

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

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

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More shadow play..

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

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

gran canaria mountains landscape sunset shadows print

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

gran canaria sunset tenerife roque nublo mountains teide featured gallery print

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

gran canaria long exposure night landscape print

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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