Lanzarote - away from the crowds

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by theoldsmithy, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 7, 2013
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    Martin Connolly
    Now Lanzarote has had a poor reputation in the past, largely due to its rather tacky resorts of Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise. Well I went to Skegness in the summer (for about half an hour) and let me tell you, they are positively classy compared to that! Anyway, I am a big fan of the rest of the island. Here are some photos I took with a variety of cameras - mostly the E-M10 but also the TZ60 and even the iPhone 5S. A couple of these are elsewhere in PL so apologies if you've see them before.

    The obligatory volcano walks:
    23668362514_a35645f39f_b. Caldera de Cuervo 3 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    24188412222_4ddbb0dac9_b. Caldera de Cuervo 1 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    23669768603_b71b606889_b. Caldera de Cuervo 2 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    Some sunsets:
    23510359420_9fd099420f_b. PC150009-1.jpg by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    View attachment 116270 Montana Roja sunset by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    Landscapes shaped by the wine industry (surprisingly nice whites and OK reds)
    View attachment 116271 La Geria 2 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    View attachment 116272 La Geria 1 by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    The neighbouring island of La Graciosa was great, like a quiet Greek island in atmosphere

    View attachment 116273 Caleta de Sebo and Famara cliffs by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    View attachment 116274 La Graciosa by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    View attachment 116275 Abandoned (La Graciosa) by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    A random set of other interesting things to photograph too:

    View attachment 116276 Lovely day for the beach by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    View attachment 116277 Abandoned by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    View attachment 116278 Hoy es un gran dia by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    View attachment 116279 Wire fence by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    24270457466_8aa6887468_b. Subtlety by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    View attachment 116281 Stripes by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    And some great opportunities for strong images with bright blue skies:

    24001005630_baab4914f0_b. Pyramid by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    View attachment 116283 Roadside flowers by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    And even a stretch of almost deserted real beach:

    23669778483_4f8af91731_b. Papagayo footsteps by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    Finally an iPhone image from New Year's Eve:
    23768959414_dac907cf90_b. New Years Eve by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
     
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  2. Fascinating place
     
  3. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Great series, Martin. Makes me want to go there!
     
  4. SnapDawg

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    Apr 18, 2014
    Canary Islands
    Ken
    Hope you had a great stay on our neighbor island, Martin.
     
  5. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Didn't want to go home after 4 weeks in the sun (generally 24C), cheap food, good local wine and plenty of walks without mud!
     
  6. SnapDawg

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    Ken
    Sounds familiar, lol. Feel free to pm me the next time you visit.
     
  7. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    Nice series! Makes me want to go and explore it!