Maspalomas

05th June 2015
On an overcast day in Gran Canaria we stopped at the dunes in Maspalomas. I was interested in capturing the contrast between the light sand tones and the thick cloud hanging over the mountains of the National Park.





Later in the week we took the route up into the hills stopping at the Mirador Degallada de las Yeguas. From this vantage point it was possible to see the opposite view from mountains back to the Maspalomas dunes. More impressive however was the Fataga Valley.



According to the site information the valley was carved out from rock larva flows towards the end of the first volcanic activity on Gran Canaria about 11 or 12 millions years ago.



Back in Maspalomas the photography on a dullish day demanded a slightly different approach and a change to black and white. This produced my pick for shot of the day:

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