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Tenerife

I must honestly confess that Tenerife didn’t do much for me. I didn’t find it all that exciting. Of course it has its places that are nice (El Teide, now THAT was an adventure, but more on that later), but overall I don’t necessarily need to go back there.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the Canary Islands, has a couple of nice spots worth documenting. My favorite by far was the Auditorio, a futuristically designed (music) theater which is supposed to have great acoustics. Unfortunately we didn’t get to listen to any performance there.

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 1/250 sec @ f/11, Tamron 28-75mm

I probably shot close to 100 pictures of the building. Really photogenic, it was 🙂

There were some other things, too. Not many, but some… The Monumento de los Caidos for example. A monument to those who were killed in the Spanish civil war. Taken from… well… quite a different angle, I guess 😉

D200, ISO100, 1/180 sec @ f/6.7, Tamron 28-75mm

D200, ISO100, 1/180 sec @ f/6.7, Tamron 28-75mm

And there was Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Conception. It’s supposed to be a “cathedral”, but although I’m not quite sure what sets a cathedral and a church apart, I thought it more a church than a cathedral. It’s a pretty building, nonetheless.

D200, ISO100, 1/180 sec @ f/8, Tamron 28-75mm, 3 images stitched together in PS

D200, ISO100, 1/180 sec @ f/8, Tamron 28-75mm, 3 images stitched together in PS

After spending the summer in Missoula, Montana (where the temperature during the day usually didn’t go under 25° Celcius (77° Fahrenheit), and the last two weeks of August in California, I’m back in good old Finland.

Weather shock!
It’s said that this has been the worst summer in decades, and well… seeing that it has rained the whole day every day, since we came back last week’s Tuesday, I can only agree.
As a “sad reminder” of how it could’ve been, had we not returned from California:

Sun, beach and rock'n'roll

Sun, beach and rock-n-roll