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Luc

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Lanzarote
« on: June 08, 2023, 13:19:26 »
Last week my wife and I spent a week on the Canary Island of Lanzarote. For us this island feels like a second home. My wife lived and worked for seven years on Lanzarote and thus has extensive knowledge of it.
The Canary Islands are formed by volcanic eruptions. The last eruption on Lanzarote lasted from 1730 through 1736 and was the largest mankind has seen.
These eruptions created the beautiful landscapes we see today. Lanzarote is still relatively unspoilt and incomparable to e.g. Tenerife which is much more touristic.
The influence of it's most famous inhabitant the painter, sculpture and architect César Manrique (1919-1992) is visible all across the island.
Thanks to his efforts the island is free of high rise buildings (except for one hotel in Arrecife) and almost all buildings are painted white.
He also designed works of art strewn across the island. His former house and workshop is now a museum (well worth a visit) called the Fundación César Manrique.

During our stay I shot these images with my travel setup of Z6 + Z 24-50mm f4-6.3 (sleeper lens, ideally for lightweight travel).

1. A room with a view. Our hotel in Puerto del Carmen was ideally located, straight on the boulevard. Nice shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance.
Z6_DSC3608 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

2. I liked the architecture of and retro font style on this building.
Z6_DSC3603 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

3. Old town of Puerto del Carmen.
Z6_DSC3727 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

4. A must-see, the beautiful wine valley of La Geria.
Z6_DSC3623 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

5. La Geria.
Z6_DSC3617 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

6. A gathering of oldtimers and it's owners.
Z6_DSC3628 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

7. My wife took a few group shots for them with a smartphone. So did I, with a camera.
Z6_DSC3631 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

8. Fundación Cesar Manrique.
Z6_DSC3666 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

9. Beautiful cacti in the garden of the Fundación Cesar Manrique.
Z6_DSC3689 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

10. Fundación Cesar Manrique.
Z6_DSC3694 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

11. A Little Eden and fantastic legacy created by Manrique.
Z6_DSC3687 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

12. View on the twisted volcanic landscape from a window of the Fundación.
Z6_DSC3709 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr

13. Tahiche scene.
Z6_DSC3720 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr



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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2023, 13:29:24 »
Very nice images, very clear and crisp.
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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2023, 13:36:25 »
Relaxed holidays ;)

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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2023, 15:37:16 »
Fabulous Echinocactus grusonii (pic 3689)

Mine is still 10 years short from first blossom (they start at age 50). Confident that my wait will soon be rewarded...

Ciao from Massimo
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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2023, 18:25:19 »
Thanks for sharing  :)
Nice pictures

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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2023, 19:05:45 »
very good series, that gives an impression of this place
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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2023, 05:23:02 »
It is also known as "the mother-in-law's cushion"!  LOL.   ;D

Flowers are nice though, so worth the wait.

Fabulous Echinocactus grusonii (pic 3689)

Mine is still 10 years short from first blossom (they start at age 50). Confident that my wait will soon be rewarded...

Ciao from Massimo
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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2023, 15:40:29 »
Very nice overview.
We've been there a couple of years ago, lot's of memories and recognition
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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2023, 22:08:19 »
Luc, I always appreciate the color you get from the digital cameras of any brands.  It reminds me of Ektachrome 64 whose color I loved.
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Luc

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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2023, 11:31:10 »
Thanks all for viewing and commenting. Of course these images are just a selection of what this lovely island has to offer. A very nice destination for a weeks mix of relaxation and sight seeing.

Akira, thanks a lot for your appreciation of my post processing.

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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2023, 17:18:02 »
Superb overview of Lanzerote, Luc !

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Re: Lanzarote
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2023, 23:33:15 »
Very nice pictures from Lanzarote - I have only been there once - in 1973!
Kim