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Puertito de los Molinos

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puertito-de-los-molinos.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Shutter speed
1/125 sec
Focal length (as set)
50.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
K or M Lens

Puertito de los Molinos has huge, steep, beautiful walls of rock surrounding it; unfortunately it's more or less impossible to climb down on them. We planned to get here by sunset, but it was pitch black when we actually arrived, so instead before getting our flight home, we got up early and came back for sunrise. It was worth it: when sunrise comes with the high tide the waves are magnificent, even with a calm weather.

Road to Malpaís Grande

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road-to-malpais-grande.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/9.0
Shutter speed
1/125 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

The road to and from Pozo Negro is quiet, but that doesn't mean there is nothing to look at: it comes all the way along the black fields of lava which started at Malpaís Grande and ended up at the sea at Pozo Negro.

Pozo Negro

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pozo-negro.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/11.0
Shutter speed
1/125 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

Pozo Negro got about 2 sentences in the guide book for Fuerteventura, and most of those 2 lines was that it has 2 pescados, fish restaurants. Well, it did, in fact had nice fish, and if you're there by sunset, like we were, it also offers beautiful colours.

Mountains of Fuerteventura

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mountains-of-fuerteventura.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/11.0
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

There is a rather empty road on Fuerteventura, the one that goes through Betancuria, in the mountains, to the south, FV-30. I can certainly recommend taking this route if you can: it's calm, outerworldly, with ravens visiting you at the miradors, showing all the beautiful mountains on the west side of the island.

Peñitas Dam

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penitas-dam.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/11.0
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 160
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

During the past centuries there were numerous attempts to make Fuerteventura greener again - one of them was the Peñitas Dam. Unfortunately the erosion of the surrounding mountains is too strong, pushing a lot of soil into the dam, making the water completely disappear in the mud. It still contains a lot of water though, given how happy the trees are in the valley - trees, which are already rare at Fuerteventura.

(Also: a small praise for my Pentax camera, for producing an image like this, ouf of the machine without post-processing or filters.)

A desert of Fuerteventura

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a-desert-of-fuerteventura.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s

The image was taken from the top of Mirador De Morro Velosa, on our way to Betancuria.

Panorama from Mirador De Morro Velosa

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panorama-from-mirador-de-morro-velosa.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s

When visiting a mirador, one might expect a place to buy coffee next to a magnificent view, but Mirador De Morro Velosa offers a lot more. Besides the panoramic view, the building also functions as a museum about the islands and their origins - and yes, you can still get a Cortado leche v leche.

Since my camera doesn't have a panorama function, I had to improvise: 4 handheld shoots combined perfectly with Hugin turned out better, than I expected.

Wine yard on Lanzarote

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wine-yard-on-lanzarote.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/11.0
Shutter speed
1/320 sec
Focal length (as set)
85.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

On that black slope you can see small semi-circles of stones: those are humiditiy traps with vine in their middle. Wine from Lanzarote is sweet and very nice, and knowing it's growing on a martinan land makes it even more exciting.

Panorama of Timanfaya National Park

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timanfaya-national-park.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s

The Timanfaya National Park is a vast wasteland of volcanic eruptions happened mostly around 1730. It is unique, beautiful, looks like an alien planet, and quite dangerous to walk on your own. The road on the left is the route the camels take when going to work and getting home - they are only serving tourists these days though.

My camera doesn't have a panorama function: this image is glued from 3 handheld shoots, combined perfectly with a program called Hugin.

Layers of volcanic ash

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layers-of-volcanic-ash.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
Focal length (as set)
50.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
K or M Lens

Lanzarote has a unique lake: it's completely green, called El Lago Verde. The colour is due to the different volcanic ash falling into the small lake: all these magnificent slopes around it are contributing to creating that green water.

The top of Timanfaya

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top-of-timanfaya.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/16.0
Shutter speed
1/125 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 160
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

At the top of Timanfaya National Park on Lanzarote, there is a building, designed by César Manrique, called El Diablo: it uses completely natural hot air coming from the depths of the Earth to cook. This is the view in front of it.

Stream with oak leaves

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stream-with-oak-leaves.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Shutter speed
1/80 sec
Focal length (as set)
50.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
K or M Lens

Sometimes the simple, small things, are just as gorgeous: this was in the stream that as flowing down from a gigantic waterfall in Ireland.