Peñitas Dam

CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0 by Peter Molnar () at
https://petermolnar.net/penitas-dam/
#Canary Islands #Fuerteventura
Syndicated to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/36003160@N08/38404494375

penitas-dam
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.)