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Canary Islands - Taganana in Tenerife, Spain.

Taganana | Tenerife, Spain

Taganana is inhabited by the eldest residents in Tenerife. It is located in the northern part of the Anaga mountains and you can only get there by driving downhill and sometimes involves turning down a 180-degree street which is an adventure on its own. Once you reach the town, the view is completely worth it. The feeling of calmness is remarkably engulfing, and, in some way, a mystical impression is present.

Canary Islands Instituto Cabrera Pinto (previously University), San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.

Canary Islands Instituto Cabrera Pinto | San Cristóbal De La Laguna, Spain

When we were passing one of the main streets in the center of San Cristobal de la Laguna, Tenerife – this ensemble caught my attention. The typical Canary Island building colours are quite intense and really contrasts the century old bricks of the tower. The Canary Islands Instituto Cabrera Pinto was previously the first University on the Island. Under the name, Sant Fernando Literary University, it existed until 1895 and after this date, it was transformed into a secondary school.

Iglesia de la Concepción in San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Church of the Immaculate Conception), Tenerife, Spain.

Iglesia De La Concepción | San Cristóbal De La Laguna, Spain

It is noteworthy that San Cristóbal de La Laguna, the previous capital of Tenerife differs distinctly from Santa Cruz. In our opinion, it is a much calmer environment, a little more historic and is a more popular destination for students. The remarkable thing is that these cities have buildings that are still identical to one other. Iglesia de la Concepción (Church of the Immaculate Conception) is almost alike to the tower of the Church of the Conception in Santa Cruz.

Auditorio de Tenerife on a sunny day, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

Auditorio de Tenerife | Santa Cruz, Spain

The Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín is commonly known as Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz. This monument is also well-used as a joke named – “The Big Iron”. Despite many criticisms and change of names, it surely remains the VERY significant symbol of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the Canary Islands. In my opinion, it is one of the best representations of modern architecture and as a landmark, becomes real paradise for photographers.

Sunset over Las Teresitas and Anaga Mountains on Tenerife, Spain.

Sunset over Las Teresitas | Tenerife, Spain

On the many coasts of Tenerife, there are rocks, cliffs or black sand beaches and this is due to the volcanic history of this island. Here you see the view from the Anaga Mountains on the famous Las Teresitas beach – one of the few beaches with white sand on the Canary Islands. Fun Fact: Did you know they shipped the sand from the Sahara desert?

Tenerife Teide Observatory on a sunny day, Spain.

Teide Observatory | Tenerife, Spain

The Teide Observatory is located exactly 2,390 meters over sea level. Getting the right conditions at Teide in Tenerife can be very tricky. This is due to the fact that on sea level, you actually have no idea how it is up there. The best way is to check the webcam on the observatory, and if it looks good – you can get into your car and drive up to more than 2000m above sea level.

A Lighthouse in Bajamar in Tenerife, Spain.

Tenerife Splash | Spain

The waves on this particular day were enormous. We watched in awe; hypnotised with the rhythms from our restaurant view. When I was walking around the open pools at sunset, I saw a family standing under the Bajamar’s lighthouse. It was one of those magical moments, which screamed an immediate capture.

Rocky beach on Menorca Island during a sunset.

Rocky Beach | Menorca, Spain

Of all the places we’ve seen in Menorca, this was one of my favorites. This is a piece on Menorca, where we shot star trails during the night along with other PhotoPills Camp members. Without any doubt, this spot is as stunning during the night, as it is during the day and the sunset is remarkable. Somehow, this picturesque view has become the icon of Menorca.

Menorca Lighthouse - Cap de Cavallería sunset shots on PhotoPills Camp.

Lighthouse | Menorca, Spain

As everyone may already be aware, photography takes a lot of preparation and arrangement. Sometimes though, it’s all about the luck in being at the right place, at the right minute and then capturing the moment as quickly as possible. This was the case with this photograph of Cap de Cavallería on Menorca. This is my first photo of a lighthouse and during the PhotoPills Photography Camp session, I experienced several first timer photo taking.

Menorca Star Trails while at PhotoPills Camp.

Star Trails | Menorca, Spain

This shot comes from the stunning Menorca – one of the Balearic Islands. The interesting thing is that I’ve never tried shooting star trails before! I saw this kind of photography before, but somehow in Berlin and in cities where I have traveled as such shots like these just didn’t work for me and for one simple reason – the skyline over these cities is “polluted” by artificial light. Therefore, if you want top results when photo taking, it is best to do so mainly in remote areas.