Twisty winding roads and a semi-lunar landscape mark out areas of the Canary Islands as being a little bit special.
An accessible location for solidified lava flows and (still active) calderas is in the north of Lanzarote; in the national park known as Timanfaya. There are some pretty good views across the lower ash plains and towards the larger volcanic basins.
A plus point of a visit to this area is that you can then pop over to the volcanic island of El Hierro – seen here from the mainland.
I used a 500mm mirror lens to enlarge the view of the port at E Hierro – the problem with this particular lens is that it’s not the sharpest… however it’s so small and light that sometimes i can trade resolution for the simple pleasure of being able to carry it all day without breaking into a sweat.
I may also have used a X2 enlarger on this shot…. to be honest i can’t remember. The problem with using the 1000mm lens this doubler produces is that the slightest wind or tremble produces noticeable shudder through the lens; making it hard to use for video except in very sheltered conditions.