Teide National Park, Tenerife, Spain

NOVEMBER 2005 – The straight road TF-21 leads to the lower station of the cable car to the Pico del Teide in Tenerife, Spain. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Back in 2003 I was blown away by the sight of Highway 163 in Arizona which is extremely straight and bizarrely beautiful in its straightness.

All the more I was surprised to find a similar view in the Teide National Park on the island of Tenerife, Spain. Admittedly, the road (TF-21) is not as long as its twin in Arizona but you know in America everything is bigger. Yet, this one has this unusual, beautiful look as well, thanks to the giant active vulcano that gave the National Park its name, the Pico del Teide. The road leads to the lower station of the cable car, the Teleférico del Teide, which brings you almost to the top of the vulcano.

I like this image because of the saturated colors and long shadows from by the late afternoon sun. And because of the empty straight road.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time09-NOV-2005, 19:01
LocationTenerife, Spain
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/80 sec at f/18
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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