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 & Time||09-NOV-2005, 19:01|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/80 sec at f/18|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4992 x 3328 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|