Having read Renae’s article on freelensing, I decided to give it a go. I haven’t had much time recently, so I will try it again when I have more time to do it properly. However, I love the effect it creates.
I used a Canon 50mm lens to take shots of a mother and baby elephant ornament. This is the before shot with the lens attatched to the body.
Mummy and baby elephant
And here are the shots with the lens detatched. Be careful not to get dirt/dust onto your sensor!
Detail on the elephant's back
And my favourite one…
Baby snuggling under mummy's trunk
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I took this shot in Yaiza, Lanzarote. We were enjoying an after lunch ice cream in the town square, feeding pigeons, when I noticed we were next to the town hall. It was closed for siesta, but there was a lot of secret knocking and door-opening going on. I wanted to know what the people were doing, and when I saw the red flower, I knew I had the excuse I needed! I never found out what they were doing, but this flower is gorgeous. I’ve never seen anything like it and if anyone knows the name of it, please leave a comment.
Have a great weekend!
We finally made it up to the top of the island, along the windy road that I thought we were going to die on and we were above the clouds.
Above the clouds
The sun was shining, but unfortunately there were clouds below us so we couldn’t see the other islands.
What goes up can't come down?!?!?
Mirador del Rio
You can kinda see the other islands through the clouds
View from above
This was my final shot of Lanzarote from the plane. Thanks for following the journey!
On with our trip and we went upwards towards the beaches in the north of the island. Here the beaches have golden sand and cliff backgrounds.
Surfers at Caleta
Footsteps to the water
Teguise, in the centre of the island, used to be the capital of the island. It has lovely architecture and is famous for its market. It wasn’t on when we were there though.
Teguise market place
Windmill next to the steps where a Rocky impression was done!
As you go down along the coast from Timanfaya there are three attractions close together. The first is El Golfo, a green lagoon sitting on a black volcanic ash beach. The contrast of colour is amazing.
Fishing boats, El Golfo
Volcanic ash beach
Green algae lagoon
Red, black and blue
Next up along the coast is Los Hervideros or Boiling Pots. It’s a collection of caves and blow holes created by the ocean.
There are more volcanoes on the way to Salinas del Janubio, salt flats.
Evidence of Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote’s most famous artist, is all over the island. Nearly every town has a sculpture by him and his rules mean that no new buildings on the island are more than 2 floors high.
Monumento al Campesino