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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Lanzarote. Week to Saturday 28 January.

 

This week has remained warm and dry at 20C.

 

The first HDR picture shows a method of giving an enhanced shine or chrome look to a car. I tried this a few times before when I was in Lanzarote last year. It works well with HDR and is best with cars having well saturated colours and well shined already. I spotted this one in a street near my Apartments and is a hire car waiting for a well off customer. I am not too much into cars so I cannot give the exact model.

 

To view large see this picture on flickr at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwinjones/6759145997/

At the next window click the picture for a larger size and click “view all sizes” for the largest. See also there details of the background and the processing of the picture.

 

On Monday I did a ride to Teguise and then Costa Teguise. I stopped for a picnic lunch in the Square by the Church and during my break a man came round on a Donkey

 

On Tuesday I took a late afternoon ride to El Golfo for sunset pictures with my SLR. I decided on the way back to return on the quiet El Geria road rather than the busy main road along the coast in the dark. I noticed that the clouds were clearing and a good star field was visible. I unpacked the Tripod from the bike rack and camera from the panniers and set up in a Restaurant car park. The main light on the horizon is from the small town of Tinajo to the North. Brightening the Star Trails did the same for the light and the clouds but I liked the effect so left it that way. 

 

To view large see this picture on flickr at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/edwinjones/6769741525/

At the next window click the picture for a larger size and click “view all sizes” for the largest. See also there details of the background and the processing of the picture.

 

I had a couple of rest days mid week until the others flew in Thursday afternoon. Those joining me were Harvey, Peter Wilson, Martin from Dorset and 2 of his friends Ern and Val who have also been on some of my trips.

 

Friday was an exceptionally good day with clear blue skies, and warm at about 21C. We met on the Terrace outside my Apartment.

 

 

Then it was on the back lane up to Tias and further up to Mastache with a stop at a bar for elevenses. Then along the top to San Bartolome and stops first to view a camel and then to visit a bike shop. Then a long 6 mile descent to Playa Honda. We stopped at a Restaurant fronting the beach for a light lunch, I took a picture here of Martin’s Mercian Bike on the left and mine on the right. When choosing colours for my bike I liked Martins so much I choose the same colours for mine.

 

 

Saturday started sunny but later clouded over with a northerly wind and temperatures down to only 19C. We started with the standard back lane route to Tias and a stop at the top to regroup.

 

 

Then it was more up to Conil and then the high point near La Asomada at 1i00ft. Then it was onto the smooth surfaced but fairly quiet man road along the spine of the Island and a fast 300 ft descent to Yaiza where we stopped for elevenses in a café in a new Arts Centre.

 

Then it was a climb across lava fields and a stop for a picnic lunch beside the Tourists Camel Centre. Then past Fire Mountain and a stop at the Visitor Centre. We stopped briefly beside a crater for a Photo op.

 


Mileage for the day was 32.

 

My mileage for the week was 137.

 

Edwin


Posted by RideLeader at 09:09 GMT

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