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LIGHT, SHADOW, TEXTURE IN GRAN CANARIA

Recently, I was fortunate to enjoy a week-long family holiday in the 5-star Lopesan Baobab Hotel Resort in Meloneras in the south of Gran Canaria. The Hotel has spectacular architecture inspired by the neighbouring continent of Africa with its warm colours, its flora and its culture. Personally I can only abide so much lying around by the poolside soaking up the sun; so it wasn’t long before I set myself the task of exploring the effect of light and shadow in bringing out texture, shape and form of subjects in the strong, spring sunshine. Here are my  favourite images (all hand-held and captured using the Fujifilm X-T1 camera) from in and around the stylish Hotel; I’ll not go into any depth as to the whys etc this time around but will let the images and the captions (hopefully) speak for themselves.

Thoroughfare | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Thoroughfare | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/30 sec @ f/4  ISO 800  Fujifilm X-T1 with 14mm (21mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens

 

Reflections | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Reflections | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/280 sec @ f/5.6  ISO 800  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

 

Stepping-stones | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Stepping-stones | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/75 sec @ f/8  ISO 800  Fujifilm X-T1 with 35mm (52mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens

 

Tables & chairs | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Tables & chairs | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/420 sec @ f/4  ISO 800  Fujifilm X-T1 with 23mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens

 

Wall | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Wall | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/75 sec @ f/5.6  ISO 800  Fujifilm X-T1 with 23mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens

 

Walkway | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Walkway | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/640 sec @ f/5.6  ISO 400  Fujifilm X-T1 with 23mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens

 

Wall | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Wall | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/240 sec @ f/5.6  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 23mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens

 

Chair | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Chair | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/80 sec @ f/2.8  ISO 400  Fujifilm X-T1 with 35mm (52mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens

 

Palm | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Palm | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/2500 sec @ f/2  ISO 800  Fujifilm X-T1 with 35mm (52mm equivalent) f/1.4 lens

 

Seat | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Seat | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/950 sec @ f/4  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Chair | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Chair | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/2400 sec @ f/2  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Tree bark | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Tree bark | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/350 sec @ f/3.6  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Rocking chair | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Rocking chair detail | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/250 sec @ f/4  ISO 400  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

African statue | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

African statue | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/210 sec @ f/2  ISO 400  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

African mask detail | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

African mask detail | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/170 sec @ f/2  ISO 400  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Earthenware urn | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Earthenware urn | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/1250 sec @ f/4  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Lounger | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Lounger | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/480 sec @ f/5.6  ISO 00  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Furniture | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Furniture | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/3500 sec @ f/2.2  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Wall decor | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Wall decor | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/150 sec @ f/2.8  ISO 800  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Shadow on wooden fence | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Shadow on a wooden fence | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/2200 sec @ f/2.8  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Sunlight through glass falling on a walkway | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/210 sec @ f/3.6  ISO 800  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Tree| Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Tree and wall | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/340 sec @ f/8  ISO 1250  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

Timber wall | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Timber wall | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/70 sec @ f/6.4  ISO 800  Fujifilm X-T1 with 14mm (21mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens

 

Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Wall | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/420 sec @ f/5.6  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 14mm (21mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens

 

Lodge Africa | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Lodge Africa | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/350 sec @ f/8  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 14mm (21mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens

 

Tree bark | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

Amazing tree bark | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/105 sec @ f/4  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm (84mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens

 

End of day | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

End of the day | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/120 sec @ f/8  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 14mm (21mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens

 

End of day | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

End of the day | Lopesan Baobab Resort | Meloneras | Gran Canaria

1/125 sec @ f/8  ISO 200  Fujifilm X-T1 with 14mm (21mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens

 

  • Paul Gallagher - Some of the best studies I have ever seen you present Sandy. Absolutely wonderful work my friend.01/05/2016 – 6:43 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Thank you for your very kind comments Paul and also for sharing, fantastic! Cheers.12/05/2016 – 10:34 pmReplyCancel

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