Traditional Canarian balconies (Image Reference: 20140105A-G00082)

Trying to pick just one image from our walk into Santa Cruz as my Photo of the Day is almost impossible.

It really came down to two images. This one and one of the ‘dwarf statue’ images. (See below) Both are iconic parts of the town. Both images have come out beautiful when processed with Nik Color efex pro.

Dwarf statue in Plaza Alemeda

Eventually, it came down to this: the balconies are hundreds of years old. They are made from Canarian pine. Wood from Canarian pine is some of the toughest in the world. The trees can actually survive forest fires! The statue of the dwarf, on the other hand, is well… a statue of a dwarf and I can tell you nothing about it.

Settings: 1/400s, f/8, ISO 100. Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @40 mm.

You can see the other images from this shoot here:

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