My first blog post! Let me introduce you Tenerife, a paradise for Landscape Photographers. If you are looking for some outstanding photo spots, visit this unique island. Tenerife is part of the Canaries, located in the Pacific Ocean. The variety of different climate zones offers a diversity of landscapes and geological formations which are perfect for marvelous nature shots.
This beautiful island raised my passion for Travel Photography. It was my first trip without any travel companion, just me and my camera. I spend a whole week there to improve my photography skills and capture this extraordinary countryside; more than enough time to discover some of the most remarkable locations for landscape photographers:
Lava fields: Güímar
The lava fields next to Puertito de Güímar are perfect for mystique landscape shots. The best photo spots are close to the water; perfect for long exposures! I recommend the easy hike from Puertito de Güímar to El Socorro. You will find some of the most beautiful places for landscape photography along the route.
Hidden Valley: Masca
The Masca Valley is surrounded by green mountains. This beautiful part of tenerife is a outstanding place to enjoy pure nature. It's quite easy to find a nice spot for your camera in this area. Just follow the road through the valley and stop at some of the viewing platforms. If you are a sporty person, go for a hike in the mountains; it's worth it!
Lonely Ruins: El Puertito
This location was a real surprise. I planned to spend some hours at the beach and walked from El Puertito to La Caleta. On my way I discovered these lost ruins. They don't look really old (maybe an unfinished hotel), but are a great place for landscape shots. Tipp: Take a walk through the ruins and try different angles.
Cloud Forest: Taganana
Don't skip this cloudy forest! The old trees on the path from Casa Forestal to Taganaga offer you plenty landscape photo spots. Take a look around and you will find remarkable geological formations for your perfect picture of tenerife. Be careful, the weather can change really quickly in this area.
Panorama: San Andrés
The panorama road from San Andrés to Iqueste promises you a fantastic view over the beach and the mountains. It's hard to find a nice place for your tripod along the road. The small street with plenty of curves is dangerous. My favorite landscape photo spot is close to San Andrés. You can easily reach it after two minutes of driving. Stop your car at the first viewpoint and take a look around!