Sunday, September 23, 2012

Playa de Sotavento de Jandia and night photography

Last week, apart from going to Ajuy, we visited the Jandia peninsula. It is on the opposite side of the island, but it's not a long drive - certainly lot shorter than drives we had to underatke to get to Norfolk coast when we lived in Essex.
Playa de Sotavento de Jandia, or Playa de Sotavento, or simply Sotavento, is probably the most famous beach on the whole of Fuerteventura, and that's saying something, as there is a lot of stiff competition. The surfing championship is held there, and the water is just beautiful. The entrance to water seems to be free of sharp rocks, although I didn't check the whole length of the beach of course.

The interesting feature of that beach is that there is a long sandbank running along the shore at a distance maybe couple of hundred meters. It separates the open ocean and a shallow area of less moveable, slightly stagnant water. We were there when the tide was at its highest, but even then it was possible to walk along the sandbank, sometimes wading a little.

When I was looking through the pictures at full resolution, I realized that the figure on the left in the pic below is a naturist, sitting there at the edge of sandbank, reading paper, with a large, presumably waterproof, bag on his knees.

Those two pics below are unrelated to Jandia and taken on the nearest beach from us - Flag Beach. First one has an exposure about 20 mins, second one about thirty but on a cloudy night, so the peculiar aurora effect is created by artificial light reflected off the flying clouds.

Those images are way way too noisy for stock, but so, so beautiful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stunning Photos :D and the beach is so amazing x