El Peñón de Salobreña.
Salobreña, Granada, Andalucia, Spain.
Technical data: Nikon D800 | Nikkor AF-S 14-24 mm f/2.8G ED at 15mm | Hitech Pro Stop 10 IR | Lucroit filter holder | Induro AT213 tripod + BHL2 ballhead.
208s (3min 28s) | f/11 | ISO 100.
Processing: Lightroom 5 | Photoshop CS6 | Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.
Wacom Intuos 5 pen tablet.
Salobreña is a small-sized town located on Granada’s Costa Tropical. Two main parts may be distinguished in Salobreña. The old town is a cluster of white houses in an actual maze narrow streets, allies, and small squares that sits on a rocky prominence inland. The remains of a medieval Moorish castle that tops the hill is arguably the best known tourist attraction in Salobreña. Spreading from the bottom of the old town along the coastline, there is an aggregate of hideous new developments that house tens of thousands of visitors every summer.
El Peñón de Salobreña is a rock formation situated between two of the five beaches of the municipality. Jutting more than one hundred meters into the Mediterranean Sea, it provides an assortment of vantage points perched on its rough slopes from where sunsets can be enjoyed at its fullest.
Even though I have spent most of my summer vacations and frequent weekends in Salobreña for many years, I did not seem to truly appreciate its beauty at the time. I believe some time and distance were needed for me to develop a deeper appreciation for what I still consider home.
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