Images from Lanzarote Dec 2021-January 2022.
Part 1 – Teguise and Yaiza

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Teguise. The glaring sun just hidden behind the wall to allow detail in the building.

I hadn’t planned on getting all photographic during a Xmas and New Year break in Lanzarote other than the inevitable seasonal social snaps. Determination to travel outweighed the angst of certificates, form filling to satisfy both the UK and Spain and all the costly testing arrangements.

Once there, however, I came across scenes that just needed to be captured and the camera (as in very portable but capable iPhone) came out along with my idea of creative images. I hope you like them.

The streets of Teguise
Close up composition

Teguise is a popular old artistic and cultural village usually heaving with people on market day. That can be fun but the beauty of the town can better be seen when it’s not market day.

I have taken many pictures here in the past so I was looking for some detail I had not noticed before. The light in Teguise is always special because there is always somewhere that has the sun streaming at an angle across the whitewashed adobe walls, emphasising the surface textures. With the gnarled tree trunks, green fronds, colourful doors and windows every little street has something to photograph.

The streets of Teguise: is it a door or a window?
Old wooden window in Teguise
The same high window taken using a selfie-stick to make myself 10’ tall

A few kilometres away lies the quiet unassuming village of Yaiza. During a coffee stop I came across the simple church there and took a few shots, but what I really liked was, once again, the light coming right across the white façade and I favoured this crop of the bell tower.

Belltower of the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios in Yaiza, Lanzarote.
Tree roots in the Plaza de Los Remedios seem to take on the appearance of a prehistoric creature’s claw when in black and white.
All images taken with the iPhone 13 Pro in raw DNG format and processed via Lightroom Classic.