It is a feat of some endurance to get to Cofete – 20km of rough track including a substantial climb over the ridge that runs along the Jandia peninsular – but it is worth it as the view from Punta de Vista Sober Puerto de Montana as you cross the ridge is certainly the finest in Fuerteventura with the Playa Cofete (Barlavento) and a substantial part of the west coast of the island stretched out before you. This really is a Good Place to Stand.
A good enough view for a hi-res photograph – and here it is – all 80mp (although cropped down to 16:9) created with the G9s hi-res mode of 8 images captured with a half pixel shift merged into one ginormous raw file. The detail in the full resolution file is amazing, it also noticeable that the hi-res images have significantly less noise than the conventional images.
As always click on the images and click again to see larger.
As there was quite a breeze blowing I thought it would also be interesting to try a long exposure in this case using a Lee 15 stop super-stopper to get an exposure of 60 seconds – it is interesting to note that the Lee filter does introduce a colour cast that is actually quite difficult to completely remove although I think still produces a pleasing image.
From the viewpoint it is long bumpy drive down to the Barlavento coast and the shacks that make up the “village” of Cofete with its simply stunning beach and Rainbow to boot !
Proof that there is gold at the end of the Rainbow.