An ethereal hybrid between the moon and Mars, Lanzarote’s other-worldly landscape is dramatic to say the least. The entire island has a sense of raw isolation that transforms you into its latest explorer. Lanzarote is one of the seven main islands of the Canary Island archipelago, and is famous for its wind and surf.
Volcanoes dominate the horizon, creating stark black sand beaches that contrast against rich red canyons. The rugged textures of the hillsides and the smooth pebbled coastline also contribute to Lanzarote’s diverse landscape. Driving around the island’s dirt roads, surrounded by charcoal shards of rock, it’s easy to find something curious enough to prompt a pit stop.
Tip: When taking photos with a distinct horizon, try to move the weight to the top or bottom of your photo make it feel more balanced.
My Samsung NX mini overcame the overcast skies and was able to take vivid photos with crisp colors. The best part was using PANORAMA mode to snag shots of the varied landscapes. PANORAMA mode works in both a horizontal and vertical directions, and can vary in length depending on your preference. The Samsung NX mini’s PANORAMA mode comes out with high quality, clean shots, which are great for amplifying later on.
Using Panorama Mode
On the Mode screen, select Smart > Panorama. Press and hold the shutter, and then slowly move the camera in the direction you desire. When you are finished, release the shutter.
Shooting Moving Images
The above photo was taken from the car passenger seat window. Here I was able to achieve a sharp shot of the mountains while having the foreground blurred out. To do so I made sure to tap my finger on my camera screen and trigger the auto focus square on the part of the image I wanted sharp.