Friday, February 27, 2009
A Good Day
One of my favourite places on earth is the Parque el Teidi and this is where I spent my birthday and had a wonderful time. We always hire a car for a few days when we are in Tenerife and a visit is never complete until I have been up to the Teidi. I don’t mean I go right to the summit of the volcano, but to the wonderful park that surrounds it and it is just like visiting another planet, which is why I suppose they use this area to make films, in particular, The Planet of the Apes was filmed here. When we got up this morning and looked out of the window we could see that it was very clear on the top, so decided to go up today. Where better to go on my birthday than one of my favourite places?
Would you believe I took 190 photos during the day? Well I did. I love my little pocket camera which is a Pentax Optio. It’s got a wonderful Macro and a Super Macro as well which I use quite a lot when I photograph my textiles, but the LCD viewer is too shiny and it has no view finder to use when it’s too sunny. So I just have to aim in the right direction and hope for the best.
DH took a few photos of me by the Tiedi and just pointed the camera at me, they are quite passable considering. If anyone has an answer to this problem I would love to hear it.
When I came back there was a bottle of Champagne waiting for me from the hotel management! They must have their computer set to tell them when someone has a birthday while staying here.