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Pico del Puerto

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 22 May 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is taken from the summit of Pico del Puerto on the ridge dividing Granada from Malaga province. On the left (Malaga) a valley descends to the coast, while on the right (Granada) the mountains have dammed the silt creating a fertile high altitude plain which is intensively farmed. Straight ahead, but hidden by the crags, is the Zafarraya pass and the road connecting the two provinces. When crossing the pass we had noticed an inviting path leading up into the mountain and finally succumbed to the temptation to follow it. It wound up the hillside for a bit before petering out in a series of goat trails, forcing us to yomp the rest of the way to the top. However it made a nice circuit, climbing up on the Malaga side and descending on the Granada side where we had a well earned beer.

NIKON D70s 1/400 second F/11.0 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

1/400 second
27 mm (35mm equiv.)