A Walk in Las Brenas

October 14, 2017

I went exploring a network of local footpaths above Breña Baja’s cemetery with a friend. We both took cameras and wound up concentrating on close ups.


Photos of La Palma by Kai Petersen

July 27, 2015

Kai Petersen has some spectacular photos of La Palma at his website: http://www.lightpaintingfreaks.com/index.php?/albums/la-palma/   My favourites are the night photos with stars, but he also took this lovely photo of my and my friend Nevermore on a tour of the Observatory of the Roque de Los Muchachos. The website is in German, but you don’t need words to enjoy them. I really recommend a visit, because there are 37 more!


The Canaries win Tournament: Earth 2014

This year’s winning photo in NASA’s Tournament: Earth is the Canary Islands again. This time all seven of them. This photo was taken by NASA’s Terra satellite on June 15, 2013. The prevailing wind and current here comes from the north east. Downwind and downstream from each island, you can see a few wisps of cloud, and long shiny areas of sea. “According to sailors’ guides to the area, winds…

April 8, 2014

Three photography exhibitions

There are three good photography exhibitions in Santa Cruz de La Palma. The winning entries and runners up of the 5th International Astrophotography Competition are on display in the island’s museum until March 17th. They are jaw-droppingly good. The museum (and the exhibition) is open from 10 am – 8 pm Monday – Saturday, and 10 am – 2 pm on Sundays. From Monday Jan 20th to Feb 3rd, the…

January 18, 2014

Astrophotography talk

  On Wednesday night in Santa Cruz there will be a talk on astrophotography by Babak Tafreshi and Christoph Malin (two of the most prestigious astrophotographers in the world). They’re on La Palma to teach at Astromaster LA PALMA 2013, an advanced course on image processing and landscape photography timelapse and night which will be held in Los Cancajos this week, between July 26 and September 30. The talk will…

September 24, 2013

Art Exhibitions

There are at least two art exhibitions well worth a visit in Santa Cruz de La Palma at the moment. Jorge Beda and Merche Martin Morillo have a retrospective exhibition a the College of Architects (on the Calle real or the sea front, just north of the Placeta). Amazingly, some of the paintings are just 30€. They’re open from Monday to Frieday, 10:30am – 1 pm and 6 pm-8:30 pm…

March 26, 2013