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This is the picture that put me into the map of photography. Me and other 20 students of an introductory course lined up to take this shot. I, however, was very lucky another person happened to have the exact same camera, with the exact same (kit) lens, only he had all the toys available (grip, shutter release cable, and most importantly, a whole set of filters). We added two black filters, closed the aperture as much as the camera and kit lens would allow (compared to 64 it's not a lot, but compared to my 50mm, f36 is a lot) and let the magic of a very, very, very long exposure do its trick. I've been told a couple of times that those colours aren't real, that the water can't possibly get that blue, but it was, at least through the lens of my camera.
The pictures title comes from the famous mountain you see at the top; called "El Teide", it's Spain tallest peak, and it is the landmark of my island, Tenerife. As a kid, my Dad used to call the mountain "Papi Teide", a Spanish play on words that comes to close to "Daddy Teide", and since it's a shot we're not used to seeing of this protected natural landmark, I just had to add "almighty" to round it up.
You can clearly see the filters weren't clean, and you could argue it's a crime to not clean the picture a bit in Lightroom, but given it was my first "successful" picture amongst my friends, I decided to keep it as untouched as possible, and it barely has any post-FX at all, except some framing corrections.
Hope you like it :)

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