Playa de las Catedrales during a thunderstorm

Thunderstorm at Playa de las Catedrales in Spain

This month's image looks quite different from the one we published here last month right after our trip to Northern Spain. But in fact it isn't, this picture was taken on the same beach (Playa de las Catedrales) and on the same day, just a couple of minutes before the other one. It shows the opposite direction, the view to the West. It was a fabulous rainy sunset, and that's why we had this otherwise pretty popular beach all to ourselves. But we did not remain long either after we took these two images. The thunder began to roll and the lightning storm chased us away and back to our "Faraday cage" (=car ;-) ).

Spring is a great season for shooting the coast in Northern Spain. Some of the rocks are covered by a striking green then, which seems to disappear during the hot summer months, leaving but bare rocks for those visiting the coast during fall season.

You will find more information about this place and the incredible "row of arches" in our two other blogs:

- Sunset at Playa de las Catedrales (information on the permits and the required tide conditions)
- Playa de las Catedrales in Northern Spain dealing with our first visit(s)


Image data: 1 s at f/14, ISO 100; Canon EF 16-35 mm at 20 mm, Canon EOS 5D Mark IV