Capo San Marco, Sardinia, Italy

AUGUST 2010 – A woman photographs the Torre Costiera di San Giovanni watchtower from the Capo San Marco in Sardinia, Italy. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Our 2010 trip to the island of Sardinia was a photographic feast. Sardinia has so many beautiful sights that it’s impossible to visit them all in just two weeks.

I took this photo at the Capo San Marco which is a peninsula at the western coast of Sardinia. You can clearly see that the waves roll in strongly from the Mediterranean Sea (on the left), while the sea is very calm on the other side. There are beaches on both sides, but families with kids usually opt for the more protected side. In the back there’s the village of San Giovanni di Sinis. The watchtower dominates the picture but in the high-resolution image you can also see the archeological site of Tharros (on the right).

I just love this image. For its colors. For its composition. For the memories it brings back.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time31-AUG-2010, 10:40
LocationCapo San Marco, Sardinia, Italy
CameraCanon EOS 5D
LensCanon EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/250 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4200 x 2800 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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