MARCH 2004 – The seaside of Cape Agulhas Lighthouse at the southern-most point of the African continent is shown right after sunset. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
We spent the late afternoon at the southern-most point of Africa (this is how it looks btw) and also planned to experience the sunset and blue hour afterwards. The sunset was not that spectacular, but the blue hour was beautiful, especially when we passed the lighthouse on our way home.
I like in this photo the clear sky, the distinctive shape of the lighthouse (almost a silhouette), and the fact that I could capture its bright light.
In case you are wondering – yes, the “windows” are just painted on the wall. They have done this to improve visibility of the lighthouse from the seaside, especially during the daytime. This can be a massive help for ships (maybe not so much any more in times of GPS.)
The high resolution image
|Location||Cape L’Agulhas, South Africa|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Minolta Dimage Scan Elite II|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3631 x 2421 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|