Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy (I)

SEPTEMBER 2012 – After sunset at the Spiagga libera of Castiglione della Pescaia, Italy. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Most people relate the region of Tuscany with Florence, Siena, and Pisa. Very few know that Tuscany also has a large west coast with many beaches. In 2012 we decided to spend the summer vacation at Castiglione della Pescaia which is located at this coast. It’s an old town with a stunning architecture, but it has large beaches. As this is the west coast, the weather can be rough at times, at least compared to the Adriatic Sea. Nonetheless, it’s beautiful here.

One evening we walked along the beach promenade after sunset, and we encountered this nice view. As you may have discovered already, I like these gentle yet rich colors, the dark silhouette created by the remaining light.

By the way, I had just the tiny Ricoh point-and-shoot with me, but the result is very good in my view. I positioned the camera on the beach promenade and used the self-exposure mode to avoid any camera shake from the long exposure (0.5 seconds).

Anyway, I hope you like the image as much as I do.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time09-SEP-2012, 20:20
LocationCastiglione della Pescaia, Italy
CameraRicoh CX1
Exposure1/2 sec at f/4.8
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3456 x 2592 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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