DECEMBER 2006 – Two men enjoy the sunset at Swakopmund, Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Sunsets are often beautiful, especially at the Ocean facing west like here at the beach of Swakopmund in Namibia. We visited the city prior to the summer season, so there were relatively few tourists around, and it could still get a bit chilly in the evenings. We had a table booked for dinner at The Tug, a very good restaurant with local specialities, located directly at the main beach. On our way to the restaurant we explored the beach and the sunset that approached quickly. Like several other people as well.
In this shot, I love the silhouettes of the sunset admirers and the rather cool look of the colors. That’s because it was not really warm that evening, as a cold wind was blowing strongly. I think it’s only fair to expresses this coldness in the photo as well.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||03-DEC-2006, 19:22|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/640 sec at f/8|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4935 x 3243 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|