Sunset, Swakopmund, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – Two men enjoy the sunset at Swakopmund, Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/

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 & Time03-DEC-2006, 19:22
LocationSwakopmund, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/640 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4935 x 3243 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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