Ship Wrecks, Isle of Mull, Scotland

JULY 2005 – Two ship wrecks rest on the coast of the Isle of Mull near Salen, Scotland. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We were on the Isle of Mull on our way from Salen to Tobermory. The A848 was close to the coastline, and suddenly we discovered these ship wrecks. The sun was coming out in this moment, so I stopped the car, grabbed the camera and captured this photo.

I like how the wide angle lens underlines the size of the wrecks. The colors are unusually attractive as they have eroded over time and now show many more shades than when they were new. What’s more, the sunlight put the wrecks almost exclusively into focus while leaving the background rather dark.

The high resolution image

Capture Date15-JUL-2005
LocationNorth-West of Salen, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3741 x 2491 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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