Ulassai, Sardegna

SEPTEMBER 2010 – Ulassai on the island of Sardinia in Italy is illuminated by the late afternoon sun. The village has been built closely to the mountain at 740 meters above sea level. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

The village of Ulassai, Sardinia, is nestled close to the mountain at 740 meters above sea level: steep and narrow streets everywhere, and very few parking lots. As there is very little idustry up here, many young people have left left the village to work in Cagliari or on the Italian mainland. That’s why many shops are closed, and some of the houses just rot away. But tourists flock to Ulassai mainly for the hiking trails and The grotta di Su Marmuri, which is a real highlight. It goes even further up through steep and narrow serpentines.

I like this image because the afternoon sun was already throwing shadows across the village, highlighting the way it has been built on the mountain. Mostly warm colors provide a cozy impression, and the long focal setting eliminates any distortion.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time08-SEP-2010, 17:59
LocationUlassai, Sardinia, Italy
CameraCanon EOS 5D
LensCanon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/1600 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4368 x 2912 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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