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 & Time||08-SEP-2010, 17:59|
|Location||Ulassai, Sardinia, Italy|
|Camera||Canon EOS 5D|
|Lens||Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM|
|Exposure||1/1600 sec at f/5.6|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4368 x 2912 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|