SEPTEMBER 1995 – A windsurfer speeds across Kefalos Bay on Kos island, Greece. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The Greek island of Kos is a popular tourist destination, and it’s easy to see why: the people are friendly, the beaches are nice and clean, and there is so much to explore.
We had rented a car and drove from Marmari Beach down to Kefalos at the southern end of the island. When we arrived we found a nice village, a long beach and this single windsurfer making good use of the strong wind.
I like this photo because it reverses the typical brightness distribution: the hills in the back provided a dark backdrop (where normally the bright sky would be) while the water sparkles from the afternoon sunlight (where usually you’d expect some dark blue water). And a clear horizon with the windsurfer as highlight. Nice.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||September 1995|
|Location||Kefalos Beach, Greece|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 70-210mm f/4|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Kodak PhotoCD (PCD)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||2916 x 1924 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|