AUGUST 2010 – Panoramic view across the hills near Ulassai, Sardinia, Italy. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
In 2010, we visited the Grotta di Su Marmuri, a large system of caves at the east coast of Sardinia, Italy. The main entrance is situated a short drive outside of Ulassai. The steep winds of the road lead to a picnic area, parking lot and restaurant just a few steps from the main entrance to the grotto.
I took this photo from the road slightly below the parking lot as I wanted to capture the landscape with its hills with just one little sign of civilization – that tiny portion of the steep road on the left.
After taking the photo we disappeared into the cave for about 90 minutes, a unique experience because the atmosphere down in the cave was so very different from the life outside. Unforgettable.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||29-AUG-2010, 15:59|
|Camera||Canon EOS 5D|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/400 sec at f/5.6|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||15128 x 2464 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|