The Southernmost Point of Africa (II)

MARCH 2004 – Petra Zanzig poses at the official landmark indicating the southernmost point of the African continent near Cape Agulhas, South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Earlier today I blogged a photo of the southernmost point of the African continent near Cape Agulhas, South Africa.

Now, this photo shows the top of the official landmark – a windrose indicating the distances to different places in the world (e.g., New York 12745 km, Cape Point 147 km). I deliberately opted to put the focus on the center of the windrose (instead of Petra) as I really aimed for the slightly blurred look that increases with the distance.

I think it’s exciting that this photo was taken exactly 18 years ago. Petra has not changed one bit in all that time (and I think the scenery at Cape Agulhas hasn’t changed either.) Lovely.


The high resolution image

Capture Date17-MAR-2004
LocationCape Agulhas, South Africa
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 Dimensions2384 x 3576 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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