Sorrento Coast, Italy

SEPTEMBER 2000 – The Sorrento coast in Italy seen from the Montechiaro viewpoint in Meta. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We reached the Sorrento coast in the afternoon, coming from the Vesuvio across a busy, hot and boring highway. It was exciting to see the dramatic change of the landscape once we entered the SS145, aka ‘The Scenic Road to Sorrento’. All of a sudden, there was just moderate traffic, it was all green, and the air was tasty – a welcome change after the super busy Naples area.

Right before we really entered the Sorrento Coast at the village called Meta, we encountered this fantastic view. The road is really close to the cliffs east of Meta, and we stopped to enjoy the view and take a couple of pictures.

The wide angle of the lens makes it appear as if the photo was shot from a drone or paraglider, but I took the image from the viewpoint which sits high above the water. Lovely.

The high resolution image

Capture Date05-SEP-2000
LocationMeta, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 20mm 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 Dimensions2398 x 2798 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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