JUNE 2006 – Cars drive down the curvy road Ma-2141 that leads to the village of Sa Calobra on the island of Mallorca, Spain. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The island of Mallorca in Spain is extremely beautiful and holds many unexpected sights for the traveller (and photographer), for example the North-West where steep cliffs meet the Mediterranean Sea. You can easily spend a full day exploring the area.
One of the definite “must-sees” is the small village of Sa Calobra, and the major attraction is the “getting there”. You take the road Ma-2141 and get down to sea level, from almost 700 m at the Cols deis Reis. At roughly 12 kilometers length this road is certainly one of the “Crookiest Streets of the World” – outside a city. Inside a city, I believe this is still claimed by Lombard Street in San Francisco.
I love this shot for the curvy lines of the road and the colorful cars that look like alien objects in a barren landscape.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||29-JUN-2006, 13:12|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/200 sec at f/16|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3328 x 4992 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|