Cala Figuera, Mallorca, Spain

JUNE 2006 – The working harbour of Cala Figuera in Mallorca, Spain, is illuminated by the late afternoon sun. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

When on the island of Mallorca in Spain, please consider visiting the South-East and especially the beautiful village called Cala Figuera with its small, protected harbour. It is quite narrow, and you won’t find too many big, shiny yachts here. Rather, you’ll find a fleet of traditional small fisher boats that are still used for fishing. If you are lucky you may encounter fishermen sitting at the harbour repairing their nets as part of their daily routine.

I captured this photo in the late afternoon, and the sun was already quite low. I like the sparkling reflections of the sun and the overall mood created by the long shadows. Standing in the shadow of a building elminated any lens flare that might have occured otherwise. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time22-JUN-2006, 19:51
LocationCala Figuera, Mallorca, Spain
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/125 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4796 x 3197 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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