Saubaudia, Italy (I)

SEPTEMBER 2000 – View along the beach of Sabaudia in Italy with the M. Circeo in the back. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

On our long trip through Italy in 2000 we drove from Tuscany on the countryside towards south. This meant that we had not seen a beach since we had left Munich in Germany. Sure, we had seen the sea at the cliffs of Cinque Terre and Lerici in the North, but there were no beaches.

So, finally the time had come to hit the west coast again. And we wanted to be as close as possible to the sea, so we opted for a camp site (Camping Sabaudia back then.) Just a simple street and the dunes separated the camp site from the beach, and we had a wonderful time. At the beach, there were multiple restaurants serving delicious sea food!

The beach was clean, and there was plenty of room for everyone. Admittedly, high season had already passed, but still it was hard to imagine that this looong beach could possibly get overcrowded.

I took this photo in the late afternoon near sunset time, before going to a restaurant. I love the warm light of the setting sun that also throws long shadows that add structure to the beach.


The high resolution image

Capture Date04-SEP-2000
LocationSabaudia, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210 mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image File FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3794 x 2135 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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