Blue Hour at Marmari Beach, Kos, Greece

SEPTEMBER 1994 – A boat has been moored off Marmari Beach on the island of Kos in Greece. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the photo

Here’s a shot from almost 30 years ago. We were for two weeks on the island of Kos, Greece, and I shot several beautiful images of the Kos town center and the island, including this shot of the beach at Marmari.

After sunset, the Blue Hour was had already set in, and I used a tripod and a slightly longer exposure time to capture the motion of the waves that gently rolled onto the beach. The exposure time was short enough to not blur the boat, though. (I guess 1/20 sec or so.)

While most certainly not a stellar shot, I still like it because of its mood. The tiny waves, the last remains of the sunlight, the boat. That’s nice.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSeptember 1994
LocationMarmari Beach, Kos, Greece
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceKodak PhotoCD
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bit/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2941 x 1901 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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