Fisher Boats, Laguna di Nora, Sardinia

SEPTEMBER 2010 – View across the boats that have been moored next to the Laguna di Nora on the island of Sardinia, with the ancient Roman settlement of Nora in the back. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

There is something peaceful about boats that have been moored at a tiny harbor or off the beach. Often, they rock gently back and forth, waiting for their owners to take them to the sea. It’s a peaceful scene.

I shot this image near the ancient Roman settlement of Nora, outside of Pula on the island of Sardinia. I liked the fact that this was clearly a working harbour, albeit very small. Some of these boats were used for (commercial) fishing for sure. I also found it interesting that a major tourist attraction, Nora, was right next to the harbour (visible in the back). So in the forground we have day-to-day real work, and in the back we have tourists enjoying a walk in ancient remains of buildings.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time03-SEP-2010, 17:59
LocationPula, Sardinia, Italy
CameraCanon EOS 5D
LensCanon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/400 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4322 x 2881 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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