Playa de Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Spain

NOVEMBER 2005 – The late afternoon sun illuminates the beach of Los Cristianos in Tenerife, Spain. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

When the winter approaches in Central Europe, it is always good to think of a nice beach that you’ve encountered. The main beach of Los Cristianos at the south coast of the island of Tenerife in Spain certainly qualifies for this. You’ll get clean, light brown sand (which is not typical for Tenerife), neatly arranged sun chairs, a small yacht harbour, palm trees, and in the nearby town center all the amenities you could possibly think of. Add warm temperatures and a clear sky, and you’re set up for the perfect day.

We were in Los Cristianos in the late afternoon and the sun was already casting long shadows, creating warm, saturated colors. A perfect shot of a beach situated in the center of a busy town. And ideal for – yes! – day-dreaming the approaching winter away. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time10-NOV-2005, 18:45
LocationLos Cristianos, Tenerife, Spain
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/80 sec at f/20
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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