Swakopmund, Namibia

DECEMBER 2006 – View from the Jetty Bridge across the southern beach of Swakopmund, Namibia, shortly before sunset. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

We ha dexpected a beautiful sunset. The sky was clear, the wind was blowing, and not a single cloud could be seen anywhere. We had booked a table for dinner at The Tug (which can be seen on the far left on the photo), a very good restaurant with local specialities, located directly at Swakop’s main beach.

Fortunately, we were a ahead of time and captured several awesome photos of the beach and the historic Jetty Bridge (aka ‘Jetty Pier’) that stretches into the Atlantic Ocean. Of course, we also shot a couple of photos from the bridge, like this one.

I really like the warm light of the setting sun. The relatively long exposure time of 1/40 sec adds some motion blur to the rough waves. Very nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time03-DEC-2006, 19:12
LocationSwakopmund, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/40 sec at f/22
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4946 x 3239 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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