Shark on the Beach

1995 – A light orange shell has been stuck into the wet sand to form a shark fin with a very long shadow on the beach. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

While waiting for the sunset to approach I found a light orange shell in the sand. I turned it around several times and realized that its shape might look like a shark fin sticking out of the water (or, in this case, sand). I stuck the shell into the wet area of the beach in a way that the sun would cast a long shadow onto the beach. Then I used a large aperture to blur the front and back.

Voilá. A nice and funny picture.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSummer 1995
LocationCabo de Sao Vicente, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceKodak PhotoCD
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2972 x 1959 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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