12745 km to New York

MARCH 2004 – An engravement on the official landmark at the southernmost point of the African continent, suggests that the city of New York is 12745 km (about 7920 miles) away. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

When we were at the the southernmost point of the African continent near Cape Agulhas, South Africa, we also visited the official landmark at the location. On its top you’ll find a windrose indicating the distances to different places in the world. Here’s a detailed view of the arrow pointing to New York: 12745 km (about 7920 miles). Wow.

I love this detail as it is pretty far away for NYC, and the composition is just about right. The wide open aperture (probably f/1.4) creates a very narrow focus area while the front and the back are being blurred out. The reduced color space adds to the attractiveness of the image.


The high resolution image

Capture Date17-MAR-2004
LocationCape Agulhas, South Africa
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6557 x 4267 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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