Between Elim and Hermanus, South Africa

MARCH 2004 – A historic windmill stands on dry farmland between Elim and Hermanus in South Africa. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The area between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth is called Garden Route. While most tourists put the focus on visiting the numerous vineyards, beautiful beaches and parks, you may also find yourself being plunged back into the middle west of the United States.

We took a detour to the small historic village of Elim and encountered a bumpy ride over dozens of kilometers of gravel road. However, the streets in Elim have been perfectly tarred (but end at the end of the village.)

Between Elim and Hermanus we found this beautiful image of an old windmill that sits on dry farmland. I like the reduced color set – just the blue sky and the light brown soil – which highlights the dry conditions in March. Plenty of copyspace for those who need it. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date18-MAR-2004
LocationNear Elim, 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 Dimensions6543 x 4282 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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