APRIL 2007 – The city of Munich, Germany, receives the first hydrogene car to be used by its mayors. During a press conference BMW handed over a brand new BMW 7 series hydrogen to the officials. The photo shows an exact toy model of the car that stands on top of the real car that has been delivered. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
The city of Munich has always been actively looking to protect the environment. As part of the diverse initiatives, the city received on 25th April 2007 the first hydrogene car to be used by the mayors of the city. It was delivered by the Director of BMW’s Research- and Traffic-Politics, Christoph Huss, to Munich’s lord mayor, Christian Ude (SPD), and mayor Christine Strobl (SPD). The BMW Hydrogen 7 was the first premium sedan car that could run on both fuel and hydrogen.
The press conference went uneventful but the photo opportunity was great. I remember a bigger crowd of colleagues (including me) taking the usual shots: Mr. Ude in front of the car, Mr. Ude talking to Mr. Huss, Mr. Ude waving from the driver’s seat. You get the idea. But the BMW folks had brought a model replica that looked exactly like the car that got delivered. Paint, interior design, and even the number plates were identical. I was still looking for a different shot and asked politely whether I could get the toy car for a minute or so, and of course, they happily agreed. I placed the toy car on top of the real car and took the photo above. The result: Beautiful colors and lots of copyspace for the editors. Nice.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||25-APR-2007, 14:58|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/200 sec at f/5.6|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4753 x 2316 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|