Badehusene i Marstal, Denmark

JULY 2006 – The Badehusene i Marstal (“Bath House in Marstal”) is a group of historic buildings in Marstal, Denmark. They are located close to the yacht harbor, directly at the beach. This bath house has been painted in bright red and green and features a traditional straw roof. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

In 2006 we joined my father-in-law on his yacht for a two-week trip cruising the Danish part of the Baltic Sea. We stayed for one night in Marstal. Just a short walk away from the harbor is the public beach with several small bath houses. The first couple of houses had been built in 1920. Some were used just to change clothes and store beach accessories, others were fully equipped for use as mini holiday homes.

When we walked up to the beach we discovered this beautiful bath house. It yelled ‘Nordic’ to me with its bright colors. I liked the idea that the yacht harbor could be seen in the background. But – sadly – I had just my tiny P&S camera with me, and the quality is just okay-ish. It’s sufficient for a postcard, but not for posters or high-end prints. Having said that, it’s amazing that this image is straight from the original file with virtually no editing by me at all.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time24-JUL-2006, 17:03
LocationMarstal, Denmark
CameraCanon DIGITAL IXUS 60
Lensbuilt-in
Exposure1/640 sec at f/4.5
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2816 x 2112 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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