AUGUST 2008 – Nightly view from the Albergo-Ristorante Bella Vista in Brissago, Ticino, Switzerland, across the Lago Maggiore with Ascona in the back. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
We were visiting Ticino, the Italian speaking region of Switzerland. Our hotel, the Albergo-Ristorante Bella Vista, was located high above the Lago di Maggiore and could only be reached through a very winded street in Brissago. Brissago is the last village in Switzerland, and Italy is really, really close.
From the hotel we had fantastic views across the lake, and one evening I grabbed the tripod and did a couple of long exposures. Back then I did not yet have the remote timer TC-80N3 so I fiddled with the self-timer function of the camera and ended up with the longest exposure time available (30 seconds). The result is truly stunning, I think.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||27-AUG-2008, 20:52|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8L USM|
|Exposure||30 sec at f/11|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4721 x 3147 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|