OCTOBER 2007 – A brand new white BMW Z4 photographed at the Nymphenburg Channel in Munich, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
One wealthy client asked me to shoot the brand new BMW Z4 he had purchased for his wife as a gift. He said he wanted a photo to remember the car. He specifically did not want his wife or himself to be present in the picture. “Just the car,” he told me, “just the car.” I did not ask a lot of questions, but accepted this request as the quirky characteristic of a very special personality.
And so, on a sunny day in October, the car dealer and I took the new car prior to delivery to two attractive locations in Munich: first to the Nymphenburg Channel, then to the Leopoldstraße in the city center (which is basically the High Street of Munich.)
At the Nymphenburg Channel, I told the driver where to park the car. I positioned the camera on the tripod almost on the ground to be on level with the main body of the car to get a full side shot. The natural light beautifully illuminated the colored leafs of the trees and highlighted the streamlined design of the car.
The result: One of several attractive photos, and a happy client who fell in love with the images. Nice.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||15-OCT-2007, 15:12|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/6 sec at f/32|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4846 x 3231 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|