Fly Fishing, Munich, Germany

SEPTEMBER 2004 – A fly fisher stands in the Isar river right below the Maximiliansbrücke in Munich, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We did a walk through Munich, Germany, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, from the city center to the English Garden. And there he was: a fly fisher standing in the middle of the Isar river, trying to catch some fish. I was stunned, because – up until then – I had associated fly fishing with rural rivers in Canada or (at least) more quiet areas in Bavaria. Here we were in the middle of our busy hometown! But I take it as a good as the quality of the water must be really high.

I like this image not for its technical quality (I had just my tiny Sony P&S with me) but for the unusual story, the composition and the restricted color set. And as a bonus the Angel of Peace in the back. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time05-SEP-2004, 14:29
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraSony DSC-P72
Exposure1/200 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions1536 x 2048 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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