Mexico City at Night

MAY 2003 – View across Mexico City at night, seen from the Hotel Sheraton Maria Isabel. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

I was asked to do a business trip to Mexico City – a week in the metropolis of Central America. The company booked a nice hotel (Sheraton Maria Isabel) and the adventure could begin. It began with a terrible jet lag, and I was fully awake at 4 am in the morning. Once I saw the view from my room, however, I was glad about this jet lag. Zillions of tiny lights illuminated the city and my tiny point-and-shoot could capture these in a very long exposure quite well.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time10-MAY-2003, 04:00
LocationMexico City, Mexico
CameraKodak DC 4800
Exposure16 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2160 x 1215 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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