Kieler Förde

SEPTEMBER 2002 – View across the Kieler Förde on a windy day. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

I admit that this 20 year old image is not spectacular by any means. Yet I like it because it shows a view of Kiel in Germany, where I was born and that I still consider my hometown. I lived in Kiel until the age of 27, so this sight of the rugged sea of the Kieler Förde (the arm of the Baltic Sea leading into Kiel’s city center) has been deeply embedded in my memory.

Whenever I needed some rest or time to think of a way out of a difficult situation, a walk along the seaside can help. The fresh, tasty wind could usually clear up my mind and reset my thoughts. Suddenly I saw solutions that I did not see before. And the giant sea makes you realize your own size (or lack of) and the size of mankind in general. This helps, too.

And this image shows a bit of this. Shot with the DC 4800, the high resolution image is not a high resolution image by any means, but heck, it serves me as a reminder of how things are (and probably will be for a long time) back home. In Kiel, Germany.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time27-SEP-2002, 11:32
LocationKiel, Germany
CameraKodak DC 4800 Zoom Digital
Exposure1/350 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2138 x 1414 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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