JUNE 1999 – The sails of the Russian tall ship Mir blow in the wind on the Baltic Sea near Kiel, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Today, the traditional Kiel Week will open – a world-class sailing event in my home town, Kiel in Germany. It will be nine days full of action, culture and fun.
So I decided to post a series of maritime images over the next couple of days. From Kiel. From the Baltic Sea. From other places around the world in a maritime setting.
I’ll begin with a photo I shot during Kiel Week 1999. It shows the sails of the tall ship Mir from Russia. We had the pleasure to spend an afternoon on the ship for a mini-cruise on the large bay of Kiel. The weather was excellent and we could even set the sails for a while!
I like this photo because it really boils down the sailing theme into a single image: blue sky, sunshine, sails blowing in the wind. Love it.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||June 1999|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||Kodak PhotoCD|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||1954 x 2965 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|