Sailing, Kiel, Germany (I)

JUNE 1999 – The sails of the Russian tall ship Mir blow in the wind on the Baltic Sea near Kiel, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

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 DateJune 1999
LocationKiel, Germany
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceKodak PhotoCD
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions1954 x 2965 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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