Sailing, Lake Constance, Germany

JULY 2015 – A strong wind forces sailors to reduce their sail surface on Lake Constance near Sipplingen, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In 2015 we were sailing again with my father-in-law. We had chartered a nice yacht for a weekend at Lake Constance. It had been a gift for him to celebrate his 75th birthday. As you might have read before, he had been sailing across the Baltic Sea every summer from 2001 to 2010, so despite his age he was still very experienced in handling a yacht.

But when we came to the lake, a strong wind prevented leaving the harbour on the first day. The wind was so strong, that the few sailors that were still out there, had to reduce the surface of their sails. And their boats were still tilting quite strongly.

So we decided to settle in and have some good (sailor) food, aiming for a nice day trip on the next day.

I like this image because of the color of the water and the generally reduced color set. The panoramic crop adds drama while still leaving enough copyspace for a headline and intro paragraph.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time25-JUL-2015, 15:14
LocationLake Constance, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M
LensCanon EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/400 sec at f/11
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera Raw (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions5184 x 2150 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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