Kiel-Schilksee, Germany (III)

JUNE 1999 – The busy Olympic Harbour in Schilksee near Kiel, Germany, during Kiel Week. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Kiel Schiksee is the melting point for the sailing competitions during Kiel Week. From here, it’s not too far to the outer Baltic Sea, and the Olympic Center provides an excellent infrastructure for the athletes and their teams.

This is a shot across the marina. As you can see, the weather was pretty mixed, and I still remember that the grand opening of Kiel Week was pretty cold (about 10 °C) and windy. But to genuine sailors this does not matter, and we did not care either.

The photo is from a slide and the grain indicates that it’s a 400 ASA film. God knows why I used that one, but that’s the way it is. The scan from Kodak PhotoCD adds further softness, so all-in-all, the digital representation of the slide is only so-so. But I like the rubber boats in the front and busy marina in the back. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture DateJune 1999
LocationKiel, Germany
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceSlide Film
Digital Image SourceKodak PhotoCD
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions1946 x 2960 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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