1999 – The Munich TV Tower reflects in the artificial lake of the Olympic Park. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
There was a (very short!) period in my photographic career when I thought that images should be tilted. I cannot remember a specific reason except maybe believing it to be “cool” or “special”. And I somehow liked the weird geometry of the shots.
In this specific case I even told myself that I wanted the entire reflection of the TV Tower to be visible in the photo.
But it’s not cool at all. When the prints came back from the lab I was instinctively trying to determine whether they look better in portrait mode (upright) or in landscape mode (tilted by 90 degrees). Both ways work equally, and I have to say: equally bad. I turned the prints, and turned them again, and again – without ever coming to a conclusion. And when I now stumbled upon this image in the archive, this vicious circle started all over again.
Oh, what a silly idea!
The high resolution image
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Negative Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6787 x 4415 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|