AUGUST 2008 – A couple on a bench enjoys the view across Lago Maggiore at the piazza of Ascona, Switzerland. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Ascona is one of the must-see attractions when exploring the magnificient Lago Maggiore in the Alps. Located on the Swiss side of the lake, it combines Swiss precision with Italian lifestyle.
I like this image for two reasons: Firstly, it captures the beauty of the lake and the summer-like, relaxed feeling it can create. Secondly, it shows one of the truly Italian specialities: hydrofoils that cross the lake as fast passenger ferries. Here, it’s the Freccia dei Giardini that had achieved a high speed already, lifting the body of the ship out of the water. Impressive.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||24-AUG-2008, 17:40|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/1000 sec at f/8|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4794 x 2772 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|