Carousel, Munich

SEPTEMBER 2007 – People swirl around in a historic carousel on a warm evening at the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

A warm late summer evening (in fact, early autumn) was a fantastic opportunity to take the camera and tripod to the Oktoberfest in Munich, which was just a short bike ride away from our appartment back then. Here is a nice shot of a moving carousel. I wanted the people to blur just slightly, so that they are still visible as individuals but their identity would be impossible to recognize.

An exposure time of 1/25 sec. did the trick. The box office is super sharp, but all moving parts are blurred. Nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time24-SEP-2007, 19:58
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/25 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera Raw (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3172 x 4758 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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