Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

SEPTEMBER 2018 – The legs of a man in traditional Bavarian clothes seen from above in a beer tent at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Today it’s just seven more days until the original Oktoberfest in Munich will be opened at noon, following a gloomy period of two years where the biggest folk festival in the world had been suspended.

When it comes to photos, the Oktoberfest has been well covered. There’s hardly an image that has not been captured in its long history. Whether it’s people in traditional clothes, people cheering, long exposures, mass krugs, musicians, politicians, horses, people sleeping – it’s completely hopeless trying to shoot images that are truly unique.

And still every now and then I capture images that I believe to be at least somewhat unusual. Like this photo from 2018, taken at the Fest, that shows my legs and feet in traditional clothes, selfie style. I wanted to provide lots of copy space and found the wooden floor of the beer tent to be perfect.

The image is slightly contrary to the usual images of celebrations at the Fest as it also expresses a certain loneliness (no other people, a restricted color set showing mostly brown, and the huge blank space gets the attention.) I still like it.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time30-SEP-2018, 13:16
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraSamsung Galaxy S5 neo (SM-G903F)
ISO50
Exposure1/33 sec at f/1.9
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2592 x 4608 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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