Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany

SEPTEMBER 2012 – The traditional Ferris Wheel of the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, in the warm light of the setting sun. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

After two years of pause (due to the Corona pandemic), the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, has been opened yesterday again. Now, the beer will flow until the Monday, the 3rd October, a bank holiday in Germany.

Since the weather has been really cold and rainy yesterday, I went to the archive and selected a nice image of the giant Ferris Wheel on a clear day, illumintaed by the warm glow of the setting sun.

Back then, the Ricoh CX1 had been my perfect camera to take to places where I needed a good image quality from a small camera. This image confirms my view that this was one of the best P&S cameras around before smartphone cameras got so much better in quality. (But they still have quality issues in difficult light.)

What a joy it is to celebrate it again!

Over the next few days I will post some more pictures covering the Munich #Oktoberfest.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time23-SEP-2012, 18:37
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraRicoh CX1
LensBuilt-in
ISO80
Exposure1/570 sec at f/5.2
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2592 x 3456 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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