Shattered Selfie, Germany

AUGUST 2021 – A man takes a photo of his reflection in a shattered wall mirror in Unteruhldingen in Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Today is my birthday. But while I am writing this I feel a bit like on this selfie I took last year in Unteruhldingen, Lake Constance, in Germany. Exhausted. Tired. Shattered.

There was this tall mirror that covered the entire wall. Some moron must have tried to destroy it but just achieved to crack it. One might say ‘in a beautiful way’, but the owner certainly would disagree. But there it was: a full-length mirror with countless cracks.

I was waiting for Petra and took a photo of my reflection in this broken mirror. You know, selfies are usually not my kind of photos, but here I could not resist. The splintering was so delicate, the reflection so blurry, the colors so desaturated. Of course, it’s a fun shot – with a drop of reality.

Well then, happy birthday to me! 😉

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time24-AUG-2021, 13:42
LocationUnteruhldingen, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M6 Mark II
LensCanon EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/32 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR3)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3653 x 6494 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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