Sailing, Kiel, Germany (IX)

JUNE 1999 – A sailing yacht heads for the open Baltic Sea near Kiel, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

One of the key attractions during the international sailing event Kieler Woche (Kiel Week) is the presence of countless yachts that provide a true maritime experience to the visitor. Actually, the city of Kiel totally matches their official claim Sailing City. When we joined an excursion with the Russian tall ship Mir we experienced a fantastic day at the sea.

I like this image for its high viewpoint (thanks to being on the Mir), so you get a different angle than from a smaller yacht. This skipper is already gaining speed as he heads for the open Baltic Sea.

The high resolution image

Capture DateJune 1999
LocationKiel, Germany
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3995 x 5993 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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