VW Polo Classic, Namibia, 2006

DECEMBER 2006 – A Volkswagen Polo Classic sedan car with a Namibian number plate, stands at Maltahöhe, Namibia, with a dust covered trunk and bumper. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Our trip to Namibia was nearing its end. Two more nights, and we’d be flying back to Munich in Germany. A couple of weeks before we had picked up a perfectly clean car, a Volkswagen Polo Classic sedan, at the airport in Windhoek. Now we were standing in Maltahöhe, where you will find just a petrol station, a super market, a church, a hotel, and – finally – a tarred road again! Awesome! Driving the C19 with our sedan was okay-ish, but we felt much better to be on a tarred road again, especially considering the tire change within the Skeleton National Park and the deep gravel lanes between Swakopmund and Sesriem.

So, I could not resist to take a photo of our dust covered car at Maltahöhe. (We cleaned the car in Windhoek prior to returning it, because we did not want to start an argument with the rental company.)


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time07-DEC-2006, 14:56
LocationMaltahöhe, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
ISO200
Exposure1/3200 sec at f/5
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4922 x 3281 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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