Castello Scaligero di Malcesine, Italy (III)

MARCH 2002 – The Castello Scaligero di Malcesine overlooks Lake Garda in Italy during the blue hour. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We stayed at the Hotel Augusta in Malcesine for a couple of days. It is situated above the village, providing beautiful views across Lake Garda. It is a short walk of about 5 minutes to the center of the village with all the restaurants, shops and attractions.

The view from our room was beautiful and we enjoyed stunning sunsets, even more so as we were on the same level as the castle. One evening I took the tripod and did a couple of long exposures of the blue hour that had set in already.

Of course, the blue hour is always special, but in this image I like the way the lights on the opposite side of the lake seem to stream out of the brightly illuminated castle like bubbles in champagne.

The high resolution image

Capture Date30-MAR-2002
LocationMalcesine, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
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 Dimensions6569 x 4248 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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