SEPTEMBER 2005 – The ‘Star Flyer’ fun ride swirls around passengers, 35 meters above the ground at the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Here’s an interesting shot from the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. The Star Flyer was one of the brand new fun rides in 2005. It takes up to 24 passengers to a height of 35 meters and swirls them around almost horizontally. The passengers achieve a speed of up to 80 km/h during the ride. (Here’s an impressive on-ride video.)
I decided for a graphical approach to this image. The strong core structure of the fun ride emerges from the lower left corner (instead of putting it to the center), and the swirling arms at the top form a circular shape, with the passengers being just tiny drops at the end of the arms.
I guess it must be a dramatic experience, as I am afraid of height. And I like that the dramatic look illustrates the experience.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||21-SEP-2005, 13:09|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/100 sec at f/22|
|Digital Image Source Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4992 x 3328 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|