Bern, Switzerland

2004 – Nightly view from the Nydeggbrücke in Bern, Switzerland, across the River Aare and the Untertorbrücke. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We visited friends in Bern in Switzerland and dined in the historic center of the city. It had been a warm evening, and on our way back we used the Nydeggbrücke, one of the bridges crossing the Aare river. We looked along the river and I was amazed how truly peaceful and quiet it was. The river was flowing gently and just very few cars could be seen and heard – which is pretty amazing for a captial city.

Fortunately I had brought my camera and could capture the scene. I really like how the long exposure smoothes out the flowing water. Several fluorescent tubes illuminated the river nicely, and for once I really like the fact that their lights turned out greenish on the daylight slide film. The warm light of the appartments subtly illustrated the special Swiss coziness I felt at that moment.

Very nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time2004
LocationBern, Switzerland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SoureEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6384 x 4000 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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