UNDATED – A rower pulls the rudders strongly on the Langenwaldsee near Freudenstadt in Germany. Scan © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Here’s an another undated image from the family archive. It shows Lake Langenwaldsee near Freudenstadt in Germany. A rower pulls the rudders in front of the Hotel Langenwaldsee.
Like the image of Freudenstadt I shared yesterday, I think this image has been shot in the early 1950s. The mediocre image quality suggests rather a shot in the 1930s. However, we can see a car that has been parked next to the hotel right at the lake. This seems to be more a model of 1950 than 1930. Well, well, I don’t know.
But I do know that the hotel has been owned and operated by the Walz/Kaltenbach families, now in the fourth generation. They have mainted and upgraded the hotel to become an impressive wellness hotel today.
Without ever having been there, I like the place a lot, mostly because of the almost magical reflection on the water of the lake. I understand that the photographer wanted to capture the (fast moving) rower, and so he did not have a lot of time for getting the focus right or erecting a tripod. The opportunity existed only for a few seconds. Hence the softness of the image, which adds (at least) makes it appear as if from a dream.
So, despite its technical weakness, I do like the image.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||Undated, c. 1950|
|Location||Near Freudenstadt, Germany|
|Image Source||7 x 10 cm b&w print|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||3171 x 4641 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|