Ferry Falckenstein, Kiel, Germany

AUGUST 2004 – The passenger ferry Falckenstein cruises the Kieler Förde in Germany on a sunny summer day. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Today I’d like to share a picture from my hometown Kiel in Germany. One of the coolest public services is the passenger ferry service that gets you from the city center to the villages of Schilksee and Strande (on the western side of the Förde) and Laboe (on the eastern side). This comes close to a decent excursion on the Baltic Sea at affordable rates.

When the weather is fine, it is a really pleasant experience. Even better: You don’t have to plan or book it, just hop on one of the ships and get started (when you are sure that the weather will be OK.)

The Falckenstein belongs to the fleet of ships. It is a combined tug boat and passenger ferry. I shot this image on a sailing trip. I used my tiny Sony DSC-P72 – a mainstream P&S camera – because this was the camera I had at hand, and the Falckenstein was pretty fast. The camera did a good job on the colors, but the resultion is just so-so. Still, I like the image and memories associated.

The high resolution image

Capture Date14-AUG-2004, 15:46
LocationKiel, Germany
CameraSony DSC-P72
Exposure1/400 sec at f/10
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2004 x 1503 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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