Lighthouse Friedrichsort, Kiel, Germany

AUGUST 2004 – The lighthouse of Friedrichsort in Kiel, Germany, seen from the water on a sunny summer day. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Lighthouses. There are so many of them, and I love all of them, even if they are as ugly as the lighthouse Friedrichsort in Kiel, Germany. It marks the tight seaside entrance towards Kiel and the Kiel Channel and can be explored from the nearby beach called Falckenstein. When I grew up, this beach was my first choice for taking a quick swim after school – as the beach was just a 10-15 minute bike ride away (all downhill, by the way.)

When we did a sailing trip with my father-in-law in 2004, I was delighted to see the lighthouse closely from the water.

My tiny Sony DSC-P72 – a mainstream P&S camera – did a good job capturing the harsh contrast, even if the image is rather small by todays standards.

By the way, the concrete stump on the right is the foundation of the former Falckenstein lighthouse.

The high resolution image

Capture Date14-AUG-2004, 12:49
LocationKiel, Germany
CameraSony DSC-P72
Exposure1/640 sec at f/7.1
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2025 x 1507 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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