Blue Hour at Bansin, Germany

AUGUST 2019 – After sunset the waves of the Baltic Sea roll gently towards the beach of Bansin, Germany. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

There’s something magical about the sea. Whereever in the world I visited the shores, it usually was a positive and re-balancing experience. I think this is because of the sheer size of the sea. It makes you acknowledge that man is pretty small when compared to this view. That’s why I love to travel to the seaside.

This 2019 trip brought us to Bansin, a village in the North-East of Germany, situated at the Baltic Sea on the island of Usedom. It is a tourist village but it’s not too busy which makes it very special. You get all the amenities of a real tourist destination without the frenzy of the masses.

I took this photo from the Bansin pier looking west. The sunset had taken place a couple of minutes before, and now the ‘Blue Hour’ had started the magical transformation of the lights. The gentle hills on the left were throwing dark shadows to the beach, adding a sharp contrast to the sea that began to reflect the beautiful colors of the sky.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time13-AUG-2019, 21:10
LocationBansin, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M
LensCanon EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/100 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions5148 x 3456 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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