View into Karwendel Mountains, Bavaria

OCTOBER 2021 – View across the Karwendel Mountains and the town of Lenggries in Germany, from the Sonntraten viewpoint. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We love to hike on beautiful days. Yesterday was such a day, and I brought my ‘good camera’ to see what exciting views we might see.

We drove to Grundern which is located between Bad Tölz and Lenggries, Germany, to hike on the Sonntraten Trail. It’s an easy yet steep trail with plenty of exciting viewpoints. As we were in the Indian Summer, the trees were showing a wild mix of green, red, orange, and brown tones.

The sun was shining from a clear sky and I was sweating from carrying the camera bag and lenses. But it was a good choice to bring the gear. For this shot I paced the sun in the exact center and manually set the aperture to 1/100 sec at f/22. I love the blue sky, the star-like sun, and the cadence of the mountains in the distance. Awesome.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time24-OCT-2021, 14:43
LocationBad Tölz, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
LensCanon EF 16-35 f/2.8L II USM
Exposure1/10 sec at f/22
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4685 x 3123 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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