Winter in Bavaria

DECEMBER 2001 – A forest covered with heavy snow on a sunny winter day close to Schloss Linderhof, Bavaria. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Exactly 20 years ago I captured this photo in the surroundings of Schloss Linderhof (near Oberammergau) in Bavaria. It had been snowing for a couple of days, and when the sun came out we drove up to Schloss Linderhof to enjoy the views. However, it was very, very cold there. I remember -18 °C when stepping out of the car.

I like this shot because of its sharpness and its reduced color set – mostly blue and white – which makes me almost feel the crispness of the air of that day. But the real kicker is that this image is straight from my very first digital camera, a Kodak DC 4800, which I had purchased earlier in 2001. Sure, the image is not huge (in terms of pixels) but it delivered a decent quality, and I could see the results right away. A true point-and-shoot camera that actually could deliver decent shots. Lovely.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time16-DEC-2001, 13:47
LocationSchloss Lindeerhof, Ettal, Germany
CameraKodak DC 4800
Exposure1/750 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions1440 x 2160 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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