Deep Snow in Unterhaching, Germany

DECEMBER 2010 – Two parents and their kids walk through a field covered with deep snow in Unterhaching, Germany. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Unterhaching is situated directly south of Munich, and during winter there can be lots of snow, even as early as December. Apparently, this was the case in December 2010 as well when I took this photo.

In front of our house there used to be just a huge crop field, and in winter it provided a shortcut for those who wanted to go for a sleigh ride. After a day of heavy snow, the field was entirely covered with snow, an nobody had ever stepped on it. This small group was the first to cross it in the afternoon. The sky had cleared and the sun was shining its late afternoon glow creating lovely long shadows. Fortunately I had the tele ready to capture the scene.

The field, by the way, is gone by now. It has been replaced a couple of years ago by appartment buildings. This photo would be impossible to shoot today.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time16-DEC-2010, 16:12
LocationStumpfwiese, Unterhaching
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/500 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3865 x 1973 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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