Sunset at Niendorf, Germany

AUGUST 2017 – Sunset at the harbor of Niendorf, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In 2017 we visited the Baltic Sea for two weeks, concretely the village of Niendorf close to Lübeck in Germany. While it is a small community it has everything you’d expect from a summer destination: a beautiful beach, restaurants, small shops, a supermarket. But it’s not super vibrant and busy like its bigger neighbors, Timmendorfer Strand and Travemünde. In a way, it’s a diamond waiting to be discovered. So, in short – it’s perfect for us.

One late afternoon we went to the small harbor to get some good fish for dinner, and on our way back we admired the sunset. I put the small EOS M on a nearby pole to enable a long exposure time (at ISO 200), and the result is this nice image. Of course, with a bigger camera and a better lens it might have been even better, but I don’t mind because the photo captures the peace of the location really well. And this is what counts.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time23-AUG-2017, 20:17
LocationNiendorf, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M
LensCanon EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/8 sec at f/36
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions5184 x 3456 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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