Bad Hofgastein, Austria

JUNE 2015 – The graveyard of Bad Hofgastein, Austria, with the Mariä-Himmelfahrt-Kirche in the back. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We spent a couple of days in Bad Hofgastein in Austria, a peaceful town in Austria that attracts hikers, mountain bikers and wellness seekers. It’s just a 2½ hours drive away from Munich and ideal for a short vacation. Late in spring the weather was sunny and warm already, and we went for a walk to explore one of the nearby trails.

We passed the Mariä-Himmelfahrt-Kirche and the attached graveyard, and suddenly this beaufiful sight appeared. While I am not a huge fan of graveyards, I like the clear colors of this photo. The large number of the tombstones seem to be on a tiny space (yet the graveyard is quite large), and no trees distract from their uniqueness.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time04-JUN-2015, 10:47
LocationBad Hofgastein, Austria
CameraCanon EOS M
LensCanon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/320 sec at f/11
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3314 x 5075 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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