Ehrwald, Austria

NOVEMBER 2021 – View across the valley below the Zugspitz mountain close to the Ehrwald Alm in Tirol, Austria. The mountain to the left is the Grubigstein. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

During the autumn school holidays we spent a couple of days at the Tiroler Hof in Ehrwald, Austria. A short drive from the hotel is the lower station of the gondola lift towards the Ehrwald Alm. The Alm is home to a good restaurant and is a starting point for many attractive hikes in the surrounding mountains. (During winter, ski fans will enjoy the ski slopes going downhill.)

We opted for a hike on the day with the first snow. Our hiking destination was Seebensee, a beautiful lake that could be easily located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. During the uphill hike I took this image of the valley below the Zugspitz mountain on the Austrian side. As you can see, there wasn’t a lot of snow – but it still was exciting to experience the first snow of the season.

During our hike, the weather changed, and we changed our plan and went for the smaller Igelsee – a bit of a disappointment because that lake was an almost dry lake that did not look attractive at all. The sun was behind the deep, dark clouds, so the nice light was gone as well.

Well, well, we’re going to come back to this hike during summer and then we’ll enjoy the Seebensee in all of its beauty.

P.S.: The EOS M6 Mark II is a fantastic camera – IF you mount good lenses to it. I had just brought the kit lens (EF-M 18-55mm) which turned out to be pretty bad. The scaled-down version above won’t show this (it appears to be sharp) but the high-res image clearly shows the limits of that cheap lens. My advice: If you are considering to purchase the EOS M6 Mark II, please plan for an EF converter and some decent glass as well.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time02-NOV-2021, 11:02
LocationEhrwalder Alm, Austria
CameraCanon EOS M6 Mark II
LensCanon EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/80 sec at f/22
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR3)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6960 x 4640 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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