Blue Hour, Seefeld, Austria

FEBRUARY 2006 – After sunset, the remaining light dips the village of Seefeld, Austria, into all shades of blue while a few electrical lights add a cozy and warm orange tone. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

In 2006, we stayed for a couple of days in Seefeld, Austria, for skiing. Petra had found an affordable hotel that provided a good view across the village. There had been sufficient snow that winter and the relaxation set in as soon as we entered the region.

However, in the evening our balcony was the perfect place to admire the blue hour of Seefeld. This time I was annoyed that I did not bring the gear but was restricted to the little Sony point-and-shoot we were using at that time. But the resulting image is still good enough for at least being displayed in this blog post.

I really like the dominance of blue colors here which is only broken by the few warm lights from the windows. The Christmas-like decorations – including a large illuminated tree – add to the impression of cozyness in an otherwise cold environment (and it had been very cold!)

The (not so) high resolution image

Capture Date & Time21-FEB-2006, 19:18
LocationSeefeld, Austria
CameraSony DSC-P72
Exposure0.8 sec at f/3.2
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2048 x 1152 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s