Ammersee, Bavaria, Germany

MARCH 2022 – View across Lake Ammersee near Herrsching, Bavaria, Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Last Sunday we spent a beautiful afternoon at the Ammersee, one of the beautiful lakes outside of Munich. It is not as busy as Starnberger See (which is closer to Munich and a popular spot for the rich and famous) but as attractive.

The sun was shining brightly and made us forget that officially it is still winter. Hence, the trees still did not carry any leafs.

I brought my tiny EOS M6 Mark II with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM because the kit lens (EF-M 18-55mm) produces just okay-ish results. With the (more expensive) L-range and the converter it’s way way better. It’s a bit funny to look at, though, because the camera is so much smaller than the lens.

I did not get disappointed by the performance of the camera and lens combo. The trees at the shore of the lake were producing a complex, high-contrast pattern against the deep blue sky, and – shot at f/22 – created a wonderful star-shaped highlight within this pattern. Love it.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time13-MAR-2022, 13:56
LocationHerrsching am Ammersee, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M6 Mark II
LensCanon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure1/100 sec at f/22
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR3)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4640 x 6960 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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