Sunset, St.-Peter-Ording, Germany

MARCH 2007 – Sunset over the beach of St.-Peter-Ording, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We visited St.-Peter-Ording in Northern Germany for a couple of days in spring 2007 to explore the area. While it was way too cold to spend a whole day at the beach (as you would do in summer) we took long walks and enjoyed the good food.

We came when a cold period had hit the region, and a very cold and strong wind was blowing from the North Sea. This photo of the sunset over the giant beach expresses this coldness very well: The setting sun does not really look warm at all, and the water shows the tiny waves caused by the wind. Yet, I love the soft gradient of the sky, moving from steel gray over pink and orange into light blue.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time26-MAR-2007, 19:45
LocationSt.-Peter-Ording, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/100 sec at f/9
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4546 x 2932 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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