St. Peter-Kirche, St. Peter-Ording, Germany

MARCH 2007 – The historic church of St.-Peter-Ording in Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

St.-Peter-Ording in Northern Germany has been for many years an important location for my family. Members of the family visited the town frequently since the early 1940s. I, too, remember trips to the beach in the 1970s and 1980s. So it was natural for me to visit this beautiful sea-side village again sometime with my wife.

2007 was the right time. We wanted to explore the area in spring to get a different experience than a beach vacation in summer.

While it was still pretty cold, we explored the town and surroundings and came across the historic church of St.-Peter-Dorf one afternoon. It is situated in the oldest part of St.-Peter and dates back to about 1200.

The sky was clear and the sun was illuminating the church beautifully, casting already long shadows. I love the inherent peace of this photo as nothing distracts from the plain building and graveyard as it sits there in the sunlight. As it has been doing for many centuries already. Simply wonderful.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time26-MAR-2007, 16:31
LocationSt.-Peter-Ording, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/200 sec at f/18
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4771 x 3230 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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