Midsummer, Unterhaching, Germany (II)

JUNE 2022 – A giant fire made from stacked wood burns brightly with yellow and red flames during a midsummer celebration in Unterhaching near Munich, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Further to my post earlier today from 2003, I’d to share with you a photo from the 2022 edition of the Unterhaching Misummer Party, aka “Sonnwendfeier der Birker Burschen”). It took place about a week ago, and the weather and the mood had been fantastic.

The community of unmarried young men in Unterhaching (the “Birker Burschen Verein”) had collected a large stack of wood and put it to fire, under the supervision of the local Fire Department. This year, the fire has been exceptionally impressive and everyone was in a good mood. As there were no Corona restrictions whatsoever, the fest could take place as in the years prior to 2020.

When reviewing the 2003 shots and comparing them with the 2022 shots, I realized that the fest has remained unchanged in the 19 years between them. And it is likely to continue in the next years like this, too. I like this kind of continuity.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time18-JUN-2003, 21:07
LocationUnterhaching, Germany
CameraSamsung Galaxy S5 Neo (SM-G903F)
ISO40
Exposure1/250 sec at f/1.9
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4608 x 2592 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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