Midsummer, Unterhaching, Germany (I)

JUNE 2003 – A giant fire made from stacked wood burns brightly with yellow and red flames during a midsummer celebration in Unterhaching, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Almost everybody is celebrating midsummer in his own way. Petra and myself joined a big public party in Unterhaching, powered by the local group of unmarried young men (the “Birker Burschen Verein”). Each year, they collect a large stack of wood which will be burned on midsummer day. They serve beer and food, and everybody is having a good time. The local Fire Department keeps the fire in check, making it a very safe event.

I wanted a picture of the burning stack as it visualizes one of the huge natural powers that has been driving our planet for millions of years.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time21-JUN-2003, 21:21
LocationUnterhaching, Germany
CameraKodak DC 4800 Zoom Digital
Exposure1/32 sec at f/3.4
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions1440 x 2160 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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