Clouds, Unterhaching, Germany

MAY 2022 – Clouds in the sky over Unterhaching, Germany, illuminated by the setting sun. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

I can hear you say: “Clouds? Are you serious, man?” – To which I respond: “Absolutely.”

Of course, I have seen beautiful clouds before. But rarely were these illuminated by the setting sun like on that spring evening. These clouds were of jaw-dropping beauty. They reminded me of old landscape paintings that exaggarated everything, including the clouds in the sky, to show the super-natural beauty of a place.

And now these clouds were right above our home. In reality. I grabbed the EOS M6 Mark II, and mounted the 70-200 tele zoom to the EF adaptor.

I like that there is an orange-blue color gradient from the bottom to the top that acts as a background with the light orange to dark grey clouds drawing the main attention. They look like painted. Simply awesome.

As a side note, this image is almost straight out of the camera. All I did was a bit of cropping, resizing it for web use, and applying the logo. Done. These are the best images.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time30-MAY-2022, 19:57
LocationUnterhaching, Germany
CameraCanon EOS M6 Mark II
LensCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, with Canon Mount Adaptor EF-EOS M
Exposure1/200 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR3)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6388 x 4276 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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