OCTOBER 2000 – Two hikers enjoy a rest at the Herzogstand in Bavaria, Germany on a sunny day, gazing at the Walchensee. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
As you may know, I am originally from Northern Germany, a region that you can safely call ‘flat’. Before I moved to Munich in 1996 I had been just once to the Alps (to learn skiing as part of a school programme), so my experience with mountains was basically zero. And frankly, I was not keen on experiencing the mountains. So I did not many hikes once I had settled in Munich. Mountains? That’s for the folks from Bavaria, I thought.
However, Petra introduced me to hiking, and I really began to like it, actually. On a particularly beautiful day in October 2000 we took the cable car up to the Herzogstand to walk the last couple of meters to the top. (And no, I wouldn’t call this a ‘hike’ today.) Like many others, we took a rest.
Then I saw these two hikers who were sitting very close to the edge, at lest it seemed like this from where I was sitting. They enjoyed the autumn sun and the unobstructed view across Walchensee. What a beautiful picture!
It’s these experiences that really got me interested in (moderate) hikes in the Alps. Having said that, I’m still not a big fan of those long, tiring hikes though.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date||October 2000|
|Location||Herzogstand, Bavaria, Germany|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6543 x 4268 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|