Zugspitz Arena, Austria

OCTOBER 2022 – Hikers admire the Tyrolian Alps from the viewing platform at the Tuftl Alm high above Lermoos in Austria. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

During the autumn school holidays we spent a couple of days at the excellent Tiroler Hof in Ehrwald, Austria. A short drive from the hotel is the trailhead for the panoramic trail towards the Tuftl Alm high above Lermoos. The trail is quite steep at times, so you’ll need a good condition to get up there. But once you’ve made it, you will find friendly hosts up here, serving excellent food. And you’ll be able to access a viewing platform that provides excellent views across the Zugspitz Arena with it mountains as well as the villages of Ehrwald and Lermoos.

I’m slightly afraid of heights, so I could not access the platform. I opted for a symmetric composition that puts the steel gangway and the sun into the center. An aperture value of f/22 created beautiful beams originating at the sun. The high contrast makes the tourists on the platform appear as silouettes while giving the mountains and the valley the full attention. Lots of copyspace for those who need it.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time30-OCT-2022, 12:42
LocationLermoos, Austria
CameraCanon EOS M6 Mark II
LensCanon EF-M11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
Exposure1/200 sec at f/22
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6146 x 4346 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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