Rudolf von Thüna, D-ANOY, Germany (I)

JULY 2006 – A replica of a Junkers Ju 52/3m called Rudolf von Thüna (D-ANOY) stands at the visitor park of Munich Airport in Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

2006 saw me travelling to the airport in Munich quite a lot, and after one of my flights I stopped by the outdoor visitor area with an exhibition of three historic airplanes. One of these is the Rudolf von Thüna (D-ANOY). This Junkers Ju 52/3m is a replica of a plane that crashed in 1938 and has been named after the German pioneer pilot who was the first to get his military pilot license in January 1913. This airplane type was extremely popular with German airline Lufthansa in the 1930s.

When I drove past the visitor park on a summer evening, I realized the beauty of the evening sky and stopped at the car park, hurrying to the airplane as the blue hour was about to begin. I love the slight glow of the sunset in the back and the dramatic effect from the wide angle, a perfect perspective for this plane. The image can be cropped for a variety of purposes but I like it the way it is. Very nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time20-JUL-2006, 20:58
LocationMunich Airport, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/80 sec at f/10
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, Adobe RGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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