Single Tree, Bavaria, Germany

OCTOBER 2021 – On a clear day, a single tree near Bad Tölz in Germany, shows the colors of fall. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Here’s another image showing off the beauty of autumn trees. We drove to Grundern which is located between Bad Tölz and Lenggries in Bavaria, to hike on the Sonntraten Trail, an easy yet steep trail with plenty of exciting viewpoints. The trees were already showing a wild mix of green, red, orange, and brown tones. Then I spotted this lonely tree and thought it would be a perfect addition to my Lonely Tree Series.

Usually, it’s only a short time span (just a few days) where trees show the full color range – from red to green – at the same time, on the same tree. All too sudden they will turn into full orange and yellow which can also be exciting, but it’s not that rare. The blue sky offers lots of copy space.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time24-OCT-2021, 13:23
LocationBad Tölz, Germany
CameraCanon EOS 1D Mark IV
LensCanon EF 24-70mm 2.8L II USM
Exposure1/320 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera Raw (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3264 x 4896 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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