Olympic Stadium, Munich, Germany

JANUARY 2007 – After a night of heavy snowfall over Munich, Germany, the Olympic Park with its iconic Olympic Stadium is covered by fresh snow. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Following a night of heavy snowfall, I drove to Munich’s Olympic Park to get a couple of rare shots showing the park in clean, fresh snow. Not only was the sight attractive, but the experience was positive as well, because all the typical sounds of the busy city were quite muffled, and I could enjoy an unusual silence and peace up at the Olympic Hill.

The building in the back is known as the O2 Tower by the way, as it is home to the German headquarter of mobile network operator O2. A while after this photo was shot, the company logo had been mounted to the building, and it’s still present at the time of writing. This makes my shot even more unique.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time25-JAN-2007, 11:47
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark II N
LensCanon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L USM
ISO200
Exposure1/200 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2280 x 3420 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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