Nymphenburg Channel, Munich, Germany

MARCH 2006 – After a night of heavy snowfall in Munich, Germany, the Nymphenburg Channel which leads up to Nymphenburg Castle is completely covered by snow, a rare sight for early March. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Some snow is typical for Munich, Germany, during winter. However, it usually will have melted away by early March or at least be reduced to a few ugly, dirty spots resting next to the street that do not resemble snow at all.

Not so in 2006. Exactly 17 years ago, a night of heavy snow had covered the city with a thick white mass of snow. Nymphenburg Castle, one of the tourist magnets of the city, made no difference. The Nymphenburg Channel, already on normal days a beautiful and impressive sight, was frozen and showing a clean white surface.

I lived at that time around the corner, and once the snowfall had stopped, I grabbed my camera and did this shot from the Gerner Brücke, as well as this one closer to the castle.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time05-MAR-2006, 14:16
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/80 sec at f/20
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/zanzig.com

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