Arche Noah, St.-Peter-Ording, Germany (II)

MARCH 2007 – The restaurant Arche Noah at the beach of St.-Peter-Ording, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Yesterday I shared a 1950s image of the beach restaurant Arche Noah in St. Peter Ording in Nothern Germany. Here’s a more recent image, but it’s also 16 years old by now. It’s from our trip to the North Sea in 2007.

The sun was about to set, and the wind was blowing relentlessly and really, really cold across the beach. I was trembling, and we were looking forward to our dinner in our hotel. So I couldn’t possibly wait for the sunset to happen.

Yet, the pale light of the sun illuminated the beach and the stilted buildings quite nicely. I opted for a panoramic crop to add some drama. As you can guess, I like the almost monochromatic look of the alien objects on the beach.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time24-MAR-2007, 18:11
LocationSt.-Peter-Ording, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/400 sec at f/13
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 1612 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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