Midsummer, Unterhaching, Germany (III)

JUNE 2004 – A fireman gazes at a giant fire made from stacked wood that burns brightly during a midsummer celebration in Unterhaching, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Almost everybody is celebrating midsummer in his own way. Petra and myself joined a big public party in Unterhaching, powered by the local group of unmarried young men (the “Birker Burschen Verein”). Each year, they collect a large stack of wood which will be burned on midsummer day. They serve beer and food, and everybody is having a good time.

The local Fire Department keeps the fire in check, making it a very safe event. I wanted to visualize this without actually showing the face of a fireman, and I think this has worked very well.

Even if this shot is almost two decades old and not very large by any means, I’m still stunned by the amazing image quality. Just wow.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time26-JUN-2004, 21:53
LocationUnterhaching, Germany
CameraKodak DC 4800 Zoom Digital
Exposure1/90 sec at f/4.1
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2160 x 1440 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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