St.-Peter-Ording, Germany

MARCH 2007 – A stilted building containing toilets and showers at the beach of St.-Peter-Ording, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

As you may know, our family had always been fond of St. Peter Ording in Nothern Germany. I have found images in the archive that date back to 1943. 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.

Obviously, it was too early (and thus too cold) in the year to take a bath in the North Sea. Apart from this, the water was simply not present, thanks to ebb tide. So we did what the others did and roamed the huge beach of the town. Its key features are most certainly the stilted buildings that are scattered along the beach.

For this shot, I put one of the buildings – containing toilets and showers – on the left of the frame and went for a focal length of 24 mm to capture the size of the (now dry) beach. Awesome.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time24-MAR-2007, 14:50
LocationSt.-Peter-Ording, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/500 sec at f/16
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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