Wedding Ceremony, Bavaria, Germany

AUGUST 2012 – A traditional wedding ceremony at the Maria Kappel church in Schmiechen, Bavaria, Germany. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The couple was very lucky with the weather. It was a clear, sunny, and warm summer day. The large historic church was packed with people – a rare sight these days, even for weddings.

I sneaked to the balcony to capture the scene from above. For this shot I picked the super wide angle zoom (16-35 mm) at its widest setting to capture the beauty of the large church. On the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV with its APS-H sensor (a 1.3 crop factor) this would resemble a 21 mm shot on full frame, i.e. still pretty wide

Very nice, and the couple loved the photos – which is paramount to me. 🙂

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time18-AUG-2012, 14:05
LocationSchmiechen, Bavaria, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
LensCanon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure1/100 sec at f/4
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4896 x 3264 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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