Archive for January, 2010

Unterhaching Winter Wonderland

Thursday, January 14th, 2010


Hachinger Bach in Unterhaching/Germany on 12th January 2010
Mark Zanzig

I just wanted to share this beautiful shot with you. The location is just a short walk from our house in sleepy Unterhaching, Germany. The small river, the Hachinger Bach, is a beautiful location during summer as well. Then, people sit down next to the river and let the stressful day fade away. But not now! The massive snow (four Inches or so) of the past few days changed the area into a gorgeous winter wonderland. When the sun came out for half an hour, I grabbed my camera and captured it. Hope you like it.

Happy New Year 2010

Monday, January 4th, 2010


Bad Tölz in Germany on Sunday, 3rd January 2010
Mark Zanzig

Now that the Christmas time has passed peacefully, at least in the small town of Unterhaching in Southern Bavaria, we have entered into a new year. So both Petra and myself wish you a happy, successful, and healthy new year 2010!

I promised that I will dedicate more blog posts on photography this year, whenever time permits, providing some tipps and tricks for those who get started with photography, and further insights into the business side of the topic for those who are thinking of -gulp- making money from photography. If nothing else, I will post more photos to the blog.

Yesterday, Petra and I made a short trip to the beautiful town of Bad Tölz, some fifty kilometers from Unterhaching. Bad Tölz was almost entirely covered with snow, which provided a glistening brightness (note to beginners: if you want to capture such brightness correctly you will need to overexpose slightly). On our drive to Bad Tölz the outdoor temperature was between -4 °C and -7 °C which is not too bad. Yet, it certainly felt cooler when we were walking the steep path up the hill to the church, the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche that overlooks the town center. The curch alone is a valid reason to come to Bad Tölz; it has a long history that shows in every detail inside.

I had brought my 1Ds mark III, and its massive body was getting really cold, thanks to the icy wind. But the camera did what it was supposed to do – shoot happily along while my increasingly trembling fingers where trying to get a grip on the camera. This did not really change in the coldness of the church, and my breath would continue to produce tiny clouds upon exhaling.

Here are some more photos from Bad Tölz:


View across Bad Tölz in Germany on 3rd January 2010
Mark Zanzig


Isar River in Bad Tölz, with the Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche sitting on top of the hill, overlooking the river and the town
Mark Zanzig


People enjoy a walk in the fresh snow of Bad Tölz in Germany
Mark Zanzig


The Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche in Bad Tölz, Germany.
Mark Zanzig