Veil Falls in the Ammer Valley

Today, I spent a visit to the Veil Falls in the Ammer Valley. The Ammer Valley offers great opportunities for almost all photographers. Let be Landscape photographers, wildlife photographers or Nature Photographers. Within 40 meters I was able to capture photos of birds, mushrooms or waterfalls.

Here I provide for you a small selection of the captured images. I will post further images as soon as I have processed them all back at home. Until then, I hope you enjoy the images!

Dipper, taking a rest on a branch in the Ammer river bed.

Close up of the Schleierfälle, taken with a Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 Lens

The Isle of Fehmarn – Impression from the Northern Coast

Day 137 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

This time, another Sea view of the Isle of Fehmarn.

For this image, I visited the northern coast of Fehmarn. Long and empty beaches were inviting for endless walks.

There, you can feel the flair of the Baltic coastal landscapes, particularly intensively.

I especially liked the in the wind moving grass of the beach, which contributed to the idyllic atmosphere.

Isle of Fehmarn – Coastal Salt Marshes

Day 132 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

I spent another day on the island of Fehmarn.

This time I visited the nature reserve Westmarkelsdorfer Huk, which is located in the north-east of Fehmarn.

Here you will find the ideal conditions for nature and landscape photography.

Especially the salt marshes found my attention,
These dry out almost entirely at low tide and cover the surface with a particular pattern.

Rain clouds over the Stubaier mountains

Day 118 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After a rainy night, the weather cleared up in the morning, and nothing more stood in the way of my tour to the Schwarzseekogel (2931 meters). But it must be noted that the weather forecast predicted rain again already at 14:00.

The ascent was via the Giggijoch (2200 meters), the Rotkogel hut (2660 meters) along the Schwarzsee to the summit of the Schwarzkogel.

Unfortunately, I could not reach the summit because of the heavy rain.

Nevertheless, I managed to take pictures of the opposite mountain range during the ascent, which were partly covered by the rain clouds.

A spectacle of a particular kind!

The photo shows Windacher Daunkogel (3330 meters), which was hiding in the clouds, as well as the Wilden Leck (3359 meters) in the left part of the picture. In the right part of the photograph, the Stubaier Wildspitze (3341 meters) rose.

I have to say that today I find it especially difficult to carry the heavy camera equipment in addition to the high mountain equipment.

You just notice that you are getting old slowly!

Castel Burgk

Day 111 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today’s photo was taken in the Nature Park „Thueringer Schiefer gebirge / Obere Saale“.

Taken from a lookout tower, called Saaleturm, it shows Castle Burgk and the river Saale, which meanders through the nature park.

I was fortunate with the weather because it had rained cats and dogs shortly before this picture was taken.

Especially the dark sky with thick clouds adds a particular drama to the picture.

Have fun looking at the photo!

Ködeltalsperre

Day 110 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I roamed the woods around the Ködeltalsperre on my photo tour.

The drinking water reservoir Mauthaus – also called Ködeltalsperre – is a dam in Bavaria, which was built between 1968 and 1972 near Nordhalben for the supply of drinking water. As a secondary purpose, it serves flood protection, low water elevation and the generation of electricity from hydropower.

The dam offers a vast range of photo motives of the most different kinds.

It also shows its charm in all seasons.

The picture shows the starter, which is located about 4.5 km before the main dam.

I can only recommend everyone to include this place on one of their next holiday destinations.

Here the link to the website of Nordhalben, which is an ideal starting point for tours around the dam.

http://www.nordhalben.de/Tourismus-Erholung.5.0.html

Fulica atra

Day 100 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Now 100 days have passed since I started my Foto Challenge.

!00 days full of joy and daily growing enthusiasm. In the beginning, I was a little bit sceptical if I would find enough photo motives for every day. But as so often, I had to be taught a better lesson.

For today’s photo, I visited our local lake to take a picture in the field of bird photography. As motifs, I chose a coot and its chick, who swam along the shore of the lake searching for food.

As it was still very early, there were only a few people around the lake and the wild animals could pursue their morning activities undisturbed.

Unfortunately, this is only ever of short duration until the area fills up with noisy recreational activists,

Due to the Corona crisis and the associated travel restrictions, this year is particularly bad.

Nevertheless, I wish you a lot of fun while looking at the photo!

Sunflower Family

Day 87 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Also, today I could not resist taking a photo of sunflowers.

After I concentrated on the single flower yesterday, today I focused on the whole sunflower field.

I especially liked this photo because it looks like the sunflowers put their heads together and whispered with each other.

The soft backlight of the setting suns highlighted the stems of the still-growing sunflowers, giving the photo a certain depth.

Again I used my Nikkor 70-200 mm f2.8 VR II lens, which I used without a tripod.

This time I did not use Photoshop and developed the image exclusively in Adobe Lightroom Classic.

I hope you like the photo!

Misty Morning at the Lake

Day 80 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Although it is already summer, you still encounter fog in the area of the Ammersee.
The picture was taken in the area of the promenade of Dießen at the Ammersee.

There are still very few people around the shore in the early morning, which contributes to the diffused atmosphere.

The photo was taken with a 24-70mm lens, which I mounted with the camera on a tripod.

What I liked most was the reflection of the boats in the water, which had a smooth surface due to little or no wind.

For the white balance, I again used the automatic of the camera.

I think the result is impressive!

Pähler Waterfall

Day 73 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After the weather improved incredibly today, I use the opportunity for a trip to the foothills of the Alps to take pictures of one or the other waterfall.

I visited today’s waterfall near Pähl already 4 weeks ago, but due to the dryness and low water level of the river, it was hardly visible. All the wilder and more furious, he presented himself to me today.

Besides, I was fortunate once again. For there was no other person in the ravine but me. So I had a lot of time to find the right angle and take long time exposures.

I arrived relatively early at the waterfall, around 06:00, this saved me the use of a neutral density grey filter. I also omitted the use of a polarization filter to better represent the flow velocity of the mountain stream.

For my part, I think that I did a pretty good job with the shot, and I was able to add another magnificent waterfall to my portfolio.

Have fun looking at the photo.