Alpin Sunset at the Murkarspitze (3150m)

Day 123 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

This photo emphasizes the beauty of mountain landscapes.

It shows the Murkarspitze (3150m) during sunset.

I came back to my accommodation from a mountain tour lasting several hours and was just about to clean my equipment when I took a look out the window.

Immediately I noticed the reddish glow of the setting sun, which just about illuminated the top of the opposite peak.

I grabbed the camera and ran out to the balcony to capture this moment.

For the photo I used my Nikkor 70-200 mm F2.8.

I was fortunate because the moment lasted only a few minutes, and the glow disappeared.

I hope you like the photo!

A perfect Mountain View

Day 122 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After three days of rain, the sun finally came out again today.

Of course, I use this opportunity for a nine-hour mountain tour to the Rettenbach glacier, along the Rotkogel, Schwarzkogel and Vorderer Einzeiger mountain ranges.

During this tour, I climbed a total of 1100 meters with about 27 kg of pastries, consisting of photo equipment, high mountain clothing and food.

The tour offered a great view of the inner and outer Black Ridge and the Gaislachkogel. All summits had a height of around 3000 meters.

The picture was taken at an altitude of 2500 meters. I used my Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens, which I mounted on a Gitzo tripod with my Nikon D850.

Have fun watching!

Mountain Chairs

Day 119 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Although the weather forecast for today was not pleasant, I started my next mountain tour, which led me along the Vorderer Brunnenkogel (2760 meters), the Rotkogel (2894 meters), the Wilde Rötespitze (2966 meters) to the Timmelsjoch (2472 meters).

Close to the Timmelsjoch, I discovered two chairs, on a ridge near the station. The rising rain clouds had almost completely enveloped the peak. Only these two chairs were still free on the rim, which I had to photograph of course!

The only slightly visible mountain range in the background adds to the surreal atmosphere.

Have fun looking at it.

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!

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.

Glen Coe Valley

One of the most scenic journey through the Scottish highlands and is regarded as the home of Scottish mountaineering and is popular with hillwalkers and climbers.

Especially the suddenness of the transition between high mountain pass and the lightly wooded strath gives the valley its specific flavour!