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!

Just another rainy day!

Day 66 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I took a little break concerning my Munich subway station project. Therefore I concentrated on nature photography today. Since the weather is still awful and it is raining continuously, I tried to reflect this weather mood in my photos.

I liked best the leaf of a blueberry bush, which was covered all over with raindrops.

If you get very close, you can see the reflection of the other leaves on the surface of the raindrop.

I took this picture freehand with a 50mm f1.4 lens. For the aperture I used F4, the shutter speed was set to 1/125 sec, and the ISO value was 250.

I hope you like the photo again!

Moving Sky

Day 55 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After concentrating on nature and landscape photography in the past days, I decided to shoot an object in the urban area.

Because of the fantastic cloud drawing in the sky, I had the idea to include the Oskar-von-Miller Tower of the Technical University of Munich in the photo again. As a meteorological measuring tower, it offered itself as a foreground for the fast-moving clouds.

A polarization filter and a 10 stop neutral-grey filter were used. Thereby I could extend the exposure time to 3 minutes to capture the movements in the cloud layers.

I hope you agree with me that the cloud play is impressive!

Prunus laurocerasus

Day 27 of my 365 Photo Channel.

Since the weather is still very changeable, I limited my motive search today to the immediate vicinity of my house. Luckily, there are enough plants in my garden, which I haven’t photographed yet.

Now, due to the rain, the plants are sprouting their flowers and leaves.

I just had to wait until the sun was covered by thick clouds again and then take a close-up with my Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8.

I think I hit the laurel cherry well!