Today I revisited the Kiental near Kloster Andechs, because, during my last visit, I came across this abandoned building, which reminded me somehow of Aztec ruins in one of the old Indian Jones movies.
So I decided to come back and get it framed.
The dark ambient light and the illuminated canopy of the trees created this extraordinary atmosphere, which really emphasized the ruin.
The reflections in the river additionally underlined the thin atmosphere.
I took the picture with my Nikkor 14-24mm wide-angle lens. I also used a polarization filter and a 0.9 neutral grey filter.
To find the correct white balance was quite challenging since the lighting was coming from multiple directions and sources. In the end, the image works quite well, and
I hope you will tell me what you see or interpret in the scene!
Because of the excellent weather conditions and the bank holiday, I thought it would be an excellent idea to visit the alps for a photoshoot. For the trip, I set the Tazelwurm waterfalls as a destiny. Unfortunately, thousands of other people had the same thoughts too!
What was even more worth, the waterfalls were 100m off a well-known restaurant and recreational area, so lots of tourists in high heels and equipped with selfy-sticks visited the waterfalls.
I planned to employ my 10-Stop Neutral Density filter to soften and blur the water. Because there was a little wooden bridge on which I had to position myself to frame the waterfall and people walking on and off, sometimes even jumping around, it was impossible to use long shutter speeds. Therefore I gave up the plan and postponed the shoot to a later day when fewer tourists are around.
Nevertheless, I took one image to get an idea for the next shooting.