Little water cascade

Day 79 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

After the day’s temperature increased noticeably, I used the proximity of a gorge to cool down a bit.

I came across this small water cascade that had formed on one of the sidewalls of the gorge. Due to the rainfalls of the last days, it carried a lot of water. I couldn’t get around taking a picture of it.

This time again, I did not use a polarizing filter to capture the flow of the cascade.

I hope the view of the picture gives you a little bit of cooling!

Anyway, the excursion brought enough cooling!

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.

Kienbach Waterfall

Day 58 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I revisited Kiental near Kloster Andechs to take another picture of the waterfall.

I had already visited the waterfall on May 26th, but due to the low water level of the Kienbach, the waterfall was hardly visible.

Unfortunately, the situation regarding the water level did not improve. Anyway, I tried to make the best out of the situation and photographed the waterfall from a different perspective.

I hope that the weather situation will improve and that we will get some continuous rain for some days.

Until then, you have to be satisfied with these photos.

Abandoned Places

Day 53 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

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!

Tazelwurm Waterfalls

Day 46 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

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.

I hope you like it!

You are my Sunshine!

Day 28 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

I am still super motivated. As of today’s motif, I chose a stone from a participatory action of the city of Garching. Every citizen is asked to paint a rock and to place it next to the last stone. In the end, a stone snake with a length of 600 meters should be reached.

At present, the stone snake is 131 meters long.

So still enough motives for the coming days. I am curious!