The Island of Maui – Road to Hana, a Road to Heaven

View over one of the many Waterfalls along the Road to Hana.

I am on my way to Berlin right now! Seatting in the Train and going through my photo archive, when my I caught this image, which I took on Maui back in 2013. Enroute to the city of Hana, I took the famous road which thousands of bends, offering great views down deep cliffs over the pacific on one side and on the other side to beautiful rain forests.

Towards the end of the road, you still can catch up with hippies from the 70th, who remained on the island and selling now Coconut bread and other Hawaiian food specialities in order to maintain their lifestyle!

They still keep their attitude and seemed to be very relaxed! Of course, in such an environment it is very easy to be it!

Have you already been on Hawaii? If yes, then I am looking forward seeing your images of the Road to Hana!

Stuibenfall (159 m)

Day 121 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I visit the Stuibenfall near Umhausen. With its 159 meters, it is the highest in Tyrol.

This impressive spectacle of nature goes back to the mighty landslide of Köfels, which buried the end of the Horlach Valley 8,700 years ago.

At the northern edge of the Tauferberg mountain, the Horlachbach found a new outlet.

Since then, the fall has been plummeting into the depths ever since. The spray, the „Stuiben“ will probably give the waterfall its name.

The Stuibenfall is fed by seven springs of the Stubai Alps. On peak days, up to 2,000 litres of water per second plunge into the depths.

After the waterfall was probably photographed a thousand times, I tried to take a picture that differs from the others.

For this purpose, I chose the viewing platform 2 as a point of view for the photo. Furthermore, I decided to include the pool at the end of the waterfall in the picture.

To make the spray visible in the picture and to show the power of the water masses, I used a Big Stopper (10 stops) ND filter.

This allowed me to capture the waterfall with a shutter speed of 1 minute and 10 seconds.

I hope you like this version of the Stuibenfall!

Schleifmuehlklamm Waterfall

Day 81 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today’s picture portrays a waterfall, which is located in the Schleifmuehlklamm near Unterammergau.

The access to the waterfall was challenging because it was located at a very inaccessible place in the gorge. So I had to climb several hundred meters through the riverbed to reach the waterfall.

Fortunately, the water level in the gorge was not too high, and so I could reach the waterfall with partly dry feet.

First I tried to photograph the waterfall with a 14-24mm lens, but due to the light conditions inside the gorge and the trees above, I decided to use my 24-70mm Nikon lens.

For this waterfall, I also refrained from using filters, as the current exposure time was long enough anyway.

Have fun watching!

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.

Andechser Waterfall

Day 51 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Finally an extended tour in the foothills of the Alps again. This time I set out to photograph a waterfall near Kloster Andechs.

Since I did not know the exact location of the waterfall, I had to search the riverbed along the river Kienbach for a length of 5km. It took me almost 3 hours.

Fortunately, there was still enough daylight.

For the photo, I used a polarizing filter and a 0.9 ND filter. I also used my GITZO tripod and my MC-36 Remote Trigger.

It is a pity that the waterfall had a low altitude of water due to an extended reasonable weather period! For sure, I will revisit the fall after a rainy day.

I hope you like the picture.

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!