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!

Aruncus dioicus Fernald

Day 78 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Despite the bad weather, I took the opportunity for a trip to the foothills of the Alps. This time I visited a remote and little known gorge near the Ammersee.

It is lovely to be all alone. No tourists, no would-be alpinists who do everything just for a posting on Instagram or Facebook.

Just to be in nature, to let the noises affect you and to watch the animals and insects at their goings-on.

Today’s photo portrays the beauty of the Bride’s-feather, a plant from the rose family. This plant is actually only found in the wild in North America. In Europe, it is mostly cultivated as a garden plant. Wild-growing specimens are usually runaways that spread locally via pollen flight.

I immediately noticed the Bride’s-feathers because of their white flowers, which seemed to me like fairy hair in contrast to the dark environment within the wet canyon.

I hope you feel the same way? If not, tell me what you see in it!

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.

Rosa rubiginosa

Day 50 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I took the opportunity of a small weather improvement to photograph the remaining spring flowers again. Initially, I planned to take more pictures of wildlife in the local floodplains, but due to the approaching rain, I had only a short time window.

It was so short that I didn’t even find the time to change the lens. So I had to use my Nikon 200-500mm f5.6 lens to take this shot of the sweetbriar rose freehand.

It was a bit surprising how sharp the image became in the end.

Now I just have to get used to the relatively long distance for the close-up limit of the lens, then the photos succeed right at the beginning.

I wish you all a peaceful start to the week.

Nesting Swan

Day 43 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I revisited our local lake to see if the swan chicks have already hatched from their eggs.

Unfortunately nothing new so far. The mother swan is still sitting in her nest and no sight from the little ones.

Luckily the weather is stable now, and the temperature was pleasant, which makes it easier and more comfortable for the chicks.

Have fun!

Euphorbia nicaeensis All

Day 42 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Due to the approaching good weather, I started again today to search for plant motifs and came across a Euphorbia nicaeensis All, also known as Nice spurge.

I took the picture with my Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VRII, again I don’t use tripods to get the best possible angle.

A little tip for you, if you are shooting freehand, always take the longest focal distance of your lens as the exposure time. That way, you can make sure that your pictures are really in focus!

What fascinated me, especially about this plant was the impression that it is a living being with many heads and arms. So it seemed to me.

How do you see that?

Lonicera implexa Aiton

Day 25 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

I was particularly lucky today with my Foto challenge. After it had been raining continuously since this morning, the weather suddenly improved and I used this brake for a tour into the local forest.

I came across this plant, a Lonicera implexa Aiton, which had been in my eye for days. The diffuse light came in handy again, and I was able to take a close-up relatively easily—this time I used my Nikon 70 – 200 mm 2.8 lens again. Because of the approaching rain, I did not use a tripod.

I hope you like the motives today again!