The weather was a bit of a mixed bag when I hiked Sonntagshorn as part of my “Farewell Tour” – on the one hand, the clouds and mist provided some nice drama, on the other hand, I had hoped for some of the nice views that the highest peak in the Chiemgau alps provides, of course…
The weather did not approve of my plans to show Shuwen some parts of Nationalpark Berchtesgaden in Bavaria. I wanted to show her the impressive narrows of Wimbachklamm near Ramsau where the waters had worked their way through the rocks and built a deep and narrow gorge, and then hike up to Wimbachschloß for some coffee and cake.
Photographic impressions from a late summer afternoon at Frillensee near Inzell-Adlgass in Bavaria, Germany. After a brief summer rain, the clouds still hung low at the mountainside and mist was rising from the forest.
Summer rain at Leitgeringer See, Bavaria, Germany. During an afternoon walk with Toni, a short but intensive shower surprised us. We found shelter under some trees and with a telezoom lens and varying shutter speeds, I focused on the pouring rain to capture these abstract images.
Here are some photos from an afternoon hike to Frillensee, near Inzell-Adlgass. The weather in the mountains can often be far more erratic and intensive than in the lowlands, and this day was no exception – it was raining and clouds lingered above the forest and hid the mountains from view, but as I walked around the lake, it cleared up and the sun came out. Quite lovely conditions!
Another hike to Sonntagshorn – this time in quite different conditions, compared to my “First Ascent” in June. Clouds obscured much of the landscape, and strong black & whites with heavy contrast seem to be the perfect fit to transport the drama of shifting light and shadow on the landscape.