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What’s a holiday in the mountains without a trip to a nice lake, right?
I had been watching the route of these boats for a while and waiting patiently until they reached the position I wanted them to have in the frame. Click to enlarge this one.

The houses at the harbour. Fascinating…

As always – stay healthy!

These pictures are from another day – as you can see the weather was much friendlier.

I love those mountain streams. (Long time exposure with ND filter)

Nice snow on top and blue sky – such a beautiful day…
More photos from that hike to follow soon.
Have a great weekend!

In the mountains the weather can change rather quickly.
And right after the rain has fallen, dramatic views are possible.
Don’t forget to prepare yourself with regards to clothing and gear.

Have a great week!

Mountain Trip 2020

Mountain Trip 2020 - 1

Autumn in the mountains – what a blast I had!

(Although I don’t need to justify myself, nonetheless a quick Corona related notice: we brought our own food and beverages with us and I cooked myself every day, i.e. there was no contact with any other person outside our family.)

If you are just here for the images, just scroll down to the second picture at the bottom, since the following paragraph is on the technical/equipment side:
I like to travel lightly, so I left my bulky and heavy DSLR and lenses at home and took my Sony RX100 IV and Samsung NX3000 with me.
Why this combination?
Well, the Sony is small, light and thus portable, has a superb image quality for landscape photography and offers wide angle perspectives.
The Samsung on the other hand is probably one of the lightest and smallest DSLM with an APS-C sensor. I used a 35mm 1:2 prime lens on it (actually a nifty fifty considering the crop factor) which enables me to toy around with the depth of field if I want to. So I had an ideal combination in the smallest package possible – at least for my purposes. (Dear Samsung, why oh why did you give up your camera system? What a pity, I still enjoy it immensely.)
Did I miss my full-frame Nikon? Sometimes, but then I thought about how it would be lugging around several kilograms of equipment on a hike…
I was about to write that I guess I am getting old, but then I remembered that it’s been like that for as long as I remember. I just like to travel lightly, that’s who I am.
I want to stress that with the gear I used it is important to shoot in RAW format if you really want to get everything out of the material.
But man, I even liked the pictures I took with my smartphone, so I daresay that the vast majority of people will be happy just using their smartphone. Only if you are more ambitious you need to take more with you.

Anyways, enough with the boring rant about gear. There will be more pictures coming from that trip in the next weeks and months.

And long time followers already know the last sentence: Click on the pictures to view them in a higher resolution. 😉

Leaves of Autumn

Today I share some autumn impressions from one week ago.
I have been in the mountains where I took tons of photos. It will take a while to go through them and select those which are blog material, so bear with me and enjoy these pictures here in the meantime.
Stay healthy!