3492 – The Chapel

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May 112016
 

Carinthia is a rural part of Austria with a nice mix of lakes, soft valleys and high mountains. This image has been taken in one of the more mountainous regions. The bit of snow on the roof of this small wooden chapel, along with the snow-capped mountain in the background even gives an impression of winter.

3491 – The Caged Mountain

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May 102016
 

One of the marvels of digital photography is the option to correct perspective. I don’t do it always, but in this case it was inevitable.

I stood in front of that building, a do-it-yourself store, and I took an image of the reflection in the upper story window. The angle was quite steep, the distortion extreme, but I believe it took not more than a button click on Lightroom’s automatic correction to give me this image, devoid of my own reflection.

3471 – A Forest in Winter

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Apr 202016
 

On the fields it already looked like mid-March, but in the forest some fog still clung to the treetops. The lens of the day was mostly the Olympus 9-18, a not so ultra wide and not so fast lens, but a lens that I frequently choose because of its light weight and its resistance to flares.

3468 – Fog Rising

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Apr 172016
 

This does not look exactly like a December landscape, but still, with the rising fog it looked interesting enough. The harsh contrast would have been a bit of a challenge only a few years ago, but even the “lowly” Micro Four Thirds sensors of today handle this with grace.

3467 – The Church on the Hill II

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Apr 162016
 

The church of Sankt Peter am Wallersberg was in a perfect place that day: just where the fog ended.

The effect of the church’s shadow on the fog was almost bizarre. Actually if someone would have asked me if that’s possible, I’d have denied it. Looks cool, huh?

3466 – The Church on the Hill I

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Apr 152016
 

Sankt Peter am Wallersberg is the name of this small village on a hill in Carinthia.

It may sound strange, but last winter I was there for the fog. To be precise, it was not really the fog itself, it was the thick layer of frost in those parts of eastern Carinthia.

Let me put it this way: we were not exactly graced with snow this winter. The frost, always the thickest in areas of fog, was the only chance for some white to be seen.

3459 – Nothing Anymore

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Apr 082016
 

I already ordered the Mitakon Speedmaster 25/0.95 in September, but it took until end of November to finally arrive. When it did, I got it two days after my second copy of the 60/2.8. It’s small wonder that the spectacular f0.95 lens got all my attention.

Nevertheless, I keep using the unspectacular macro lens from time to time, and the longer I do so, the more I love it. I sold it once, but I’ll never do that again 🙂

3077 – Ice Winter Rock

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Mar 222015
 

Valbruna is a village at the mouth of a side-valley just south of Tarvisio. At the end is this, a steep cliff facing north, a place that looks like the home of winter 🙂

The Song of the Day is “Ice Winter Rock” by Ewan Dobson. Hear it on YouTube.