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"2019: An exciting year!"

I´m not sure whether it is advisable to wish you a happy new year at the end of January, but I do 😊 Hope you feel well!

From a photography point of view 2018 was really great: A fact I didn´t expect in that way previously. Although, I was not able to invest the same time as in 2016 and 2017, the „output“ was even higher anyway. I think that is among others because of my experience, which I was able to gain in landscape photography over the years. Especially due to better skills in spot research and in selecting appropriate motifs, my workflow is more efficient, by now.

These three memories are my photographic highlights in 2018:

The untouched and snowy forests at the beginning of the year in Belgium. No wind, no noise, a bit snow is falling, and the forest is frozen all over. Fascinating! Here you see the blogpost.

Furthermore, my first hike at the „Skagsanden-Beach“ at the island chain of Lofoten. We arrived on the evening before and due to heavy snow we couldn´t spot anything. The next morning: The tide is high and the waves are flooding the snow covered beach. The sea is green and the frozen tidepools seem to shine turquoise. The light is amazing and for the first time in my life I watched a white-tailed-eagle flying in freedom. Incredible! Here you see some examples.

Last but not least a photo session at “Walchensee” (Bavaria) just before the turn of the year. The rocks were completely covered with ice. Altocummulus-clouds passing by, the bank is green and the lake shines blue. What a view! This blogpost is not published yet but stay tuned, it`s coming in February!


Today, I also got some pics for you 😉 At the end of December, we were for a couple of days in the south of Germany. In „Garmisch-Partenkirchen“ we took some hikes in the near of the border to Austria. Unfortunately, in the opening days there was no snow at all in Garmisch. But when you are near the Alps, there is a solution for this kind of “problem”: just go higher! On the highest mountain of Germany (Zugpitze) we had some great conditions for landscape photography and at the „Karwendel“ we had enough snow, finally.

Enjoy the pictures of the wonderful landscapes of the Alps.

The first day of our trip: I have been on the summit of „Zugspitze“ four times before in 2018/2017 and finally, I had my favorite conditions: Snowy summits and a great sunset (B1542)
The first day of our trip: I have been on the summit of „Zugspitze“ four times before in 2018/2017 and finally, I had my favorite conditions: Snowy summits and a great sunset (B1542)
At an altitude of nearly 10.000 feet you have stunning views on the summits around you (B1541)
At an altitude of nearly 10.000 feet you have stunning views on the summits around you (B1541)
A few minutes before sunset you see some peaks glowing… (B1540)
A few minutes before sunset you see some peaks glowing… (B1540)
…and also some details of the mountain… (B1539)
…and also some details of the mountain… (B1539)
More glowing peaks (B1538)
More glowing peaks (B1538)
Black-and-white is also fascinating (B1537)
Black-and-white is also fascinating (B1537)
Warm-cold-contrasts are fascinating for me, especially in terms of panoramas (B1536)
Warm-cold-contrasts are fascinating for me, especially in terms of panoramas (B1536)
….and seperate peaks… (B1535)
….and seperate peaks… (B1535)
Just a few seconds until sunset… (B1534)
Just a few seconds until sunset… (B1534)
And this is the peak of „Zugspitze“ with the gondola which goes to Austria (B1533)
And this is the peak of „Zugspitze“ with the gondola which goes to Austria (B1533)
A typical landscape near the „Karwendel“: for that, I was hiking in very deep snow (B1532)
A typical landscape near the „Karwendel“: for that, I was hiking in very deep snow (B1532)
Actually, I avoid elements, which aren`t „natural“, but I simply love these small hay-cottages… it was taken during heavy snowfall (B1531)
Actually, I avoid elements, which aren`t „natural“, but I simply love these small hay-cottages… it was taken during heavy snowfall (B1531)
New Year`s Day 2019! What a great start 😉… (B1530)
New Year`s Day 2019! What a great start 😉… (B1530)
Conditions were awesome, the sky was coloured and fog came in… (B1529)
Conditions were awesome, the sky was coloured and fog came in… (B1529)
Incredible feeling to hike there, although it took some time 😉 (B1528)
Incredible feeling to hike there, although it took some time 😉 (B1528)
The reed belt of „Geroldsee“ (B1527)
The reed belt of „Geroldsee“ (B1527)
For some moments there was heavy fog, but the sun was shining as well (B1526)
For some moments there was heavy fog, but the sun was shining as well (B1526)
Last but not least my personal favorite (B1525)
Last but not least my personal favorite (B1525)

 

I hope you enjoyed the series and I wish you all the best,

Thomas