“In the meantime“

At the moment, I am still working on the selection and editing of the pictures from Bavaria, so “in between” I want to show you some pictures which were taken within just one day.

This happens quite seldom and does only work at special locations in winter times, when there is nearly no bad light all day long… the “High Fens Nature Reserve” is one of those locations. Within 20 minutes by car you can get to different spots and types of landscapes.

On Friday, the 18th of January, I was hiking in the marshlands with Markus Lenzen, Robert Bonsels und Thomas Brocher (forenoon) and I also discovered two small forests on my own (afternoon).

We started very early at “Barraque Michel“ (Belgium). When we got to the small forest we did already see the first soft colours in the sky. Afterwards, we were watching a beautiful and calm sunrise.

During the colourful period in the morning, it was quite challenging for me to find an interesting composition due to different things which I already realized before.

First of all, the spot is quite crowded nowadays – difficult for wide panorama scenes which I actually wanted to create. Besides there are a lot of inharmonic elements, for example branches which tower from the snow cover. Furthermore: the jet traces. The air traffic is really intense and you can see multi traces very often. They cross each other and are not really photogenic.

I mean, all this won`t be a problem when you mask it out with photoshop, but – that´s not mine. So I have to find photographic solutions for it and this was not easy on this day.

That`s what I like on our journeys: I cannot remember a single moment when I had to avoid jet traces at the Algarve, on Iceland or in Norway. Nevertheless, this area in Belgium is awesome the most days of the year and the “High Fens Nature Reserve” has a lot of spots where you can experience the beautiful nature.

And now have fun with this picture series!

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Best regards,

Thomas