DSCF4089FUJIFILM X-Pro1 (14mm, f/9, 1/450 sec, ISO200)

What a day! After the darkest winter since more than 100 years we finally saw the sun again. It’s the 2nd of March and winter is still very present in Austria but today there was a first sign of spring. A week ago I shot the Pelicans in snow. Our backyard is still covered with snow so we went to the Neusiedlersee Nationalpark. A beautiful place. The light, the sun, the fresh air. It is a great place in summer and autumn but it is magical in late winter / early spring. Just before nature bursts into life. Just like today. Continue reading

Great Day For Alpine Portraits

NEX-5 (30mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO200)

Yesterday I went for a mountain hike with a very good friend. She called the day before and I asked if I want to climb Rax ( a mountain close to Vienna ). So we went there. Despite the rather mixed forecast weather wasn’t that bad at all. We had no rain or snow fall but lot’s of sun. The reason why you don’t see a lot of sun in the images is because we had most of the sun in the lower part of the climb. Further up it became more cloudy and very windy. It was cold enough that the snow that had fallen overnight did’t melt. The air was cool and fresh. Just the right thing after an extremely hot summer.

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