Mountains, mornings and winters

Mountains, mornings and winters seem to be made for each other. Specially after fresh snowfall. The Gerlitzen Alpe is a popular skiing destination and a photographers joy. We went a little crazy. Out with our cameras at all hours of the day and night. Including 4 and 6 am when the sky was clear and the…

A slow warm winter

It seems to be an endless wait for snow in our part of Austria this year. Around me are dry mountains, their trees still holding on to their last brown leaves. Much treasured are small areas around water where there is some frost and ice. A little of winter magic before Spring returns. At Bärenschützklamm, a…

Natural Treasure

Every year when the weather starts getting warmer and the alpine snow starts melting, a pretty little valley in the Hochschwab mountains starts getting filled with crystal clear water. Streams of fresh snow-melt flow down the mountains flooding the grassy valley.Hour by hour this lake expands and water levels rise reaching a depth of over…

Being civilised

A sure indication of the nature of a city is the nature of its downtown. Specially at night. At the center of Vienna is the Stephansplatz. Every elegant strasse of Vienna’s sparkling downtown leads  up to it. Streets and streets full of high-profile fashion brands. Jewellery, fashion, art. There are shops for all. Add to them the glittering…

Charmed by Faschings madness

  I’d walked through the town center alone, for once not even with the company of my trusty Canon which was away for servicing. Carrying instead my husband’s Olympus. (I’m quite challenged when it comes to new electronics. It takes me several shoots before the camera becomes an extension of my mind and eyes) A little hesitant….

Go two times to Werfen

    Go one time for the crisp winter. When the air is clear. There is snow on the mountains and a 6 course dinner is perfect for the long evenings. Go the second time for the sweet summer. When the meadows are green. The ice caves are open and just to be alive is a treat.   We…

Along a winter’s river

It’s my first winter in Austria. Enjoying the deliciously heated houses. The thrill of see a minus 7 or minus 8 degrees temperature on the weather forecast. Big mugfulls of  heisse Schokolade…. yummm And today an afternoon walk in the snow. Newly fallen, soft yet crunchy underfoot. Melting fast while I hope it’ll stay a few more days. Learning…

Nights out in star light

Star trails in Lachtal, Austria On cold clear nights we set up our cameras. Pointing them straight up at the majestic milky way and countless constellations. My first attempt at shooting stars. For me personally an earth defining foreground essential in each frame I shot. The simple task of fixing Tripods was made challenging by…

Moody blue Riegersburg

On a clear winter day, the castle at Riegersburg dominates the landscape for miles. Many roads lead to it, each one as delightfully winding and picturesque as the others. We should know. We explored several as we tried to find our way back to the highway 🙂 The Eastern Styria region is known for its…