Time-lapse shooting in the Alps. I've spend the whole night under the stars with this majestic view on Zugspitze. A truly spiritual experience being alone with yourself and the voices of the night.
Nothing special, but wonderful memories for me
Not only this wonderful scenery, but also one of the strongest storms I have ever encountered made this night a really special one.
An exciting night for me in the swamps. Also the first light for my long-desired Nikon 14–24 mm lens. It is the best lens I have ever used. The extra 4 mm, the 2,8 Aperture and it's impossible good quality make a huge difference to me for my kind of landscape photography. We're gonna be good friends for a very long time. Now I feel like I have to re-do all my previous shots.
The Milky Way over Herzogstand - Bavaria
Part 2 - Time-lapse shooting To clarify this first. I know what you're thinking. Where tf does the light come from? It is coming from one of many cars that are driving through the Dolomites in the holiday season, even late at night. Of course I took advantage of it and used this frame. In part 1 I showed you a nice sunset which I took on top of the ridge which you can see far to the left in this picture. 250m elevation gain below, I arrived at Hotel Car just before darkness, had a typical outdoor dinner and a problem. I only brought one T-shirt and a sweater. Both where soaking wet from the humidity and my poor fitness. I thought I can not spend the night outside with just a jacket, so I had the idea, in best manner of MacGyver to open the hood of my car and to dry them on the engine which was still fairly warm. Of course it didn't work well because I was running out of time. The spot that I scouted beforehand was 1 kilometer away and the Milky way won't wait for me. Ok, no choice. A jacket and a sleeping bag should do it. I walked to another beautiful ridge that impressed me with spectacular views from east to west. It was clear, the Milky way was up, battling with the unavoidable light pollution and I tried to set up my gear as fast as possible. That means, putting a lens heating on (impossible without when humid), connecting Camranger to remote control the camera. Guys, this is a very good thing if you have to spend many hours in darkness, not knowing if everything is ok with the camera. It also helps to kill time when you can see the results on the fly. Sometimes there is a beautiful meteor right in the frame like it was the case here. (I added some of the nicest of the sequence to this shot.) Three hours later I couldn't take it anymore. My sleeping back my backpack and most importantly my camera where so wet as if they had taken a shower (Great job Nikon!). Fatigue was overwhelming and I decided that I have enough frames and should get 3hrs of sleep. My