From todays morning. Since currently I studying for my midterm exam next saturdays my time is quite limited. But luckily the early bird gets the worm ;) After the sunrise I can start learning. This morning wasn't really spectacular, but again a very nice calmn one. I have to admit that I really love the blue hour before sunrise, because of that I decided to upload the blue one. Here you can see the bay of Constance with the the Steigenberger Inselhotel to the left and the lights of the old rhine bridge next to the Seestraße, with its old houses. In summer this street is pretty crowded since all tourist walk along this promenade with its nice view to Constance.
From todays morning at the harbour of Kreuzlingen. At 5.00 I stood up to drive to the Seealpsee so photograph and hike a bit. At 5.45 am I got angry about my self not to stand up a bit earlier. I didn't expect a nice sunrise, since the weather forecast predicted a clouded sky. But there was a break in the clouds over the Austrian Alps and therefore the sky was one fire. The harbour of Kreuzlingen was the closest photo location to capture the sunrise but unfortunately until I reached this location this intense red was almost gone. But despite of the missing red I quite like the mood here.
A lot of rain these days at Lake Constance. Well, that's actually the general case this year. It's really crazy with the weather this year. Currently some 10°C with clouds and rain showers. Next week it should get a bit better but at the weekend again rain, rain, rain... Even in the Alps it's still cold. Todays weather forecast for the Ebenalp is about 1°C and this in mid May. In mid April 2010 I took some flower shots there, but currently there is still some snow. But I will drive tomorrow morning to the Seealpsee even if bad weather is forecasted. I think its a good practice to shoot in the Alps when its raining. With my new polarizer for the TS-E there could be some good shots if everything works out as planned. And if not, then it was a great hike. Since it will rain, there won't be anybody, so I will have this nature experience completely for myself :)
This is probably my most time-consuming image. Yesterday I decided to cycle to Meersburg, which is connected to Constance with a ferry, since the clouds over Lake Constance were really impressive and they should be nicely illuminated by the light pollution of Constance. Tuckered out through the steep street up the vineyards, I arrived at my planned location where I additionally hiked some meters at a slope of 100% to get a nice view over Lake Constance.
At first I took only a short exposure of about 30 seconds to capture this nice clouded night sky but I thought a long exposure of about 25 minutes would be also great to capture the movement of the ferry for a full crossing.
After about 10 Minutes I fell some rain drops on my skin... One drop on my lens and the shot would have been destroyed. So I took my jacket and protected my cam for the last 15 minutes. Which was actually not quite of fun.
At home I stitched the 6 images (3 images each needed for the panoramic view) together to get the final image.