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touch the cloud

original for better panorama feeling / Gregor Halbwedl's Photos on Flickriver


Actually clouds are to be on everyone's lips. This fact gives me the inspiration to create a contest. Please have a look


During this hike we touch the cloud a few times. Inside it's foggy and cold and you feel the wish arise to reach the sun as soon as possible.


I spend a lot of time for postprocessing. The overexposured clouds lets me doubt that it's not worthy for do work on it. But I found a way to recover it with the Capture NX Raw converter. There is a possibility to adjust the exposure there. So I did three different exposures from one raw and blended it after.


From Malbun we have the choice of hiking up or taking the chairlift to the mountain station at Sareis. From there, the Fürstin-Gina-Weg path follows the ridge path to the Sareiserjoch, where it runs into the ascending route from the Nenzinger Himmel and the path becomes more challenging. From here it's uphill between alpine flowers and along small craggy paths to the highest point of the tour, Augstenberg, at 2,359 meters above sea level with a large cross on the peak and a glorious sweeping view. The following ridge path to Pfälzerhütte (hut) is challenging, sometimes steep and secured with wire ropes at exposed parts.

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Taken on July 21, 2015