This weekend took us to Hallstatt in the mountains of Austria, call us crazy but we drove 780km just to take landscape photos! But it was worth it and yes I think we are crazy. I was joined with my good friend Olli who took the liberty of doing all the driving and keeping the music loud enough to prevent us from falling asleep.
A little information about Hallstatt – Hallstatt is a very small mining village with a population of around 900 situated 200 km south east of Munich (Germany). The village showed signs of life dating back to 12000 BC and later generated the world’s oldest salt mine!
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Between myself and Olli we took over 1000 photos – over the next couple of weeks I shall be uploading one photo a day that outlines our trip and how we viewed it from a photographer’s point of view.
The weather at night was a little unpleasing but considering our accommodation was a tent it showed no signs of leakage and did us proud. During the day the weather was perfect with early mornings casting clouds lower than expected but pleasing to the eye and by midday lifting to show the huge mountains topped with snow.
My first shot is that of a local fisherman who can be seen out on his boat in the early hours of the morning, no doubt with employment difficult in this area my guess is the only way to raise income is through fishing..
Taken with a Canon 5D mark II and EF 24-70 F:2.8 L - Cokin Z Pro GND 4 (121 M) filter for the sky - I did not use a CPL becuase the water looked interesting as it was..