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Magic Hour III - Saxon Switzerland, Germany [Explored]

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Explore! #181 on 07. August 2012, Fluidr: Explore! #12 on 08. August 2012

Three days ago a friend and I, we decided for a short trip for sunset photography at the Saxon Switzerland national park. We expected to find very good conditions because of little rain in the afternoon and lot of sun afterwards. After a strenuous short climb we reached the top of Kipphorn (480m). The setting was perfect and we enjoyed the magical hour there. The panorama with all the famous rocks of Saxon Switzerland embedded in the Elbe valley was breathtaking. Here I will show you a different composition.

Saxon Switzerland is a mountainous climbing area and national park around the Elbe valley south-east of Dresden in Saxony, Germany. Together with the Bohemian Switzerland in the Czech Republic it form the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

04. Aug. 2012 / 7.28pm
Nikon D700 / Nikon AF-S 24-70mm / f2.8 G ED
Lee 0.9ND Graduated Filter - Soft Graduation/ Lee 0.6ND Graduated Filter - Soft Graduation
70mm / 2.5sec / f16 / ISO 200 / 0.0 stop
Tripod

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  1. StinaOstlund 32 months ago | reply

    AMAZING!!! Great shot and fantastic light!

  2. johnshlau 32 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot...........congratulations on today's Explore, my friend!
    John

  3. green.pit 32 months ago | reply

    surreal atmosphere! great shot

  4. _SG_ 32 months ago | reply

    fantastic capture

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  5. X'ian 32 months ago | reply

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  6. del smith 32 months ago | reply

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  7. ceca67 32 months ago | reply

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  10. Joan-Marie E 32 months ago | reply

    Beautiful.

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  12. Arkadious 32 months ago | reply

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  13. sgmillionxu2000 32 months ago | reply

    outstanding image!

  14. Paolo Dipasquale [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

    This is one of the best images I've ever seen!

  15. baerli08ww 32 months ago | reply

    lunapic-122403454336842
    Your great photo is a wonderful example
    of “ Soul Of The Sun ”

  16. ani lynn 32 months ago | reply

    Ohh this is gorgeous. Great scenery you've captured here!

  17. rayman102 32 months ago | reply

    Your telephoto shots are very dramatic and nicely composed!

  18. jm.buchet 32 months ago | reply

    Great capture and light !

  19. Papy Daniel 31 months ago | reply

    Grand bravo pour ce superbe paysage.

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