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Zugspitze Germany | by nabilishes [on and off]
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Zugspitze Germany

This is the highest point in Germany which is 2962 meters above sea level. It is also the highest peak of the Wetterstein Mountains which create a border between Germany and Austria. This shot was taken last March after my winter semester exams. The plan was to visit Zugspitze and also Partnachklamm (Partnach Gorge), a deep gorge that frames a surging white-water river which looks absolutely stunning in winter because of its frozen stalactite walls. The huge ice walls were the result of the freezing ice from the falls. However the gorge was closed because of safety issues which is quite normal around that period of time. My guest is the ice was starting to melt and the pathway was a bit dangerous for visitors. Things like falling stalactites and icicles and also rockslides are quite a common occurrence during the changing of seasons.


Although the snow had stopped falling, the temperature was still below zero. It is quite hard to operate the camera using fluffy winter gloves. At times, i removed my gloves and had to bare with the extreme temperature to take pictures. But it was totally worth it.


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Panorama from 4 vertical shots

Shot with Nikon 18-200 mm VR @20 mm

Aperture of f/13 with ISO value of 200

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Taken on March 9, 2012