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Gentle roughness part III

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

While summer in Austria slowly comes to an end and I'm already looking forward to my upcoming autumn experiences, I would like to share my last series of landscape impressions from Corsica which have been taken in late spring. There're still a view panoramas and wildlife images of this trip left, which I will show here later some day. All in all I have to say, Corsica really impressed us with its rough but very appealing and beautiful montane vistas, first of all the areas along the Asco Valley.

Gentle roughness part III

The night gently fades and the soft light of dawn slowly illumintas the scenery. This spot was probably my favorite location during the whole trip.

One of those numerous mountain streams running down into the valley.

Red rocks and vivid green vegetation providing a great contrast.

A tiny puddle on a rock full of lichens reflects the glowing peaks.

Finally the cold light of the morning vanishes and the warm light of the rising sun takes over. Always a great experience.

Once more the grace of a drenched landscape during some heavy rain.

A spectacular sunrise over the sea, witnessed from the far distance high up in the mountains of the Col de Bavella. As you can see, the entire water surfaces is painted in shades of pink.

The amazing shaped rocks a this coastline look even more fascinating when they're lightened up by the first sun of the upcoming day.

The beauty of a short break during two days of intense rain.

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Gentle roughness part II

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

It's time for some more photographs of Corsica's landscapes. I took these images back in May during a two weeks trip on the island which provides lots of different and very beautiful places with countless wonderful views of unaffected land. Enjoy.

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Amazing coastlines made of red rocks high above the sea illumintated by the warm setting sun.

Have you ever touched a Cork Oak? The softness of the bark of these trees is really fascinating and special.

On Corsica's coasts some wonderful shaped and patterned rock formations can be found.

Red rock covered in yellow lichens make a great foreground in front of some still snow coverd mountains.

One can find wild herbs almost everywhere on the island. Like rosemary bushes in the size of a car, for example.

Just one of the countless crystal clear and refreshing montane streams.

Already on the first morning I discovered this shore made of this lovely rocks.

I just love how this fallen tree turned into a natural well.

I was out this evening looking for mouflons unsuccessfully. So I ended up enjoying the great landscape.

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Gentle roughness part I

Saturday, 4 August 2018

I know the final third set of my last series is still missing. But since I took a lot of new images in the meantime, which actually also belong to these sets, I decided to continue later. Today I would like to start with the first images of the beuatiful Corsican landscapes. Sabine an me, we spent about two weeks there in May exploring the rocky island. Although the coastlines are also pretty lovely we seemed to enjoy the hinterlands even more. Actually I didn't expect so many stunning montane sceneries, crystal clear creeks and unaffected terrain. And we almost always easily found a place to spend the night, so we could just stay wherever we liked. Especially one of our first destinations, the Asco Valley, really impressed us a lot with its wonderful montane streams, rough rocky mountains and gorgreous pine trees. Without much effort we found numerious untouched spots, which at least gave the impression that there has never been anybody before.

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This area actually reminded me of Patagonia. Rough untouched mountain sceneries in each direction.

Another, probably more popular, mountain area, called Col de Bavella. We experienced, and deeply enjoyed, numerious pretty wet hikes on the island.

Taken already during our first morning on Corsica. Crazy shaped and patterned eroded coastal rocks.

We got soaking wet quite a few times, but there's hardly anything better than a drenched montane scenery in spring after some heavy rain.

Asco Valley again. What a delightful morning this was. We also had our first encounter with mouflons there.

Everything you can ask for.

There are so many natural pools which are extremely inviting to take a bath.

The yellow lichens make the purple colored rocks even more fascinating.

Depending on the area the moutains and rocks of Corsica can look quite different. But they actually always look great.

Corsica definitely doesn't disappoint when it comes to stunning mountain vistas. And the, on islands actually quite common, changeable and often dramatic weather conditions make these settings even more exciting. So stay tuned for more. I hope some of you will check back here later again for the next few images of the Corsican landaces.

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