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Workshop previews part I

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Since I run a few workshops every year at Lake Almsee in Upper Austria and I always arrive the day before to check the current local situation, I can find some time to take a handful pictures on my own. The best seasons in this wonderful area are spring and autumn, of course. So, let me just serve you the first set of a few mainly unpublished impressions I took there during my latest visits.

Workshop previews part I

Fresh greens pop up everywhere in May.

Swans can be found cruising around on the lake most time of the year.

In late spring, when there's still lots of snow high up in the mountains, the trees in the lower areas already wear their new dresses.

Some more swans in their great montane habitat.

A few wildflowers make a rare foreground in early summer.

Actually I was out looking for orchids in late afternoon light and intended to return home in the evening but finally I found myself shooting the milkyway all night long until sunrise. It was one hell of a night with perfect conditions and probably one of the most exciting milkyway displays I experienced so far. I squeezed out my EOS 5DII at ISO 12.800 for this image and luckily I met Bernhard Enzenhofer who helped me out with one of his fast lenses. This is a single exposure and the entire illumination comes from natural starlight.

Exciting conditions as the night peacefully fell in and the rising moon started to illuminate the gorgeous landscape.

At the peak of autumn the woods along the shores of the lake show their most impressive colors.

When the conditions are right, like during this rainy morning, the blue and cyan tones of the water come out quite lovely.

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Edged shores - New Zealand part VI

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Since luckily the last few weeks have actually been rather busy regarding my little business, I couldn't find the time to upload some more newer pictures here. But today I will continue with the sixth set of my New Zealand images. This small series is about our first "real" stay, which was along the east coast close to Kaikoura. Kairoura is mainly known for its commercial whale watching tours, which we think are not something one has to be part of. But beside the Sperm Whales, which can be found close to the coast here all year long, the coast lines themselves offer quite a lot of very nice experiences and encounters. So, as so often, we just strolled around and explored the area on our own. And, of course, I took some pictures there as well.

Edged shores - New Zealand part VI

Very soft early morning light provides a lovely scenery.

A White-faced Heron taking a rest on the rocks during sunset.

The constant swell and the tide changes are always a very interesting and entertaining subject.

A quite big log easily washed ashore by the immense power of the ocean.

One of those mesmerizing star nights of the southern hemisphere.

Enjoying a fresh breeze and the warming sun after the night under the stars.

New Zealand Fur Seals are used to live in a rather rough environment of edgy rocks and constantly breaking waves.

Extraordinary rock formations right as the sun rose behind the sea.

Another White-faced Heron, showing its best side here.

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Cádiz 2019

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Sorry for boring you with this image, but I'm happy to announce, that "Cosmic Peter" did it again and was awarded as the 1st Honorable Mention in the "Small Worlds" category of this year's Cádiz Nature Photography Competition. Thanks so much to the jury, what an honor :) Please check out all the awarded works here online.

Cádiz 2019

As I took this image I already thought that it might be some kind of special, so I'm pretty happy, that it finally scceeded twice.

Although "Cosmic Peter" wasn't successful in the 2019 Austrian Nature Photograher of the Year competition, I'm also pleased to let you know, that I came out as the Overall Winner and "Austrian Nature Photographer of the Year 2019". And since this was my first participation in this contest, I also received the award of the "Newcomer of the Year 2019". Many thanks, very much appreciated! You can find all the awarded images of this competition here on the website of the VTNÖ. Enjoy!

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