Bavarian Forest

Bavarian forest

 

Before I go on a photography-tour, I always have a few photographs in my mind. Before my recent trip to Bavaria I had planned to capture some images from German forests, in addition to the obvious mountainscapes. I had a weak conception of straight, tall trees over a colorful autumn forest floor and I was hoping for some fog. This day I drove down from my base camp in Garmisch-Partenkirchen to the lower areas to the north. These areas are mostly agricultural, but when I followed the smaller roads, I now and then passed a dense forest. The skies were grey and dull, which is perfect for forest-photography, and after a while, a rain shower hit the lowlands. Moisture gives the foliage extra saturation, so the conditions were ideal. I stopped numerous times to photograph, and the initial impression was that I probably had a few OK images. On my way back to Garmisch later the same afternoon, I found a larger forested area close to Ammersee. I parked my car and wandered around in the woods for a couple of hours, struggling somewhat with finding a good composition. On my way back to the car, this beautiful yellow tree with the winding path next to it caught my attention and I worked here for a few minutes. As I sat down with the post-processing later the same evening, this image slowly emerged. Of numerous captures from the German forests, this is probably the one that came closest to what I hoped for. Hope you like it too. Have a splendid weekend!

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Fairytale in Bavaria

Schloss Neuschwanstein, Oct 2014.
Although “only” about 150 years old, this castle was built in a medieval style by Ludwig II. The fairytale-like impression it emanates is underlined both by the several beautiful towers and the spectacular location on top of a cliff overlooking the  Bavarian lowlands. Rumors has it that this castle served as inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty-castle. This image is captured early in the morning as the first rays of the sun lit up the eastern face of the building and the fog still laid densely below.
One of the things I regularly reflect upon during my photography-travels is how the culture mathces the landscape. Everything from architecture through food, beer (!) and music. Ludwig II who built this castle was a big admirer of Wagner. In a way the castle, the landscape and Wagner’s music just fit perfectly!
Hope you like my image, have a super weekend!
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Dag Ole
Fairytale in Bavaria