Karwendel

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The Karwendel is a mountain range on the border between Germany and Austria.

View down to Mittenwald from Karwendel

View down to Mittenwald from Karwendel (click to enlarge)

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Sleeping Stone Giant

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Mountains look very different, depending on view angle and place. And as with watching clouds, they can build funny sculptures. This one is made of limestone: can you spot the sleeping giant?

Sleeping Stone Giant

Sleeping Stone Giant

Happy spotting 🙂

First of Spring: Crokus

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It has been extremely busy weeks, and I’m my technical blog article output currently is very low. So I thought I could post two pictures of blooming Crocus in my backyard instead. I admit: that takes less time than writing up a 2000 words geeky technology article. And I know that some of you might say “Flower pictures do not count!”. But hey, I say that the Crocus is a very beautiful flower, and in many aspects nature is ahead of technology:

Crocus

Crocus

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Fire & Ice: Winter Sunrise Reflections

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It has been a cold night with snowfall mostly in the higher mountains. For a very short time window opened up in the sky for the raising sun:

Winter Sunrise Reflections

Winter Sunrise Reflections

It created nice reflections the water and ice on the ground: like fire on ice.

The following panorama picture is taken near the same spot as above in the “Sägel” nature preservation area, towards the Mythen peaks in the East:

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Winter is not over yet…

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Overnight the higher areas received lots of snow, while it was raining in the lower areas, creating a ‘blue, white and green painting’. A new rain and snow weather front is coming, but there was a small blue sky window in the morning. With the sun coming up in my back, I captured the view towards the snow-covered Rigi mountain range:

Rigi, Snow and Green

Rigi, Snow and Green (click to enlarge)

Happy Snowing 🙂

Composition in Black, White, Orange and Blue

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The Föhn Wind kept me up tonight: it was pretty strong with 90-110 km/h browsing through the central valleys of Switzerland. An amazing sunrise with colors I have rarely seen compensated for that restless night with a natural painting:

Morning Clouds

Morning Clouds with Föhn Wind

The clouds are arranged in lines: this because the Föhn Wind is building ‘standing wind waves over the mountains: if the wind goes up it, water condensate and builds the cloud lines.

Happy Föhning 🙂