höllental – up to the top

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After walking through the Höllental gorge, my next stop was the peak of the “Schwarzenkopf” at ~1800m altitude. Even though the fog was quite persistent, a few glimpses from the peak to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding area were possible.

 

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stargazing

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I planned to watch this year’s Perseid meteor shower at a mountain cabin (‘Mödlingerhütte’), at an altitude of 1523m. Unfortunately the sky was quite overcast and only a part of the southern night sky was clear for viewing the stars. Nevertheless, I enjoyed being outside at night and tried to capture a few interesting shots.

Equipment used: E-M5II & 12mm f2.0 lens.

TIE advanced x1

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As an afternoon activity, I practiced a bit on macro-photography today.

I used a small self-built model of Darth Vader’s TIE fighter in front of a dark background and added light and smoke effects with some LEDs and an electronic cigarette (*g*). The whole setup was quite simple with a flashlight as the light source and not much else besides the added ‘special effects’.

Both images were taken with the E-M5 kit lens in macro mode and post-processed in Lightroom to tweak the colors.