Waiting for the stars

Waiting For The Stars

Waiting For The Stars, Lago di Saoseo, Val da Camp, Graubünden, Switzerland© Frank Lüdtke Waiting for the stars – this is a photograph that lasted a total of 2.5 hours. I took the first photos at dusk to capture the foreground and the details in the background. Because of the very low position of my camera focus-stacking was necessary to get all details of the stones in the foreground. Then I left the camera untouched for two hours, sat on a stone nearby and waited for the stars and the Milky Way to be placed in the middle of my chosen composition — Das Warten auf die Sterne – es handelt sich hierbei um eine Aufnahme, die insgesamt 2,5 Stunden dauerte. Die ersten Fotos machte ich in der Abenddämmerung um den Vordergrund und die Details im Hintergrund einzufangen. Aufgrund der sehr niedrigen Position meiner Kamera war Focus-Stacking notwendig, um alle … Continue reading Waiting For The Stars

Withstand The Time

Withstand The Time

Withstand The Time, Ferpècle, Wallis, Switzerland © Frank Lüdtke   Standing there for an eternity, neither wind nor weather can harm this beautiful mountain – it withstands the times. — Seit einer Ewigkeit dastehend, kann weder Wind noch Wetter diesem schönen Berg etwas anhaben – er trotzt den Zeiten.

Edge Of The Sea

Edge Of The Sea

Edge Of The Sea, Vestvågøy, Lofoten, Arctic Norway © Frank Lüdtke   After the storm cleared, the sea was still in motion, so that some waves found their way over the rocks at one of the fine beaches of the Lofoten, Norway. — Nach dem Sturm war das Meer noch immer in Bewegung, so dass einige Wellen ihren Weg über die Felsen an einem der schönen Strände auf den Lofoten fanden.

Facecloud

Kanton Wallis, Switzerland © Frank Lüdtke Spectacular cloud formation over the beautiful little blue lake. I first noticed at home while processing this shot, that the cloud looks like a giant, grim face looking down at me. — Großartige Wolkenbildung über dem schönen, kleinen blauen See. Ich habe erst Zuhause beim bearbeiten des Fotos bemerkt, dass die Wolke wie ein riesiges Gesicht aussieht, das mich grimmig anblickt. …

Awakeing

Awakening

Awakening, Chamonix Mont-Blanc / Argentière, France © Frank Lüdtke My brother and I arrived at Chamonix Mont-Blanc in the evening in heavy rains and thunderstorms. Just after the rainfall stopped, we decided spontaneously to walk up the mountain to find a better spot to shoot. It took us about an hour to get to the spot and on our way up we met some french hiker. All of them discouraged us to go any further because of the flooded trails, hail- and thunderstorms and unstable weather conditions. Perfect, we thought – exactly the conditions we’re looking for. We found this little stream just before the sun disappeared behind the mountains. The sun shined through a small opening in the clouds behind us and created an amazing Alpenglow on some of the highest peaks of the European Alps. — Mein Bruder und ich erreichten das Gebiet um Chamonix Mont-Blanc am Abend … Continue reading Awakening