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Fotoeins Friday: Zugspitze from Ehrwald, Austria

The impressive near-vertical wall of the snow-covered Zugspitze mountain faces west into Austria, which is where I’m standing in the town of Ehrwald (Tirol). I’ve come here to see the mountain face bathed in late-winter afternoon light. Meanwhile, in the foreground comes a little truck with a farmer accompanied by his trusty canine companion, and a bale of hay in the back.


I made the picture above on 25 February 2017 with the Canon 6D, 24-105 glass, and the following settings: 1/800-sec, f/16, ISO1000, and 28mm focal length. Die Fotoaufnahme ist mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-aM7.

Hanging out at the top of Germany, 3 of 4

I wrote previously about hanging out at the Zugspitze summit from the Austrian side. Conditions had been overcast, but I’m glad the chance I took coming up on the German side worked happily in my favour.

Zugspitze is one of many peaks in the Wetterstein mountains, which form part of the Northern Limestone Alps. The Limestone Alps are composed of “softer” porous rock, in contrast with the much harder granite composition found in the central and much taller Austrian Alps.

I was over on the Austrian side of Zugspitze, and by local noon, the clouds parted to reveal a fresh dusting of snow on all of the local peaks. At over 9000 feet above sea level, the mountains, regardless of composition, all look majestic, covered in snow and illuminated under sun.

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“Radiative transfer” : antenna/fixture by Telekom Austria & Katastrophenfunk.

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Southwest view – upper-centre: Schneefernerkopf; left-centre: Sonn Alpin, Zugspitzplatt; right: Zugspitzeck.

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West view – left-centre: Ehrwald, Tirol, Austria; centre: Tiroler Zugspitzbahn.

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Northwest view – left: Tiroler Zugspitzbahn, Tirol, Austria; right: Eibsee, Bayern, Germany.

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North view – left-centre: Eibsee lake, right-centre: Grainau.

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Northeast view – left-centre: Grosser, Kleiner Waxenstein; centre-background: Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Left: cross on Austrian side. Centre-background: Cross on Zugspitze peak in Germany.

The series:

•   Ascent to Zugspitze, the top of Germany
•   Zugspitze summit : part 1, German side
•   Zugspitze summit : part 2, Austrian side
•   Zugspitze summit : part 3, Austrian side, after the clouds cleared (this post)
•   Zugspitze : part 4, the summit and the plateau below

I made the photos above on 9 October 2011 with the Canon EOS450D camera, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit-lens, and the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens. This post is originally published on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

Hanging out at the top of Germany, 2 of 4

I wrote previously about hanging out at the “top of Germany” from the German side just after arrival at the Zugspitze summit.

I wandered over to the Austrian side of the summit to have a look around for the view, which is about the time the clouds below started to clear.

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Former border-control entry point from Bavaria, Germany to Tirol, Austria.

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L-to-R: Austrocontrol Flugüberwachung (air traffic control), Bergstation Tiroler Zugspitzbahn, Sendmemast ORF (broadcast tower)

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Looks cold, doesn’t it? -12C (+10F) temperature at the summit, but -20C (-4F) with the windchill. At least the sun’s out.

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Bergstation (mountain station), Tiroler Zugspitzbahn.

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Partly obstructed view through blowing snow down to Schneefernerkopf (upper left), Zugspitzeck (centre).

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Zooming in on the ski-lift near the top of Schneefernerkopf.

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High winds and clouds surrounding Zugspitzeck.

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Bergstation (upper station), Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car.

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Arrival of Tiroler Zugspitzbahn cable car, Bergstation (upper station).

The series:

•   Ascent to Zugspitze, the top of Germany
•   Zugspitze summit : part 1, German side
•   Zugspitze summit : part 2, Austrian side (this post)
•   Zugspitze summit : part 3, Austrian side, after the clouds cleared
•   Zugspitze : part 4, the summit and the plateau below

I made the photos above on 9 October 2011 with the Canon EOS450D camera, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit-lens, and the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens. This post is originally published on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

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