Took this photo while I was hiking in the Schönau am Königssee. I found this small pond above the Königssee lake and I couldn’t resist the view and stop there to take a few shots. Luckily I had a tripod and an intervalometer so I could easily compose an HDR sequence with me in the shot 🙂 (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 18-35mm f3.5-4.5; 1/50 sec at f/18; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

This photo was taken at Eibsee. It’s a lake in Germany located at the border with Austria. Its amazing colours and surrounding mountains make this lake our favourite to photograph. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 1/60 sec at f/8; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

I took this photo at Elbsee located south of Germany at the Austrian border. In fact, because of how the border is created, the quickest way to get there was through Austria. I was a sunrise casting this amazing light on the trees and burning the morning fog. (Click to see larger)

Real sunrise happens very late when you’re surrounded by mountains. By the time the sun reaches your subject, it’s already high and the light very harsh. Luckily, there are many other components that make the photograph: the burning fog, spots of light on colorful trees and of course a small harbor as the main subject. This photo was taken late morning at Elbsee, Germany. (Click to see larger)