This photo was taken early morning at Alpsee (located in Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Germany). I was counting for a nice sunrise but instead it was very foggy. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 16-35mm f/4; 15 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

This photo was taken right outside of Füssen, Germany during one of our trip to Bavaria. We found this place when we were looking for a full mountain range view. The lake in front of you is called Bannwaldsee and in the background you can see the beginnig of beautiful Alps. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 1/8 sec at f/18; 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)

This photo was taken in the late morning after the sun started coming up from behind those gorgeous mountains, creating those nice spots of light in the lake and trees around. What’s very characteristic about this lake is it’s green or turquoise color when it’s lit. (Click to see larger)