This is how the Hintersee lake looks like after the sun starts peeking from behind the mountains surrounding the lake. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 1/25 sec at f/13; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

Christlieger, the only island in the Königssee. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 171 sec at f/8; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

This picture was taken in Switzerland. I found this spot at Göscheneralpsee lake, in the area of Göschenen. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 18-35mm f3.5-4.5; 1.6 sec at f/16; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

This Milky Way shot was taken from at Furka Pass, close to Rhône Glacier in Switzerland. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 18-35mm f3.5-4.5; 20s sec at f/3.5; ISO 6400. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

This one was taken in Switzerland. I found this spot at Göscheneralpsee lake, in the area of Göschenen. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 1s sec at f/18; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

Here’s Natalia, enjoying an amazing view of Dolomites. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 18-35mm f3.5-4.5; 1/250 sec at f/8; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

I took this photo during the day when I was scouting for an interesting location to come back and take some photos at sunset. This small chapel is in Santa Magdalena village in Dolomites. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 1/125 sec at f/13; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

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. There also were other hikers, so hey, I hope they don’t mind this shot 😉 (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 1/500 sec at f/8; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com

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

Dolomites are very famous for those amazing peaks painted with red at the sunset. That’s also the reason why I chose this place to shoot a sunset, hoping for strong direct light hitting the mountains during last few minutes of a spectacular sunset. (Click to see larger) Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 1/13 sec at f/11; ISO 100. More photos at http://andrzejolchawa.com