The Alpine Road trip


The Alpine Road trip:

"A road trip through the most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, The Alps." 

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From hot summer days down by a lake, over sleeping at 3000m elevation in freezing cold weather (-5°C) to a beautiful sunrise on one of the biggest Alpine mountain plateaus and much more: that's in a nutshell what we experienced during a 3 week road trip through the Alps. The whole adventure was incredibly fun and offered us amazing opportunities! Apart from the fun we had, it also meant work: almost every day, we woke up at 4 am and went to bed only long after the sun had set. After a while one gets used to it and I am not a person needing a lot of sleep, so it worked out perfectly! Apart from shooting landscapes, there is the inevitable 'logistic' side of the adventure as well - at least that's what I like to call it-. It took me two weeks of preparation in order to find locations, make a decent planning,... but in the end we used it way less than I initially thought we would. Most likely the preparation caused me to memorise the whole thing. Anyways: enough talk, enjoy the images and make sure to contact me if you have any questions! 
- mrdynephotography@gmail.com -

 

I like to create images no one can recreate. This exact picture can never be recreated. The soft light, the fog in the distance, the droplets on the grass and the subtle haze in the background make this a truly unique image.
- June 10th, 2018 - Alpe di Siusi, Italy -

 

"Subtle sunrise at the Riffelsee"
- June 15th, 2018 - Riffelsee, Switzerland -

If you ask me what my favorite photo is of The Alpine Road trip then I will pick this one. It's not just a picture there's a whole story behind it. After the best train ride I've ever done I enjoyed the breathtaking views Gornergrat has to offer. Later I hiked to the Riffelsee to shoot sunset. After sunset I setup camp and slept (unprepared) in freezing conditions (-5°C) With 3 pants, 3 pairs of socks, 2 t-shirts, 2 sweaters, a winter jacket, 2 pairs of gloves and a trash bag around my feet I carried on until 4am. It just got too cold so I decided to get out of the tent and started shooting. This gave me some time to pick the perfect composition.

This wasn't supposed to be 'the best image'. First I had another composition in mind but when the first sun rays touched the mountain I spotted this composition with my phone. A really simple reflection with the matterhorn lit by the first rays of sun the area would feel that day. And in the foreground we have a very subtle but at the same time quite present patch of grass. 

I think the image turned out great! And it's once again an image that can't be reproduced. 

 

This was my second time visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle. The first time we shot sunrise as well but we had absolutely no luck with the weather. This time was different, the light developed into a beautiful orange color palette. 
- May 28th, 2018 - Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany -

 

Sometimes you have to shoot the obvious. I tried creating a visual flow through the image using the leaves. 
- May 30th, 2018 - Hallstatt, Austria -

 

- June 6th, 2018 - Lago di Braies, Italy -

 

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