Penken

The New Penken Playground

So, last weekend we went up the Penken to see the new play area that they have built. Great place to let the kids burn off some steam and to just sit about enjoying the summer for the grown-ups (who wants to go for a hike on a day like this anyway!) Well worth a visist if you are going up, it's just at the top of the Combi-bahn along with some very cool looking electric bikes and some 'Zorb' ball on a lake. I spoke to one of the chaps up there and apparently there is a lot more planned for next year, so watch this space (not literally, but keep following the blog!).

#itsahardlifeinthemountains #penken #somuessenbergsein #mayrhofen

Cloudy Mountains

Sunday comes round again and we went up the mountain even though it was raining in the village. It started off with a blizzard and near total whiteout but slowly the clouds started to clear and we had a wonderful lunch with some amazing views up at the Gschosswandhaus.

The Tristner poking her head through the clouds

The Tristner in Black and White

The Ahorn, Tristner, and Grünberg with the Penkenbahn in the foreground

Photographed with Fuji X-E1 with Olympus 35mm f/2.8 Zuiko Objektiv

 

#penken #somuessenbergsein #alpen #getoutdoors

Shooting RAW dng files with the iPhone 6s and Adobe Lightroom Mobile

As of the 13 September with the new version of the iOS operating system, the iPhone now can shoot RAW dng files. For those who don't know what that is, it is the digital version of a negative.  

The image retains all of the information from the brightest points down to the darkest shadows. With RAW you can bring the details out from these areas.  

As mobile phones are used for a large majority of photography these days, it is a huge step forward (and yes android users have had this for some time!) 

i went for a run this morning and took some test shots with my iPhone and did the post production on the phone with Lightroom mobile. There maybe some noise and grain in the images but remember that these are taken with an iPhone! 

 

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#lightroommobile #iphone6s #mayrhofen #zillertal #lovetirol #dng #shootraw

Monochrome Oktober Tag 24

Ich möchte diesen Oktober gern eine Reihe an Schwarz/Weiss Fotos hier mit euch teilen. Einige sind aus meinem Archiv und andere habe ich gerade erst neu fotografiert. Vergesst nicht zu kommentieren, Liken und Teilen! Danke!

This October I am going to present a series of black and white images. Some will be new ones and I will also be going back through my archives for some older pictures that I would like to share with you. Please don't forget to like, comment and share. Thanks. 

The Penkenbahn MkII, watch this space for images of the forthcoming MkIII. Arriving on the Hauptstrasse this December

#monochromeoktober #blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #penkenbahn #mayrhofen #zillertal #lovetirol

Monochrome Oktober Tag 20

Ich möchte diesen Oktober gern eine Reihe an Schwarz/Weiss Fotos hier mit euch teilen. Einige sind aus meinem Archiv und andere habe ich gerade erst neu fotografiert. Vergesst nicht zu kommentieren, Liken und Teilen! Danke!

This October I am going to present a series of black and white images. Some will be new ones and I will also be going back through my archives for some older pictures that I would like to share with you. Please don't forget to like, comment and share. Thanks. 

The Penekn mountain in winter

#monochromeoktober #blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #penken #penkenbahn #mayrhofen #zillertal #lovetirol #discoveraustria

Off Season

It gets quiet here in our little town once all the hustle and bustle of the winter season is over, but not at the Penkenbahn where they are ripping things apart! Only 7 months to go lads!

Location: Hauptstrasse Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Tirol

Last days of the second Penkenbahn

Last week was the end of the winter season, and with it the end of 20 years of service by our main lift in town, the Penkenbahn.

I was here, in Mayrhofen, when the original Penken Lift was decommissioned in 1994, and I am looking forward to seeing the new lift being installed. Watch here for more shots of it's development.

Location: Mayrhofen, Zillertal, Tirol