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big sticks and brezels

Spring has definitely sprung and with it comes Easter, if not somewhat late this year! As I live in a predominately Catholic country and this is much more of a big deal than just chocolate eggs. The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday, and for the children here they learn about what happened in the kindergarten and school. They also have a day trip to go and make a 'palm' made I believe from willow branches here, as the palm tree isn't native to the Austrian Alps! There is then a blessing of these palm at the local church andpractically the whole town turns up (regardless of how religious they actually are!).

Its a nice thing to do on a Sunday and as you can see the weather was glorious! Afterwards we went for coffee and cake at a cafe nearby.

Its nice to have these traditional things to go to as sometimes the world seems to be forgetting where it came from and focusing too much on stuff and not people. this was very much a people thing!

Happy Easter and As-salāmu ʿalaykum

#palmsunday #mayrhofen #springweather #church #bretzels

Project 365: part II

Since some point way back in August, I have been working on a project 365. This entails taking a photo a day, every day, for a year. Well I am now at halfway! I still cant believe it that I have less than six months to go. It may sound easy but when you throw everything into a normal day that you have, work, family, sports, day to day chores, it all adds up. And sometimes you sit down of an evening and.......Damn! I forgot which is why you get photos like number 5 in this sequence! (taken late at night just after going to bed and then remembering that I needed a photo from the day!)

I have found it very useful, not only in the way that I approach my photography, but also as a diary of what I did that day.

The Project 365 has been running exclusively on Instagram until now and will continue to but I will also post regular updates here to (every couple of weeks) so that you can see how it is going.

Anyway thanks for following along.

#project365 #iphoneography #lightroommobile #gavinotterfotographie #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Hollenzer Dorf Fest

At the end of the summer comes my favourite beer fest, the Hollenzer Dorf Fest. Hollenzen is a small village on the outskirts of Mayrhofen and the whole community gets involved.

It is a freindly gathering and very family based too with children catered for too. Not to say that it doesnt get raucous later on the the 'Süsser lochl' (Direct translation 'the Sweet Hole'!) with a schnappsl' or three, but they actually serve you beer in a glass and not in a plastic cup. To me that says something about how people behave.

You can catch up with everybody after the busy summer season and eat a Zillertaler Krapf'n, which are delicious! These are small pancakes filled with a potatoe and Graukäse (speciallty mouldy cheese!) then deep fried. The perfect partner for a beer.

The only downside to this fest is that it is in September and in all the years that I have lived here it has rained on at least half of them, this year was no different, but as the man says "there is no bad weather, only bad clothing!"

#hollenzen #mayrhofen #bierfest #zillertallife #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Shot with Fuji x-e1 with Olympus Zuiko 35mm f2.8 Processing inLightroom CC

Instagram 365

I know that I have not been up to much here on the blog but I have been busy, mainly with clients work but also I am attempting a project 365 - take and post a photo a day for a year! you can keep up to date with it here on Instagram. Please don't forget to follow me so you can see the daily shots. Here is just a few of what we have had so far. (This is only happening on Instagram)

#instagram #project365 #iphone6s #lightroommobile

UK trip 2016

My summer has been pretty hectic so far and finding time to edit my own personal photos has been rare. However this week I managed to find a couple of evenings when I could sit down and work on some of the photos I took when we had family trip back to the UK. Hope you enjoy. G.

The Month of Colour Complete Collection

Well the Month of colour is past and I would like to thank you all for putting up with my constant barrage of posts. It was hard work getting an image every day for you lot to consume but I feel it was worth it. Anyway here is the complete collection for you all to view with a couple of bonus images thrown in for good measure. Also thank you for all those who signed up to the email list, you will be receiving your images shortly, and I shall probably sell your email to some spam company or the prince of Nigeria!

Once again, Thank You, and stay tuned more images to come.

#monthofcolour #einmonatderfarbe #colour #farbe #June #Juni #apictureaday

A Month of Colour - day 30

During this Month of Colour I will endeavor to post a new Colour photo each day (If you want black and white then check out Monochrome October). Each photo will be available for download in high resolution, all you have to do is subscribe below and I will send you the link for the download. All pictures are free to use for personal usage and please don't forget to credit me (gavinotter.com) if you use them in social media or websites.

A trio of hogs

#monthofcolour #einmonatderfarbe #colour #farbe #june #juni #harleydavidson #tristenbachalm

A Month of Colour

During this Month of Colour I will endeavor to post a new Colour photo each day (If you want black and white then check out Monochrome October). Each photo will be available for download in high resolution, all you have to do is subscribe below and I will send you the link for the download. All pictures are free to use for personal usage and please don't forget to credit me (gavinotter.com) if you use them in social media or websites.

The Apprentice

#monthofcolour #einmonatderfarbe #colour #farbe #juni #june #apprentice #getoutofauto