mountains

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

Monochrome Oktober Day 24

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image

I have apassion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.

In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

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#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #monochromeoktober #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Monochrome Oktober Day 19

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image

I have a passion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.

In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

Share your images with everyone by posting them to my facebook page

The wife pulling the youngest off to a restaurant for lunch on a sledge shot with iPhone 6s with post inAdobe Lightroom Mobile edition @ 1/4000 secs f/2.2 ISO 25

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#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #monochromeoktober #itsahardlifeinthemountains

Monochrome Oktober Day 7

Each year I dedicate the month of Oktober (German Spelling, in case you were wondering) to the beautiful art of Black & White photography. Each day I will be posting a new Black & white image

I have a passion for this style of photograph, as it makes you concentrate more on the subject and really brings out the emotion of the image.

In the post processing phase, it is more than just removing the colour out of a picture but finding the right combination of tones and shades of grey that work within an image. With applications such as Photoshop you can change these mixtures to a great degree to give you more or less of those tones.

You can experiment with your photos as I am sure that your smartphone will have an editing section in it (both the iPhone Camera App and the Facebook App do this) and play around with the different settings.

Share your images with everyone by posting them to my facebook page

Panorama from the Ahornhütte on the Ahorn Mountain above Mayrhofen shot with Fujifilm X-E1 with Olympus 50mm f/1.8 @ 1/500 secf/5.6 ISO 200

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#blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #monochromeoktober #ahorn #tuxertal #zillertal

A Wooden Castle in the Mountains

The other weekend we took the kids up the mountain to have a look at one of the new attractions that has been built. It is called the 'Fichtenschloss' or 'Spruce Castle' and is a huge area for kids of all ages to go and let off a load of steam! It is located at the top station above the resort of Zell am Ziller, and can be reached by 2 cable cars.

The kids really didn't want to leave and just next to it is a great restaurant that makes a really good KäseSpatzl' (a traditional Tirolean cheese dish, think macaroni-cheese on steroids!) which is perfect for keeping your energy up with all the hill climbing. You can find out more through their website here

#fichtenschloss #zellamziller #zillertalarena #iphone6s #lightroommobile #lovetirol #visitaustria

Ein Monat der Farbe - tag 27

 

Während dieses Monats der Farbe wird sich bemühen, Ich jeden Tag eine neue Farbfoto zu posten (Wenn Sie schwarz Weiß wollen dann schauen Sie in Monochrom Oktober). Jedes Foto wird zum Download in hoher Auflösung verfügbar sein, alles, was Sie tun müssen, ist abonnieren unten, und ich werde Sie auf den Link für den Download senden. Alle Bilder sind frei für den persönlichen Gebrauch zu verwenden und vergessen Sie bitte nicht mich (gavinotter.com) gutzuschreiben, wenn man sie in den sozialen Medien oder Websites zu nutzen.

Das Ziller und Tristner

#monthofcolour #einmonatderfarbe #colour #farbe #june #juni #zillertal #tristner

A Month of Colour - day 17

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.

Impending skies over Mayrhofen, Tirol

#monthofcolour #einmonatderfarbe #colour #farbe #juni #june #mayrhofen #zillertal #tirol