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

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 15

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.

Mein Alte spielplatz in Barnet, Nord London

Mein Alte spielplatz in Barnet, Nord London

#einmonatderfarbe #monthofcolour #farbe #colour #june #juni #barnetrfc #rugby

November Panoramas

I have been playing around with some panoramas recently with the new features in Adobe Lightroom CC. It allows you to make full panorama shots in RAW (the digital version of a negative) and then you can still edit them getting the best out of the image that you took.
 It does make the files a bit bigger, the original copy of the final image here was over 150MB.

The new astroturf spielfeld here in Mayrhofen.

The Ahorn sitting above Mayrhofen shot from the Northside.

High Altitude clouds whisping over Horberg.

The sun about to set behind the penken from Horberg

This image is actually 9 images sewn together as it is a test in HDR Panorama. Each of the 3 views was shot 3 times at 3 different exposures, 1 just right, 1 too dark and 1 a bit too light. Then all chucked in a bowl, mixed together with spices and Voila! this is what came out. The coluring has not been changed as this is what the actual sky looked like.

I hope that you enjoyed these images and if you have any comments please leave them in the section below. If you would like a copy of any pictures in the Blog please contact me through the contact page.

Have a great day!


#panorama #zillertal #mayrhofen #lovetirol #visitaustria