Cruising through the Wachau Valley

Have you ever been cruising on a cruise ship? I have many times. On a river cruise ship, never been on an ocean one. Due to working for a cruise ship company in the past, I have been on many of them, even on the one in this photo. It’s really an enjoyable time. You can get a drink, sit on the deck, and enjoy all the castles and beautiful nature surrounding the Danube River. And almost every time you wake up in the morning, you are in a different country.

So let’s stay in sunny Austria for one more day. Especially in the beautiful Wachau Valley. You can check my recommended spots to visit there in the Top photography spots – Wachau Valley list. This photo was taken from one of the spots mentioned there, from the top of the Aggstein Castle ruin. The ruin is high up over the lake, but you can get to it by car, so no walking is required. But to get a shot like this, you will need a longer lens. I did use the 70-200mm here.

This is a single exposure, edited in Photoshop.

Cruising through the Wachau Valley, Austria