Bench with a view

There are places where you can sit down, enjoy the view and just relax. This is one of them. This bench is along the path you have to take to get to the 5 fingers platform high above Hallstatt in Austria. I have been to this spot already two times in the last few years. And I want to go back. Both times it was a bit hazy when I was there. I would love a nice clear day to get the best view but had no luck with it. A sunset would be also nice, but since the cable cars going up there don’t run in the evening, that will be a bit harder to accomplish.

This is a blend of three exposures, done in Photoshop.

Bench with a view

Summer snow

Let’s stay in the Austrian Alps with one more post. This photo was taken along the path that you have to take when walking from the cable car to the 5 fingers platform high above Hallstatt. I was there in the middle of August, and it was hot. But this area is high enough, that even in the middle of Summer, there still was snow there. And of course I had to take a photo.

this is a blend of three exposures, done in Photoshop. Most of the shot is form one, the sky was darkened from a second and few shadows were brightened from a third exposure.

Summer snow, Hallstatt, Austria

5 fingers view

In my Top photography spots list for Hallstatt I mention that one should definitively visit also the 5 fingers lookout platform that is on a hill high above Hallstatt. And today, I will share with you another photo I took from there.

This is from last years summer, and while it was a bit hazy and cloudy, the view was spectacular. Too bad the cable cars close quite early (around 5 pm), so it’s not easy to get here for sunset. But I will try one day :)

This is a three shot blend, done in Photoshop.

5 fingers view

Morning in Hallstatt

Let’s stay in Hallstatt with one more photo. I mentioned this spot in yesterday’s Top Photography spots in Hallstatt. It gives a great view, when there is no boat there. It’s a bit worse with the boat, as that blocks most of the it. Still I took a photo anyway. You can see a winter photo from the same spots here.

This is a two shot vertorama, each shot from three exposures. Blended and combined in Photoshop. I took this photo in 2017, right after a sunrise shoot not far from here.

Morning in Hallstatt

The beauty of Winter

This is another panorama from winter Hallstatt, even if it does not look like one. I zoomed in quite a lot and also did the shots vertically, so it ended quite square like. In this photo of the center of Hallstatt, I really liked the contrast between the blue mountains and the warm colors of the lights. So I did my edit to enhance that, and so it guides the eye into the center of the photo.

This is a two shot panorama, each shot from 5 exposures. I needed so many exposures, as the light on the tower is quite bright and I wanted to get rid of the overexposed area. Basic edits done in Lightroom, combined in PTgui, blended in Photoshop.

The beauty of Winter, Hallstatt, Austria
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