Blog 2021

First rays of spring over the Schneebergland with the sun star

On the rocky cliffs of the Hohe Wand there is a panoramic view from the Hungarian lowlands to the striking Schneeberg, the highest mountain in Lower Austria. This is located west of it and is therefore ideally suited for a landscape photo with a sun star. Follow me here and find out how I can control the high contrast range in the photo and what can be seen on it.

Hochwechsel at a blood-red sunset in the rush of wind

At over 1700 m, the Hochwechsel is the main summit of the Wechsel and can even be reached by car in summer. There is a 360° view far into Lower Austria, Burgenland and Styria. So ideal conditions for particularly spectacular sunrises and sunsets in clear weather. Follow me here and find out how I took the photo and what can be seen on it.

Vienna and the Danube City in a snow storm

The Leopoldsberg is a 400 m high hill in the 19. district Döbling in Vienna. It is the northeasternmost branch of the Wienerwald and thus the complete Alps. A 180° panoramic view awaits you after a short drive. It reaches from the skyline of the Danube City to the far away Schneeberg along the hills of the Wienerwald. Read on to learn how to take photos in urban lighting and of course what can be seen in the photo.

From the Peilstein heading west into the sunset

The Peilstein in the southern Vienna Woods is popular as a climbing garden because of its high rock faces sloping to the west. After under an hour's walk, the Peilsteinhaus, built in 1923 by the Austrian Alpine Club, awaits you at the summit. Further ahead by the rock faces the forest thins out and gives a clear view to the west. In the following you will find out how I take photos in moonlight, what can be seen in the photo and why very nice pictures are possible in the blue hour.

Schneeberg from the mystical Mariahilfberg under a starry sky

The Mariahilfberg near Gutenstein is a place of pilgrimage in southern Lower Austria, located on a saddle below the 818 m high Residenzberg. The photo spot is only a short walk away from car parking, so it can be reached quickly, especially for night photographers. Read here what mystical charisma the place has, what can be seen there and what you should look out for in the “Starscape” photography.