I vividly remember the first time I saw the Alps. I had never seen such high mountains before and I was truly impressed. Southern Bavaria has some small rolling hills, and the Bavarian Alps tower over the hills like a wall. Since that first trip, I have returned to the Alps a number of times, with my family, for a friend’s wedding, for Easter. The weather hasn’t been that great, but I have always had an amazing time. This picture is of the village of Speiden. Besides looking a beautiful as a painting, there is also an excellent restaurant in the village. I can’t wait to go back!
This was an easy shot, taken before sunset with the sun at my back (what more could you want?). What I wasn’t sure of was how far to zoom in. I took a few different shots with the lens extended at different lengths. The closest picture I took ended up being the best. I really like the layered look of the different elements of the picture. Note I used a relatively wide aperture for the landscape shot. I feel this is one of the reasons the color came out so well.
Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 18-55 at 47mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60