Stories from Long Ago

Hopfen am See

Hopfen am See is another resort town in the Allgäu region of the Bavarian Alps. The first few times I visited, I stayed at a bed and breakfast run by an elderly couple. I have always found it fascinating to talk to older people, I always felt I could learn a lot. It is like having a living documentary or history book. In this case, I heard stories about being expelled from the Sudetenland in World War II. Hearing personal war stories really gives you insight on the personal impact of the war and makes me thankful that I have not been directly affected by war.

I wanted to capture the reflection of the sun on the lake, but did not wan the picture to be washed out or too dark. While the sun is a tad overexposed here, I am happy with this result. I had to do a lot of adjustments to the highlights and shadows in Lightroom to achieve the results, including working with masks. It was worth the effort.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 18-55 at 18mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/50
ISO: 100
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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