Wildensee Reloaded

Wildensee I by V-Light Photography

   Hello hello! 😀 So i’m back with a few more photos from the amazing Wildensee lake! With the temperature raising again in Vienna, i wish i could revisit this place and refresh myself, one more time before my Graphic Design studies begin this Monday! Time goes by so fast…

Wildensee II by V-Light Photography

   The mountain on the right side, while it might seem kinda tiny through my ultra wide lens, is called Rinnerkogel (2012 meters), it’s about 1.5 hours away from Wildensee and you would need about 3 hours to climb it cause it’s quite steep. I didn’t attempt to do this, not this time but on my next visit, why not? 😀 The view from up there must be magical!

Wildensee IV by V-Light Photography

   It was actually quite an experience to lay down on the grass and not on a sandy beach as i’m used to! Most flowers were dried up but those purple bells were so beautiful and also rare if i’m not mistaken. There was certainly a kind of purple flower in the area that you are not allowed to pick. I wouldn’t dare to disturb them anyway 😀 When laying on the grass, you also need to be careful of cow dung… It’s everywhere!!! 😛 Keep that in mind on your next alpine adventure and bring a blanket!

Wildensee III by V-Light Photography

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Welcome to Wildensee

Wildensee Panorama by V-Light Photography

   We are here!!! May i present to you Wildensee. Located 1535 meters above sea level, the Wildensee lake has a length of 430 meters, width 240 meters and maximum depth 44 meters.

   Imagine you’ve been hiking for about 4 hours up some steep mountainside under the hot summer sun to finally reach this little paradise! You go down the little hill, yearning to get closer to the water…and you see this…

Wildensee Panorama II by V-Light Photography

   The water is usually cold but that day it was about 20C, that’s what the few people who were there, reported in total excitement. You think to yourself, only 20 degrees Celsius??? I’ve been used to swimming in the sea, where it’s certainly a lot warmer… But then you think, you came all the way up here and you are not gonna dive in? Impossible! So strip down to your bikini and run into the crystal clear water, that is of drinking quality!  After the initial shock and a few screams, you keep swimming, mesmerized by the amazing view around you…After a few minutes you can’t feel the cold anymore and you can celebrate your victory!

V-Light in Wildensee

  You just conquered your first Austrian mountain and swam in a lake for the first time in your life!

😀 😀 😀

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Icy Florido Tower

Icy Florido Tower by V-Light
30.12.2014 | Floridsdorf Waterpark, Vienna, Austria

 

  Good morning my friends!!! 😀 It’s snowing again in Vienna and it’s a beautiful morning indeed! I cannot wait to go out and shoot some snowy photos! For now, here’s a photo of the Florido Tower in an icy surrounding. ❄ The waterpark in Floridsdorf is really a great place for photos and if you have a telephoto lens i would recommend to do some birdwatching, you’d be surprised by the variety of birds that inhabit this area!!! 🐦

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Lost in the realm of Reflections

Reflection III by V-Light
Did i ever tell you? I love reflections! Yesterday i went for fishing with my dad and next to the sea there was this little puddle of water surrounded by reeds. I noticed the reflections and next thing i know i stayed there and took photos for like an hour. I even saw two little ducks and another weird bird.

Reflection I by V-Light

Reflection II by V-Light

I chose to turn these photos into black and white because the colors were really gray anyway as the sky was really cloudy. Also i think it really adds to the whole atmosphere. For the black and white editing i used Silver Efex Pro. All the elements are purely reflections no actual reed was photographed.

Reflection IV by V-Light

Reflection V by V-Light

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The Emerald Lake

Beautiful relaxing place in Skra, Greee | 2012
A beautiful and relaxing place in Skra, Greece | 2012

 

  It’s no wonder how this place got its name…The beautiful emerald waters of the lake offer a refreshing and relaxing experience to any visitor. People from Thessaloniki often choose Skra for a quick getaway, since it’s not very far by car. During my short visit last year, i took a ton of photos and at the moment i’m editing a generous selection of photos to make a nice feature post about this little paradise. Stay tuned 😉

 

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Boats Rest

Beautiful Scenery in Prespes, Greece | 2010
Beautiful scenery in Prespes, Greece | 2010

 

  A quick snapshot at the shores of lake Prespa, just before a big storm. It was already raining lightly when i took this shot and again i chose to include some boats in my frame, hehehe. I think i need to figure out where my fascination with boats stems from. What i really like about this photo is the many layers it has, the 2 boats in front, the wooden promenade, water, hill, boats in the distance, mountains with snow and the dark moody clouds. I think what’s missing is a tad of fog…but then again we must work with what we have 🙂

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Nature’s Canvas

Beautiful view near Prespes, Greece | 2010
Beautiful view in Prespes, Greece | 2010

 

  The shores of Mikri Prespa, with thick reeds, host pelicans, wild ducks and many other species of rare birds. In total more than 200 species have been observed at the lakes and the surrounding forest. Too bad when i visited this place back in 2010, i had no telephoto lens and no time to actually take more photos. It’s certainly a place worth visiting again…

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