I haven’t been blogging for ages. The reason is that I took on a new job. Besides teaching languages, I’m also teaching art at a secondary school, which means a lot of fun and creative ideas but also some challenge since I’m quite new to teaching this subject.
Before I went to school yesterday I took these pictures of the nearby `Hallstättersee´, a place well known for its famous town Hallstatt and surrounding high mountains.
At this time of the year it’s not very busy there but the place still conveys its mystical, wild beauty.
Crossing the so called “Hohe Tauern”, a high mountain range here in Austria, I took these pictures. It’s amazing how quickly the weather changes in the mountains.
On this warm spring day I went on the first hiking tour of the season.
The region we went to is of immense natural beauty with its deep blue lakes and snow-capped mountains.
It also has a tradition of salt-mining from which it derived its name “Salzkammergut”.
While I was walking around my favourite lake “Eibensee” near my home town today I took some pictures of the blooming nature.
These flowers might not be as colourful and lush like tulips or roses, but they have their own wild beauty.
If you wonder about the bottle cap, this seems to be a remnant of someone’s picnic at the lake including typical Austrian beer…:-)
I selected some of my nature shots to apply some changes in photoshop here and there.
What I like is to play around with slight changes in colour, light or background.
I also like to combine two pictures which are somehow related, like the picture of the lake and the foliage.
The plants on my terrace are blooming so I took some pictures and edited them a bit.
I have developed quite an interest in photography recently so I decided to invest in a good photo editing programme. These are the first tries…
It has been snowing again, at least a bit, so I packed my things and did another skiing tour.
On my way up I literally stopped every second to take some pictures of the beautiful scenery…
Now that’s what I call a lot of snow. Exactly one month after Christmas winter has finally arrived here in Austria…