cycling season is over for me, so there’s more time to head up into the mountains and enjoy the Austrian landscape…
so I went for a hike yesterday in the area around Kühtai (Tirol’s highest village at 2.020m) and headed up towards Gaiskogel (2.820m).
it’s not really a hard climb, the first 500m up are fairly easy as the lead along a skiing-slope. only the last part is getting a bit more strenuous, as one has to climb up a steep boulder field.
this brings you to the so called Gaiskogelscharte (2.658m) and from there it’s a short way to the Gaiskogel itself.
anyway, this pano was taken pretty much halfway between Gaiskogelscharte and Gaiskogel at approx. 2.720m.
straight ahead you can see the Rotkogel and the Räuhengrat and looking to the left one can see the Kraspesferner (small glacier) with the Rotgrubenspitze (3.042m).
as I was carrying quite some equipment and it was already getting late, I decided to turn around at this point and not continue to the top (appr. another 25min), but instead take a small detour to a reservoir and take some photos there as well….
Canon EOS 40D
Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM
Hoya ND8 filter
Manfrotto 724B digi
3 shot panorama
each shot exposed at -2,0,2 f/11
HDR process & tonemapping: Photomatix Pro 3.2.1