Lapland – A Winter Adventure (Video)

It is late in the year, the leaves are falling from the trees and soon winter is arriving. About time to work on a short video about my Lapland trip last winter. With snowshoes I explored the Swedish mountainscape in 10 days. So, let’s look forward to the cold and hopefully we’ll get some snow :-)!

Here the video, best watched in fullscreen and HD:

By the way: I finally managed to also add some of the new images to the already existing gallery.

Another comparison: evening vs. morning

Recently I posted a comparison of photos taken at the same locations during different seasons. Sometimes, even comparing photos of the same scene taken during different times of day may show interesting changes.

The following photos were taken during my hike in Sarek (Swedish Lapland) last year – only one night apart.

Evening view of Rapadalen
Evening view of Rapadalen
Sunny morning
Morning view of the same scene

NZ South Island: Wanaka and Mount Aspiring

Some months have passed since I have published the last part of my travel report about my trip to New Zealand’s South Island. I have to apologize for the delay.

After my hike on the Routeburn and Caples Tracks, I drove to Wanaka. I had a few days to explore the area before I would return to Fiordland where I had arranged transportation for the Dusky Track.

What do a lot of photographers think of, when they hear the name Wanaka? You are right: The famous tree in the lake.

"The" Wanaka Tree
“The” Wanaka Tree

As I was already there, I also wanted to capture my version of this scene. I camped at the Wanaka campsite and Continue reading NZ South Island: Wanaka and Mount Aspiring

Summer vs. Winter in the Swedish Mountains

Awakening
Summer Scene
Frozen Visttasvággi
The same scene in winter

In March I was on my first winter trip in the mountains of Swedish Lapland. I had done several long hikes in the area in the short nordic summer and wanted to see what it was like in winter. It was a great experience and everything looked so different. I got to some locations I had also visited in summer some years ago. Thus, I want to share some photos taken at roughly the same locations to give you an impression.

Continue reading Summer vs. Winter in the Swedish Mountains

NZ South Island: Lake Wakatipu, Routeburn and Caples Tracks

After my hike on the Kepler Track, I had scheduled a hike on Routeburn Track, another Great Walk. As usual, pre-booked accommodation is required, preventing spontaneous trips or adaptation to the weather conditions. My recommendation, as mentioned before, is opting for camping: you’re more flexible, campsites are less crowded than huts and a lot cheaper.

Morning view of Lake Mackenzie
Morning view of Lake Mackenzie

The Routeburn Track starts to the north of Glenorchy which is reachable from Queenstown via the road along Lake Wakatipu. Many hikers book transport back from the track’s endpoint. Continue reading NZ South Island: Lake Wakatipu, Routeburn and Caples Tracks

Beautiful sceneries on and off the beaten path