Chasing the fall colors

It’s been a while!!! Personal projects, unfortunately not directly related to photography, really sucked me away! Time, energy, air … my camera already wants to divorce!! 🙂

Neuschwanstein - Map

The autumn is a great time to shoot! This year we decided to go a bit out of the usual places and actually go somewhere else!! Then comes the part where I could have done better!!!

First weekend we decided to go to the Neuschwanstein palace! The one that in principle inspired Disney to do his mark. You can monitor the region via webcams, so you don’t get to go there and find everything green or already gone! That much I did!!! Colors were good, not at it’s real peak, we had the time for a family trip, it all seemed good and I confess I was so “this is a great weekend” that I even forgot to check the weather forecast … “rookie” mistake!

It’s a two hours drive from here, but you drive towards the Alps, so the weather is not the same as in Munich. We left in a sunny day (therefore no weather forecast check) and 30 minutes before arriving we were in quite a doll weather …

Arriving there we found out that what Google Maps consider a drivable road, it’s not. So we parked the car in the city and, despite the light shower, decided to go up to the Marienbrücke. This is a nice classic bridge, where I could shoot the palace with the colors. We’ve got the bus up there, which I don’t recommend, unless you like a speeding bus driving in a very narrow curvy road. It turns out to be unnecessary, since you can quickly walk from the palace there, as we found out later. Nice shots with colors and dramatic clouds. Even though we’ve been to the palace a number of times, we never spotted the path that goes to the bridge, but from the bridge you can easily find your way to the palace.

Luckily the rain gave us a small break while over the bridge and a nice bigger break while we walked to the palace. Well, that’s the nice part, because when you had rain and the sun suddenly breaks through the clouds, you usually get a rainbow, and it could not have been better, in the next turn you could see the palace with a rainbow on top!!!

Still didn’t have time to post-process the images due to the time sucking project, but this will come soon!!!!

Summary: Autumn colors in the Neuschwanstein are awesome and you can monitor it with their webcams; you can walk up the palace and then walk to the bridge and get the same way back, no need for the bus; check the weather forecast, anyway 🙂

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About Cris Da Rocha

Astrophysicist, DB manager, cyclist, musician and, why not, "photographer to be". Back to enjoy photography after many years ... it's cool. Might share something nice and get something new.
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