The Sun is still rising / Die Sonne geht noch immer auf

in GEMS3 years ago

Yesterday was the first day since the start of the COVID-19 measures, on which I drove to the reservoir in the morning to take some photos once again.

Gestern war der erste Tag seit Beginn der COVID-19 Maßnahmen, an dem ich wieder einmal morgens fotografieren gefahren bin.

Drau Reservoir Annabrücke . Carinthia
COVID-19 Measures - Day #9

Because of the confusion of the past few days, I forgot to check when the sun would rise and so I missed the blue hour.

At the time the sunrise itself is not really nice at the reservoir because the sun rises too far to the right behind the mountain, but I usually prefer to take photos during the blue hour before the sun rises anyway.

Wegen der Verwirrungen der letzten Tage habe ich vergessen nachzusehen, wann die Sonne aufgeht und so habe ich die Blaue Stunde leider versäumt.

Zur Zeit ist der Sonnenaufgang selbst am Stausee nicht wirklich schön, weil die Sonne zu weit rechts hinter dem Berg aufgeht, aber ich fotografiere meistens ohnehin lieber während der Blauen Stunde bevor die Sonne aufgeht.

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Canon EOS R | EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM
ISO 100 . f/14 . 25 sec . @70 mm

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Canon EOS R | EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM
ISO 100 . f/14 . 25 sec . @70 mm

The city and streets were almost empty, only a few drivers were on the way to work.

But also the walk by the lake and taking pictures were so different than usual - too many thoughts circled in my head and I just couldn't switch them off.

That's why I then overlooked the cloud reflection in the lake, and when I noticed that the cloud looks better when it is fully visible, I didn't think about taking a long exposure ... ;)

Die Stadt und die Straßen waren fast leer, nur ein paar vereinzelte Autofahrer waren unterwegs zur Arbeit.

Aber auch der Spaziergang am See und das Fotografieren waren so ganz anders als sonst - zu viele Gedanken kreisten in meinem Kopf und ließen sich einfach nicht abschalten.

Daher habe ich dann auch die Wolkenspiegelung im See übersehen, und als ich bemerkt habe, dass die Wolke besser ausschaut, wenn sie ganz sichtbar ist, habe ich nicht daran gedacht, eine Langzeitbelichtung zu machen ... ;)

Hope is the thing with feathers

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

by Emily Dickinson

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Canon EOS R | EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM
ISO 100 . f/14 . 10 sec . @70 mm

This tree has been my photo motif quite often and the above photo, where it is only a silhouette and the overall picture is very dark, I personally like better than the following photos, on which I have brightened everything up a bit.

Dieser Baum war schon ziemlich oft mein Fotomotiv und dieses Foto oben, wo er nur eine Silhouette und das Gesamtbild sehr dunkel ist, gefällt mir persönlich besser als die nachfolgenden Fotos, auf welchen ich alles etwas aufgehellt habe.

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Canon EOS R | EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM
ISO 100 . f/14 . 1/13 sec . @70 mm

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Canon EOS R | EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM
ISO 100 . f/14 . 10 sec . @70 mm

Stay at home, take care and stay healthy!
Bleibt zu Hause, seid vorsichtig und bleibt gesund!


Location / Standort: My photo location on Google Maps

All photos were shot with the Canon EOS R and one of these lenses: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM, Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM, SIGMA 105mm 1:2,8 DG MACRO HSM, SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C.

I used my Haida M10 filter system with a ND 1.8 (6 stops), a ND grad 0.9 and a CPL filter.

I leave all EXIF and IPTC information stored in the pictures.

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Thank you for visiting my blog,
have a nice evening,

Photos and Text: Johann Piber | All rights reserved - do not use without my permission

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Nature has many beautiful places. The photo is excellent. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you very much for your nice comment on my photos @yuri4 🙂
Stay safe and healthy.

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Thank you so much my friend,
stay safe and healthy 🙂


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Thank you very much anyway @pixresteemer, I am glad you are on the Hive too 🙂

So am I 😉

Glad you got out @johannpiber! They just closed all the state parks and such in my state. Now I will have to head up in the hills to find my outdoor places. :)

Yes, I will try to get out as often as I can, but to be honest, I prefer to stay with my family and don't feel very good when I leave them alone, although they are safe - it's just a bad feeling.

Everything is closed here too, bus as you say, you can always go somewhere else and explore other or new places :)

Take care and stay healthy @oldmans.

I like the full silhouette shot better also. I'm distracted by the clouds and the bright cloud on the mountain to much away from the tree, and I think the tree is the subject of the photo.

I have always loved reflection shots, and that is a nice one of the cloud on the water. Nice thing about taking pictures, you can get out for a little bit, avoid people and then go home and not worry to much about the virus.

The bright cloud is about where the sun was coming up a few minutes later. This is why I left the cloud there, but you are completely right and also about the little cloud on the left side. I wanted to make a square crop at first, but then I preferred the photo with the blue sky above ;)

This reservoir is well visited by many people, but not on the path where I always go. I can count the people on one hand, which I have met there in there in the past year - this is a very safe place for a walk and then I need to go home to my family anyway :)

Thank you very much, take care and stay healthy @bashadow 🙂

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Thank you very much for that @pinmapple and @LivingUKTaiwan, I really appreciate that a lot 😁

Nature at its finest. Thanks for sharing beautiful photos @johannpiber

I thank you for your nice compliment @robertandrew, have a great day, stay safe and healthy 🙂

glad to see the sun is still beautifully rising ! 😍

Oh yes, thank you so much Barbara, she is still rising and I do hope, that we all will be able to enjoy sunrises and sunsets soon again.
Take care, stay safe at home and healthy 🙂

Ooh..I didn't realize before you answered me :

she is still rising

that the sun in german was female with the "die" , whereas in french this is "le soleil", which is male...and in english it's neutral as always 😃

Oh yes scvbcz.png where I'm joyfully busy with my usual stuff 😊
Thank you and good day to you @johannpiber !

Yeah, I was thinking of writing "it", but then I decided to write the German "she" 😉
Have a very good day too Barbara 🙂

Schöne Bilder lieber Johann,

es wird sich auch baldigst wieder alles normalisieren.

Liebe Grüße

Danke dir vielmals Peter,
ich hoffe ehrlich, dass du recht hast.

Liebe Grüße 🙂

Ich bin ja nicht alleine, wir sind Viele die wir so denken.

Alles wird gut!

Liebe Grüße

Die Gedanken sind frei 😉
Liebe Grüße 🙂

Und werden auch immer frei bleiben.

Liebe Grüße

Gorgeous shots, glad you got out to this beautiful spot and got these gorgeous shots to share with us

Stay safe my friend

... and I have got this spot for me alone, good morning JJ and thank you so much 😁
I hope you are still alright - I didn't want to watch any news today and my motivation is quite down. I never would have thought that I'd prefer to go to work than stay at home ;)
Tomorrow I'll visit my parents and bring them some food and other things they need. Well, I won't get very close to them, just give them the goods and talk from a safe distance ... that's really weird, but maybe I'll make a little forest walk.

Stay safe and healthy my friend 🙂

That wuill feel so weird keeping your distance from your parents, but these drastic times call for drastic measures

Stay Safe and Healthy

I have just come back home - no walk because it was really weird to not go inside the house and have to talk outside, but it is neccessarry, my mum is 79 and my dad 81 and he also has an artificial heart valve.
So I just drove back home after a few minutes and made some shots from the roadside.

Ohh yeah the news is only getting worse each day and I suspect will do for another week at least, and it is very draining on our emotions for sure, but we will get through this stronger than ever ;)

I think this Engage app is a bit confused now, because it has just shown over 100 older comments and I had to click quite a while to get rid of them ;)

I would rather say another month instead of week, but you are very right - this will make us stronger than before 👍🙂

Yeah I had that as well took ages t clean out the old comments but now its working well for me ;)

I hope your gues sis accurate a week would be good

It is working fine for me too now :)

Yes, a week would be very good, but I believe it will take longer than a month here, but I hope to be wrong.

I have heard today there saying it could be a month till we get to peak so that's not good news , but we will hang in there and do what needs to be done

Great shots as always Johann. I’m glad you are getting out a bit with all this self-isolating. People are going a bit stir-crazy. It’s been a week Monday that Hubster and I have been in the house. It would be nicer when the snow finally goes and then I could go out and work at the flower garden or walk through the forest.

Good morning and thank you very much Jo - I am getting crazy, believe me 🤓
I thought during this week at home I would do many things, make photography experiments, clean up and such, but I am so demotivated. This was my only walk since last Friday, but tomorrow I'll drive about 130 kilometers to my parents because they need some things. Maybe I'll make a walk there in the woods ... we don't have any snow, so I can go where I want ;)

Stay safe and healthy 🙂

So beautiful 🤗
Have a nice evening 😊

Thank you very much @suzana72 😁
Have a nice evening too and stay safe and healthy.

Beautiful sunlight

Thank you very much @cloudblade - cool that you have found the Hive 😊

Very nice and peaceful atmosphere in these photos! So good to be near such huge lake! Lovely sunrise with gentle shades too.

That's only a reservoir, my dear @kaminchan, but I must admit this part of it looks pretty much like a big lake.
Thank you so much for your kind comment. Stay safe and healthy in these hard times.

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Beautiful scenery! I always love to see the reflection on the water, especially the reflection of the sunlight. Very gorgeous!

Yeah! This tree is amazing indeed. I also like the darker version. Great capture! ;)

p.s. Do you know how to know who upvote us (after the 20th) in Hive? (In Steem, we can see all of the people who upvote us in Please advice. ;)

Thank you very much for your kind comment on my photos @tangmo 😊
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Have a great weekend and stay healthy 😊

My pleasure!

Oh! Many thanks for providing me the link. This is very much helpful for me. ;)

Thanks a lot for your kind wishes. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and stay healthy as well. ;))

You are welcome @tangmo - have a great weekend too 🙂

Howdy sir johannpiber! More really fine photos, I especially like that leaning tree!

Good morning @janton,
thank you very much - this is a place nearby where I often go for a walk and because it is not that far away I still go there from time to time :)

Have a great day and stay safe and healthy my friend :)

Howdy today sir johannpiber! That sounds nice, have you ever been tempted to go and push that tree upright so it is straight up and down? lol.

Such a straight tree is not interesting my friend, and I don't think I would photograph it. A gnarly and crooked tree has much more personality and looks much more interesting in my eyes.
But I would be too weak too and wouldn't be able to push that tree upright - I think a well trained man like you should come over here and try it. But if we don't like the tree then you have to push it back to it's old position, of course ;) lol

lol...if I straightened the tree up and we didn't like the way it looked I'd have to bend it back over. lol. I agree about the personality thing. Kinda like humans.

That's right - gnarly old humans look more interesting too ;) lol

Especially gnarly old bikers! lol.