I was at this location three days in a row. The first day I ended up soaking wet in pouring rain. On day two I had to tie my camera to a massive rock because of super strong winds and I also took this picture while I was witnessing the rad colors in the sky. The third day was my favorite though. Actually I was pretty happy with this shot already, but I wanted to get a different angle. So again, I was hiking around for a while, looking for a better composition. But fog came in and I decided to call it a day, walked back to the trail and somehow intuitively looked up to the sky and saw a huge golden eagle right above my head. It was so close and impressive, I almost got scared and for a moment I was just stunned by it's majestic beauty. I watched it fly in circles and then eventually disappear in the fog over the lake. That was just epic and a moment to remember!
the valley beyond
Lumix GH5 with 20mm f/1.7 The Grimsel valley in Haslital after a wonderful sunrise @_paediil
infinity in a moment
On the road to finding my own style and capturing brief moments in time. Maloja Pass road.
Some years ago I went summer skiing and on one of my first runs I was on the lift with a dude called Eugene. We immediately became friends and skied and filmed together before he went back home to the UK. We couldn't share our passion for the mountains for too long because skiing gave us both a hard time with injuries. Life is an up and down and we finally managed to spontaneously meet up again in the Dolomites. It's a great feeling, seeing people after a long period of time and we're both still addicted to the mountains with or without skiing. Although it rained a lot, we got to see the beautiful landscapes and did some cool hikes to get closer to the stunning spiky peaks you can find everywhere in this area. I took the picture on the first clear morning after the storm, near the Groedner Joch. Thanks to all the rain, the air was so clear and I was just blown away by my surroundings as the sun rose.
Lumix GH5 with 7-14 f/2.8 at 7mm
After trying to see the milky way for many times in the last months, I finally got lucky at Sustenpass close to home. Again the sky didn't clear up for a long time, but waiting for hours, this time payed out. @_paediil
Can't complain, cause this place is actually almost on my doorstep. So I shot this before I went to work one morning at sunrise. The Reichenbach river leading to mount Wellhorn
the longest day
Lumix gh3 - 12mm - f/1.4 - 30s - iso 200 - 80 frames. This is shot from the road that leads from Beatenberg to Thun and I really love the blending of artificial and natural light. @_paediil
Shot this on a Friday, after leaving work early for driving to South Tyrol. Not early enough, because I missed the best light in the valley. These were the last colors in the sky before night came in.
run and hide
The setting moon and a starry sky. It's been too long since I shot startrails anyway. Hiked up a little in the fresh snow, to a place where I was completely alone, just enjoying the silence.
tears of the sky
Here's the milky way over the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. ✨ As we arrived at this spot we found out that there was a hut right next to it, but we'd rather hike 1.5 hours back to a lower hut and back up after 3 hours of sleep. This saved us 5 Euros AND made our legs stronger. How ever, I shot this as a 3 tile vertical panorama, blended in a second exposure to recover the highlights of the church and did some editing on the stars to create surreal looking startrails.
Lumix GH5 with 7-14 f/2.8
Lumix GH4 with 12mm f/1.4 @vanlifejam at the campfire in front of his home, he fulfilled his dream and lives in a van since a couple weeks. I really felt his excitement and joy for this adventure and I'm glad we could meet up for some shooting and hanging out that night. @_paediil
This was my second "real" ski tour and I would be lying if I said I made it up there easily. 2 hours after thinking I cannot do one more step, we finally reached the top. And that view was the best reward. @_paediil
Doesn't winter make you feel like a child again? It snowed pretty intensive as we walked along the lake shore and it seemed like my friend Linda was enjoying it too.
chained to the night
I don't shoot the moon that often, so I spent many hours thinking about different opportunites and scouting for locations on maps. After reducing my ideas to two possible shoots, I spent three evenings finding a frame that works. My main goal was to get the shot during maximum eclipse. So the one that seemed to work was this one. I set up my camera some hundred meters away right after sunset. Now everyone in our group was waiting excitedly if this worked out. Finally we saw Marc's silhouette right in front of the red glowing moon, one of the coolest moments ever. One exposure for the moon and silhouette and one for recovering the highlights and foreground blended together, hdr style. @_paediil 100-300mm at 300mm f5.6
Went to the bernese highlands for an overnight trip with my friend Matthias that weekend. Actually we wanted to shoot the full moon setting behind some iconic mountains in the area. So we set up camp close to where our apps told us to get the view we wanted in the morning. After that, we continued our trip directly to the mountain top for some sunset watching. Seeing the city lights turning on has always been one of my favorites. @_paediil
Last weekend I was standing on a ridge in the opposite direction of this photo and it seemed there was this ridge blocking my view, so I found it on the map and decided to explore it a couple days later. I was expecting and hoping for nice sunset colors for a great photo, but sometimes I worry so much about returning with a good photo, that I almost forget why I wanna be up here in the first place. But that moment as we reached the top, when we got rewarded with a view almost only limited at the horizon, the pictures I took were with my heart and mind. Well, this feeling doesn't last forever, so thanks to my friend Lorenz for posing on that photo! @_paediil