Winter Wonderland | Photo 52, 2020 Challenge

After a very busy week at work I haven't been much motivated to get out of bed on Saturday morning and drive in this gray soup of fog to find a photo motif.

Winter Wonderland
Photo 52, 2020 Challenge, Week Number 50
Winter Wonderland | Photo 52, 2020 Challenge

As this post matches this week's theme "Wintermas Freestyle!" of the Photo 52, 2020 Challenge, Week Number 50, I dedicate this post to that challenge.

After a quite demotivating while without seeing anything interesting, I decided to drive up a mountain to the village of Diex which is also known as Sun Village as last chance for a photo.

Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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Shortly before I arrived at the village there was also all fog around and I could see hardly anything. But suddenly the tower of the church was peaking out of the fog and then the air around me has been clear :)

Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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This village has got it's second name for a good reason, and this morning I have learned that once more.

Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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Actually, I wanted to photograph this "island" in the clouds, but then the bird flew into the frame and because I tried to photograph it, the whole image got blurred. I like it somehow though, and I do know that my friend @papilloncharity wouldn't have had any problems getting a sharp photo of this big bird :)

Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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The valley was covered by fog and clouds and above the village there was another layer of gray clouds.

Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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The road I am driving on leads from the left behind the church and then through the forest to the right.

Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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And at the end I want to show you a photo from this morning. I decided to get up there again, but this time a little bit earlier to catch a hopefully nice sunrise over the clouds. It began quite spectacular and if I find the time I'll post the other photos I took today during the coming week.

Winter Wonderland in Diex, Sun Village in Carinthia
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Well, that was it for today. I hope you like the views I had as much as I did.


Information

All photos were taken 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, Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 L STM, SIGMA 105mm 1:2,8 DG MACRO HSM, SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C.
If you are interested in the image data, I leave all EXIF and IPTC information stored in the pictures.

Location: The village of Diex on Google Maps


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