Wednesday, January 8, 2014

In the Mountains [Part 3/4]: Return through the Forest

In the penultimate part we started our journey back up the mountain to the parking spot where we left the car. As I said before, while getting down into the valley was no problem and took hardly 30 minutes, climbing back up took a bit more effort, since it was all up-hill. We came across different types of forests on out way up, which shaped the landscape, and gave us lots of photo-opportunities, including the highlight image of the trip. I'm sure you will immediately guess which one that is.

This is a multi-part series. Other parts include:
Part One: The Journey into the Valley
Part Two: Still life in the Valley
Part Three: Return through the Forest
Part Four: Lunch and the drive Home

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On the way up we saw many pine trees, sometimes lone in the landscapes, sometimes in big groups, but always smallish.


Parts of the way up was krs, the very familiar rock-landscape formation from this region.


We came upon two unusual looking trees standing just by the side of the path.





While we were standing next to these trees, I gazed into the deep bare forest behind them, and wondered what lies far away in the mountain slopes, that these woods cover...





While this part of the journey up-hill had some creepy trees, the next type of forest we came upon was straight out of a horror movie. The Sycamore trees were tall, bare and the road in between was just as dark as the clouds that formed on the sky.





 But we did have our fun here nonetheless.






A look into the valley from the distance.

In the end of the walk we left the valley behind us and returned back up, which left us of course hungry, so we went for lunch in the local restaurant next to the ski center. But more on that, and the images we took on our drive home, in the finale of this series.

44 comments:

  1. Such nice forests and scenery! Many types of trees, colors and landscapes. Thank you for sharing!!

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  2. Such a beautiful place and your captures are superb as always, Mersad! It does look like a chilly winter day!! Thanks for the great visit as always! Hope your week is going well!!

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  3. Those are some interesting trees in your first couple of photos. Nice jump shot too!

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  4. i like the lichen on the trees and rocks.

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  5. my favorite is the first one, the gnarled old tree and the green moss.. and the dark path through the trees would be excellent for a book cover of a suspense novel.. tell your friend I wish I could jump that high or even at all.. LOL.... this region is truly beautiful. i love all trees and there are so may different ones here.

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    1. I'll tell her. There are many different types of trees, so there is a lot to take photos of.

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  6. These are great pictures of bare forest, Mersad! The first picture is like fairy tale! Very inviting and beautiful forest!

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    1. I agree with you. The landscapes had a touch of fairy tale to them.

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  7. Great outdoor series. The top shot is outstanding! Amazing colous.

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  8. Wieder tolle Bilder! Es sind Motive, in denen ich nichts gefunden hätte, und wahrscheinlich keine davon fotografiert hätte, aber du kannst die einfachsten Sachen auch von einer anderen Perspektive darstellen, daß sie interessant wirken. LG

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    1. Danke Flögi für das Kompliment.

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  9. Gorgeous shots! I'm so glad to have found your blog!

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    1. Thank you Sarah for following and visiting.

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  10. I love those 2 trees with the moss and the lichen! Really like the narrow road through the trees too. I wish I could jump as high as your friend.

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    1. She is quite good I must say. We got the shot in a couple of takes.

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  11. Those trees do have a spooky look to them, but the surrounding colors are very pretty. I love all the pictures of the path, especially the ones with the fence...and, of course, flying Selma. So cute.

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    1. Flying Selma was our highlight image.

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  12. Number four is my highlight.
    Though the girl jumping is a brilliant shot if you got it in one go.

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  13. What a great place to explore.

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  14. Wieder wundervolle Fotos und bei den Wegfotos bekomme ich so ein kribbeln sehen zu wollen was sich hinter der nächsten Kurve befindet^^

    Besonders klasse finde ich das Foto mit "in die Luft springen" Schaut fast wie reinmontiert aus, so heben sich die Farben ab :-)

    Hab einen schönen Tag und herzliche Grüssle

    Nova

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    1. Das stimmt. Die Farben heben sich wirklich ab, deshalb wirkt es reinmontiert. Aber die Outtakes beweisen das sie wirklich hoch gesprungen ist :)

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  15. Great pictures. I love the gnarled look of the tree in the first picture and you captured the girl's jump so well. If I had been behind the camera it would have been a total blur!

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    1. A fast shutter speed is your friend here.

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  16. Hi Mersad. the trees do look a bit spooky but I love the last shot best.

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    1. They do a bit. Thanks for visiting.

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  17. wonderful views and photos! especially those of the trees in the first picture, looks like the decor of a fairy tale.
    greetings, Hilde

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  18. Absolutely brilliant captures, Mersad!

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  19. fantastic shots as usual. wonderful views, too.

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  20. That gnarled tree with the rust-colored leaves is just stunning! Wow! But, all of your photos are wonderful!

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  21. As usual "BEAUTIFUL"
    ciao
    Stefano

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  22. That big, gnarly tree is beautiful! Makes you wonder how old one like that is. Love the split rail fence and gorgeous forest!

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