A Hiking Photo Experience
Wild Isar Valley
Wild Isar Valley

Wild Isar Valley

The Isar is a river in Tyrol, Austria and Bavaria, Germany, which is not navigable for watercraft above raft size. Its source is in the Karwendel range of the Alps in Tyrol; it enters Germany near Mittenwald and flows through Bad Tölz, Munich, and Landshut before reaching the Danube near Deggendorf. At 295 km (183 mi) in length, it is the fourth largest river in Bavaria, after the Danube, Inn, and Main. It is Germany’s second most important tributary of the Danube after the Inn. [Wikipedia]

That is the pretty unfancy description of the Isar on Wikipedia. Even though the river is tamed in most parts to protect urban regions from floods, there are still areas – especially in nature protection zones – that are incredibly beautiful. Some people compare the region with parts of Canada when they are there for the first time.

Especially during COVID restrictions we were hiking a lot in the region. And even though I have visited this place multiple times already I never saw this view before and/ or never had the right conditions for a nice photo. Even at this day I didn’t expect an epic shot as it was a bit too hazy in the distance. Yet suddenly when we were heading down the mountain I looked up from the path and thought that this could make a nice view to capture.

I was tempted to trying to remove the haziness – but this would have eaten up the special style of the situation. So, I just tried to do more in split toning and try to retain the hazy mood.

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