I worked as a freelancer for a company in Innsbruck, Tyrol, which had the advantage that on the weekends I often had some spare time where I could hike in the fantastic Karwendel mountains. This time I arrived quite late in Innsbruck and drove up to the Hinterhornalm and then hiked to the Walderalm nearby, although it became already quite dark. When I arrived at the alp, I found this place where it seemed as if everything in the scenery was ‘V-shaped’, including the mountains in front of me and the clouds. I chose a very long shutter speed to let the clouds come towards me.
Technical Info: Canon EOS 5D | ISO 100 | Focal length 400mm | Exposure 73sec at f/16
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 18
Title of the photograph: Walderalm
Photo of the Day Award Category: Landscape Photography
Photograph Location: Walderalm above Hall | Austria
Photographer: Karin Eibenberger ( Waidhofen, Austria / Baltimore, MD, USA )
Karin Eibenberger (28) was born and raised in Waidhofen/Ybbs, Lower Austria. She has a Master’s Degree in Scandinavian and German literature and worked as freelance translator, tour and exhibition guide before she started her second career as Biomedical Engineer. Karin currently lives in Baltimore, US, where she works as research associate and Master Student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
In her private life, she married and has countless hobbies ranging from motorcycling over photography to trekking and backpacking, mountainbiking, traveling, kayaking, and – quite new – climbing. She rather prefers carrying a 30 kg heavy backpack through Alaska than leaving the camera behind. Photography has always been an integral part of her life and for Karin it’s a way to communicate and to show others how beautiful the world is outside their living rooms. With photography, one can address emotions and feelings directly, giving this medium a lot of potential power.