In the final days of November I found myself back in the old familiar landscape of the Fränkische Schweiz. Once my back yard, the rock towers, lonely valleys, high cherry orchards, and dark forests still remain familiar to me after the passage of the years. The days were short and cold, a heavy gloom coating the land. German Gray I once called it, and I still keep this opinion. Anyone who’s been there would agree that this is an appropriate description. More than just a color, it is a feeling that fills the land in the cold months.
I was lucky to be with a few friends and head out to shoot some bouldering sessions on a couple days. Here’s a few images from the first day, near Pottenstein. Light in the forests was pretty much non-existent, so I had to use my SB-800 as an off camera flash to add a little light to the scenes.