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Carnival Parade – Auerbach

OK, this has got to be one of the coolest parade floats I’ve ever seen: a V-8 engine straight piped into a fire breathing dragon and continually revved up by some drunk dudes dressed as medieval knights. Cool!

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Auerbach, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Auerbach, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Auerbach, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Auerbach, Oberpfalz, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

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Carnival

Over the weekend we made long journey over snow covered autobahns and horrible traffic up to a little corner of Nordrhein-Westfalen near the Dutch border. The reason: Carnival. Saturday night was spend among the costumed crowds in Cologne (home to the tallest cathedral in Germany). I’ve never been to Mardi Gras, but imagine it would be something similar, except the for the German Carnival songs that everyone is singing and dancing to the entire night.

On Sunday we went to a cool little parade in the town of Ratheim, near where we were staying.
2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography

2009 German Carnival parade photo, Ratheim, Germany.  Cody Duncan Photography
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Schneibsteinhaus – Berchtesgaden

tilt-shift panoramic photography: schneibsteinhaus in winter, Berchtesgaden national park, Germany

Tilt-shift panoramic of Schneibsteinhaus in Berchtesgaden national park as seen from Jenner.

River

Germany travel stock panoramic photo: Snow covered rocks along river, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria

One of those moment’s where you go to take a “quick photo” while the girlfriend waits in the car.  Not paying attention to time, you think you’ve been gone about 10 minutes when you walk back to the car only to be told you’ve been gone for 45 minutes…

Germany travel stock photo: Snow covered rocks along river, Berchtesgaden, Bavaria

Berchtesgaden

It was non-stop snow from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning. Then the clouds parted and it was about as good of a day as can be asked for. Just a couple pics now, will post more in the next days. Busy researching any way possible so that I can stay in Germany. Have two weeks left to figure something out otherwise it’s plane ticket shopping…

Adventure stock photo: Woman hiking in deep snow towards summit of Jenner, Berchtesgaden national park, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

Panoramic stock photo: snowy mountain view of Berchtesgaden national park from Jenner, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

Panoramic stock photo: snowy mountain view of Berchtesgaden national park from Jenner, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

Hohenstein

Hohenstein is the highest point in the area so I thought I would head there after wandering around in the snowy forest on Wednesday afternoon. Hiking through knee deep snow up the path to the castle the world became thoroughly cold and the sun vanished behind the clouds as the the next snow flurry settled in. I could see Auerbach off in the distance, nice and bright and sunny. Soon enough, but not after nicely frozen hands, the sun was back out again for a few fleeting moments before winter once again took over.

Panoramic stock photography: sunset on snowy winter landscape, Bavaria, Germany

Germany stock photography: Burg Hohenstein castle in winter, Mittelfranken - Bavaria, Germany

Snow flurries taking over the landscape again…
Panoramic stock photography: snowy winter landscape, Bavaria, Germany

A Walk in the Forest

Been snowing the last few days, which hasn’t made my morning drive very fun, but makes for kinda cool looking forests. The clouds have parted in the afternoon making for some nice light on the fresh snow and giving me a bit of hope to be able to do some night shooting (with snow), but as soon as it gets dark, it’s cloudy again. So it goes in Germany…

Landscape stock photo: snow covered forest, Oberpfalz - Bavaria, Germany

Landscape stock photo: snow covered forest, Oberpfalz - Bavaria, Germany

Landscape stock photo: snow covered forest, Oberpfalz - Bavaria, Germany

Landscape stock photo: snow covered forest, Oberpfalz - Bavaria, Germany

Wettersteingebirge

Panoramic photo: Wetterstein range in winter. Cody Duncan Photography

Wetterstein group in winter from near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

9 vertical images at 200mm.

Ice Cave

Was doing some cruising around the Fränkische Schweiz (franconian Switzerland) the other week and came across this. Not anything super interesting, but for someone who spent the first 24 years of his life in Southern California, it’s kinda cool. Almost stood up too quickly and impaled myself on one of the icicles.

German landscape stock photo: Icicles in limestone cave, Franconian Switzerland, Bavaria, Germany

A Walk in the Forest

A light dusting of snow fell this afternoon so I decided to head down the road and into the Veldensteiner Forst, of which I’m on the eastern border of. Normally the forests around here don’t interest me much, as they aren’t really ‘wild’ and are often plantations from the last century or so. But when a light snow falls it only reaches the ground in openings in the canopy, creating cool patterns of snow and green.

I remembered a road I had driven down some months back that had some cool looking areas with moss on the forest floor, opposed to blue berry bushes which seem to be more common but not as nice looking in the snow. The road is only about 5 miles away but it doesn’t really go anywhere so I never use it.

Germany landscape stock photo: Naturpark Fränkische Schweiz-Veldensteiner Forst in winter, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

Germany landscape stock photo: Naturpark Fränkische Schweiz-Veldensteiner Forst in winter, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

Germany landscape stock photo: Naturpark Fränkische Schweiz-Veldensteiner Forst in winter, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

Germany landscape stock photo: Naturpark Fränkische Schweiz-Veldensteiner Forst in winter, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

Germany landscape stock photo: Naturpark Fränkische Schweiz-Veldensteiner Forst in winter, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

Germany landscape stock photo: Naturpark Fränkische Schweiz-Veldensteiner Forst in winter, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography

Germany landscape stock photo: Naturpark Fränkische Schweiz-Veldensteiner Forst in winter, Bavaria, Germany. Cody Duncan Photography