looks like a great day ahead ...

Posted by franz (Baden, Austria) on 18 April 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

tirol 2013 (5)

the morning mists are rising from the inn river valley below the village and castle of ladis, the smallest of the three villages on tirol's "sunny terrace". the ruins of laudegg castle have seen countless mornings like this, i dare say ...
you can read more about laudegg castle here ... in less than perfect english, i'm afraid ...

notice the farmsteads high up on the hill in the distance, through the "window" in the clouds. more of this next week ...

Pentax K-x 1/400 second F/10.0 ISO 200 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

tirol | ladis | village | castle | ruin | alps | clouds

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Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

F A N T A S T I C!!

18 Apr 2014 5:38am

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good capture. Superb.

18 Apr 2014 6:36am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

wonderful view across the village with that superb 13th century tower looking out of the cloud

18 Apr 2014 7:42am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Magnificent, Franz!

18 Apr 2014 8:03am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautiful mood, lovely tones and light. Great photo, Franz!

18 Apr 2014 8:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a lovely frozen moment

18 Apr 2014 8:52am



18 Apr 2014 11:26am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Lovely village, what's it like in the winter:)

18 Apr 2014 12:24pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Gorgeous. Beautifully located village.:-)

18 Apr 2014 12:51pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful composition and superb colors !

18 Apr 2014 2:28pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like this city/landscape with the fog partially obscuring farms in the distance. Excellent capture of the green fields and building details.

18 Apr 2014 2:58pm

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely village and atmosphere

18 Apr 2014 4:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous iamge - I love the light and the misty atmosphere

18 Apr 2014 4:59pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Das sieht aus wie in einem Märchen ......... wunderschön und der Himmel und die Wolken dazu ........ Ein Ort zum Verlieben.
HerzlicheGruesse - und Frohe Ostern ---- Monika

18 Apr 2014 6:45pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful scenery, beautiful fog cover mountains...

18 Apr 2014 7:13pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

E X C E L L E N T!
such beautiful composition, clouds, colors, lighting & shadows!
L O V E L Y !

18 Apr 2014 7:31pm

Maria from California, United States

oh, I love this scenery Franz!
I hurried up to check this location on the map, but seems to be a bit off my main route this year, but definitely next year it will be on my plan! :)
Curious that I passed by it a couple of years ago on my way from Innsbruck to Tarasp, but maybe it's not located by the main road, so I missed it :(
I want to wish you a happy Easter to you and your family.

18 Apr 2014 10:02pm

@Maria: you definitely passed by the turnoff to serfaus, fiss and ladis on your way to st. moritz. the three villages are on a sunny terrace about 500 m above the inn river, between landeck and the swiss border. as it's a dead end street, people go there only if they want to, hardly by accident ... ;-) so, where are you heading to this year, and when? spring, summer or autumn ?!? for the time being, a happy easter to you and yours, maria, and keep "shooting" those gorgeous photos !!!

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A beautiful landscape with a wonderful contrast of colors between the front and the background ... Superb image !!!

18 Apr 2014 11:48pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of this picturesque place.

19 Apr 2014 12:13am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous image! What a beautiful view and setting! I love how the clouds cling to the mountains and surround the castle. Beautiful color!

19 Apr 2014 12:34am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A beautiful lovely image and narrative Franz !! I love the clariy, detail and light here, it's superb !!

19 Apr 2014 1:25am

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Love the design of the border it gives the feeling of 3D. Wonderful.

19 Apr 2014 5:03am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A wonderful new meaning to 'at one with Nature' . . the stuff of dreams.

19 Apr 2014 8:06am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh quelle belle vue

19 Apr 2014 8:21am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

a wonderful and enchanting scenery, so typical of that part of the world! the villages scattered throughout the mountains are fantastic and the clouds add so much to the atmosphere! lovely work! Happy Easter!

19 Apr 2014 2:51pm