Last Saturday I made the hike to the peak of the Sonntagshorn once more, as usual beginning my ascend in Heutal at about 1000m (3300ft), stopping by at the Hochalm for a healthy lunch & coffee and then continuing to the peak, 1967m (6400ft). Here is a photo made at the peak - it's almost a classic in my photos, I don't know how many times I've been there... :-)
Reiffelberg & Vorderlahnerkopf (FinePix S5Pro, 1/80s @ ISO 100; f/11, 12 mm DX)
My original plan was to wait for sunset at the peak (hoping to get great colors on the rocky walls of the Loferer Steinberge as last year in November from a different location), but it was getting pretty cold at that altitude, and I was running low on food (erm, chocolate...) and water, especially for Toni who was really hungry and thirsty - the one well near the Hochalm where she usually drinks and I fill up my water bottle is dry in autumn (was the same last year)...
The above photo (I uploaded it to flickr, too) was made around 5pm, while sunset was about 6.30pm... bad planning! I was there way too early, and the wait of 1.5 hours for sunset was just too long because of the temperature. I called it a day, made the descend to my car and returned home for a nice warm dinner and a shower. :-)
The edit is based on a preset from the X=Image Kit by Brandon Oelling.