A few weeks ago I was back at my favourite location in northern Kraichgau. I know those fields well and was shooting them a lot over the last years. But I can't remember having seen them in such great condition. They looked great and had lush green and yellow colors. I seemed I had chosen just the right weekend to return.
... when nearly everything fits.
When I was driving to Heidelberg yesterday evening I noticed a nice tree some 100 meters to the left of the autobahn, standing lonely on a hill. I saw it just a few seconds and thought this would be a nice tree to photograph in the morning.
Since I'm always in search for nice settings I imediatly looked through google maps to find this tree when I arrived in Heidelberg 30 minutes later. Seems I got a quite good orientation because the tree I looked up in google maps yesterday and went to early this morning was exactly the one I saw from the highway.
But what you see above is not this mentioned tree. On the way there I spotet an even better piece of landscape. In the distance the fog was slowly rising off the ground, there was hoarfrost on the grass in the foreground and the sun just started lighting the scene. I shot this facing away from the sun since I liked the way it was warming up the tree.
Ok so what about the other tree I initially went to photograph. Turned out this tree needs some time till it's ripe to be photographed right. I did some shots and will maybe post some later but there was a field surrounding the tree which was quite barren and brown and wasn't what I had in mind for the shot. So I will wait, give whatever will grow on this field some time and come back there to a later time. (in a perfect world it will be a field of sunflowers eventually but I think here I'm demanding to much ;-) )
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