For many years I have loved to capture the nature around me on photos. While I only used my cellphone camera at first, in 2018 I also got to know how to handle a real SLR camera. Since then I’m almost obsessed with it and I can not stop taking pictures.
If it were up to me, all days could be like this: hiking and taking pictures from early morning until late at night and then being rewarded with such outstanding moments and places.
Sunrise at Drachenfels Castle
Yesterday I left home already at 04:30 in the morning to arrive punctually for sunrise at Drachenfels Castle, near the border to France. It is a very impressive place: large parts of the castle were not built with stones, but carved directly into the sandstone.
Something I love about Germany is that at particularly beautiful viewpoints or resting places there is usually a comfortable seat that invites you to linger. You could sit on the Schlüsselfels Rock for the whole afternoon and look into the distance - you will certainly not get bored!
Even if it is difficult to climb a tower at the top of a mountain at 5:30 in the morning - it is always worth it! That way I was able to welcome the sun of a new day with stunning views of Trifels Castle.
⠀"Ah, our radiant days⠀
Sparkle like eternal stars.⠀
As a solace for future lamentation⠀
They glow from the golden distance.⠀
Do not weep because they are past!⠀
Smile, because they once were!"⠀
Translation of a German poem by Ludwig Jacobowski (1868 - 1900) - Original: "Leuchtende Tage"⠀