Germany mid autumn colours, visiting Burg Eltz & Hubertus Viaduct
Time to head off to photograph a favourite of mine or the one that is still way on top of the list to photograph. We left early, not that early because we knew, the conditions were not optimal. Saying I wanted a nice thick fog and sun to reveal the Burg, but we got treated to the warmest day in October ever I guess. Well, it didn’t spoil the fun we had.
We left in the dark and rain for that matter, heading towards the south of the Netherlands to cross the border in in Zuid-Limburg into Germany. After a good 3hours drive we got near the location and the sun was already shining. The parking lost at the Burg was also pretty filled already. That will be the result of sunshine and nice weather.
Then and there we knew it would be a challenge to get some really nice photographs, but still we headed out into the forest and path towards Burg Eltz. We also decided to do a follow up and look for the Hubertus Viaduct. See further down.
The trail started of with a slight descent a nice easy hike! People were already joining us and picking up the pace we got into the bigger groups. We were lucky to be there just before the real crowd gathered and even busses would arrive.
The first shot were of the path and the rocky walls with the tree growing on top of them. Getting out of the forest and onto the path towards the Burg, I had a good overview of the Burg, getting the framed photo within the tree and the shrubs.
We did walk around the Burg and headed up the tarmac road. Getting another view from the Burg together with the autumn colours of the surrounding it is place in. All in all a very nice location and worth revisiting when the conditions are a bit more favourable.
A last close up with the tele photo lens, to get into some of the details. When doing landscape or this type of photography always bring a tele photo lens as it will get some interesting framed detail shots.
Leaving the sunny and hot surroundings of Burg Eltz we started to look for a way to find the Hubertus Viaduct and boy it was difficult to find. As always once there and found it was pretty obvious, but it took us 40 minutes to get to the path towards the Viaduct. So let me spare you some searching, see map! Park here cross the street and head into the forest. You will find a trail that will lead you to the Viaduct.
Heading into the forest following the path towards the viewpoint, Liesenfeld Hütte is where you will have a nice overview. Once there I shot the Viaduct from down low, still seeing some heath nice and purple.
We hiked round and got treated to the nice head on view of the train tracks. This is one of the hero shots there! So why not and got that one as well. All in all a nice hike and a wonderful man made structure smack in the middle of nature.
Time to get back and drive back home. Again a very nice day of photography together with Marc Duiker, one to repeat sooner rather than later.
All photos below, taken with the Fujifilm X-T2, 16-55F2.8 and the 55-200mm. Click to view larger in a light box and navigate with mouse or arrow keys. Enjoy!