ChrisA

I have been taking photography seriously since 2004. I have a website dedicated to my favourite type of photography – macro @ www.macro-photo.co.uk

I also enjoy taking landscape and wildlife shots, which I show on akeyphoto.co.uk

I hope you enjoy both websites.

Zugspitze & Lake Eibsee

This is the final set of images from my trip to Germany.  And these are from Germany’s highest mountain – the summit is 2,962 m above sea level.  But fortunately you don’t have to walk up the mountain, you can either take the train ( not overly interesting as it goes up through a long tunnel ) – or take the Zugspitze cable car up to the top ( it

The Starling Slipper

In this post I will be posting my videos and occassional images of the Starling Murmurations I have seen at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve for the 2018-19 season. First off a still image – I don’t often take these as I am normally filming videos.  It reminds me off a glass slipper from Cinderella for some reason. Below here are my videos.

Alpspitz Mountain view from Top Station

One of the things I wanted to do whilst in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was to go up to the Alpspitz, and walk on the overhanging AlpspiX viewing platforms, that take you out over the edge of the mountain, with stunning views around you and great drops below! I was fortunate to get a great clear and sunny day to do this.  The views up there are amazing. I went up by cable

Autumn Colour Blast

Over the past couple of weeks I have been out at a new to me spot in the New Forest, shooting the end of autumn.  This selection comes from the results from my converted Canon 20D infrared camera ( it’s an enhanced IR filter conversion). From there I have colour swapped all these images – and then played about with them in Photoshop, Nik Collection, and some Topaz Plugins.  All

Looking through the clouds at the cable car from the Top Station

From Garmisch-Partenkirchen you can easily get cable cars up several impressive mountains.  And with one unfortunately named Mount Wank – being English – you just have to go up that one! I did so on a dry – but cloudy day.  This made the top of the mountain fairly eerie, as it was just above / level with the clouds at times.  I of course got the cable car up

Out of the Woods

As well as staying in Salzburg – I also had a week staying in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which is ideally situated for some stunning mountain views and trails.  The first walk that I went on was on a fairly cloudy day, so I took the ski lift from the Olympic Stadium up to the summit of Eckbauer.  The walk down from the top leads you through a zig-zagging easy path through some

Salet Boat Station on Konigssee Lake

Whilst staying in Salzburg, it’s a short bus ride across the border to Berchtesgaden, a very touristy town in Germany.  Here the scenery around is spectacular.  On a nice bright day I visited the town and took the new Jennerbahn Cable car to the mid station up the mountain.  The top station was not accessible, as they looked to still be working on the cable up. After a short walk

Salzburger Hochthron Summit Cross

Mount Untersberg is an impressive mountain near Salzburg ( It’s the northern most massif of the Berchesgaden Alps ).  It is easily accessible by cable car, a short distance from Salzburg.  I visited it this year in late August for the first time, getting a bus from the hotel to the cable car station.  From there it was a short ride to the mountain station.  Great view can be had

Stonechat at Stanpit

I took a visit on a bright and cold February day to Stanpit in the hope of shooting some wild birds, especially the Stonechat’s which if you can find them there can be fairly co-operative.  The walk around was very bracing, and they were not in their normal spot near the playing fields, and it was only near the end of the walk around that I found some in the