Here in Salzburg there hasn’t been much snow at all, more rain than anything. While in Ramsau am Dachstein up in the mountains about an hour from here at 1200 metres there’s plenty. That is snow, an incredible amount unseen for many years. The snow diggers and tractors with ploughs operate each morning clearing roads and walkways. (Notice how big these diggers are!)

Often extreme weather brings a new element to photography. So next morning I decided off I go regardless of a snow storm or whether blue skies appeared. Actually when some wind and lots of snow get together this just adds atmosphere to the image. The first image is from Obertal.

After Obertal, a drive through Vorberg in Ramsau. The image below is from Hans Peter’s Farmhouse, a classic Austrian farmhouse full of character, the original windows are still intact, very little has changed both in exterior and interior.

We needed some milk, coffee beans and other supplies, driving in a snow storm requires a 4×4, it an essential item for this kind of photography – I guess. Next to the local Spar is the a music house which is open for those who wish to practice known as Klangschmiede.

The moral of this blog post is to get out and about, especially in crazy weather.

January 15, 2012

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