Trip Through Germany – Photography

My Trip Through Germany (with hubbie)

After staying in Holland and visiting family we took a road trip to Hungary,
during this road trip we took our time visiting castles and taking in the German and Austrian scenery.
Here is part one of the pictures of Germany.

Castles along the way

This is a castle along the way that we saw from a distance.

My favorite picture, I wish I could have seen it closer.
I feel like I should have found this picture on Google,
But I took it myself… *proud*

The castle above is Burg Lahneck.
It was built in 1226 to protect a silver mine.

Although we went up to several castles we weren’t able to actually go to every one of them.

Foggie road photograph

SO FOGGY!

I was so excited to take pictures during the trip, my cameral battery full,
a completely empty memory card ready.
But the weather wasn’t coaperating.
It was so incredibly foggy during the trip that it was hard to take nice pictures.
I did do some editing on the pictures to get rid of the foggy color.

before and after of photoshop editing

The weather was so bad that I had to do some editing on some of the photos. Here is a before and after.

My husband was happy to take time from the trip to stop and tour castles,
he also had patience for slowing down or stopping for me to take pictures.
And I take a LOT of pictures.
But sometimes it wasn’t possible to just stop, or we were running low on time.
So my pictures had to be taken out of the car window as we drive.
The picture above shows the before and after editing with photoshop.

Castles in Germany

This castle was one we drove by.

Here is the actual pictue. A castle I would have loved to stop and tour.

German village

A little bit of scenery, the castles are not the only beautiful things.

The castles are not the only beautiful things in germany.
The little country houses and vinyards were also pretty.
The hilly landscape and tree-filled countryside… absolutely beautiful.

Castle in Germany

A castle on a hill with vines growing all down the side of the hill it was on.

Another castle I enjoyed looking at as we drove by.
You cant tell, but the hillside it was on was filled with vinyards.
I think this picture was actually taken inside the car, through the window.
We call this the Posthumus picture.
(Posthumus is my maiden name)
My brothers and dad are famous for taking bad pictures through their car windsheild.
Squashed bugs and all…

In Germany the castles are plentiful…
we drove along the Rhine and saw a lot of castles all along it.
We went inside a few too.
Its too much to put into one post, so I’m going to just post several with lots of pictures.
In one post i’ll show you the most beautiful castle I’ve ever seen!
No picture will EVER do it justice.
Maybe that’s some incentive to follow me…
im just getting the hang of this blogging and I have no idea how to gather followers…

Anyway… just let me know what you think!
Comments welcome

PS. If you ever go to Germany and want to know where these are located just let me know!

-Linda

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About lindavanruiten

I'm a 20-something graduate, with a degree in computer information systems. My lovely husband and I own a dairy farm here in Texas. Like everyone, I've had my struggles and acomplishments. This blog displays my hobbies, like DIY crafts, home remodeling, and renovations; it also displays my art, including oil painting, charcoal, pencil drawings, photography, and other mediums. I also have a category called My Thoughts, which is filled with trials and tribulations, funny stories, and of course - thoughts. Anyway, hope you like it... and FOLLOW ME!

Posted on January 29, 2013, in All Travel Posts and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I love Europe and I simply love castles! Beautifully done here – makes me want to hop on a plane and get to Germany.

    Thanks for coming by my place – I look forward to seeing more of yours!

  2. One of these days, I would love to drive through Germany and just visit castles… I’ve only been to Berlin in Germany and I don’t think there were any castles nearby.

    • I think you’d be surprised. They’re hidden everywhere. We drove through Germany once before and I just can’t believe that I didn’t stop that time and look at castles.
      Next time you should. You’ll never forget it.
      Linda

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