Allgäu in Bavaria – home of Neuschwanstein castle and Skink Pinhole Pancake

Definitely the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein of King Ludwig II of Bavaria is one of the most photographed landmarks in the world. To get the best view of the castle, just take a bus from the main parking lot in Schongau up to Marienbrücke. The scenic drive to the Pöllat Gorge takes about ten minutes. After a short walk you will reach Marienbrücke (Mary’s Bridge) which is suspended 90 meters over the Pöllat waterfall. This suspension bridge was build by King Ludwig II in 1866. Although it was renovated in 1984, the fragile looking metal structures on its sides were left in their original state. Once you have made it to the middle of the bridge (some courage is necessary) let your creative juices flow and capture the magnificent view in front of you with your camera. How to photograph the most photographed castle in a different way?  Why not wait for the best light and try pinhole! Just like Neuschwanstein castle, the Skink Pinhole Pancake is at home in Allgäu, Bavaria. Enjoying a home advantage, the pinhole pancake was taken out yesterday, on a very beautiful day, where hang gliders were circling in the sky. As the daylight changed throughout the afternoon there were lots of opportunities to capture the same scene under different lighting conditions. Standing on a suspension bridge you need to install extension rings between camera and pinhole pancake to achieve the “right” angle of view. Here is my favourite …. yet another picture of (the only and original) Neuschwanstein fairy tale castle, the most visited and photographed castle in the world.



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