One of autumn’s highlights are the foggy days when it stays gray below in the valleys the whole day but the sun is shining from a clear blue sky above the sea of fog. I just love these calm mornings when I arrive in the dark on top of the hills and watch how the scenery changes from dawn to sunrise. The fog turns from blue to pink while the mountains in the distance are bathed in the warm morning light. Magic!

Sea of fog
  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 24/11/2014 - 09:02

    Ohhhhh I just want to sit there and enjoy this magic moment from sunrise :) I am happy that you loved this moments so early in the morning Sandra ;) and make those beautiful pictures :)ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 24/11/2014 - 17:19

    Many thanks Marjo!! These short but wonderful moments out there are very precious for me :)ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 25/11/2014 - 12:33

    I really like those views with fog! I love the light especially in the second photo.ReplyCancel


Norway’s fjords are an endless playground and I think it would take me a lifetime to explore all the beautiful spots. The Lyngen Alps and fjord truly belong to my favourite playgrounds and I especially enjoyed this evening after sunset when the blue hour just kicked in.

Lyngen Alps

Lyngen Fjord
  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 20/11/2014 - 11:27

    the two pics, as always, are fantastic. Great composition with the rocks on the foreground, and with those marvellous shaped clouds the photos gain in power.
    greetings, HildeReplyCancel

  • Judy Davis - 20/11/2014 - 13:13

    So gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 20/11/2014 - 16:37

    Aww Sandra both are beautiful in there own way :) It must be fantastic there!! I lve the first one with the water around the rocks and the amazing sky :)ReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 21/11/2014 - 21:52

    Hi Sandra,

    I love best the second image, because of the composition, the light and the colors, which make it gorgious. Congrats!




I normally leave a location rather soon after sunrise when the sunlight is getting too harsh. It was almost 40 minutes after sunrise when I noticed this scene while we were enjoying our breakfast coffee in the sunshine. The sunrays were just too beautiful to keep the camera in the bag and so the sandwich went back into the box and I went for a couple of shots:)

Passwang fog
Passwang nebel
  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 18/11/2014 - 06:18

    Wow magic in the early morning :)
    Beautiful to see this how the sunrays shine in the fog. Fantastic pictures Sandra :)ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 18/11/2014 - 11:48

    indeed, a great moment!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 18/11/2014 - 16:55

    Many thanks Hilde & Marjo for popping by and glad you enjoyed the pics :)ReplyCancel


One of the autumn highlights each year is the time when the fog is floating over and around the hills in the Swiss Jura. The fog was absolutely perfect that morning and I fully enjoyed a wonderful start into the day.
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  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 16/11/2014 - 10:31

    It looks as big ocean to swim in :) What a beautiful place and view Sandra!!!ReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 17/11/2014 - 15:10

    Hi Sandra,

    An amazing image. Congrats!




My little Jura autumn series continues today with two photos that I took once again very close from where I live. I just love this place every year in autumn again and again and I have already spent a couple of sunrises and sunsets there. Not all visits have been successful but I do like these two photos from early October when the autumn colours were still nice.

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 14/11/2014 - 07:20

    love it, love it, love it!!!!! the colors are phantastic! you must be very happy to live near such a beautiful mountainchain!!! I understand that you spent a lot of time in those areas!ReplyCancel

  • Louis Foulon - 14/11/2014 - 07:30

    Beautiful autumn pictures, with lovely colors!

    gr LouisReplyCancel

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 14/11/2014 - 08:46

    Wonderful Sandra it give me the feeling I am there :) I love this colors and the view and the wonderful tree:) Fantastic !!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 14/11/2014 - 11:30
  • Sandra Schaenzer - 14/11/2014 - 11:33

    Many thanks Marjo, Hilde and Louis for taking the time to visit the blog post!! The preview really looks odd on Facebook :( thanks also for your kind comments :)ReplyCancel

  • Werner Rathai - 14/11/2014 - 14:15

    Excellent shots …Sandra….well done!….ReplyCancel

  • Aline Lim - 14/11/2014 - 14:43

    awesome colour and beautiful photo <3 itReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 14/11/2014 - 16:46

    Hi Sandra,

    Very beautiful, as always.



  • Dominique Arm - 14/11/2014 - 20:53

    Fantastic pics, love the colour and the composition.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 15/11/2014 - 09:22

    Thank you, too Aline, Dominique and Werner for taking the time to visit the blog post – much appreciated!!ReplyCancel

  • Steve Gingold - 15/11/2014 - 12:37

    I love these views, Sandra. Have you posted similar before or are there many like this. I am envious of this scenery.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Davis - 17/11/2014 - 18:03

    Such beautiful scenery! Great shots Sandra! :)ReplyCancel


As already mentioned in my first post about the magnificent spotlights over the Lyngen Alps, we really enjoyed this side of bad weather in Norway:)Please enjoy two more photos of this fanstastic light show and this is not all of the drama yet…;)

Lyngen Alps
Lyngen Alps
  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 12/11/2014 - 06:03

    Ohhh they are fantastic to see. Amazing this sunrays Sandra. Love both but my favorite will be the last one :)ReplyCancel

  • Håvard Larsen - 12/11/2014 - 06:30

    Beautiful images Sandra.ReplyCancel

  • Reidar Breivik - 12/11/2014 - 07:38

    Nice to see my home fjord and mountains.ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 12/11/2014 - 08:06

    wonderful! it’s just magic how you took these sunrays. photo numer one is my favourite!
    have a nice day Sandra!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Benzian - 12/11/2014 - 19:26

    I guess WOW says it all

  • Adit Merkine - 12/11/2014 - 20:51

    Hi Sandra,

    My favorite is the first image. Just breathtaking!



I don’t do wildlife very often but I always enjoy it very much when I have the opportunity. I hence was very happy when I met my friend Oliver in a local forest for a photographic squirrel hunt. The cuties were bribed with many nuts and we were rewarded with nice posings in return. Well, this is at least what I thought:);)

Red squirrel

Sciurus vulgaris

Sciurus vulgaris

  • Robin Bræck Tøllefsen - 09/11/2014 - 06:57

    Adorable <3 Really great picture's Sandra <3ReplyCancel

  • Louis Foulon - 09/11/2014 - 07:55

    Beautiful pictures! i like nr. 2 the most of all, because de golden light is super!

    gr louisReplyCancel

  • Harald Meierjohann - 09/11/2014 - 08:03

    Sehr schöne Serie!ReplyCancel

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 09/11/2014 - 08:12

    What a cuties :) Beautiful pictures you have make Sandra :)ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 09/11/2014 - 11:16

    wonderful pics Sandra! Can’t choose which one is my favourite, love them all. I adore those cute animals!
    have a nice sunday!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 09/11/2014 - 20:59

    Thanks a lot everyone for your likes and Hilde, Louis, Marjo and Robin for your kind comments. I’m very happy that you also like my odd wildlife stuff :P =DReplyCancel


Speaking from a photography point of view, I’m always happy when summer with its harsh light is over. And I know that I’m right when I experience light situations like this one about two weeks ago in the Jurassic hills of Baselbiet. The Belchen region with its landmark Ankenballen is quite close to where I live and I occasionally go during the week when the light looks promising. You can be dead sure that I didn’t regret going there this afternoon late October;)


  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 06/11/2014 - 06:05

    What a wonderful light and fantastic pictures!!! Hardly to say with is more beautiful Sandra :) <3 both.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Holsten - 06/11/2014 - 06:31

    These are the my two favorite photographs from a wonderful photographer named Sandra Schaenzer! :)ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 06/11/2014 - 11:52

    everytime I come by I am amazed by your splendid photographs! your work is really stunning and beautiful Sandra!
    I like them both, because of the different layers and the colous that are fading awing.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 06/11/2014 - 14:14

    Many thanks Nancy, Marjo and Hilde for popping by and having a look at both pics :) Thanks everyone who liked the post – I’m really overwhelmed by this feedback today and very happy :)ReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 06/11/2014 - 18:53

    Hi Sandra,

    Just stunning. Congrats!




I really love the magical forest with this little waterfall in the Black forest and I visited the place once again with a friend at the beginning of autumn. The autumn colours had just started and the orange fern worked perfectly well as an eye-catcher.



I also used the opportunity for a panorama of this beautiful peaceful place. As usually, you can view a larger version in our Germany panorama gallery on our website. Please enjoy!
  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 04/11/2014 - 18:34

    WOW I love the pano’s special number two love the way how the water is floathing. And the pictures from the blog are so fantastic toe see Sandra special the firts on :) I have say it before you are so fantastic with the camera :) Have a fine evening <3ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 04/11/2014 - 20:51

    you’re absolutely right Sandra, this is a magical place! and your photos are so beautiful! love especially the first one!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 05/11/2014 - 12:38

    Thank you very much Hilde and Marjo – I’m happy that you enjoy the photos! Thanks everyone for the likes!! :)ReplyCancel


I officially declare my Passwang festival weeks closed!:):)Well, not sure if I will go up again for the other odd day in November but generally speaking, I’m quite happy with the autumn photos that I have achieved in the past weeks. I was rewarded with many different moods, I sometimes failed because the fog was too high or too low but I always enjoyed watching how nature eventually changed.

Many of the leaves have been fallen now and most of the glamour is gone but I’m dead sure that I’ll be there again to admire the view above the sea of fog towards the Alps. I took this photo almost four weeks ago during one of my first visits when autumn has just kicked in.
  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 02/11/2014 - 06:47

    Lovely to see how the sun is just above the mountains. And those beautiful Autumn colors. Its is fantastic Sandra :)ReplyCancel

  • Paul D. Britz - 02/11/2014 - 08:01

    Super Foto, i like it

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 02/11/2014 - 18:39

    Many thanks – vielen Dank Marjo & Paul for your kind comments and everyone for the likes – much appreciated, thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 02/11/2014 - 18:59

    Hi Sandra,

    A stunning shot. Congrats!




I have visited this remote and very hidden waterfall a few times during summer and early autumn in the southern part of the Black forest. This little gem doesn’t even have a name and I always have a hard time to find it again;)When I visited the waterfall the last time, autumn has just begun and colours started to change. The water level was good though not high and I used the opportunity for this large panorama. It is worth checking the large, up to 2500px wide, version on my website to see all those wonderful details: Hidden beauty – large version Click the thumbnail of the first image and the largest version will open. Enjoy:)

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 31/10/2014 - 08:09

    You find always beautiful things around you Sandra! ! What a beautiful fairytale waterfall and place :) I think you must give it your name :). Fantastic picture :)ReplyCancel


I’m still processing and reviewing photos from our weekend trip around the Grimsel area end of September. The autumn colours were great and I was happy about the location that I had chosen as it offered lots of different compositions and elements. I always find it amazing how quickly the light and the mood change early in the morning. These photos were taken just 10 to 12 minutes apart and while the one shows the nice hues of the blue hour, the other one has become a dream in pink just minutes before sunrise.

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 30/10/2014 - 06:07

    What a wonderful pictures Sandra!! Its amazing to see how fast the sky is change from colors :) Beautiful to start my day with this beautiful pictures <3ReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 30/10/2014 - 08:49

    awesome! yeah, just amazing the change of colours! you created a nice depht in the second photo.
    great work SandraReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 30/10/2014 - 12:41

    Many thanks Hilde & Marjo! Looking back, it also amazes me how quickly the clouds developed from blue hour to almost sunrise time :oReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 31/10/2014 - 20:42

    Hi Sandra,

    Stunning coolrs and composition. Congrats!



We only got one good day in our six days on Senja last September and unfortunately only had about three hours to explore a really small part of the Anderdalen Nasjonalpark. We did not get far because this national park is a true bog wonderland! The pine and beech trees looked wonderful with the autumn setting of yellow grass and dark pools and was an endless playground. I hope you enjoy these three photos.

Anderdalen Nasjonalpark


Anderdalen Nationalpark
  • Louis Foulon - 28/10/2014 - 06:42

    Beautiful images!

    gr LouisReplyCancel

  • Hilde Van den Bosch - 28/10/2014 - 07:23

    wonderful landscape Sandra! evenso the pictures! it’s a pitty you had 5 bad days, but that’s Norway. it can rain a lot overthere.
    greetings from HildeReplyCancel

  • Sandra Schaenzer - 28/10/2014 - 12:55

    Many thanks Louis & Hilde. Yes that’s Norway and this time we were extremely unlucky : More luck next time!ReplyCancel

  • Marjo Slingerland Boks - 28/10/2014 - 16:23

    Sandra you have make the very best of this day you had. This are pictures and view to sit down and dreaming! ! Special number 3 is so beautiful <3 :)ReplyCancel

  • Sonja Jordan - 29/10/2014 - 06:27

    Sehr schön, ich liebe diesen Nationalpark!ReplyCancel

  • Adit Merkine - 29/10/2014 - 17:17

    Hi Sandra,

    Beautiful pics, as always.



  • Jim Flowers - 31/10/2014 - 07:15

    Bogs and Fens are some of the most “less known” and misunderstood wonders on planet earth and I am totally in love with and obsessed by them. I can spend hours exploring the flora of these Jewels. Such lovely imagery Sandra Schaenzer!!!ReplyCancel

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