Photo Catchup: A Visit To Neuschwanstein

I've been going back through and looking at my photos and trying to organize some old one's when I had no method for organization. Well 20,000 photos later I'm starting to regret that. But, I make small progress when I can and am starting to finally catch up...a little bit anyway! 

If you happen to read my blog (thank you by the way!) you might have seen that I took a trip to Italy in May with my sister. We drove down to Lake Garda and Venice. I loved Lake Garda with all my heart and wish I could just move there and live and that's what I would do forever until I turned gray. I'm not going to do that, but you should, it's amazing there! Anyway, on the way back we stopped at Neuschwanstein. Even though it's only a two hour drive from my house I hadn't made the drive yet. Since we were coming back up through the area it was perfect. We left Venice at around 9am and drove up through Austria and just past the border to Neuschwanstein. I won't get into details, but if you're not sure what Neuschwanstain is, it's the beautiful mountainside castle that King Ludwig built as a retreat for himself. It is also the castle that Walt Disney himself used as inspiration for the Cinderella castle and has the nickname of 'Cinderella Castle.' Neuschwanstein is the most visited castle in the world as well. If you ever visit you'll see why. Not only is the castle beautiful but the area is quite picturesque.

I didn't end up getting the money shot I wanted of the castle. We were incredibly tired and really ready to get home. So even though it was a beautiful day, I didn't have the right camera lens or energy to walk to the pedestrian bridge to get a picture. If you make it to Neuschwanstein I recommend bringing a long lens, probably at least 200mm to be safe. Which I don't have at the moment, sadly. I still took a bunch of photos that I never ended up posting. What's wrong with me?! Anyway, here's one in particular that I really liked. It was the view up top at Neuschewanstein overlooking the valley below. The image came out really sharp and I added a pop of color and some sharpening to the valley below. 

Geek Specs: Canon 6D. 17-40mm lens (shot at 17mm), 1/1000sec at f/8.0.