A Hike and a Sunrise over a Sea of Fog

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Actually, at the moment I don't feel like turning on my computer at home after work, but yesterday I went on a hike and I want to share a few of the photos I have taken during sunrise.

Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog
Dobratsch | Villach | Carinthia
Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog

Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog - Dobratsch Mountain in Carinthia
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Actually, I like the last minutes before sunrise at the end of the so called "Blue Hour" most, when the indirect sunlight paints amazing colors in the sky. If there had been high clouds the sky would have looked like burning.

Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog - Dobratsch Mountain in Carinthia
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Most times I turn right or left or even 180 degrees around right after the sun appears on the horizon.

Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog - Dobratsch Mountain in Carinthia
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The sea of fog that covers the valleys was still in quite darkness or in the shadow of the Dobratsch mountain, where I was standing on, and the higher hills are like islands in the flowing white mist. This is the view to the west - on the left side of the "islands" is the Gailtal valley and on the right side you can see the Drautal valley covered by fog.

Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog - Dobratsch Mountain in Carinthia
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Viewing south you can see the mighty Carnic Alps and in front there is a hill peaking out of the fog with some houses on top which belong to the village of Göriach down in the valley. The morning sun has lit the area so nicely that I had to take this photo. This place is right at the border to Italy.

Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog - Dobratsch Mountain in Carinthia
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In the back you might recognize another village on top of a mountain. The mountain is called Monte Lussari and it is a popular tourist desination and ski resort near Tarvisio in Italy.

Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog - Dobratsch Mountain in Carinthia
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The path on the ridge leads down to the valley, but I haven't hiked there yet.

Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog - Dobratsch Mountain in Carinthia
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I wished I could say that I had the whole peak and sunrise for me alone, but while I took the first photos there have been more than 20 people behind me who have had the same idea as me ;)

Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog - Dobratsch Mountain in Carinthia
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I do not know what this pyramid like mountain is called, and I do know it is quite dark, but these two are my favorite images of that morning.

Hike . Sunrise . Sea of Fog - Dobratsch Mountain in Carinthia
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So, that was all for today - tomorrow starts another busy week and I do hope I will find a bit more time for the Hive than the past week :)


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Location: Dobratsch Mountain on Google Maps
Dobratsch- Wikipedia
Villach Alpine Road
Blue Hour - Wikipedia

All my photos were shot with the Canon EOS R and one of these lenses: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM, Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 L STM, SIGMA 105mm 1:2,8 DG MACRO HSM, SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM C.

I leave all EXIF and IPTC information stored in the pictures.


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Johann Piber @johannpiber
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Hi Hannes . I just commented a few minutes ago on your reply and just now saw these beauty photos. I’ve never seen thick fog like that. The closest would be when I was in a plane going through the clouds.

It would be hard to pick a favorite as these are all amazing nature landscapes.
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I am sure you have seen such clouds before, my dear, but you have seen them from below ;)

Under the clouds it's quite dark and especially in the lake are where I live the fog and high clouds darken the sky till midday or sometimes even longer, but we are used of that and are even happier when the sun finally appears 🔆

Thank you so much that you like my photos and for your nice comment and the goodies, dear Jo 🤗


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Good evening ✨@johannpiber 😊

What a fantasy .... A view of another planet. Admit that you photographed this from Mars 🤭
What a moment you managed to capture 🥰
The color of the sky versus fog and dark mountain peaks, perfection ....

I enjoyed every photo💞

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Good morning @Suzana72 😊

I would love to be on the Mars and sometimes I feel like to talk to Marsians at work because they don't understand me 😉

Thank you so much for your kind compliments. Such nice words make it easier to go to work on a wet foggy Monday morning, and I am below the fog 😉

Thanks again kindly, dear @Suzana72, wish you a wonderful week 🌞🤗


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Good morning @johannpiber ☀️

You're welcome 🤗 and I'm glad I made your day foggy.🤗
Uh, that's interesting ... Being under so much fog 😱 😉

It's foggy here too, but much less dense fog!

Dear @johannpiber 😊have a nice day

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That's the bad thing when you live and work close to a lake - we have much fog in autumn and winter 😉

Have a nice evening 😊


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Hello dear friend @johannpiber good afternoon
It is true, who wants to turn on the computer after a tiring day at work; It is good that you did it and let us know these beautiful places, I really appreciate that you have taught us
I wish you a beautiful night, a wonderful dream and a happy start to the week.

My week started happy because I could read such nice comments like yours on my post, dear @jlufer 😊

Thank you very much for understanding and that you like my post and photos - I've had a great time up there and wished I could do such hikes more often.

Thank you again for your kind comment and compliments, my friend, wish you a also a wonderful week 😊🔆


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That is such a fascinating and amazing series of photos. Damn. Those mountains! So jealous. It looks like you're on top of the world there, and you might very well be! Thanks so much for sharing. These just made my night.

Good morning Victor,

thank you so much for liking my post - I am happy to make you happy 😁

Actually, this mountain is not that high, but it's right in the middle of our state and I love to hike up there as often as possible, because the view is always amazing, except when I hike in a snow storm or so 😉

Thanks again, have a wonderful week 😀


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Yes ... at such a moment you can feel like a bird or a king of the mountain :-)
I do not have enough words to convey my feelings.
This is how the gods look down on their creation.
Consider yourself a god ... photos,: D
Gorgeous photo of Hannes!

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Good morning my friend 😊

You are completely right, this is the view of gods, and that way they don't see everything we do, because the clouds cover much 😉

This is something I really love, to hike up a mountain in darkness and to witness the awakening of such a beautiful world 😃

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We think that the gods do not see us. They see through our eyes and thoughts.
The gods are terrified ... :)

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If they see through our eyes then it's good when we show them sometimes nice views ... and next time when I enter the bathroom with my wife under the shower I will close my eyes ;) lol


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... but they also feel with our hands ...

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Oops ... I guess wearing gloves in the bathroom would be a bit overdressed 😂 lol


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😉 wish you a wonderful weekend 🌞


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Spectacular photos and views i have seen a place like that in the north of Thailand it just amazed me to see these blankets of clouds i felt i could walk on them. This was really early morning with no sunrise yet.

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Yeah, you know how it feels to be up there and have such a carpet of clouds below. I also wished I could walk on it 😉

Good morning and thank you very much for your kind comment and for the cool photos, @bigsambucca, hope you have a wonderful week 😀🌞


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Truly amazing not something you see everyday it was a great feeling to be on top of the clouds 👍

Have a great week @johannpiber ☺️

The week is almost over - have a great rest of the week and a wonderful weekend my friend 😁


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And another week almost hits the dust to damn fast 😰

You have a good one to @johannpiber in what's left of it 👍

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Above the clouds with spectacular views, pastel breaking colours on soft early morning glow.

Really a feeling of floating over with great photography capturing the early light.

Sounds like you need a !BEER to sustain you through the upcoming busy week. Make the most of whatever comes at you, your mind is fresh with lovely images presented above Johann.

Sometimes I have to escape as high up as possible to have such views which are able to make me forget the stress down in the valley 😉

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Far from the maddening crowd, ideal place to escape, hopefully no one else shares the same thought on the day and you obtain perfect solitude!

Yup get your head in the clouds and let go, perhaps enjoy a !BEER at sun-down, never at sunrise, time for coffee ☕️

Yeah, that's the idea behind, but last Saturday a lot of people had the same idea. I didn't mind because I just ignored them 😃 LOL

Practically, you could say it's kind of evening after a nightshift, because you go to bed after work 😉
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One does not mind sharing the space if everyone is there to enjoy the view, cannot stand those who have to be 'heard', constantly talking!

Nightshift work takes it toll on some, others love working without clutter of daylight staff hours. As for !BEER at breakfast I have witnessed runners having beers after early morning runs, not such a good idea to my mind, each to their own....

That's right, and people who hike on a mountain at 5 in the morning are mostly like-minded. The ones who want to be heard usually come a bit later 😂

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No matter time of day, do it quietly I always say you never know what you missing when voices drown out everything else.

Life is too short to walk around groggy early in the day 😁

Very true, both of your sayings are very right, Joan 😊


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BTW, what a wonderful area you live in; Such amazing views! I love mountains, but live in this land called the 'flat lands', or the 'low lands'; Our highest hill is just below 360 meters or something like that and about two hours drive from where I live.

Sometimes I would love to live in flat lands and hiking to the highest peak would take only a couple of minutes, but I am sure to miss my mountains after a few days 😁

Thank you so much that you like my post and for your kind words, @edje, wish you a great week ahead ☺️


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Maybe you'll miss the mountains, maybe not too much, at least for a while. I remember going to Lausanne quite regularly a decade or 1,5 ago visiting one of my customers. They recommended me to stay in a hotel (don't recall the name anymore) right at the Geneva lake. I always felt so good being there. Working during the day and then coming 'home' at such laidback village (or is it city?) and beautiful surroundings. My only experience with mountains and work.... Thinking of it, not my only experience with work and mountains, d*rn getting old... Vancouver was another one, and Cape town yet another one. That said, Lausanne was the most peaceful experience of combining work and beauty :)

Yes, living at a lake surrounded by mountains is amazing ... if I had to make a decision whether I want to live on such a place or on a beautiful tropical island I would choose the island, but only if there are mountains nearby 😉


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Ohlala...this is magnificent !! How were you on top of the mountain so early my friend ? 😊

I got up at 3:30 and was on the peak at about 6:00 am ;)
I always try to hike as early in the morning as possible, and most times I am alone, but not this time, because a lot other people thought it would become a nice day, and it was weekend - I didn't think of that ;)
But I was still lucky, because when I hiked back down I met literally hundreds of people and there was no silence on the mountain anymore 😆

Thank you so much that you like the photos, dear Barbara, and apart from having to share the sunrise and the place with other people I have had a very nice morning up there 🤗


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I can see that your hike was upwards to get such magnificent photos. Was it a tough going given you went up a fair way?

Most of the way up you can drive a beautiful curvy mountain road (link is in the Information part at the end of my post). The rest is a 1.5 - 2 hours hike either on a gravel road or you are a bit faster on a narrow and steep path which goes more directly to the Peak, but when hiking in the darkness it's safer to use the road ;)

Thank you very much that you like the photos, @AngieMitchell, I have had a very good time up there and wish you a wonderful week 😊


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Your road reminds me of my hike up mountains roads in the Umbrian Country in Italy. It is such a memorable in so many ways.

I have never been so far south in Italy and didn't even know they have such high mountains, but Wikipedia has just proved me wrong ;) It's a nice area there and I can imagine that many roads are similar to our mountain roads.
Maybe I should sometimes change my destinations and not always go to Croatia on the other side of the Adriatic Sea 😉 ... I'll see when the borders are open again and you can travel without any problems again.


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WOW! Wonderful hike and gorgeous sunrise over the sea of fog! The mountains are magnificent. They look like islands, I agree. The colors of sunlight that are painted in the sky are my favorite, too. Very amazing nature indeed! Great capture! Thanks so much for sharing. These can brighten my day. :)

I'm happy to brighten your day, my friend, and I thank you so much for these overall kind words you have found for my photos 😃
Nature is always amazing, sometimes you only have to open your eyes, and sometimes you have to climb a mountain 😉


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You are much welcome!

Yeah! I always open my eyes to nature..... In the meantime, it's hard for me to climb a mountain, like you. You are very brave and lucky! ;)

Mountain climbing and hiking is very exhausting for me, because I am doing it too seldom, but the views you get rewarded with are worth it 😃

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I totally agree with you, the views of the mountains always impress me and it's worth climbing up there indeed. But, I'm not lucky and brave, like you. I used to climb up only small hills.... ;)

I'm not that brave either - if I would need a rope I don't climb, but as long as I don't need a rope I have no problem ;)
Thank you very much - I wish you a wonderful weekend, my friend @tangmo 😊🔆


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My pleasure! Have a beautiful Saturday, my friend! ;)

😁 you too 😊


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Stunning photos @johannpiber, fantastic views and amazing colours. Orange sky, dark Mountains and white clouds. Thanks for sharing this wonders with us.

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