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Autumn hike from Mutzig to Molsheim

A touch of summer in November while hiking in the woods and vineyards.
Start: Mutzig train station
End: Molsheim train station
Length: 13.5 km
Track: GPX file or GPSies link.
Photos: photo gallery and photo map.

Hangman
Hangman – it was the week of Halloween. Noticed a lawyer’s name on the letter box next to this.
House
House – an old but still inhabited house in Mutzig
Chapelle Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs (Heilighiesel)
Chapelle Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs (Heilighiesel) – unfortunately not a peaceful place as it lies next to a busy road.
(not so wild) life
(not so wild) life – at the second we stepped into their field, they came to us to see what’s going on.
Eating leaves
Goat eating fallen leaves like I would eat a bowl of peanuts.
Direction signs
Direction signs – at this stage we left the yellow circle to follow the red symbols.
Steps
Here we starting climbing. It’s a steep but very short climb.
Rocher du Geissfels
Rocher du Geissfels – where this narrow trail took us to
Vegetal revenge
The tree revenge – metal blended by the growing tree
Leaf
Many leaves from various trees
Forest
Changing direction but staying on the marked trail
Forest track
The forest path became a track
Tracks
Where the tracks meet
Misleading directions
This sign is to be rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise
Panorama
Panorama
Not-so-green salad
Lunch break: a not-so-green salad
The outlook
The outlook
bench
Our picnic bench
Leaving the pass
Leaving the pass
Autumn colours
Autumn colours – back to the forest
Litter
Littering is one thing I do not understand.
Vineyard
Autumn vineyard – all shades of yellow, orange and red
Warm November
Yes, it’s November…
Grapes
Grapes
Grapes
Some old grapes; vendanges tardives?
Grapes
Grapes
Pinot noir
Pinot noir information board
More grapes
More grapes
Vineyards
Closed hut at risk of collapse in the vineyards.
Vineyard
Orange and red vineyard
Enjoying the weather
Enjoying the weather.
Another vineyard
Another vineyard
Plaine d'Alsace
View towards “Plaine d’Alsace” and the Black Forest
Horse
Horse one
Horse
Horse two
Vignoble de Dorlisheim
Vignoble de Dorlisheim
Old apples
Old apples
Old apple
Old apple
Old apple
Dried apple on an old apple tree
Church
Protestant church in Dorlisheim
Church
Around Dorlisheim church
Eurovelo 5
Cycling directions featuring Eurovelo 5 and Véloroute du Vignoble d’Alsace signs
Bee
Bees are still outside

Hike map:

Hike Dambach-la-Ville

Start/Finish: Dambach-la-Ville train station
Length: ~16 km
Itinerary:

Dambach-la-Ville hike
Dambach-la-Ville hike

Photo gallery:

Memorial
Memorial
Fountain
Fountain
Can you find the stork?
Can you find the stork?
EuroVelo 5
Véloroute du Vignoble d’Alsace (part of EuroVelo 5) goes via Dambach-la-Ville
Chapelle Saint-Sébastien
Chapelle Saint-Sébastien
Ossuary
Ossuary: ce que vous êtes nous l’étions et ce que nous sommes vous le deviendrez.
View over Dambach-la-Ville
View over Dambach-la-Ville
Bibelefelsen rocks
Bibelefelsen rocks
Château du Bernstein
Château du Bernstein
Château du Bernstein
Château du Bernstein
Sign(ed) poem
Sign(ed) poem
Forest track
Forest track
Ortenberg Castle
Ortenberg Castle; do not confuse with Ortenberg Castle in Schwartzwald.
Scenery
Scenery
Hiking path
Hiking path
Tic tac toe wall
Tic tac toe wall
Coat of arms
Coat of arms

Dogwood52: week 5: landscape: black and white

The challenge of the week is:

Look for a scene with great contrast that will make a great black and white.

I had this in mind when the challenge started so I started shooting pictures a bit early while doing other shootings. As a person keen on colorful stuff, it’s not that easy to think black and white; but I think I have managed to work on the topic a little bit and made a little pre-selection; also each picture has been given a name and is in the gallery.

The selected picture is “The end of the road trip”, a city landscape shot during a misadventure when the car engine started burning down. They say I am going too far with my bicycle activism :-). The good news is that no one was hurt and the insurance company took care of it.

The end of the road trip
The end of the road trip

Other than that, I have been playing with black and white transformation with many of my pictures, and decided to save a few of them after fiddling with the black and white mix.

Le Grand Dagoda Blanc, a K-Doll in Bertrange
Le Grand Dagoda Blanc, a K-Doll in Bertrange
A tree and playground at night
A tree and playground at night. Shot during the Dogwood52 artistic red challenge.
An evening at "Parc des Contades"
An evening at “Parc des Contades”
Two floating stones
Two floating stones
Somewhere over a monochrome rainbow
Somewhere over a monochrome rainbow
Water under the bridge
Water under the bridge

Now I’m looking forward to the candy challenge.