Stuibenfall (159 m)

by Chris Renk August. 04, 2020 370 views
Stuibenfall, Umhausen, Tirol, Austria

Stuibenfall, Umhausen, Tirol, Austria

[121/365]

Day 121 of my 365 Photo Challenge.

Today I visit the Stuibenfall near Umhausen. With its 159 meters, it is the highest in Tyrol.

This impressive spectacle of nature goes back to the mighty landslide of Köfels, which buried the end of the Horlach Valley 8,700 years ago.

At the northern edge of the Tauferberg mountain, the Horlachbach found a new outlet.

Since then, the fall has been plummeting into the depths ever since. The spray, the "Stuiben" will probably give the waterfall its name.

The Stuibenfall is fed by seven springs of the Stubai Alps. On peak days, up to 2,000 litres of water per second plunge into the depths.

After the waterfall was probably photographed a thousand times, I tried to take a picture that differs from the others.

For this purpose, I chose the viewing platform 2 as a point of view for the photo. Furthermore, I decided to include the pool at the end of the waterfall in the picture.

To make the spray visible in the picture and to show the power of the water masses, I used a Big Stopper (10 stops) ND filter.

This allowed me to capture the waterfall with a shutter speed of 1 minute and 10 seconds.

I hope you like this version of the Stuibenfall!

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