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Alone Again by Dave Derbis
Tuesday, 19th February 2013

Alone Again

by Dave Derbis

An abandoned alpine hut located at the beautiful Obersee in Berchtesgaden National park. This is the eastern shore of the lake. Here the lake is flooded by meltwater. To get there we were dropped off by boat after a one hour drive over the Königssee; then hiked up another two hours to this awesome place. In the background you see some impressive snow covered peaks (>2500m). Obersee, Germany.
Equipment: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40m
Dave Derbis
Dave is a 31 year old photographer and professional web developer currently living in Leipzig, Germany. Among others he worked for Panasonic, NPowerNY, eBay, Taschenkaufhaus and Dynamic Galleries. His interests include photography, hiking, information technology and formerly bike sports. He has been focusing on his photography for several years now and his passion is constantly growing.

Alone Again by Dave Derbis was photo of the day on Tuesday, 19th February 2013. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.



19th February 2013 at 4:35 am

Perfect composition! Beautiful capture! Thank you for sharing.


19th February 2013 at 6:28 am

I love this! Looks like the mountains in Colorado, which is where I’m from. Beautiful!

Pamela North

19th February 2013 at 8:08 am

Composition, colours, reflection – great shot.

19th February 2013 at 8:16 am

Wow! What a shot! I love that it is partially submerged. So very worth your long trip to get there! Congratulations!

19th February 2013 at 9:55 am

Just a beautiful area.

Peter Cherry

19th February 2013 at 10:05 am

Great shot fantastic location and well worth the effort to get there. Love the title, love the picture well done.

19th February 2013 at 10:37 am

mit der Bildbeschreibung ….ein Traum…wie viele dieser Aufnahmen!
ich freue mich mit den Augen, und dem Herzen, darin spazieren zu gehen.
Grüssli Brigitta


19th February 2013 at 1:13 pm

Great beauty here!


19th February 2013 at 1:50 pm

WOW…………it took my breath away………BEAUTIFUL !!

19th February 2013 at 2:00 pm

Dave, this is a hauntingly beautiful image. The flooded cabin is what makes it really special.


19th February 2013 at 2:02 pm

Nice picture. I wish I were there!

19th February 2013 at 5:27 pm

This is GORGEOUS !!!!

Great composition and beautiful lighting.

19th February 2013 at 6:01 pm

A very sweet statement on life and nature. Well done.


19th February 2013 at 7:50 pm

Stunning! Thanks for share!


19th February 2013 at 10:34 pm



20th February 2013 at 12:10 am

This photo makes me want to write a story ….once upon a time…..

Anne Egli

20th February 2013 at 3:04 am

I’d love to read “skygazer’s” once upon a time story, this picture is so right for more story, more background. Beautiful picture, just love it.

20th February 2013 at 10:25 am

Thanks a lot for all the nice comments! Great! :)


21st February 2013 at 9:39 pm


25th February 2013 at 10:22 am

What a wonderfull scene. It made me think of the fjords of Norway.

Amanda Crusoe

8th October 2013 at 7:02 pm

The hut is a boat house belonging to the National Park Service Berchtesgaden. It is not abandoned but is supposed to be in the water as any self respecting boat house should be.

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