Rainy evening mood at the Pöhl dam

Rainy evening mood at the Pöhl dam

A photo excursion on a melancholic and rainy evening to the Pöhl dam in beautiful Vogtland

The Pöhl dam, also known as Vogtlandsee, is a reservoir in the Vogtland district in Saxony.

Yesterday in the late afternoon I made my way to the Vogtland Sea of the Pöhl dam to experiment with ND filters there.

Just in time for my arrival at the Gunzenberg campsite, it started to rain. However, my app told me that it was only a brief shower and luckily for me there was a barbecue in front of the Panorama Restaurant. After a little refreshment, the rain was almost over and I moved towards the shore and found a spot that I liked and set up my equipment. Afterwards I tried different filters and got nice long exposures. The picture shown was taken with an ND64 filter, an exposure time of 20 seconds at ISO 100, a focal length of 13mm and an aperture of 8.

In total, I spent almost 3 hours on the banks of the Pöhl dam, which was by no means boring. A small band was playing outside the restaurant. Some anglers started fishing to my left and right and even a drone visited me to see what I was doing there. It was just perfect to clear your head, relax and recharge your batteries.

The Pöhl Dam, also known as the Vogtlandsee, is an impressive reservoir in the Vogtland district in Saxony. It was built in the 1960s and has both an interesting history and great tourist importance.

The history of the Pöhl dam begins with the decision to dam the river Weiße Elster to ensure flood protection, energy generation and water supply. Construction work began in 1964 and lasted for several years. After completion in 1969, one of the largest reservoirs in Germany was created.

The Pöhl dam as a local recreation area with a variety of leisure activities for tourists

The Pöhl dam not only offers practical advantages such as regulating the water level and generating renewable energy, but is also of great tourist importance. With an area of around 1,360 hectares and a length of around 10 kilometers, the lake attracts numerous visitors every year.

The Vogtlandsee offers a variety of leisure activities for tourists. Water sports such as sailing, surfing, kayaking and fishing are very popular. There are also several beaches and coves along the lake where visitors can soak up the sun and cool off.

The surrounding landscape of the Pöhl dam is ideal for activities such as hiking, cycling and picnicking. There are well-signposted hiking and biking trails that run along the lake, offering visitors beautiful views of the surrounding nature.

In addition, there are several campsites and holiday homes along the lake, which offer a pleasant stay for nature lovers and those seeking relaxation. The picturesque surroundings and the tranquility of the lake make the Pöhl dam an ideal place for a relaxing holiday or weekend trip.

Over the years, the Pöhl dam has developed into an important tourist destination and makes a significant contribution to the economic development of the region. Tourism creates jobs and local businesses in the areas of catering, accommodation and leisure benefit from the visitors.

The Pöhl dam combines nature, history and leisure activities in a fascinating way. It offers visitors the opportunity to explore the impressive reservoir, enjoy nature and experience a variety of leisure activities on and around the lake. The Pöhl dam is undoubtedly a place worth discovering.

Polarization filters as an important tool in landscape photography

Polarizing filters, also known as polarizing filters, are an important tool in landscape photography. They are used to reduce unwanted reflections, improve color saturation and make the sky appear more blue. The polarizing filter consists of a special filter glass that only lets light through at a certain polarization level.

A key benefit of using a polarizing filter is to minimize reflections off non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass or leaves. This reduces annoying reflections and makes the details of the underlying structures visible. This is particularly useful when photographing bodies of water, where the polarizing filter can clarify the surface and reveal the bottom.

Another advantage of the polarizing filter is the improvement in color saturation. By reducing reflections and glare, the colors become more intense and contrasting. Green leaves appear bolder, blue skies deepen, and clouds gain texture and definition. The polarizing filter also enhances the contrast between sky and clouds, which can create dramatic shots.

Especially in landscape shots, the polarizing filter plays an important role in depicting the sky. It can make the sky appear deep blue and make white clouds stand out more clearly. The effect is enhanced when the polarizing filter is oriented at 90 degrees to the sun. However, it should be noted that the polarizing filter does not darken the sky evenly, but works most strongly at an angle of 90 degrees to the sun. The polarizing filter has the least effect at 180 degrees to the sun.

When using a polarizing filter, it is important to adjust the camera settings accordingly. Because the polarizing filter absorbs light, it reduces the amount of light that reaches the sensor. This means longer exposure times or larger apertures may be required to get the right exposure. A tripod can be helpful to avoid camera shake with longer exposure times.

Using a polarizing filter requires a certain amount of experimentation and adjustment. It is advisable to try different angles to achieve the desired effect. In some cases, the polarizing filter can also cause unwanted effects such as uneven sky tint or a reduction in the amount of light on objects in the shadows. It is therefore important to closely monitor the effects of the polarizing filter in the viewfinder or on the camera display and make adjustments if necessary.

Publisher: septem sensu

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