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Erik Krause

Blessed by Local Climate

Kaiserstuhl, South West Corner of Germany

March 22, 2015 - 11:23 local time

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© 2015 Erik Krause, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

The Kaiserstuhl, a small mountain range of volcanic origin, is a blessed region. Although located north of the alps in the middle of the Rhine valley, the climate is almost Mediterranean. And if the weather is fine somewhere in the upper Rhine valley, it is there.

The pasqueflower is not among the species with Kaiserstuhl as northernmost occurrence like many others, but it is the first one to bring some color in the dry meadows in spring. This year it was precisely the spring equinox when the first ones blossomed. This isn't always the case, as can be seen in the "Atmosphere" panorama shot exactly 8 years before.

The Badberg, on which this panorama was taken, is a chain of some small hills in the very center of Kaiserstuhl. They are too dry to grow vine as is done on the slopes of the surrounding hills. On the foot of Badberg there is a warm spring still bearing witness to the volcanic origin. About 2000 years ago, when the spring was much warmer, the romans used it for a bath house - hence the name.

Location

Europe / Germany

Lat: 48° 5' 52.61" N
Long: 7° 41' 1.08" E

Elevation: 388m

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

EOS 5D2, Zenitar 16mm fisheye, PTGui, Photoshop, home made tripod head on a Slik mini tripod
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