Balaton highlands

This day was starting with beautiful sunshine. I loaded up the two nikon, a film machine, and set off for the Balaton Highlands. The plan was to make Badacsony Hill the main destination, where I would take beautiful forest and other landscape photos. I thought about going over to the south shore of the lake later, facing Badacsony, and catching the sunset with a nice time lapse video and nice photos.
Halfway through, I could already see the clouds coming, so as they say, “recalculate route.”

The sun was still shining over Zánka, so I aimed at the Hegyestű lookout tower, from where I could take very nice pictures. Unfortunately, in the meantime, the clouds arrived, but not at a low speed. I photographed amazingly beautiful cirrus clouds scattered by high winds. Spectacular, radially structured cirrus clouds formed under strong elevation winds. The undulating jet stream was responsible for the phenomenon. As I looked at in the timeline, early afternoon radiosonde measurements at an altitude of 8 kilometers, 180-190 and above 9 kilometers, a wind of 200-210 km / h hissed over the landscape. Cirrus clouds appearing at high altitudes, more than 7 kilometers above the surface, actually paint the direction of strong elevation winds. You can see it in some of the photos.

After my plan failed in this way, I thought that Badacsony hill would remain. The lighting conditions were not the most perfect, especially not inside the forest, but I tried to adapt as best as I could.
Thus, interestingly, the main theme of the day became trees and stones.

During the way I couldn’t resist visiting the lake side. I met a very friendly swan at the beach of Ábrahámhegy. I was kind of sad due to the replanning, and was sitting for a while on the beach rocks. This swan was swimming really close to me, I was afraid he would instantly hit my cameras, but he was very compassionate. So I took some portraits of him.

At the end all turned out good, just check out the photos in the gallery …

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