In the sleepy district hidden far away deep within Steiermark within the Austrian Alps lies a small hamlet. To reach the village of Allgau takes about 8 km on a narrow road upwards from St. Ruprecht.
It is the place of traditional wooden farmhouses with alpine pastures.
It’s autumn now – September while I write this blog post. I figure it was appropriate to take the Fujifilm GFX G50s out. This camera is a wonderful medium format (digital). While it’s not really a machine to operate in automatic mode. It’s much better suited to use in manual exposure mode. This way you are sure to get the light the way you want it to be and look on the final image. (That’s how these images were taken.)
The day previously I had hiked with my girlfriend and my mother-in-law to the peak of the Frauenalpe. Actually the winter before in 2017 I had toured with the mountaineering skis. On both occasions I used the beast – the mighty GFX camera. You can see also these images too on this very blog.
The Allgau village is quiet and away from anything really. Only the sound of the cattle as I approached them while photographed the old farmhouse chapel (see below). Many of the farmhouses here have such annexes to them. Whether they be chapels or religious dedications there’s usually one around somewhere!
It was late in the morning – 8am. Late in terms of light and landscape photography. However the light was beginning to lend itself quite nicely to my subjects.
Then, there it was! Over the bridge the wooden house and shed sitting on the edge to an open pasture with a backdrop of mountains.
This little village of Allgau is surrounded by mountains while high above the valley below there were still hills aboves to conquer.
Buildings here are made locally from the woods circling Allgau. See the sawmill below and logs waiting to be turned in wooden planks.
Allgau offers biking tracks and walking routes.