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The Hochstaufen and Saalach river

The Hochstaufen and Saalach river
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Copyright: jurek jerzy (jurek1951) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 258 W: 0 N: 628] (3159)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-05
Categories: Mountain, River
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-13 1:36
Viewed: 2532
Points: 26
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The Saalach is a 103 kilometres (64 mi) long river in Austria and Germany, and a left tributary of the Salzach.
The river begins, as the Saalbach stream, in the Austrian state of Tyrol in the Kitzbühel Alps at the Torsee lake below the 2,178 m high Gamshag. From there it flows initially eastwards through the Glemmtal valley, through Hinterglemm, then the ski resort of Saalbach – at the latest from there it is known as the Saalach – until it bends north at Maishofen. It follows the broad valley to Saalfelden, and meanders further on through the narrow valley between the Leoganger and Loferer Steinberge and the Steinernes Meer to Lofer in north-western direction. There it enters a narrow gorge, famous for its white water rafting. Crossing the border to Bavaria (Germany) at Melleck it flows along the northern slopes of the Reiteralm known for its famous climbing routes. A short distance before Bad Reichenhall, a dam of a hydro-electrical power plant collects the waters of the Saalachsee. The power plant provides the energy for the railway line Salzburg, Freilassing, Bad Reichenhall to Berchtesgaden. Having passed Staufeneck, the Saalach leaves the mountains and enters the flat forests called Saalachau. From Piding on north-eastwards the border to Austria follows the river for some 10 km to Freilassing at which northern community border it merges with the river Salzach.

The name has its origin from Saal, an old form of Salz (salt), and Ach which denotes a small river.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-12-13 2:22]

Hi Jurek,very nice and peacefull place,i like the rich composition and the long perpective.Beautiful pov whit the usual perfect sharpness and natural colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-12-13 2:46]

Hello Jurek,
you have produced a very lovely and lively landscape shots. Very exciting and very nice colors. The river leads the eyes to the mountains.
excellent presentation in good lighting.


Witaj Jurek,
Piekna krajobraz. Tu jest wszystko co lubie, gory, las i woda. Ladna ta kamienista plaza.

Ciao Jurek, fascinating mountain landscape with lovely river, beautiful composition, wonderful light and splendid colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-13 7:14]

Hello Jurek,
Very beautiful photo of this landscape in very nice natural colours, a good DOF, sharpness and details. Excellent composition.

hello Jurek
very nice picture of this landscape and river
great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-12-13 10:36]

Hallo Jurek,
Nie tylko ze masz piekne gory i jeziora do tego jeszcze przychodzi sympatyczna rzeka.Bardzo udane ujecie tego fantastycznego widoku.Pozdrawiam Siggi

Czesc Jurek,
piekna ta dolina. Wspanialy szczyt w tle i to za romantyczna chmura. Swietne kolory i kompozycja. Az czuje szum tego strumienia.

Hello Jurek,
A beautiful landscape captured in nice colours. Great POV and composition. Well done!

Wonderful colours and contrast dear Jurek! Good POV to exalt the perspective.


Hello Jurek
Impressive landscape with very good composition, wonderful lighting, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

very beautiful scene and composition,with great natural photo performance!
regards Jurek

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-12-14 4:56]

Lieber Georg,
Eine schöne Aussicht auf die Saalach und ihre bergige Umgebung. Ein natürliches Bild, das Du von einem idealen Blickpunkt aus fotografiert hast. Eins schöne Entdeckung für mich, da ich diese Gegend nie gesehen habe.
Herzlich grüsst

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