Sitting in the valley below, cold, grey and bored, I grew anxious to go shooting. I pulled up the webcam on top of the Zugspitze and saw blue skies above. Instantly I packed my bag even though I only had 30 minutes to make the last gondola. I didn't have high hopes that the clouds would illuminate. Just felt they would "eat" the sun but all of the sudden this burst of light happened and I almost forgot to take photos I was so taken back from the vastness of the scene before me. I felt humble and lucky to see such beauty.

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