Lake Fernstein

Lake Fernstein is located in the Tirol alps in Austria near Fernstein pass at about 1000 meters above sea level. Together with Lake Samaranger it is in private property of Hotel Schloss Fernsteinsee. Diving is only permitted to hotel guests with two night stays at demi-pension. At checkin you have to show your diving logbook. One needs at least 80 logged dives. The ground of the lake is covered with sediments and if one touches the ground the visibility gets bad and al the plants get covered with dirt and may die. Entry is only permitted at marked four places where there are stairs and the floor is covered with gravel. Saturday, August 10, 2013, 11 photos.

Diver with camera: Diver with camera and fisheye lens. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:12:16

Sidemount Diver: A diver with sidemount tanks and another diver. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:19:23

Sidemount Diver: Sidemount Diver — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:19:43

Trout with Diver: A trout and two divers. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/4.5, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:22:47

Self portrait: Self portrait. I should probably have shaved myself before taking that picture. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:31:43

Three divers: Where are we? Lake Fernstein has so many corners so it's difficult to get the orientation under water. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/6.3, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:32:56

Split view with Forest: Split view picture with forest and a rock. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/320 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:54:49

Branches and reflection: A heap of branches with reflection on the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/31 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:58:15

Water plants with reflection: Water plants with reflection on the water surface and a trout. The trout was pretty close but with the fisheye dome port of the camera a fish of that size must get very close to fill the frame. One can see the forest through the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/91 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 10:59:52

Root: Just a root under the water surface. I like those ripple patterns created by sunlight and waves on the water surface. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/5.6, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 11:11:29

Mirror World: Mirror world under water. It looks like the tree is growing from the bottom of the lake. — Nikon D200, Nikkor AF-S 10.5mm f/2.8 Fisheye, 2 x Sea&Sea YS-110α, Lake Fernstein, Austria, 10 August 2013. Nikon D200, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 10.5 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, August 10, 2013 11:13:30