Lake Hallstatt has been referred to as the “melancholic lake”, the “still fjord” and the “vision of a perfect mountain lake”. It is a classic relic of the Ice Age and it has a total area of 858 square metres lying between the steep Obertraun and Hallstatt mountains and Bad Goisern. It is the fifth largest of the Salzkammergut lakes.
Gorgeous, breathtaking stuff. I’m not a fan of the music — too nebulous for my strict tastes — but the combination of the area’s brilliant night sky and the lake’s reflective properties is visually spectacular. Also, time-lapse fog is never a bad idea. (HT to the aptly-named “Timelapse.org,” which includes links to creator Geoff Tompkinson’s Vimeo, Facebook, and YouTube pages.)