The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle is a botanical garden located in the town of Merano (Meran) in northern Italy. It is nestled into a twelve-hectare amphitheatre with an altitude differential of 100 meters. The garden consists of different landscapes containing plants from all over the world. It has a lot of opportunities to take photos of flowers, plants and pieces of art.
By focus stacking some 30 – 50 macro photos of sprouting brown beans taken with a Nikon D800 and the Nikon 105 mm macro lens a single macro image was created with every part sharp, i.e. a large depth of field.
During our holidays in the past years in Austria we crossed several times the border to visit Italy. Our favorite route is taking the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road at the end of the Ötztal in Austria to South Tirol in Italy. When the weather is right it is possible to take some beautiful photos from the surrounding mountains and valleys, like the Seebertal at the Italian side.