Der Wanderer im Nebelmeer

The Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on Madeira Island. Madeira politically belongs to Portugal but is located far off the cost in the Atlantic Ocean. So in theory, you can get quite a view from the top of its highest mountain.

I went up to the Pico Ruivo twice, because the first time, the weather was even worse. I was hoping to get a picture with a bit of a view, but the entire top was veiled in fog and the temperatures were below the freezing point. At the sea level, it was still 20° C, so I was not really prepared with my clothes.

While I was up there, I wanted to get a photo anyway so I put the camera on a tripod and took this self-portrait inspired by the famous painting Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer by the German painter Caspar David Friedrich, which I like to occasionally visit in the Kunsthalle in Hamburg.