About me – Photography
Christoph Profanter makes his home in Tyrol/Austria. General surgeon by his profession, he has been photographing nature for decades. His images want to inspire viewers, increase understanding of nature and promote protection of natural places and wildlife. Nature photographs are documents and art as well. Respecting natural conditions during shooting without compromise and reducing post processing to a minimum is essential. Nature photography means transforming a subjective perception of a landscape or wildlife scenery at a defined moment into a visible picture. Many photographs were awarded or published in national and international competitions, exhibitions and magazines. Beyond a selection of those, the web-gallery shows some his personal favorites.
Actually, his photographic equipment consits of Canon digital cameras and lenses. His favorite wide angle zooms for landscapes and natural sceneries are the EF 11-24mm L on an EOS R5 (or 5DsR) and the RF 14-35 L. For classical macro work he is using an EF 100 mm L macro lens, whereas for wildlife an EOS R5 (or R6) in combination with an EF 400mm DO IS II (including both extenders) or an RF 100-500mm L IS are his first choices.
About the wines
Good wine emerges from vineyard as a product of nature. He tells us stories of grapes, soil and weather, year-to-year. Growing and climate conditions in Northern Tyrol are characterised by a long vegetation period and major thermic excursions between cool nights and sunny days. This effects intense fruit aromas and elegant structure of wines. On our little vineyard at the Mieminger Plateau thrive mainly Zweigelt, Pinot gris, Bouvier (a natural mutation of Pinot blanc) as Austrian quality grape varieties. In cellar, our wines develop on their own with only minimal enological interventions. Two full bodied wines with elegant fruit aromas are composed: The white “Valentina“ is a cuvée of Bouvier and Pinot gris fermented and matured in stainless steel. The red “Letizia” is primarily Zweigelt, supplemented by a small amount of Merlot and/or Roesler depending on the vintage. It matures in oak and acacia barrels. The annually changing photographs on the labels symbolize the individuality of every vintage and its harmony with nature.
Tyrolean Wine Award 2022: