The Giau pass, in the middle of the Dolomites. Not a difficult place to reach, at least in summer, but a really worthy. From here it is possible to assist to some of the most majestic sunrises in this mountain range. This is a single shot, cropped in panoramic ratio, made with the Irix 11mm..
The Marmolada massif , in Italy, in the early morning under a dark sky, is a perfect way to begin a photography day.
The mountain road that climbs to Giau pass, in the dolomites, in Italy, seems more a drawing than a road...
The small white chapel is at the foot of some of the tallest peaks in the Dolomites. That day the sky was partly cloudy and the light was changing fast. I just waited the right moment to shoot.
This is a closer view of the previous photo, the Cappella degli Alpini, a little church which rises under the three peaks of Lavaredo. The most spectacular thing, was this fantastic rainbow behind of it. I just had the time to screw in the 200mm to take a short series of shots, that it disappeared as quick as it appeared, meanwhile the wheather changed five times! What luck! What a surprise!
This is the view that we enjoyed from the Auronzo refuge, in the Dolomites, in Italy. There's a small lake on the right, the Auronzo di Cadore lake. The three peaks of Lavaredo on the left, a small church in the middle, and, unbelievable and never seen in my life a rainbow almost on the ground! The photo is made with the most extreme wide angle lens I ever used, and to give you an idea on how much is that wide, in the next posts I will show you some details of the same place taken with a 200mm.
The small town of Auronzo di Cadore and its blue lake. While a rainstorm washes it, the sun warms another side of its valley. In the mountains, the weather changes really rapidly.
The Tre Cime di Lavaredo against a cloudy and fast moving clouds. The color of this small pond was really contrasting with the blue sky.
In front of the Three Peaks of Lavaredo in Italy, we found one of the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen. The wind was a bit strong and the clouds were running fast across it. I screwed in my Big Stopper filter on the lens and I managed to get a 30 seconds exposition, here's the result. I like it, it gives me the impression of the time that passes! Same for you?
The tree Cime of Lavaredo reflectin in a pool during a sunny summer day.
Made from 10 light frames (captured with a NIKON CORPORATION camera) with 5 dark frames by Starry Landscape Stacker 1.4.3.
Made from 7 light frames (captured with a NIKON CORPORATION camera) with 5 dark frames by Starry Landscape Stacker 1.4.3.
The Milky way was there, clear, well visible even at naked eye, we just had to place our tripods, set the camera in the right way, and get the shots.This one is made with the stunning, super sharp, IRIX 11mm. Want to know how? Check my guide available at my home page.
I'm definitely not a lover of the BW techniques, but when I find a lanscape that worths, I don't hesitate to use it.
Shooting landscapes with a telelens can reveal some hidden treasures like the small huts on the right side, hit by a sun ray in a cloudy day.
This is the sky
While I was admiring the Dolomites mountain range, withe the Marmolada massif in front of me, a giant flock of crows started to gather around me. Immediately it reminded me the spies of Saruman from of the Lord of The rings, from here, the title.
The sky was so clear that from the top of the Lagazuoi pass I was able to see the Odles peaks. Just the time to mount the 400mm to shoot 25 kilometers far away.
The Tofane Massif, in the Dolomites, during a partly cloudy day. But, if you have the patience to wait a singe sun ray, here's what you get.
This detail of some far away peaks immersed in the clouds, reminded my how much the world is ancient, and despite that, it recalled a primeval planet with volcanoes and geysers. But are just clouds.
Another shot done with the 400mm from far far away, and again, the sensation of something "alien". The place looks more shot in a movie of Ridley Scott, than in the italian mountains.
The Giau pass, seen from the Lagazuoi peak, with the Nivolau massif towering in the middle. Sometimes shooting with a long telephoto lens from a far distance can reserve some great surprises. This time the mountain, su huge, so lonely and so tall, seems a colossal guardian which protects the little church and the refuge post, can you spot them at its foots?
Again the sky was so perfect that was almost unbelievable what was lying in front of us. A large part of the Dolomites mountain range was there, in front of us, under an wonderful, majestic sky. Only the extreme field of view of a 11mm IRIX lens was able to record the wide of the scene. So here it is.
The little refuge dominates the valley and the moutains under it on the Dolomites beneath Cortina D'Ampezzo, in Italy. Meanwhile some clouds, are rising from the bottom, A fantastic scene I've lived throgh my 16-35 lens
Sadly it was a heavy cloudy day, and this, was the last time we saw the sun. Despite the nice shots of the landscape we took, the sunset was not the best I ever seen. But cannot always get everything we want no?
this scene was pretty incredible. Clouds have gathered themselves around the top of this mountain, I can't even theorize why, but it was working like a magnet for them while the top was looking more a volcano than a peak. Any clue about the phenomenon?
The wide view from the top of the Dolomites, at the sunset under a Legendary sky. Can't find a better way to close a photography day.
Too many clouds for a classic sunset, but in the blue hour, the Marmolada massif dressed itself with some purple clouds, can't imagine something more epic. Or I can?
A common view one can enjoy visiting the Natural Park of the Dolomites in Italy.