About ten years ago I found the Dolomites. I looked at a lot of photos online and these beautiful images of grand mountain vistas were continuing to show up. So with a bit of investigation I learned about the Dolomites. I found a photographer that was familiar with the region and had him join us as a leader for the area. The workshop was a success. I have now made several trips there and plan to do more as well as possibly another workshop in the next year. These images are just a few that one can expect from this region, otherwise known as the Italian side of the alps.
One of the most picturesque areas of Italy is the dolomites. The mountains and villages are straight out of a storybook. This little valley is just one of those places. Not too many places have a view that lloks like thgis. I have been to the Dolomites a few times and each time find new locations that make the area so special.
The Dolomites in Italy is an amazing area for a wide range of photography. Majestic mountains, incredible sunrises and sunsets and beautiful villages tucked away in little mountain hideaways. This image was made at sunrise and the Phase One IQ 180 back allowed the wide dynamic range to be captured. What an amazing location!
Cabin for sale with a view. Best offer. Hurry this property will go fast.
One of the prettiest places I have visited in recent years is the Dolomites in Italy. There are so many beautiful landscapes to photograph. One morning w did a sunrise shoot along a road with this church and small village in the foreground. It was one of those grand sunrises as you can see.
I made my first trip the Dolomites, Italy this year and I will certainly be back. This is a pano image of Alpe Di Diusi. You will be overwhelmed if you visit this location especially when the sun sets and rises. Quite a place.
Seems there is a bit of controversy about the image I posted on Luminous-Landscape.com the other day. A lot of people liked it and a number of readers had a difficult time with it. Yes, I could have made a regular straight image as shown below (further down in the article). It would not have had the appeal at least for me and many readers as the final image did. So let’s see how the image evolved.
It has been worked on to bring out the details lost where there was no light and to generally give the image some pop. I used a few techniques that have been coined by friends as being “Raberized”. I like to think of it as RaberEYES. So, to the people that want to know, I liked this image the best.
The image below is the original image straight out of Capture One with no work done to it.
Pretty bland if you ask me. So, I made some adjustments in Capture One and began to see improvements but still not there.
So, at this point maybe some people would like this. I didn’t. I ultimately went into Photoshop and with the help of Third Party Tools as well as some Photoshop tools and ended up with the image that I published. I suppose we can argue to the cows come home what is right or wrong. For me the only thing that is right is that I liked the published version. Seems a lot of other people did too based on emails, comments and remarks published elsewhere. and on LuLa. I am the artist I take full responsibility for my actions, techniques and images. I had a lot of fun taking this and making this.
And, just for sake of qualifications, I can make Capture One, Lightroom and Photoshop do amazing things. I am an accomplished photographer and have been doing this my whole life. I have fun taking and making my images and every now and then as the artist I take certain liberties with my images and stretch it just a bit. when I do I get a lot of people that notice. I love sharing and I like it when an image stirs up discussions.
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This was a fun shot to do. We were on top of a mountain looking at the top of an even bigger mountain. I did a small hike and came to a location where I could see everything at once. It set the focal length of my 24-70mm zoom to 50mm and found the optimal exposure. I then did a series of shots in 4 rows. Photoshop stitched these together. I love panos and this one works to show the whole mountain. I’ll publish a few more here over the coming days.
So, yesterday I published a scene taken at sunset. Here is the same scene with a slightly different angle after the sun went down and the moon came up. This will be the last of this location. Tomorrow we move on to other dolomite locations.