Mountains in the distance

As I mentioned with a different photo from this spot, this is a very popular view for photographers. And again, trying not to go with the obvious photo (which I of course did and will share sometime later :)) I tried something else. I was sitting by the road there, waiting for the clouds to move and I liked what I saw.

This is, of course, the mountains over Santa Maddalena in Dolomites, Italy. This is a combination of three exposures. First, there are two normal photos, one for the middle part and one for the sky. Then I took another photo for the foreground. To get it so much out of focus while still taking a wide photo, I used the 17mm TSE lens, where I tilted the lens, to change the focus plane. Then I put all together in Photoshop.

Mountains in the distance

Reflection at Lago di Braies

Back to the Lago di Braies with another photo today. This was taken right around lunch, with the sun really high up in the sky. I don’t really like time like that to take photos, but that was the time when the lake was calm and the reflection was nicely visible. So I did some photos of course :)

This is a three shot panorama, each shot from three exposures. Blended and merged in Photoshop. This is another panorama taken without the help of a panoramic head, and you can check my tips on doing this here.

Reflection at Lago di Braies

Missing trees at Lago di Carezza

Let’s go to another lake in the Dolomites today. This one is the Lago di Carezza. As you can see, there is a huge patch on the right side of the photo with missing trees. And even this view would not be even possible a few months ago, as there were trees also on this side of the lake. What happened is, that strong winds uprooted a lot of trees in the area. On the way there you can see hills and hills that are missing trees. There also has been a lot of cleanup work done when I was there, where they are removing the fallen trees.

I’m not 100% happy with this photo. While it was already sunny, the low clouds were still around the mountains. They moved after an hour or so, but with them disappeared also the reflection in the lake, and did not come back while I was there.

This is a two shot panorama, each shot blended from 4 exposures. Merged and blended in Photoshop.

Missing trees at Lago di Carezza

Little reflection at the Lago Antorno

Hard to believe, but this photo was taken the day before I took the one I posted yesterday. This is at another lake in the Dolomites, the Lago Antorno. This one is just a bit higher up than the rest. We even wanted to go further up, but the road was closed off here. Maybe soon :)

This is a two shot vertorama, each shot blended from two exposures. I really just replaced the sky from a bit darker exposures. I still wanted it to be bright, as I wanted the whole photo to have this snowy, bright feel. Still, it was not sunny, so the snow is not as shiny. Blended and merged into a vertorama in Photoshop.

Little reflection at the Lago Antorno

The mountains over Santa Maddalena

While I did not get all the photos I wanted in the Dolomites in Italy, I got quite a few. And here is another one. This is from a very popular photography spot over Santa Maddalena there. You probably have seen this view already if you follow photographers. The most common is to zoom in more, and have the church in the foreground and the mountains in the back. I also did a photo like that, but as the mountain peaks were in the clouds the whole time, I was not very happy with that. So I went with a different view here. Going wider and doing a panorama instead. Like this, while I don’t have such a defined foreground, I got some nice blue color into the sky.

This is a two shot panorama, each one blended from two exposures. Blended and combined in Photoshop.

The mountains over Santa Maddalena

And here are a few details:

The mountains over Santa Maddalena
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