Autumn in the Dolomites, Italy

Sankt Johann in Ranui’s church in the small hamlet of Santa Magdalena with the jagged peaks of the Odle range in the background at sunrise, the Dolomites, Italy

The Dolomites in Italy have always been on my list of places to visit. I was lucky enough to join a small group of photographers traveling to Italy to photograph Venice and the Dolomites in October. We stayed in Venice a few days then drove up to the Dolomites. Expecting fall foliage I was somewhat surprised to find ourselves in a winter blizzard. Our Italian driver, Paolo, had to make several detours through the mountains as a few of the passes were closed. When things settled down a bit weather-wise we were able to get in some spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Hiking was limited because of the snow but we still managed to find some nice locations to shot. I now know that I need to come back and spend at least a month in the Dolomites to see them properly.

Sheep grazing near Cortina d’Ampezzo in the Dolomites, Italy

Blizzard coming in over the Dolomites, Italy

Clouds over the Dolomites, Italy

Snow on the Dolomites in October, Italy

Lake of Carezza in Val d’Ega valley (South Tyrol, Italy) is known as Lec de Ergobando (The Rainbow Lake)

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