British Photographer and content creator based in Munich, Germany
Seceda 2500 is easily one of my favourite places in the Dolomites. When you arrive at the top, and see this series of peaks jutting into the sky in front of you, you can’t help but feel tiny. This shot was taken just after the sun dropped below the horizon. We’d thought that the show was over and packed away all of our stuff, only to have the craziest glow in the sky appear out of nowhere. The yellow flowers in the grass were the perfect touch to complete the frame. I can’t wait to go back to this place and hopefully spend the night up there. Sunrises are supposedly legendary.
Lago Di Braies
Lago di Braies has become quite the hotspot over the past few years, and you’d be hard pressed to find a popular landscape photographer who hasn’t visited it’s emerald green waters at least once. Nevertheless, it’s so well visited for a reason. Just make sure you get there early to beat the crowds.
For many, these mountains symbolise the Dolomites: grey, angular, slabs of rock rising from the earth like shark teeth. These mountains are part of the Naturpark Puez-Geisler and are the same peaks you see from Seceda. While many people travel into this valley to see the view of a very famous small white chapel, I can highly recommend the hike from the Zanser Alm, along the foot of the mountains and up to the Geisler Alm where you can see the full panorama in all of its glory.
Few places have really grabbed me like the Seiser All. With it’s rolling green hills, wooden huts scattered across the landscape and the massive Langkofel range as a backdrop, it’s a truly peaceful place to spend a day. Sunrises up on the alm are legendary, especially when mist fills the troughs and illuminates as the low light pierces through it.
Val di Funes
The picturesque town of St. Maddalena lies tucked away at the top of the Val di Funes. Consisting of a handful of farmhouses, a church and a few other communal buildings, it’s the very definition of a mountain village.