There are some places that just captivate you from the get-go. For me, the Dolomites - with its jagged peaks, alpine meadows and pristine lakes - was one of those places. We visited for the first time back in April, as the second leg of a weekend trip to Slovenia, and couldn't wait to come back.
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.
The little chapel at Villnöss has become a true symbol of the Dolomites. To be fair, the backdrop is quite mind-blowing, with all of the key ingredients for that postcard-perfect shot.
Another view of the magnificent peaks at Seceda. This shot was taken shortly after the sun had dropped below the horizon - if you look closely you can see the last hint of glow in the clouds. Can you spot the tent pitched up on that angled meadow?
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.