Outstanding images, Jon, thanks for sharing them. They've brought back happy memories from our summer holidays, three months ago.
Your pictures are absolutely incredible!!! Each one of them, with absolutely no exception, just took my breath away!!
The Dolomites are definitely some of the most distinctive mountains anywhere. Your shot of Civetta struck a chord, I have unfinished business with that mountain!
What camera do you use? I want to progress my photography with my mountaineering, I'm not that experienced or kitted up for either at the moment though
I use a mix of film and digital. More and more I use digital now as the cameras are so good. I use a Canon 5d MkII and its great. A tripod is a must and I never go into the mountains without one. If we want to shoot in low levels of light you need one. Most of my panoramics are 6 digital images stitched together and for this I use a panoramic tripod head...lets me get the 6 images quick and all lined up.
Always shoot in RAW in your camera. This gives you the most flexibility in post processing. When you get your RAW files out the camera you need to understand the camera has done no internal calcs..ie no contrast or saturation has been added. it lets you process the image in the way you want the image to be...ie recreate what you saw.
I really recommend getting the 5D MkII and its now a few years old so you cab probs pick one up pretty cheaply. A new version is due out some time next year.
Indeed jonybakery a superb gallery and read. Hoping to go to the Dolomites next Summer to climb the Cima Grande North Face by the Comici Dimai route.
Thanks for posting.
that I have seen in an album on SP since I joined 2 years ago. Truly fantastic, each photo virtually has something different. From colors, contrast, grays, blacks, low light, etc. Nice!!
Thanks all for your nice comments
breath taking and amazing photos
How I wish I can witness these scenes personally :(
with superb photos! I totally share your opinion of the Dolomites.
Hehehe. I visited the Dolomites several times and every time I was there it rained and there were a lot of clouds covering the upper reaches of the mountains.
It IS a unique area and seeing your photos made me want to retuen. Thanks!