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Dolomite Dawn

Early morning photography is spectacular, but to get the best pictures from remote locations can also be an adventure. David Hay vividly describes such an expedition at the Dolomite mountains

The temperature was just below freezing when we set off from the refuge. Our head torches pierced the darkness as we walked in single file along a small rocky path to the distant viewpoint. What we couldn’t see was the 1000-foot drop to our left. We were walking at an altitude of around 7000 feet in the most scenic area of the Dolomite Mountains and were hoping for a clear sky that morning.

The day before we had planned out the route from a higher viewpoint at the refuge, and thought it might take around 45 minutes to reach our goal, before the dawn light started to brighten the sky. By setting off before dawn the next day, we were there in good time and were able to set up our tripods before …

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 62 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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