Dolomites, High Viewpoint

Many of us believe that ‘less is more’ when it comes to composition, but on a trip to the breathtaking Dolomite region in Italy, David Hay decided to take a wider view of the autumnal scenery

Last autumn, I visited the Dolomite region of Italy to photograph the autumn colours. This region is made up of deep valleys surrounded by spectacular jagged mountains. The bare rocky mountain peaks stick up from the landscape like the teeth of some extinct dragon.

Down in the valleys the views are softer, with plenty of opportunities to photograph old churches against the dramatic backdrops. As you rise up from the valleys towards the mountain passes, the roads climb up in a series of hairpin bends. These are helpfully numbered so that you can chart your vertical progress. The largest number of …

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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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