Ghosts in the Wilderness - Abandoned America
Of the many mountain landscapes in the world, the Italian Dolomites stand out as both vast and dramatic offering some of the best mountain photography in Europe and the world.
The Italian Dolomites are a dramatic mountain range in north-eastern Italy covering an area of almost 16,000 km², the highest mountain of which Marmolada, reaches an altitude over 3,343 meters. It has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The limestone jagged towers rise almost vertically from the lush valley floors in which nestle many beautiful villages with traditional mountain cabins, hotels and churches which are often perched on steep valley slopes. Many of the upper mountain areas are made accessible by magnificent mountain passes which take you high onto the upper valleys and close to the white mountains themselves.
We have specifically chosen October as our month to visit and photograph the Dolomites as the autumn colours are awe-inspiring and the sun is low in the sky changing constantly throughout the day casting long shadows into the valleys below and lighting up the mountains spires with warm sunlight.
Along with the classic viewpoints in the Dolomites, we will take you through valleys and into some of the less visited areas and experience the mirror-like alpine lakes and autumnal woodlands which are always surrounded by the grandeur of the surrounding peaks.
To get the most of the light and locations we will be based in two locations. Further west we will be staying close to the amazing areas of Carezza , Val di Funes, St Magdalena and the stunning Alpe Di Siusi which we will access via cable car. Further east we will be staying within easy access to the amazing Val Gardena, Sassolungo, Seceda and Odle Geisler Peaks. In the East we will be based in Cortina d’Ampezzo where we head over the mountain passes to Tre Cime di Lavarado, Lago di Braies, Cinque Torri and the Passo Giau.
Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington will be your leaders for this workshop and the Dolomites is an area they love to photograph themselves and they will be on hand to make sure you make the most of your photography during your time here. They want you to be creative and certainly to find your individuality whilst in the Dolomites. Whenever photographers share their work in a group it is always fascinating how everyone as seen the same places in a very different way and that is what we will want to explore with you. We will encourage you to take your time and allow yourself to soak up the experience and make images that mean something to you.
This workshop has been designed to be one of the most inspiring mountain photography experiences and adventures at a stunning time of year, the memories of which will stay with you for many years to come!
2 leaders with a maximum of 8 participants
Easy to Moderate - there are some longer walks over uneven terrain which are optional. In the main easy.
The price includes extensive one to one tuition during the workshop, accommodation (on a bed and breakfast basis) No single occupancy supplement. Travel during the workshop. Entrance Fees and Cable Car Tickets. Transfers to and from Verona Airport.
Travel to and from the location and personal bills such as bar bills, meals not listed. Travel and camera Insurance.