A Photography and Driving Tour of The Alps

Stelvio Pass at dawn

Over the years, I’ve done many driving trips around Europe, including a lot of Alpine passes. While I’ve taken a large number of photos with point and shoot cameras and my phone, I’ve never taken the time to pack my “proper” camera and photograph the Alps properly. I’m not sure why it’s never occurred to me to do this, as I’ve travelled the world with my camera to take amazing photos, yet some of the most beautiful scenery is only a day or two’s driving from the UK!

So when I was planning a 10 day driving trip for August/September 2018, I decided spend more time in various Alpine locations so I could do more photography. Instead of just driving, I wanted to be in the right place at the right time for the best lighting conditions. This blog is going to be slightly different to reviews of other trips I’ve done, and will mostly focus (excuse the pun) on the photographs I took rather than a day-by-day description of the route. Continue reading “A Photography and Driving Tour of The Alps”

Civita di Bagnoregio – the Dying Town in the Sky

Civita di Bagnoregio at dawn

You know how sometimes you’re browsing the internet, and you see a photo of somewhere that immediately jumps out at you? This happened to me a couple of years ago, and from the moment I saw this photo of this amazing town sitting perched on a rock, I needed to find out where it was! After some research, I discovered that the image I’d seen was of an Italian town called Civita di Bagnoregio.

I was pleased to see it wasn’t too far from an area in Tuscany that I visit regularly. So on a recent visit to Italy, I decided to pay a visit and find out more about this magical place. Continue reading “Civita di Bagnoregio – the Dying Town in the Sky”

Short Photography Break in Tuscany – May 2016

Sunset over the Agriturismo Baccoleno near Asciano in Tuscany

One of my favourite places to visit is Tuscany in Italy. The beautiful scenery, great weather, fantastic wines and amazing food mean it’s always a pleasure to spend time there. My first visit was in 2003, and since then I’ve been back a number of times. The amazing scenery makes it a great place to go on a photography trip too.

My last visit was in September 2015 as part of a driving tour, but as it was a short stay I didn’t really have enough time to do any photography. Therefore I decided to return in early 2016, along with camera and tripod, to take some photos.

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