Drei Zinnen and Paternkofel, Dolomites, Italy

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The Paternkofel left and the Drei Zinnen on the right are majestic limestone mountains in the Sexten Dolomites, Italy. copyright: charles kenwright/ www.openmind-images.com

The Paternkofel left and the Drei Zinnen on the right are majestic limestone mountains in the Sexten Dolomites, Italy. copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

Last week I drove down to the Sexten Dolomites to have a look at the Drei Zinnen. I stayed up at the Drei Zinnen hut for three nights and wandered around looking for photographs that might be included in my upcoming exhibition. I took this evening panorama looking across towards the north face of the Drei Zinnen as a weather front broke up and moved away.

As the light fades – the Fanes-Sennes-Prags National Park, the Dolomites, Italy

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Fanes Charles Kenwright

The Fanes-Sennes-Prags National Park, the Dolomites, Italy
copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

As the light fades, the colour goes and the shapes remain.

A starry night in the Fanes-Sennes-Prags National Park, the Dolomites, Italy

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Fanes Charles Kenwright

A stary night in the Fanes area, the Dolomites, Italy
copyright: charles kenwright/ http://www.openmind-images.com

I´ve just got back from a few days in the Fanes-Sennes-Prags National Park in the Dolomites. The weather was not bad, with blue skies but a freezingly cold and blustery wind. Unfortunately there´s not much snow on the souther side of the Alps which was bad for the ski-mountaineers, but I got along better with my snow-shoes. I took this shot near the Fanes hut the night before last. It was a cold, starry night but the wind made it rather unpleasant to stand around for long – which is the what one has to do with night time photography. The wind game in great gusts which I fortunately could hear coming a way away which meant I could try and get the exposures in before it hit – sometimes without success, one very strong gust blew my camera and tripod over, I just caught it before it hit the snow!