I was at a wedding for the weekend in the German-speaking Italian region of Alto Adige / South Tyrol. Interestingly, Austria lost the territory to Italy following its defeat in WWI, but the region maintained its distinct Austrian heritage. So let’s start at the most logical place – the beginning!
The train journey
As part of my bid to take your camera everywhere and shoot everything for stock, I captured some shots at Verona’s train station. I don’t expect it to win any prizes but it may feature on a travel blog about Romeo and Juliet, who knows.
Slave to the weather
As a travel photographer, you’re a slave to the weather…for better or for force. I checked the weather forecast a few days before and it showed heavy rain throughout the weekend…fuck! I don’t mind a bit of rain but not completely overcast skies.
In any case, I did my best with what I had and managed to capture a few of the rustic cottages around.
Always looking for themes
The problem with being a stock addict is that I’m always looking for stock themes, here’s a few:
Shooting the Dolomites Range
The wedding reception was at a typical high-altitude chalet overlooking the stunning Dolomites rock formation. The weather cleared up a bit and I was able to capture some great material:
Next day was a wash-out, literally. Before I went back to Milan, there was one special place I wanted to photograph, a church.
This was what it was supposed to look like (assessing the competition):
Unfortunately, the Gods were not in my favour and I had to settle with this:
From another (better) angle:
Which is good news because it means I’ll have to go back soon!
Indoors to keep dry
Always the optimistic, at the restaurant I papparazied a local man sitting at the bar. I appreciate the framing.
Some Fine Art Images
Hope you enjoyed my adventure and until next time!