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Dolomite Mountains Photo Tour


September 3 – 9 2018
Available places 8/10
Physical effort required: medium
Price 620EUROS/person (includes participation to the photo tour, bed and breakfast with another person in the room). If you wish to stay in a single room there is another 100Euro fee.
To book a place send an email to tomabonciu@gmail.com with the title “Dolomites Photo Tour 2018

In September I invite you in a special photographic tour in the heart of the Italian Alps, the Dolomite Mountains. The concept of the photo tour is to enjoy some of the best photo spots and touristic objectives from the area but to also benefit from the comfort of a 3star hotel in Cortina D’Ampezzo.

The price include accommodation in twin rooms with their own bathroom, breakfast and participation at the photo tour together with photo guidance from photographer Toma Bonciu on matters like composition, subject picking, settings and editing tips. There is also the possibility to stay one person per room but you have an additional fee of 100euros.

Cortina D’Ampezzo is considered to be one of the most beautiful resorts in the Dolomite Mountains, also known as the Pearl of Dolomite with a beautiful architectural decor, with mountain villas and twisted roads and also stunning views to Monte Cristallo and Sorapis Mountains.

The structure of a day begins with photographing the sunrise, continues with breakfast and then, depending on the day we leave immediately for the hike of the day or we have time to sleep for an hour or two. There will be at least one day when we’ll take a longer break to analyze and discuss the photos we’ll make. Beside the talks on the field regarding composition and picking subjects, we’ll also have an editing session where I’ll present to you my editing techniques.

As photographic points we’ll have sunrise in Giau Pass (view toward Marmolada, Piz Boe and surrounding peaks), Limedes Lake (if it’s dry we have an alternative spot nearby), Gardena Pass (view over the entire Val Gardena Valley form the base of Sella Massif), Sella Pass with view toward Sella Massif, Marmolada, Piz Boe and Sassolungo, Cinque Torri (The Five Towers). The day hikes will be in places like Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Antorno Lake, Cinque Torri, Seceda, Val di Funes, Baste Lake, the plane of Lagazuoi and the area from Valparola Pass.

Additional costs that you need to consider: travel insurance, means of transportations in the area (we’ll group ourselves on cars to optimize costs), another meal every day (breakfast is included) and few cable railways (approximate 60euros). We’ll also pay access to the road that goes to Auronzo from where we start the hike to Tre Cime di Lavaredo (25euros/car).

General program (this can change depending on the weather and the group)
Day 1 – Monday September 3
We meet at the hotel
Sunset at Antorno Lake

Day 2 – Tuesday September 4
Sunrise in Giau Pass
Breakfast
Cable railway to Monte Cristallo Mountain
Tour at Tre Cime di Lavaredo until sunset

Day 3 – Wednesday September 5
Sunrise in Falzarego Pass (at Limedes Lake if it’s not dry)
Breakfast
Tour on Seceda
Sunset in Val di Funes

Day 4 – Thursday September 6
Sunrise in Gardena Pass
Breakfast
Photo editing session
Sunset at Cinque Torri

Day 5 – Friday September 7
Sunrise at Cinque Torri
Breakfast
Tour at Baste Lake (until sunset)

Day 6 – Saturday September 8
Sunrise in Sella Pass
Breakfast
Tour at Lagazuoi
Sunset in the area of Valparola Pass

Day 7 – Sunday September 9
Breakfast and the end of the photo tour

To participate to this photo tour you have to be over 18 years old and to be physically fit to hike in the mountains. The hikes are of medium difficulty: nothing technical, nothing dangerous but you need to know what it means to hike on the mountain.

To enroll for this photo tour you can send me an email at tomabonciu@gamil.com with the subject “Dolomite Photo Tour 2018“.

If you can’t participate after paying and you announce in less than 30 days to the beginning of the tour then you’ll not receive back 350euros (this amount will be held for administrative expenses). If we find another person than you get all your money back.

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