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Here you can see the gorgeous Vajolet Towers, in their famous southern side.
Slightly long exposure taken before dawn (5:35 a.m.), at the Passo di Laurino (2.621 m), in the heart of the Catinaccio (Rosengarten), Dolomites.
The moon was heading to the west, over the Croda di Re Laurino, so behind me and my camera, freeing the towers from darkness with some sort of feeble light, veiled by an ever-changing ocean of mist that for all night had silently wrapped the entire area... in a hushed otherworldly atmosphere...
The sun had not yet risen, but a far presence of light was coming from the east, providing three-dimensionality to the swirling clouds around the towers.
Due to the transition between night and day the colors are almost absent, a sort of natural monochrome, which is something I really love. I've taken other shots a bit later, much more colorful, but honestly I believe that "bright colors" are strongly overestimated in landscape photography.
In my humble opinion the Vajolet Towers (especially this side) are among the most beautiful mountains in the world, a must see for all true lovers of nature and mountain!
In their shapes I see: strength, grace and style.
I am well aware that some people may even remain indifferent to such a spectacle, we all have different personal tastes and preferences... but I know that - for me - at least once a year I have to come here and pay a visit... even though this place is pretty far from where I live. This was my second visit and I hope that many others will follow.