Gran Sasso Sunset

As you guys know, my buddy Brian and I did some awesome backpacking this weekend, camping at the base of Corno Grande, the mountain that holds the southernmost glacier in Europe.  We climbed to the summit the following day.  The night before however, we were treated to an unobstructed view of the Gran Sasso Mountain Range at sunset from our campsite.

After driving the three and a half hours from Naples, following a short work day last Friday, we arrived at the “base camp” for all of the hiking trails in the area.  There was a small ski resort, an outdoor BBQ tent, information center (where we purchased our Topo Maps of the area), coffee shop, observatory, historical ruins, and a four star hotel.  Some espresso’s and a quick bite and we were off.  After hiking for about an hour we arrived at our campsite (we were fortunate enough to find a pretty sheltered location on the side of the hill with a million dollar view), set up our tents and started shooting.

Stay tuned for a full, informative writeup in the flavor of my popular Cinque Terre guide from last year later this week.  Thanks for visiting and to all of those people who continue to comment and contribute!  I really do appreciate it!  Here is the view from our tent site, the first shot was taken at about 35mm and the second shot was taken at about 14mm, then cropped to a Panorama.  Please let me know what you think!

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  1. Len Saltiel says:

    Really like the panorama image Adam. If the sky was more dramatic, I’d might feel different but you managed to keep the great color in the sky in the pano.

  2. Grebnut says:

    Adam,

    AWESOME SHIT! Love the close up of the mountain.

    Dean

  3. Mark says:

    Stunning Adam, your photo’s never fail to amaze me, when I see one that I think is the dogs dangles then you show an even better one, great work.

  4. John says:

    Nicely done Adam – I really like them both, but I think I like the 35mm one better… which says a lot as I’m typically a wider is better kind person.

  5. Both are stunning images, Adam! The pano crop wins my vote this time – its amazing what you can get from a single D800 RAW file.

  6. Jason Hines says:

    As much as I like panoramic images, I think the first shot is a bit stronger. Good work – I’m glad to see you’re putting that D800 through its paces :).

  7. Edith Levy says:

    Absolutely spectacular Adam.

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