A trip to Ireland & Italy.
Leaving a bustling Australian Summer behind, we were on our way to Ireland. One day I was photographing thousands of Sydney siders hitting Manly Beach on a scorcher of a day, the next I was stuck in a blizzard on an Irish mountain.
When driving through Co. Kerry, it's hard not to want to stop and take a photograph of everything you see. Snow capped mountains towering each valley combined with the rarity of sunny weather, the list of things to see there is always growing.
From Ireland, we set off for Italy.
When it comes to alpine scenery The Dolomite mountains are easily some of the most scenic. Surrounded by towering peaks of rock, some faces defy gravity standing vertically over villages. Best thing about the area is the snow. We scored powder days followed by blue-bird days, perfect for touring through valleys. Stop for a beer and a pizza for lunch and you're set for the rest of the afternoon hunting those untouched stretches of snow. The Italians love their skiing, so much so they seem to only stick to the piste. This means if it's your style, you can score off-piste with unridden snow all day which is usually unheard of in other places.