11. February 2018

[places #1] Schlern – Sciliar

The object:
The Schlern (Italian: Sciliar) is a mountain of the Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. The best place to take pictures of the Sciliar is my opinion the Alpe di Siusi, which is also a skiing area. The Alpe di Siusi is great for hiking and winter sports. There are countless photo opportunities. One of them is the Schlern.

How to get there:
The road to the Alpe di Siusi is closed for private traffic from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can also reach the place by cable car, which closes at 18:00 hrs.

Best time for photography:
In the evening the sun sets behind the Schlern and so this is the best time in my opinion to take photos. In good weather conditions, you get a yellow violet glowing sky.

Gear suggestion:
A kit-lens (24/28-50) works here well but like always everything you have in addition is a plus. A tripod and neutral density filters are for me essential tools in landscape photography.
My used gear: Sony Alpha 6000, Sony SEL 10-18mm f4.0, SIRUI T-005X/C-10X Traveler Ultralight tripod; ND1000 filter