August 9, 2015 Comments (0) Field Reports

Destination : Tre Cime Di Lavaredo

Martin Kornmesser

The one aspiration I have for my photography, is that I can somehow capture within my images the profound magic and inherent beauty of nature that I see. I love the mountains with a deep passion – especially the Dolomites not just for their vast, and seemingly infinite views, but for their unspoiled, raw wild nature, too.

The Tre Cime di Lavaredo is also known as Drei Zinnen and are three distinctive battlement-like peaks, in the Sexten Dolomites of northeastern Italy. The mountain range is probably one of the best-known mountain groups in the Alps. The three peaks, from east to west, are, Cima Piccola/Kleine Zinne (“little peak”), Cima Grande/Große Zinne (“big peak”), Cima Ovest/Westliche Zinne (“western peak”).

The peaks are composed of well-layered dolostones of the Dolomia Principale (Hauptdolomit) formation, Carnian to Rhaetian in age, as are many other groups in the Dolomites.

Tre Cime Di Lavaredo


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About Martin Kornmesser

For many years now, I have been a visual artist working for the European Southern Observatory (ESO), where one of my missions, among others, is processing pictures taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. I am based in Bavaria, Germany, and spend a lot of my time outdoors, chasing those rare magical moments when Nature displays her finest. I hope you enjoy flipping through my pictures as much as I enjoyed making them. Follow Martin :

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