Best of Europe 2014

Alpine Sunrise: Dolomite Mountains, Italy

Part of the fun of photography is experiencing beautiful places with like-minded people. I may be a New Englander, but I still love traveling outside New England several times a year. Like Rick Steves, I too believe that travel opens up the mind and builds bridges between diverse people.

In 2014, I had the pleasure of traveling to some fabulous locations such as the Lofoten Islands of Norway; the Isle of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland; and, the Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy, including fun time in Venice with photographer friends.

Our national parks are astonishingly beautiful but they’re also heavily photographed. So, I make a point of going to Europe at least a few times a year for a bit of landscape diversity.

This article contains 20 of my favorite photos from Europe 2014, including the above image of Lago Antorno taken in the Italian Alps. Stay tuned for more European photos in 2015!

Fjord Reflection: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Fjord Reflection: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Fishing Cottages: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Fishing Cottages: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Ice in the Fjord: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Ice in the Fjord: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Beach Shack: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Beach Shack: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Callanish Stones: Isle of Lewis, Scotland
5000 Year-Old Callanish Stones: Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Mangersta Sea Stacks: Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Mangersta Sea Stacks: Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Cliffs of Mangersta: Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Cliffs of Mangersta: Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Old Fishing Boat: Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Old Fishing Boat: Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Hebridean Beach: Harris, Scotland
Hebridean Beach: Harris, Scotland
Horgabost Beach: Harris, Scotland
Horgabost Beach: Harris, Scotland
Grand Canal at Dusk: Venice, Italy
Grand Canal at Dusk: Venice, Italy
The Pale di San Martino: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
The Pale di San Martino: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Alpine Chapel: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Alpine Chapel: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Reflection in Lago Antorno: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Reflection in Lago Antorno: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Valle di Cadore: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Valle di Cadore: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Rustic Door: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Rustic Door: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Val di Funes: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Val di Funes: Dolomite Mountains, Italy
Beauty of Age: Burano, Italy
Beauty of Age: Burano, Italy
Blue Gondolas in Motion: Venice, Italy
Blue Gondolas in Motion: Venice, Italy

5 thoughts on “Best of Europe 2014”

  1. Breathtaking photographs. Either the air is incredibly clean or you’re using a great filter. These photos are exquisite. Can’t wait to view your other albums – this is my first introduction.

    1. Thank you, Patricia. The air is indeed quite clear in these locations, although good camera resolution and a polarizing filter does lend a hand.

  2. Mike,

    These are superb for many reasons. The last one is my favorite. Love the foreground motion blur and incredible sharpness of the distant background. Got a Tamron 150-600 from my partners for retirement. Texas birds, look out!

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