Rifugio Pisciadu | Corvara, Italy

This was the first rifugio I stayed in during my hike through the Dolomites. It's nestled in the Alta Badia portion of the mountains. Alta Badia is filled with difficult hiking sections equipped with metal ropes to traverse tricky trails and panoramic views. This definitely set the tone for what would be one of the most challenging multi-day hikes I've done in my life. At the end of the day, rifugios such as this provided a welcome sanctuary to unwind, relax and refuel for the next day's agenda.

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Rifugio Franz Kostner | Corvara, Italy

Happy Valentines! If you find yourself traveling to the Dolomites, definitely make it a point to stay in the rifugios along the way. They're great for a pit stop as you traverse the mountainsides or a great experience for an overnight stay. After a long day's hike enjoy a few pints, have a hearty meal and sit back with friends and loved ones.

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Deborah McGlawn
· December 21, 2017
The colors, the angles, the amazing experiences, are exquisite and perfectly displayed in every masterpiece you've shared. You have a very impressive talent.

Thank you for sharing your amazing trav...els. You have captured each in the most beautiful and brilliant way possible. Spectacular. See More
Ginny Miller
· December 21, 2017
I am transported by your beautiful photographs, Joseph!

Rifugio Pisciadu | Corvara, Italy

I love clouds. The countless shapes they came in, and how they can it can blanket a mountain side like this. You get a peek of the towns sprinkled between the high cliffs. It's worth staying a night in the Rifugios and being able to wake up and watch something like this unfold as the sun rises.

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Lago di Fedaia | Canazei, Italy

Took a nice weekend away to snowboard and boy was it cold. I thought back to my time in the Dolomites where while a little chilly I didn't hike the glaciers. Marmolada is supposed to have some amazing skiing so might be worth braving the cold. I got the chance to stay near the base by Lake Fedaia and it is lovely up close as well.

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Rifugio Franz Kostner | Corvara, Italy

Trekking through the Dolomites, I had to wake up fairly early each day to get a start on the day's long, challenging hike. The sunrises however made it all worth while. Mountains as far as the eye can see. When the sun shines just over the mountain tops, it filters out into the valleys like this. Not a bad way to start the day.

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Rifugio Franz Kostner | Corvara, Italy

I was chatting with one of my clients yesterday and they mentioned leaving soon to vacation in the Austrian Alps. It made me think back to my time in the Dolomites in Northern Italy. My time, however, was spent hiking instead of skiing. There are a ton of trails to traverse mountains in any range of difficulty. I can image these slopes are loads of fun for snowboarding so I see a return trip in my future.

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Hanakapi'ai Trail | Kauai, HI

This is a great hike near near the Napali Coast which takes you to the famed Kalalau Trail. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do the Kalalau Trail this go around but it is definitely on my to do list. Anytime attempting this should at least extend this hike to the Hanakapi'ai Falls. A challenging hike all-in-all but worth the challenge. It was raining the day I did this hike and it's still this beautiful!

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High Falls Conservation | Hudson, NY

These falls are incredibly easy to get to. It's more of a stroll than a hike, but who doesn't love getting to see a waterfall like this. I managed to find a great opening where the trees create a great natural frame. If you're in upstate New York, definitely stop by.

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Awa'awapuhi Trail | Kauai, HI

Happy New Year all! The new year has brought frigid temps to NY. Like most snowbirds, I'm dreaming of somewhere warm and thinking back to my trip to beautiful Kauai. This trail is moderately difficult, but the pay-off makes it must do. The Napali Coast is just an amazing display of nature's wonder. The intricate, deep mountain rigids against clear blue waters is one of my favorite places in the world.

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As 2017 comes to a close, I'd like to thank everyone for their love and support. Had some great adventures this year, looking forward to what the next has in store. Thank you for taking an interest in my work. Happy New Year 🎉🥂
📸: Aimee Beth

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Jungle Rush
Mae Ya Waterfall | Chiang Mai, Thailand

This waterfall definitely has to be one of my favorites I'm visited thus far. The hike to it is short and easy. As you come around the corner, it comes into view through the trees. From this angle, the trees make for a really interesting natural frame. I've been working more on my long exposure shooting. I think this captures the beauty of the waterfall nestled in the jungle.

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Kew Mae Pan | Chiang Mai, Thailand

This trail is an easy trek complete with lush green forests, waterfalls, and breathtaking mountain views. Nature wraps around you everywhere and bursts into full panoramic view as i shot here. Only way in is via a local guide for a small fee but definitely don't let this shy you away, it's totally worth it.

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Sky Towers
Doi Inthanon National Park | Chiang Mai, Thailand

This park is filled with wildlife, trails, waterfalls, and these wonderful chedis above the clouds. Hiking on the trails around the park you can catch a glimpse of these beauties from afar. Definitely take time to see them up close. You can really see the intricate details put into the entire complex from the chedis themselves, to the artwork inside and the immaculate flower-filled gardens.

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Lonely Beach | Koh Chang, Thailand

Koh Chang is filled with sandy beaches and beautiful waters. Lonely Beach is a lovely, quiet beach sprinkled with bungalows. This tree out on its own looking out to the tiny islands off in the distance was serene.

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Watery Heaven
Mae Ya Waterfall | Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Doi Inthanon National Park is a real treat and home to its fair share of waterfalls. This one is not only the largest in the park but regarded as one of the most beautiful in Thailand and I can certainly see why. The surrounding rocks really showcase the beauty of these falls. It was the first waterfall of the trip and really set the bar high. This is a must-see if you’re in Chiang Mai.

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Brooklyn Heights Promenade | Brooklyn, NY
Was hoping to get a good unset shot into Golden Hour as the sky turned brilliantly orange. A storm began to brew however but created this interesting contrast over the city skyline.

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