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Sony RX100 and a6300 Reviewed for Mountain Sports

As a pro mountain sport photographer, and someone working and playing in the mountains more than 300 days a year, I used to dream of having a camera light enough to not be a burden but also capable of producing the highest quality image files. I tried many systems but all came up short, the quality was not there. Then in 2012, …

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Top 10 Favorite Photos of the Decade

Well we’ve done it – a top 10 List. Thanks to increasing peer pressure we have compiled our favorite 10 photos from the decade, which was our first full one in business. Our succumbing to a Top 10 List is the fault of Twitter – where these are going around. My first thought was to not give a “Best of” …

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Fun Photos vs. Work Photos

The last couple of weeks have been a flurry of activity here in the Italian Dolomites, both personal and work. We have had a number of assignments around which we have spent time doing our own thing at the usual frantic summer pace; mountain running and cycling. All our images get downloaded into a computer to an incoming folder, and from …

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Best of Dolomites Photography

After three full years making photos and playing in the Italian Dolomites, we realized we have a visual archive that goes deep with memories and experiences. As professional photographers, we want to present the Dolomites in one gallery, sixteen of our biggest and best images that truly reveal what the Dolomites have to offer. Many of these images have already …

PatitucciPhoto La Sportiva Photography

It is always nice to see our fun trips with friends turn productive. Here are some examples of La Sportiva’s current advertising photography from trips in 2009. PatitucciPhoto

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Born to Run Ski Bike Climb

Now we understand why the question was continually asked of us when we recently visited the US, “Have you read Born to Run?”. Until now, the answer was, “No”. I typically avoid such books. I don’t read any How to Do anything, avoid “Self Help” as if it were death and entirely ignore any outdoor publications. Why? 1) I don’t …

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Mountain Huts in Alaska?

Dan & Janine Patitucci of PatitucciPhoto will be presenting a show on the European Hut System to the City of Anchorage March 18, 2010. The shows purpose is to demonstrate all that is possible through the culture of mountain huts and to ask the question, “Is America Ready for the Hut System?”. Why? …..Because Alaska wants real mountain huts and …

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A Morning Walk

“I want to go for a walk with my camera this morning.” My waking thought. Like each year, I take a break from making photos. Come early November, the camera gets put into its bag and only re-emerges when the time is right. Apparently that time is now, and it does feel right. Outside our home is a small chapel, …

Lake Garda Wanderings with Canon’s 5d at ISO 3200

While Dan and friends from Team Rodes Val Badia were off training last week along the shores and hillsides of Lake Garda, Janine wandered the streets of various villages searching for details she enjoys photographing. Ducking in and out of the many churches and chapels, she finally found an ancient fresco on the wall of a tiny chapel in Lazise. …

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April Flowers vs. April Corn

It is April 15. I have about 80 days of backcountry skiing in this season. I also have 3000 km in on the road bike since January 1. Now, I live with the frustration of training for road races, trail running or skiing corn while it is to be had. Which it is in great abundance. Snow vs. Non-Snow sports? …

Austria’s Silvretta Ski Tour

The Silvretta Tour Home. As good as Euro huts are, we still love to be home, and especially home eating a huge, fresh salad. Tomorrow morning’s breakfast will not include dry bread and jam. Those that have been on Euro ski tours will fully understand dry bread and jam. Janine and I fell sick on the last day, spent a …

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Cosley Houston Mountain Guides Profile

Even at 40, I think it is important to never lose the ability to both recognize and have heroes. So many personality traits I place value on are held and demonstrated beautifully by our great friends Mark Houston and Kathy Cosley. Like Janine and I, they are a couple managing a mountain sports business together, 24/7/365. In their case, it …

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Ski Rando Training Photos

Perfection : |pərˈfek sh ən|noun : the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects : • a person or thing perceived as the embodiment of such a condition, state, or quality Sometimes it envelopes us and we know we are doing what we were meant to do. Sport, in the mountains, free of flaws because we are fit, healthy …

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Tour de Sas | Ski Rando Racing

A Delightful Spanking If you enjoy backcountry skiing where you feel as if your being chased, and you are never allowed to stop and rest, I have just the sport for you. Euro ski rando racing. I have been talking about the Tour de Sas for the last week because I was excited to try this sport and much of …

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Trail Runner Cover

Home Turf It looked like it would rain all morning as pitch black skies just would not break. Gloomy was an appropriate adjective. Finally, after searching, I couldn’t find anymore excuses to delay my mountain bike ride. My legs, a bit tired from yesterday, needed some turning over. I headed out the door and right to my favorite singletrack. Not …

American Observation

I was in need of calories and was saving up for just the spot I knew – Bratwurst man at the Kleine Scheidegg station, directly beneath the North Wall of the Eiger. I was on my mountain bike having just ridden up from Grindelwald and doing a link up of valleys in the Swiss Alps.Kleine Scheidegg is, unarguably, one of …