June 8, 2014

Light in the Afternoon

Photograph by John Bragg

"The town of St. Magdalena, Italy, sits at the base of the Dolomite mountain range, with an amazingly beautiful view during the afternoon hours," writes photographer John Bragg.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.


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156 comments
Md satter
Md satter

Really amazingly beautiful........

M. McDaniel
M. McDaniel

so breath taking even in a photograph. Imagine to see it for real.


Parmita Srivastava
Parmita Srivastava

Must admire the people and government of this place who haven't messed it up in the name of 'development'.

Rhodolph Nullar
Rhodolph Nullar

I want to live in a place like this one. It's like living on a fairy tale, a real one. Great shot!

Agnes Andreea
Agnes Andreea

I can't imagine waking up in such a nice place and looking out the window and seeing this... I just can't... It would take my breath away!

Jerusha Hale
Jerusha Hale

i don't need to see another photo ever. this is the prettiest place i think i have ever seen.

Jerry Mitchell
Jerry Mitchell

Awesome scene,would love to be there sitting on a hillside viewing this 

Vesa Helenius
Vesa Helenius

Magical shot. Reminds me about Ansel Adams pictures. Great shot.

Veronica Lagace
Veronica Lagace

What must it be like to live in such an amazingly beautiful place?

Patricia Muya
Patricia Muya

Wish I lived there!

by the way, Very Nice Shot! 

Valerio Giani
Valerio Giani

Come and spend your summer holidays here, around dolomites

sara Tohidi
sara Tohidi

like in the movies...can't believe its true!


Ivo Kalvelis
Ivo Kalvelis

I assume these are the Sesto Dolomites we all are ahhing about? To be precise, St. Magdalena is on the other side of Val Pusteria/Pustertal, actually in Villgratner muontain range, so quite far from Dolomites, which nonetheless are nicely visible from there and, no doubt, close the perspective of this frame in a magnificent way:)

This is the famous rosy light of the hours near sunset which makes Dolomites so radiant and attractive. Probably half an hour later the view would be even more impressive.

Don Barton
Don Barton

Such beauty! And some question the existance of God??

Pam Williams
Pam Williams

I think I will bookmark this so I can come and visit this photo when I'm stressed out.  It just calms me.  Absolutely gorgeous. 

pari nasseri
pari nasseri

And god is beautiful

و الله جمیل

و خداوند زیباست

Ivan Tonon
Ivan Tonon

@Ivo Kalvelis Hello, no, here it comes the Dolimiti. This is the Odle group in Italian, German or Geislergruppe. In Val di Funes / Villnoess

Ivo Kalvelis
Ivo Kalvelis

@Ivan Tonon Oh yes, and another St. Magdalena in Funes, you are right, Ivan :)

Been skiing on the other side of Seceda:)

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