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The hidden valley at Alta Badia, Dolomites, Italy

An unforgettable ski run starting at the top of the Lagazoli cablecar (2,275m). It is a stunning descent through awe-inspiring scenery overlooking the Fanes valley. At 8km in length you descend over 1km in altitude. This run has been officially classified as red but can be attempted by intermediate skiers. Highlights include a frozen waterfall in the mountain face and finishing the run by traversing a frozen lake by horse tow.

The following stills are from the video.

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Camera: GoPro Hero 6.

St Johann in Tirol, Austria. Ski run 4a

4a is my favorite red ski run in St Johann in Tirol, Austria. It starts at the top of the new Eichenhof chairlift. The video is slowed down by 50% to give the viewer a smoother experience. It was filmed on 5 February 2018.

The following stills are from the video.

St Johann in Tirol, Austria. Ski run 4a

St Johann in Tirol, Austria. Ski run 4a

Camera: GoPro Hero 6. Resolution 1080 – Linear view. Rendered with PowerDirector. Settings: MPEG-4 1920 x 1080/25p (16 Mbps).

Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire – the gardens in August

We visited this National Trust property in August 2017. The Tudor-style house has a courtyard and gardens. This video features the large walled garden with its fortified tower built circa 1347. The walled garden is divided into separate areas featuring bedding plants, old-fashioned roses, shrubs, an area for ornamental fruit and vegetables and a maze without hedges.

The following stills are from the video.

Greys Court walled garden gateway

Greys Court walled garden gateway

Greys Court walled garden sweet peas

Greys Court walled garden sweet peas

Greys Court walled garden thistles

Greys Court walled garden thistles

Greys Court walled garden apples

Greys Court walled garden apples

Land of Ice and Fire – a tour of Iceland in 133 photographs

If you are thinking of visiting Iceland this slideshow will give you an overview of what you might see. In June 2017 we flew into Reykjavik, Iceland and then did a ten day circuit of the country on a tour organized by Saga UK.

Places shown in the video in order of appearance are: Laxa i Kjos, Hvalfjordur, the hot springs at Deildartunguhver, Hraunfossar waterfalls, Borgarnes, the black church at Budir, Arnarstapi, Djupalonssandur, Kirkjufell, the Glaumbaer turf houses, Akureyri botanical gardens, the Asbyrgi canyon, whale watching at Eyjafjordur fjord, Godafoss waterfalls, Lake Myvatn, Grjotagja, Jarobodin nature baths, Namafjall, Dettifoss waterfalls, Reydarfjordur, the Jokulsarlon lagoon, Hofskirkja turf church, Svartifoss, Skogarfoss, Vik, Reynisdrangur sea stacks, Halsanefshellir, Seljalandsfoss, Pingvellir, Stokkur geyser and Reykjavik.

The following stills are from the video.

Iceland - The Jokulsarlon iceberg lagoon

Iceland – The Jokulsarlon iceberg lagoon was the scene of two James Bond movies.

Iceland - Hraunfossar waterfalls

Iceland – Hraunfossar waterfalls consist of springs of water that emerge from under the edge of a lava field.

Iceland - Halsanefshellir basalt columns

Iceland – At Halsanefshellir there are beautiful basalt column formations.

Iceland - Skogarfoss waterfall

Iceland – Skogarfoss has a splendid sheer fall of water.

Iceland - lighthouse at Reykjavik

Iceland – A lighthouse on the outskirts of Reykjavik.