There are some places in this world where you will encounter an abundant amount of photographers, regardless of weather conditions, every day. I do not necessarily seek these places, but there are some of them that I cannot pass by without having the feeling that I need my very own version of it. The famous Podere Belvedere in Val d’Orcia was one of them. Rather than approaching it with a wide angle I preferred to compress the moment with a 200 mm.
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You have been there at the right time. This day offered "divine" light conditions and you truly took advantage of them. You were able to play with light here. The different layers of the undulating landscape - separated by foggy valleys - create a wonderful and a bit mystic atmosphere. This must have been a very special moment for you ... great!
The focal length here really works to advantage.
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Muito bem capturado o romantismo e a beleza deste lugar. A foto panoramica está uma pintura . Que beleza de amanhecer ! Contemplar tudo isso com esta luz suave e a névoa faz eternizar um momento mágico onde tudo para e não há palavras, é só apreciação.
Good thinking Peter. I don't recall seeing this iconic place zoomed in before and anyway WA is not really my preference in lots of cases.
The light is magnificent and the misty mood superb. I also like how the zoom has compressed the background.
It is right out of the advertisement for these place. with the internet and digital camera, there are more photographers coming out and showing picture of all these places, which than cause more people to want to go and now more people are traveling than some 20 years ago. I remembered being in many National Parks that was slow and relaxing, now it is traffic jam and hard to get around and find camp site, etc.
Anyway, off course once you're here, you have to get one of your own and beside the light is different and it is your own experience, no need to compare with others. It would hard to find some place that no one has yet been these days.
Reminds me of the movie "Under the Tuscan sun" and what Diane Lane or what ever her name was in this movie went through to make such a house her house with all the troubles of such house that is old and cranky :-)
Just imagine looking out of the window one morning opening the shutters finding out you're half in the fog and it's now slowly lifting. Close to heaven :-) The golden light is amazing and how the fog rolls softly over the landscape, love seeing the other hills and this other house near this one and you kind of wonder if they're also photographed as much as this one. Way has written something similar about a farm house in Vermont and how many photographers they have every day. I can see the point about I want my own version and what you can make out of it, if there is something others haven't seen etc. You found you're own hot spot, lovely result.
What a magical atmosphere in this shot! The colours and the fog together with a well thought composition make it very special. The first impression I had was that this is a painting. You indeed got your own wonderful version of this famous place.
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