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I took that image from the car, driving along the wonderful and little road to Siena from Asciano, and better knew as the Strada delle Crete Senesi (Road of the Siennese Clays).

The road runs up and down from high hills, worked as fields, with small lateral road full of cypress that normally runs to the top of a hill, where there's a villa or a small village, as the one in the picture.

‘Siennese clays’ and the distinctive grey colouration of the soil gives the landscape an appearance often described as lunar. This characteristic clay, known as mattaione, represents the sediments of the Pliocene sea which covered the area between 2.5 and 4.5 million years ago.


Model: NIKON D40
Software: Capture NX 1.0.0 W
Exposure Time: 8/10000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 19/1 mm
Date Taken: 2007-11-02 13:33
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 184 kb

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