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
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 19/1 mm
Date Taken: 2007-11-02 13:33
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 184 kb
Critiques | Translate
jusninasirun (17162) 2007-11-13 1:18
Another brilliant shot for your collection. Well picked from a car and I hope you did not take this while you are driving. Superb perspective - well done!!!
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-11-13 1:26
Very nice view of these fields with a curve line dividing them.
Excellent colours, light and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing and greetings
ChrisJ (115555) 2007-11-13 1:31
I like the row of trees snaking off into the distance ubder a superb blue sky. A subtle warm vs cold colour contrast between the red foliage of the tree & the blue sky. Tfs!
Muse (34962) 2007-11-13 1:31
A very attractive sight of this quiet place.
Of magnificent colors.
A well chosen pov and the road gives a beautiful depth to the photo. Seen well!
Budapestman (82620) 2007-11-13 1:38
This is great, really particular and impressive landscape. The composition is splendid, clarity is superb. I like the effective perspective and the atmosphere, Well done! Have a nice day
pasternak (15185) 2007-11-13 2:08
Really nice, Paolo, almost a "minimalistic" view that you are a master of, there is only the soil, the road with cypresses and a single autumn tree, and the big sky giving a feeling of volume and making the shot breathe... Like it!
nwoehnl (122) 2007-11-13 2:28
Very nice this one, Paolo. The few but interesting features of the landscape are well conveyed, and the trees along the winding road work well to lead the viewer's eye. This might also work nicely with a very strong panoramic crop. Have a nice day.
andante (7092) 2007-11-13 2:51
This photo has to be my favorite of the recent series you have presented... it is so much fun to look at! The line of trees surrounding the road against the desolated scene is surreal. Brilliant catch!
Atousa (7131) 2007-11-13 3:15
Beautiful curves , lines and colours in this shot!..
Jeppo (17645) 2007-11-13 3:41
le tue note tecniche sono sempre molto accurate e precise.
mi piace la calma che emana questa foto..il cotnrasto tra cielo e terra e sopratutto il dettaglio degli alberi in fila.
Mi piace pensare che questa foto sia il POV da una veranda di un agritursimo....
molla (7129) 2007-11-13 6:18
It looks like toylandscape something builded for putting an old toytrain around, very unreal and colors that takes my thougts to Mars.
great picture anyhow.
chpp (4281) 2007-11-13 6:20
Bellisima foto. great view and nice composition with the waving line of trees. Plus you have the nice blue sky and the red tree to brake the monotony
Very nice shot of lovely Siena
sacavem (18620) 2007-11-13 7:33
Excellent colours, light and sharpness.Wonderful and little road of the Siennese Clays.Good work to capture this beautiful image.
stefanocer (10642) 2007-11-13 8:34
Viene voglia di percorrerla quella bella stradina Paolo magari in mountain-bike , grande composizione .
cherryripe (21033) 2007-11-13 10:22
This is such dry, untypical landscape. The way the cypress snake winds it's way up the hill is very attractive. The blue sky contrasts well. There is a lack of sharpness in some parts and depth probably due to the F/3.5. The diaphram is way too open for such a photo.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2007-11-13 12:18
beautiful scenery even if i wish to see a closer view of the nice curve of the road with trees
adores (45715) 2007-11-13 16:19
Tuscany really seems different in autumn! I like this composition a lot. I guess it's that road with the trees, it follows along the fields like a snake. Beautiful landscape, with very nice colours!
delkoo (68) 2007-11-14 3:50
i am impressed by the soft and subtil colors,
The fine varied light adds life to the scenery, a view with a superb feeling of depth!
clio (27961) 2007-11-20 6:29
Bella composizione che lascia apparire tutta la femminilità della Toscana con queste curve meravigliose! L'inquadratura è perfetta con questo grande cielo.
resato (445) 2007-11-22 17:34
Ho guardato questa imagine per un eternità...
E incredibile! Per momenti mi pare di essere piutosto dipinta.
Mi piaciono le sfumature del cielo e i colori sulla terra.
Si sente propio lo spazio dietro le colline per via del cielo dominante.
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41222)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-02
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon d40 dslr
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Our personal list of the UNESCO World Heritage, TOSCANA - November 2007 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-13 1:15
- Favorites: 1 [view]