Few miles outside the Highway A1 (the Milano-Roma-Napoli), that runs close to the Appennini Mounts, along the central Italy and 40 kms south-west of Siena, the landscape have a big change.
From a large and flat urbanizated valley it becomes the classical one of the southern Toscana. Hills, trees of all the types, the typicall bush and the vineyards.
Few villages normally on the top of the hills, some rural houses around.
The early Autumn is a great season to view this land with wonderful colours, few tourists and yet a good and hot weather.
This is a view of the Val di Chiana, along a small street that goes up and down from the hills running from Sinalunga to Pienza.
Val di Chiana in Italy means just one thing, the Chianina Cows and the Chianina Beaf.
The famous Bistecca alla Fiorentina (T-Bone steak of Florence) is a Chianina beaf, and nothing more, normally one Kilo with the T bone, grilled on the fire for 10 minutes.
Model: NIKON D40
Software: Capture NX 1.0.0 W
Exposure Time: 625/1000000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 18/1 mm
Date Taken: 2007-11-01 12:15
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 199 kb
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grigand (19483) 2007-11-10 5:42
Bellissimo paesaggio, ottimi i colori tenui, ma soprattutto la luce la trovo fantastica !
humayun (2919) 2007-11-10 5:44
very very nice image....
great & good compotion,s....
fserajian (2295) 2007-11-10 5:48
Nice POV, the range of colours are good give it a very nice feel. and the cropping is very effective. TFS
leo61 (0) 2007-11-10 5:48
Gret shot of this nice landscape .Good composition with this slope in the foreground and the soft colors are wonderful.
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-11-10 5:51
Autumn is evident in this scene. Lovely Tuscany countryside with rolling hills dotted by colorful trees. Best regards, Danilo
xavshot (69835) 2007-11-10 6:40
très joli format et belles couleurs d'automne dans ce paysage. j'aime bien le tableau que cela donne; Bravo.
molla (7127) 2007-11-10 8:28
it's rather amazing that those mediterreinian (Tuscan) landscapes goes even more beautiful during the autumn fall. wonderful light here and the typical Italian villas ispread out nicely in the terrain and I agree people should go on vacactions more off season, its cheape,r easyer and people are cooler.
Nicou (120410) 2007-11-10 9:26
mangigique payasage, sur cette belle campagen avec de mangifgique couleurs, un belle réussite.
Bravo et belle soirée
lestans (17104) 2007-11-10 9:51
dolcissimi colori tenui, i cipressi, gli ulivi, le colline.
Ci doveva essere anche un pochino di sole.
cessy (13647) 2007-11-10 11:03
very beautiful landscape, so lovely
and so enjoyable to see
the colors, the atmosphere, I like it very much
gneufeld (15890) 2007-11-10 11:08
This is a really nice panorama of the autumn landscape. It is almost more like a painting than a photograph - a perfect blend of soft tones and gentle colors leaving a sense of serenity and peace. Very nicely seen and presented. TFS. Gerald
anesugur (18789) 2007-11-10 14:18
Superb POV, DOF with wonderful light and colors.
Very well done.
Have a nice weekend. Uğur
danyy (0) 2007-11-10 15:33
si j'avai été au même endroit que toi, je n'aurai pas résisté non plus à l'envie de prendre une photo tellement ce que l'on voit le demande.
J'aime la luminosité des arbres plus jaunes qui se dégagent ci et la.
Des couleurs naturelles que j'aurais vues toutefois un peu plus contrastée.
vincz (19113) 2007-11-11 0:45
Very nice tones, excellent light. What a pleasant place, very calm, a great feeling of immensity. I like it.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-11-11 1:02
very nice scenery, good light and colours, pleasant photo
pasternak (15181) 2007-11-11 1:45
Ciao Paolo, nice view, rural Tuscany as it is, most of the times we see summer views of the place, but in Autumn it is also lovely, I like the islands of yellow colour here...
jhm (138230) 2007-11-11 2:23
I see almost the same paintings here in Belgium in the churches. This is a really nice panorama of the autumn landscape, very well composition and wondeful colours.
My compliments for this one. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice sunday,
paololg (31448) 2007-11-11 6:21
bellissima panoramica di questa valle. La perfetta gestione della luce rende i colori caldi e gradevoli accompagnati dalla tua solita eccellente nitidezza.
Ti auguro una buona settimana.
granchius (3798) 2007-11-11 9:58
bellissimi colori autunnali e gran panorama, nonostante le condizioni meteo non favorevoli (mi pare...). La parte destra presenta una zona più scura che mi fa pensare ad un stitch e pensavo ci fosse anche una versione LARGE.
carper (96) 2007-11-11 10:47
a very nice valei Paolo,
a very good and fine coloured landscape with a fine view and good light, very good photojob here, have a nice evening.
Cretense (68687) 2007-11-11 11:11
Beautiful landscape, greatly framed and composed by you! The colours are magic! I just wonder why did you choose such an open aperture? You could have had a better depth of field with a smaller one. Congratulations!
Vato_Law (12720) 2007-11-11 12:25
Fantastic colours and lines made by the trees and hills makes from this photo a true beauty.
I like also the depth of it and some light and shadowed areas on background creating impact.
It's a beautiful, natural photo.
Maverick182 (615) 2007-11-11 13:47
Ciao Paolo,bella foto,ricca di colori e sfumature e caratterizzata da una ottima luce.Mi piace particolarmente la luce sulla nuvola.Grazie e Complimenti!!!!
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-11-11 22:45
Another lovely Tuscan picture! What a lovely landscape!
marioana (2256) 2007-11-12 1:38
Very beautiful. Wonderful light. Great colours. Good POV and composition. Nice pano crop. I really like that light on the hills in the b/g. Very well done.
Standa (1877) 2007-11-12 2:30
this image is full of impression for me...I feel like looking at "sfumato" in old pictures. Great colours, dreamy landscape with GOOD light management!
PixelTerror (0) 2007-11-12 4:04
Count me in for the T-Bone, and a Montepulciano to go along !
We can already feel the Toscana landscape organisation here at the top of the hill, and you have nice autumn touches in the lower part of the image.
Have a nice day JY
Silvio1953 (120608) 2007-11-12 5:45
Ciao Paolo, quante belle bistecche alla fiorentina pascolano in questo bel paesaggio, colori soffici e luce splendida, bravo, buona domenica, ciao Silvio
belido (19934) 2007-11-12 8:47
what most attract me in this ones is the luminosity. Love the yellow/green tones and the efficient sharpness. It looks an amazing place for great compos like yours. Great work!
JCG (35129) 2007-11-12 11:02
Superb autumnal panorama, I like the smoothness of the image enormously. The harmony of the colors is very pleasant, it is a true pleasure to look at. Thank you Paolo, I appreciate much.
With all my friendships and a good evening,
kwazireal (181) 2007-11-12 18:30
This is a very good shot in all respects. Informative Photographer's Note as well.
The final crop size is perfect for display on TE.
markstaples (15670) 2007-11-13 9:19
A good landscape shot with nice natural colours and good depth of field, despite the rather large aperture! Nice work Paolo.
gelarsen (437) 2007-11-29 16:28
Very beautiful autumn image with brilhant warm colors. The cloudy sky contributed significantly to the pic. This is a clear, sharp composition.
Aluel (23) 2010-09-21 16:11
Far stretching landscape view is so awe-inspiring. Makes you wish like renting a Tuscan Villa and just smell the fresh air.
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41222)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon d40 dslr
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your favorites II°, TOSCANA - November 2007 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-10 5:38
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