Classic view of the Tuscan farmlands, from the area north of Siena. Unfortunately, the weather when I was there was not too great for landscape photography, mostly cloudy, but the sky cleared occasionally and gave me an opportunity. I used a polarizer on this, which really darkened the sky and gave the shot more visual impact, but the effect is slightly uneven, so the lower right is a bit lighter blue than the rest of the sky. I'd like to go back one day to see if I can get some of those great misty morning shots I've seen from others.
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gneufeld (15890) 2008-11-17 16:57
Very nice shot and I am so impressed with the stunning clarity and sharpness, and the colors so brilliant. Great work and TFS. Gerald
Polonaise (5802) 2008-11-17 19:57
Managgia lamadonna !
What a beauty !
What a delicioso...
you may ask me what so beautiful in there...?
Well.. I don't know... I usually don't critique the landscape photos, but, in this case...
I can hear the song of a lark somewhere there... High under those skies (???)
Naaah... It's late...I must be going nuts or somethn' ...
Remain brisk, Alvin
"" those great misty morning shots I've seen from others ""
You've seen them from others - have you ?
nipunjotsoni (114) 2008-11-17 19:59
Indeed a classical view..
Very good colors and symmetry..
Gerrit (47518) 2008-11-17 23:57
Very Italian and a marvelous composition.
The colors are deep and well staturated. Beautiful photo.
Fis2 (84598) 2008-11-18 8:54
Very curious landscape. Good frame and perspective. I like the colors and suuperb sky. Well done.
Dyerco (10185) 2008-11-18 9:16
A good placement of the horizon with the trees on tne right. The colours are nicely saturated. Those tall evergreens are so classic Tuscanny.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-11-19 2:09
These trees on top of the hill represent all the way how Tuscany landscapes are organized, good upwards perspecive to them and yes pola + wide angle result in differences in the sky color although the transition between the blues is smooth here.
Have a nice day JY
jhm (138244) 2008-11-19 3:40
The long rows lead us very depth to the background.
Splendid sky with these lovely clouds.
Great framing to make a very nice picture.
Colours and sharpness are superb.
Composition and presentation are very well.
Very well done, TFS.
leo61 (0) 2008-11-19 10:10
A good perspective shot,well composed with these tall trees at the low horizon.Great depth and fine contrast with the sky.
rgarrigus (0) 2008-11-19 10:14
A classic it is. That sky is to die for and the polarization doesn't detract at all for me. You even got a positive Polonaise critique on a landscape so wear that one with pride my friend! He does not share those with just anyone. This one is simple and brings out the true essence of Tuscany in Autumn.
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-11-21 8:01
ciao Alvin, you have visited a lot in my country...do you like it?
You should visit the north east of Italy to find the fog..in the months of november and december....but january is good too...Sometime the fog is so strong...I know well this natural event....i live in Padua...
Good autumnal view in your image
JanD (0) 2008-12-03 2:59
Amazing landscape. Amazing colors. Good POV, perspective, geommetry and composition. Original work.
donluicu (24722) 2009-01-04 14:11
this is a very nice picture, clever framing, lovely colors..
have a wonderful new year
- Copyright: Alvin Brown (Cormac) (26563)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D700, Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8, B+W 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-17 16:49