Between the end of May and the first days of July, the plateau of Castelluccio is witness of an event of particular importance, the Closing. For various weeks the monochromatic view of the pasture, it comes broken from a mosaic of colors, with variations of tones that go from the ocher yellow to the red one. Even if "the Bloomed" festivity of falls back in second Sunday of June, does not exist a precise day in order to admire this charming show. Every year all is entrusted the climatic course of the season. In this period there are a lot of species of flowers in the Large Plane and the Lost Plane, walking along the paths can meet: genzianelle, narcissuses, violette, poppies, ranuncoli, asphodels, viola Eugeniae, alfalfas, acetoselle and other.
Place to 1452 meters on the sea level Castelluccio is the highest inhabited place of the Umbria. Place on the top of a hill that separates the Great Plan from tight the Lost Plan is a delicious small village with narrow lanes and the houses leaned the one to the others, nearly to repair itself from the great cold of winter. The Plan is famous beyond that for its splendid closing, also for the cultivation of the lenticchia, plant annual that blooms between May and August, pertaining to the family of the leguminose.
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seres76 (680) 2014-07-11 6:23
snunney (79735) 2014-07-11 6:36
Great capture of this magical landscape with its chequerboard field patterns. I like the placement of the road on the diagonal and the presence of the people who bring the scene to life. Superb light and colours.
delpeoples (52529) 2014-07-11 7:02
Oooh la la! Che colori, che strutture. Il gioco sottile tra luce ed ombra é bellissimo. Adoro le linee diagonali e il taglio stretto
Un abbraccio e buon weekend
SnapRJW (29302) 2014-07-11 7:06
Hello Silvio - The play of light and shade across the colourful fields adds to the atmosphere of your composition and gives me a feel for the sky above. I like the tiny figures that populate the roadside, they must be as bowled over by the scene as I am!
Have a lovely weekend
siolaw (38050) 2014-07-11 7:09
That looks just from another world! Excellent exposure of both shades and lights, the colours are stunning!
Graal (95401) 2014-07-11 7:28
this image I saw on FB but here is attractive also. Fantastic landscape. Good POV and composition. I like it a lot.
Have a nice WE.
CLODO (28938) 2014-07-11 7:43
Always this fantastic and colored landscape, but this time with deep shadows and a diagonal path walked by many small groups of pedestrians.
Looking closely, I would have removed the top: road with a car at right and even the white house in the center to focus on this marvelous patchwork.
lousat (72425) 2014-07-11 8:17
Ciao Silvio,che dire...sempre uno spettacolo in ogni stagione,oggi c'e' in piu' l'effetto luci ed ombre,davvero magnifica! Buona serata,Luciano
photographer_sg (3001) 2014-07-11 10:19
Beautiful composition with the lovely flowers stretching far and wide to make a checkerboard of gorgeous colours. The framing is perfect with great play of light and shadows.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.
Gigidusud (13397) 2014-07-11 12:32
Una bella tavolozza di colori con un bel gioco di ombre e luci. Sempre un spettacolo Castelluccio!
Ti auguro un buon fine settimana.
Fis2 (82006) 2014-07-11 12:49
Excellent colors and light.
Very well done.
Have a nice weekend
carlo62 (27766) 2014-07-11 13:55
qui il gioco di colori si unisce al gioco di luci per un risultato magnifico.
E' sempre un gran bel vedere.
ourania (26518) 2014-07-11 13:58
un magnifico spettacolo che sembra tanto naturale che artistico. Mi piace molto la grandissima profondita' e la costante alternazione di colori, luce ed ombre. I colori sono incantevoli e l' atmosfera magica. Le persone che camminano in mezzo ai campi colorati aggiungono movimento e dinamismo. Il tuo punto di vista e' davvero gratificante. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
kasianowak (4948) 2014-07-11 14:58
Lovely colours! Good idea to include the people and show the size of those fields.
nikkitta (13316) 2014-07-11 15:08
Is this a photo or an abstract work of art?
Superbe capture with the traversing diagonal road with the very tiny people on it
Avere un bon WE
adidas5nb (4498) 2014-07-11 19:35
this is surreal or what.love the light and shadow play and the riot of colors.great pov too.
rsabhijith (111) 2014-07-11 21:05
Superb photo. I'm searching for the color which is not present here. Nice POV. TFS.
rychem (19523) 2014-07-11 21:56
Another colorful photo with fantastic play of light and shadows of clouds, these colorful fields look like a painting
jjcordier (73330) 2014-07-11 22:11
Ce patchwork pastoral 2014 est très réussi. On se régale à l'avance avec les futures photos du coin.
jemaflor (80806) 2014-07-11 23:56
another wonderful view on thes ecoloured fields, interesting effect with these lines, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-07-12 3:48
Silvio, spettacolare!!! sempre con il tuo punto di ripresa molto particolare, artistico e meraviglioso!!
complimenti per i colori favolosi
macjake (52232) 2014-07-12 3:56
its easy to understand why this photo is so well appreciated and enjoyed...just look at it! :)
love seeing the people strolling along, it really does show just how large the landscape truly is.
love seeing the blue/purple colors of flowers aswell, and the large clouds producing the shade is an excellent feature.
enjoy your weekend
marabu61 (7403) 2014-07-12 5:04
Amazing sight here indeed. The play of shadows and light on the multicolored fields is wonderful and the geometrical forms of the fields very appealing.
have a great weekend
Sergiom (54655) 2014-07-12 6:30
Quelle belle photo. Tu es très chanceux de vivre dans un aussi beau pays qui offre des opportunités de photos toujours changeant d'une journée à l'autre.
rbassin (16326) 2014-07-12 8:05
Un régal pour les yeux;
la plaine colorée se présente comme une peinture, et est d'un graphisme original.
Sonata11 (33161) 2014-07-12 9:31
Hi dear Silvio,
I like POV of this beautiful field composition wonderfully executed. Fantastic management of colors, sharpness, clarity,lighting. Beautiful work. I like it.
Best regards and have a great WE, Barbara
resat1972 (7275) 2014-07-12 12:22
The colors are so beautiful
a great view
The exact value of the light spot
siudzi (32381) 2014-07-12 13:22
Another amazing colorful post from your series! Love it! The achieved visual effect is extremely attractive and unique due to the nice shadows of the clouds. Well done!
tyro (18626) 2014-07-12 15:17
Ciao caro Silvio,
This is a delightful and wonderfully colourful photograph of the plateau of Castelluccio in summertime!
The glorious patchwork of colourful fields of bright flowers is a joy to the eye and you have captured it perfectly here. And what I really love are the little roads where we see the tiny figures of people walking amongst those colouful fields. And the variegated light caused by the clouds overhead adds to the beauty of the scene.
Fabulous light and colours, fine composition, perfect exposure and stunning details and clarity.
Nicou (116524) 2014-07-12 21:51
J'espère que t ballade àla Bernina s'est bien passée dans les montagnes.
quelle image et compo quelle vue de ces champs colorés et le jeu de lumière sur le champs grandiose vue et image.
Bravo et amitié
PiotrF (4528) 2014-07-13 5:23
a wondeful view of the superb patxchwork of flowery field in Casteelluccio. Light and shadow is amazing.
Technical a very well picture.
imageme (1532) 2014-07-13 17:26
Hi Silvio, The play of light and shade creates this gorgeous image. It looks like an airplane flying over the colorful fields up above. Very interesting game of light effect. Thank for sharing
Oceania (4522) 2014-07-14 7:06
Red, green, purple...this view is breathtaking!
Some clouds cover the field,, very interesting.
annjackman (17803) 2014-07-14 11:08
Those famous fields of colour again. I always enjoy them. It is a landscape that I would love to see one day. Very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
ikeharel (52411) 2014-07-14 11:18
Buona sera Silvio,
A fabulous harmony of colors, a "mosaic" vivid tones over the field.
Charming how every year you managed such beauty on photos - and each is yet very differenty.
Cricri (101459) 2014-07-14 12:05
Ciao ami Silvio
Incroyable variétés des couleurs dans ce paysage magnifique, bel effet ombre a la lumière
pierrefonds (54984) 2014-07-14 19:10
I like the display of the fields with different colors. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the fields. The length of them is giving depth to the composition. Have a nice day.
danos (83093) 2014-07-14 22:26
fascinating the view of this 'colourful' carpet with the lithed and shadowed areas to meke the whole image even more effective.
Very nice the panoramic view with the tight frame to enhance even more the beauty of it.
jhm (135274) 2014-07-15 3:51
This panorama view is a nice patchwork
Colours and sharpness are excellent made.
A nice composition and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-15 6:34
beautifully captured mosaic of the fields with their contrasting colors and nice game of shadows and light. Tight framing focuses entirely on the subject and helps to achieve simple and elegant composition.
Thanks for sharing
abmdsudi (39696) 2014-07-15 7:23
A glorious landscape as far as the ye can see! and cheery enough with patches of stunning colours beautified by lovely dappled light and shadows. I am not sure how I'd describe this image but suffice it to say I adore it. Excellent use of full dof, immense depth and good exposure control. Excellent catch, tfs
emka (73379) 2014-07-15 11:23
Ciao Silvio, You showed already so many photos from Castelluccio, and it is great joy to see more. marvelous view. I like the tiny figures of walking people.
WArm regrad s MAlgo
eldancer1 (25238) 2014-07-16 6:57
Beautiful! Great timing and capture of the lighting on this landscape. The people look so tiny. Good pov and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (51403) 2014-07-19 13:22
bel gioco di luce e ombra
ed ottimi colori tipici di castelluccio
e un panorama colorato
cari saluti e buon weekend
Kielia (22913) 2014-07-20 6:11
this is really another thoroughly composed impression of this fantastic landscape. The colors are very attractive and you took a great advantage of these interesting shadows. The perspective is also excellent. My compliments!
Didi (55103) 2014-07-20 10:04
Magnifique point de vue dominant de ce lieu unique au monde
La présence humaine permet d'évaluer l'échelle de ce site grandiose
adores (34462) 2014-07-27 11:05
Another great one of these fields! I like the effect of the shadows. Really beautiful!