One thing which struck me about the countryside of Tuscany and Umbria were the small and varied areas of cultivated land. I didn’t see any sign of factory sized farms. Flying into Florence the landscape beneath was a patchwork of olive trees, vineyards, pasture and crops. These were punctuated by the familiar Italian cypress trees and small towns and villages.
A drive from Norcia to Castelluccio via San Pellegrino di Norcia gave us the opportunity to enjoy the variety of agricultural landscapes. I got the idea that many of the farms were small and possibly farmed by a family who had their roots in the land. I liked that. This small field caught my attention. I liked the way the farmer had plowed and sowed around the tree.
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mirosu (16273) 2014-06-11 2:57
Delightful image of this delicate and peaceful countryside, lovely light, freshness of colours and very good detail and good impression of space of the scene. The frame makes us concentrate onto the main interests; in particular the lone tree and the beautiful sky. Indeed a beautiful Tuscany country side well captured, shaded by lovely skyscape. Delicious image.
Very well done.
lousat (98279) 2014-06-11 4:20
Hi Rosemary,a beautiful capture of the Silvio's kingdom,nice country scenery caught with very bright colors and impressive detail,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,luciano
serp2000 (45970) 2014-06-11 4:26
Let me add my compliments in to your tip box!
Very nice rural composition, impressive graphic of the tractor's traces. The colors are superb! Good presentation of Umbria!
carlo62 (55684) 2014-06-11 5:19
che bello questo paesaggio, un cielo fantastico, saturo e con tante nuvole bianche.
Mi piace molto anche il terreno, dove la coltivazione sta affiorando e si vedono ancora le linee della terra, creando una bella serie di linee contrastanti.
L'albero, di cui sei una amante, è in bella evidenza e svetta contro il bellissimo cielo.
Sergiom (89241) 2014-06-11 5:29
Pas compliqué mais très beau. J'aime les sillons dans la terre qui s'alignent pour contourner cet arbre magnifique dans un ciel parfaitement polarisé. J'aime beaucoup.
Wanda1 (15142) 2014-06-11 6:23
There is real beauty in the simplicity of this set up. The tree is a definite focal point that our eye is drawn towards by the lines of the field. Just love those super white fluffy clouds to add character and detail to your sky and to top off the scene.
COSTANTINO (70182) 2014-06-11 6:57
Hello dear friend
unique minimalistic shot presented like
a real dream very nice rural composition
there is a great green landscape here
the colors are really superb
have a nice time
miumiu (6113) 2014-06-11 7:58
Wonderful landscape with excellent composition.
l love the colours and sharpness of your photo.
rychem (43302) 2014-06-11 8:39
Beautiful silhouette of this tree on the top of a hill, beautiful graphical lines on the field, attractive clouds on the sky, beautiful photo
Nicou (151990) 2014-06-11 8:44
ce solitaire au milieu du champ quelle vue et ce traces a¨de l'herbe et de la terre quel cadrage et image sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-06-11 9:48
this is an absolutely superb picture with great framing and composition. The vibrant green vegetation provides lovely contrast and the leading lines create a most attractive pattern on the field. The vivid blue sky is of course the perfect backdrop. The saturated colours are very well handled. I would attempt this shot from other angles as well.
my compliments and have a nice evening.
chrislo (4097) 2014-06-11 10:14
I definitely like how you have composed this picture with the lines of furrows nicely leading the eye towards the distant tree and those magnificient clouds. It gives the shot dynamism and a good sense of depth. Beautiful clear colours. Excellent work.
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-06-11 12:07
A beautifully taken image..I quite like the treks on earth..:-) wonderful POV, The treks on the earth connect the clouds make a beautiful flow...well seen and excellently taken.
Silvio1953 (154043) 2014-06-11 13:50
Ciao Rosemary, gran bella con le linee prospettiche che accompagnano l'occhio verso l'albero solitario, un buon esempio di mancato rispetto della regole dei terzi che funziona bene, cielo favoloso e fantastici colori brillanti, brava, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (79297) 2014-06-11 23:13
Jolie composition verticale exploitant de belle façon cet arbre solitaire trônant fièrement au milieu du champ.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-06-12 2:54
I like the strong colours and the patterns in the field surrounding that isolated tree. An excellent composition.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-12 5:15
love shots like this. Simple organic elements all brought together so exquisitely. Love the mix of greens and blue here it typifies tranquillity and the wonder of nature's beauty. Glorious!
rogerl (1632) 2014-06-12 5:48
Rosemary, the colors in this image are really lovely - bright blues and greens - and again you've found a great sky. Nicely composed, with the tree on the horizon. I love the plow lines radiating out in both directions from the center of the shot. Nicely done. Thanks.
Noel_Byrne (33724) 2014-06-12 9:57
This tree really looks like the king of his castle here, the land has made to accommodate him and he looks very proud of that fact! There is little photography more beautiful than simple natural scenes, and this is a magical example!
Thanks as always
annjackman (21903) 2014-06-13 9:45
The lone tree is immediately drawing my attention but then I am fascinated by the lines in the cultivated field. It is a very attractive composition with bright colours and superb sharpness. I love these sort of landscapes and can't wait to see The Palouse very soon now!
Best wishes, Ann
delpeoples (59844) 2014-06-13 19:18
Ciao cara Rosemary
Ahh yes, this is so Italian. It could easily be the front cover for a book on the Italian countryside. There is something so unmistakable about it. Yes, the textures the farmer has created have been capitalised on by you beautifully. The rich colours are so striking, even in thumbnail this was so eye-catching. Another great vertical shot too, my favourite way to take a subject.
Lovely work and I wish you a wonderful weekend
PS: Thanks so much for your kind words on the Blockade, they just make me wanna hug you!
Cricri (126690) 2014-06-14 7:24
Des couleurs contrastés et magnifique, l'arbre au milieu avec le sillons de chaque côtés, un beau ciel bleu et blanc, bon format et profondeur
Belle journée et bon retour Italie :-)
GyurMaster (7607) 2014-06-14 13:39
However it is a very simple composition, very spectacular! It pulls my eyes.
abmdsudi (58220) 2014-06-15 23:59
A scenic field and what a great feeling of open space and expansive depth filled by warm tones with the eye catching tree to rest the eyes on leading deeper & deeper and combination of colours is just great ! Excellently composed shot with awesome blue sky & low clouds make it a real beauty, and your exposure control is applauded. A delightful shot and your usual seamless photo works. Congrats.
holmertz (59748) 2014-06-17 8:59
You have posted several fine photos while I have been away, so chosing one is not easy. With this photo though I especially like the criss-crossing green and yellow lines that give the composition a quite special character. The well saturated colours are lovely.