Location: This place is located just off the side of the road on the outskirts of Pienza in Tuscany.
About the Photo: This was taken after the sun had already set. I had been waiting for an hour to see if the sun would find its way through the clouds and shine on this building before it went down, but it never did. Oh well, you can't win them all.
I think I also used a ND grad with this photo, but I can't remember.
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afshin339 (306) 2007-06-16 0:57
colors and contrast is excellent and effective.
Light and shape of clouds is nice and beautiful.also trees are wonderful.Thanks for sharing.
ryanmfransen (6) 2007-06-16 1:22
Hi Ryan - Great photo. The composition is absolutely perfect, how you have tied in the vast grassy area as well as the sky. It looks as though the house is lit up by the sun, as it certainly stands out very nicely. I am surprised to hear you say it wasn't.
The colours are also brilliant - Most times I see a photo with great colours, I notice many of them are taken with th 30D. I think I will have to get my self one some day...
Anyways, I really think you have captured this scene very well.
jjcordier (79297) 2007-06-16 1:29
Une photo absolument superbe où tout est magnifique : le paysage, la lumière, les couleurs....Une réussite totale!
lucinka (9976) 2007-06-16 1:35
Hello Ryan, this is wonderful shot from Tuscany. Beautiful landscape with smooth rolling hills and lovely trees. What stands out here is the soft amazing light that you've captured here. Looking forward to see more from your trip to Europe. Lucie
besnard (57102) 2007-06-16 1:42
Elle est superbe cette photo avec la maison bien éclairée nichée dans son écrin de verdure. L'ensemble est bien réussi et agréable au regard.
Bravo - merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
Dpbours (222) 2007-06-16 2:05
Wow, nice... Yeah, guess you used an ND Grad at 2 seconds.
Wonderful shot, great composition. It's like a painting. Nice one!
Greetings from Indonesia,
leo61 (0) 2007-06-16 2:55
Fantastic shot from Tuscany,very well composed and well done with the low horizon.You had fantastic light and the colors are great.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-06-16 3:30
I really like this picture. Very nice warm colors after sunset. A marvellous picture.
Philippe (11836) 2007-06-16 3:34
Hi, Ryan. It's the kind of picture most photographers look for when they go to Tuscany. The cypresses, which are so typical in the area, stand very well against the sky. The colour contrasts are wonderful here and the sky is fantastic. Very good composition in thirds.
lasscor (7640) 2007-06-16 3:34
Beautiful colorful cloudy sky.
Nice framing, colors and light.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-06-16 3:39
Amazing light in this one.
The building appear so colorful, and they contrast with the great sky, it's very nice.
Your frmaing, with big green foreground, works perfectly here.
dkeus31 (27735) 2007-06-16 3:43
A nice variation of the Tuscany landscapes, a great sky you show us here.
Floydian (30970) 2007-06-16 3:49
You know.....on this same spot i stood ten years ago. A Velvia loaded and i waited, waited for almost 2 hours for light that never showed up. I thought, oh well, bad luck. But now seeing this it remind me on that day and the photo gave me a smile and a kind of feeling that this could be my own photo. Okay, it's not a pure Velvia, but it comes really close, and i love it. This was the light i was aiming for.
Thanks Ryan...for this wonderful photo...a photo that i would like to make myself, so a new favorite.
Have a nice weekend, Henk
doubay (674) 2007-06-16 4:23
very beautiful landscape shot. Everything looks so Italian! Perfect sky, great colours and lighting.
testmaniac (13508) 2007-06-16 4:39
Colors and contrast are very good!
rigoletto (34279) 2007-06-16 4:44
How can you find those excellent light conditions in your photos? Does the sun shine in a different way in your vicinity???
Absolut tranquility and a perfect place for getting old. Layers of green/blue/orange look enchanting indeed. Congrats,
tehanu_f (6896) 2007-06-16 5:39
Don't complain about the light; this is perfect as it is. The building is nicely lit with orange hues of the sunset and the sky is amazing. The poplars (are they poplars?) around the house look great. I love this photo; it shows the beauty of Tuscany, one of the most green and peaceful places to live. Well done.
KevRyan (22956) 2007-06-16 5:41
A classical beauty Ryan -a true painter's sky and the kind of scene that sets me dreaming - I can see the desire to catch the sun on that building - that would have been stunning!
I can't remember if I replied to you in your critique a few days ago but thankyou for your kind words....one day I'm sure I will start exploring landscapes again!
best wishes Kev
zeca (19762) 2007-06-16 10:22
Vrey good work, Ryan! Nice subject on the ground and the wonderful and big sky over it. I like it a lot!
Have a nice weekend!
darrasin (2860) 2007-06-16 11:24
Hello Ryan! I think you have captured the myth and splendor of Tuscany beautifully with one. Featuring that dramatic sky with 3/4's of the frame was brilliant and you managed the light expertly.
Cormac (26565) 2007-06-16 12:01
Great shot Ryan! The color in this is glorious, so rich vivid and varied that it just jumps out at me. The composition is good too, with the ensemble of trees and building providing an interesting focal point, but the low horizon line giving lots of room for that beautiful sky. Very spacious feeling. Great work!
Christian76 (791) 2007-06-16 12:05
Très belle photo, superbes couleurs et belle lumière.
Très bonne composition.
bostankorkulugu (42480) 2007-06-16 18:43
i am jelaous of the people living in that house ryan... looks like heaven on earth to me... the soft light and saturated colours are simply breath taking... a real good job from one of the most talented photographers on TE, congrats...
pboehringer (770) 2007-06-16 23:42
Ryan, you might not have gotten what you aimed for, but still the result is a very nice photography. The pastel colors of the whole scene are very comforting and gives the right mood to start a calm evenning. I think that your wait paid off and want to thank you a lot for it. I probably would have placed the hgouse even more off center, but that is my personal taste.
mzmehr (918) 2007-06-17 0:40
another great shot from Ryan!
you find optimum result with timing and light.
thanks for sharing from Iran
fleopold (1375) 2007-06-17 0:52
Great photo! Wonderful composition and very good light! I like the Tuscany.
Greetings from Austria!
dbyoungster (29) 2007-06-17 1:14
Ryan, This is a beautiful and sweet. I love the contrasts in color and texture.
I notice that you have been doing some traveling, and it looks like you have made the most of the scenary with your 30D.
This is a very nice photo.
cbrman (21675) 2007-06-17 4:56
Un paysage toscan magnifique aux couleurs chaudes et bien
rendues ! J'aime beaucoup l'avant plan vert qui resort très bien avec le ciel et cette maison orange !
patdeph (35748) 2007-06-17 5:45
wonderful shot!I like very much the large part given to the superb sky,I like this little village surrounded by trees.The frame is perfect,the light and colours are somptuous.
Have a nice week-end.
Robbienight (621) 2007-06-17 7:26
Excellent image. You had to wait one hour but the result is really good.
Choice of composition and colours are really interesting and the landscape of course in fantastic.
luisafonso (862) 2007-06-17 10:32
Grande foto meu caro Amigo. Eu lembro-me deste sítio... passei por lá de certeza. Mas nunca consegui apanhar este céus de por do sol. Tu queixas-te da luz, mas está muito boa. Para mim, está perfeita. Ainda estou a descarregar os cartões, mas não me lembro de ter nenhuma tão boa como esta. Parabéns!!!
crckt (7222) 2007-06-17 19:07
Excellent shot, as usual!
rgarrigus (0) 2007-06-18 14:10
Classicly Tuscan composition. The color in the green field and the blue sky is superb as is the last remnants of sunset on the horizon. I sorta wish there would have been a few more of the little yellow flowers in the foreground but the texture of the grass is great. I've got a fall trip to Tuscany planned that I am getting quite excited about.
alainh (33201) 2007-06-19 0:51
it seems an island in a green ocean ! splendid light and a perfect work. a pleasure to discover your gallery.
have a nice day Ryan
kebek (5438) 2007-06-19 5:46
Serwus Ryan !
Iconic and grand photography from this one and only location. Sky painted with pastels, amazingly vivid greens surrounding this villa -island... yes, we're in Tuscany :)
batalay (39967) 2007-06-19 16:36
A beautifully chosen vantage point has helped to produce a veritable painting evocative of Andrew Wyeth. Excellent colors, textures and definition. Indeed, this is a virtual surrealistic vision.
Scharan (14144) 2007-06-20 0:25
Olá Ryan...quanto tempo!
Foto de um cenário encantador e cores mágicas. Linda composição, o céu é um espetáculo à parte. Ótimo trabalho!
Grand abraço e parabéns.
gary91 (15348) 2007-06-20 1:48
This is a very typical landscape of Tuscany and you managed a great image from it. The light is just what one can wait for and enhances this quiet place so wel.
A very simple and bright composition do make a great image.
Congratulations for this great shot, another one should I say ;-)
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Christian
fotobram (386) 2007-06-20 12:47
A Tuscany classic. Very well excuted.
crisnique (857) 2007-06-20 13:04
Really nice frame and composition even if - like you say - the sun didn't help that much!
xavshot (69835) 2007-06-20 14:12
excellente photo. Le paysage est magnifique et la lumière est impressionnante. Bravo, joli travail.
manada (6239) 2007-06-20 15:10
Amazing compo, what a wonderful colours in the sky and in ground, above all. Splendid contrast, right saturation, lights.. evrything! A truly masterpiece...
Warm regards and many thks for your funny WS :)
riclopes (35577) 2007-06-21 3:20
Esta está incrível, Ryan. Não tiveste o sol que querias (uma hora à espera?!?! Vida de fotógrafo... ;-) e no entanto tens aqui um resultado lindíssimo. Aquela pequena elevação a sobressair neste mar verde e pontuado pelos ciprestes é mesmo bonita, visto à distância. O céu enublado que não te deu o sol que querias também está fantástico. Uma imagem de paisagem diferente, quase minimalista, tirada com grande mestria, como é habitual em ti.
p_m_geraldes (774) 2007-06-21 5:45
Está muito gira, esta foto, com umas cores fantásticas, composição e detalhes também muito bons.
Stepan (27210) 2007-06-21 14:53
Typical from Tuscany, but so lovely and so effective !
The light is probably what I enjoy the most here, with the sharpness, maybe.
presidente (1122) 2007-06-21 15:32
Excellent shot with an amazing composition and POV. Color are wonderful. TFS, Andrea
xkolba (596) 2007-06-21 18:01
Beautiful composition, this place looks really magically! I like strong contrasts between dark trees in centre of frame and bright background and grass in lower part. Building in warm colour completes the whole very well.
Congratulations and best regards.
Cricri (123866) 2007-06-22 10:54
Une attende bien récompenser...belle lumiére qui ce mélange aux nuages en éclairant une partie agréable du paysage, c'est beau et parfaitement bien réaliser comme votre galerie que je viens de découvrir, félicitations
have a nice weekend
plimrn (21344) 2007-06-22 23:48
Looks like we were travelling around Italy at the same time. You are dissatified with the light and color here??? You really DO have VERY high stanbdards for yourself. I thought the light in the clouds and on the building was excellent; as I read the critiques I note that most agree with my assessmrnt of the light. I think Kebeck's critique most echos my thoiughts. HLJ, Pat
yso (4146) 2007-06-23 10:33
So and so beautiful with perfect contrast between green and the sky ! Of course also perfect composition.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2007-06-24 9:20
Beautiful capture Ryan. The fabulous landscape is highlighted by a great light. You captured this very well, its just how I remembered the Tuscany landscape when I was there in 2003. Very good work.
startacked (1369) 2007-06-24 16:50
Beautiful colors and good contrast. Good sharpness and composition too, as always. Haahahaaaaa, my critiques to you get kind of predictable. (:
You got the skills and the patience. You are worth your score.
Keep it up! Gilbert
Ann75 (0) 2007-06-25 14:40
Fantastic shot! I love the colours, the lighting, the details and how the beautiful building is basking in the sunlight on top of the hill. Great composition and excellent capture! Excellent work, Ryan!
cdmonson (5244) 2007-06-25 23:14
Another great one from Europe. You do a great job photographing wherever you go. This one is fantastic. Colors are rich but not unnatural, the lighting is lovely, and I just love that small villa with the enormous clouds and field surrounding it. It gives a feeling of solitude. Great job.
daddo (27660) 2007-06-26 5:51
Hi Ryan. The end of the day in your marvellous scene comes across as a time for a few more gasps as the heartbeat increases at the beauty around us.Magical colours, magical light.Excellent composition with the dark shapes of the cypress trees guarding the house. My compliments. Klaudio.
Cara (2059) 2007-06-26 20:18
Great work in this photo, great composition with fantastic colors and an amazing skye. About the technichal aspects everything is perfect as in the most of your other ones.
InasiaJones (31566) 2007-06-27 1:06
That’s the problem with you Ryan, when you become too good at what you’re doing, you begin to complain for nothing, while us, photographers wannabe, would be perfectly happy to get such a great landscape! :-D)
Actually, I know what you mean, waiting for the perfect moment, this magic instant where the sun appears just for you, for very few minutes, as a way to thank you for your patience. So maybe you didn’t get exactly what you were expecting, but you would be ungrateful not to recognize that you snap yourself a magnificient landscape, where the light is still remarkable. All the hues, particularly the orange notes in the very background are superb.
You’ve choose a prefect house, as Tuscan as it can be, surrounded by emblematic trees. The low horizon makes a terrific composition and the clouds get all the space they need to impress the spectator. I should not forget to mention a word about the colors, who are absolutely delightful.
Maybe I would have opted to erase the electric pole, but I respect photographers who prefer to keep the integrity of a scene.
You deserve every points you got! And even more...
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-06-27 6:10
Hi Ryan, superb image of this place!
the light is fantastic as your composition!!
the sweet mountains of Tuscany are wonderful..here you h ave captured so well the soul of this place..
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-06-27 6:21
Very beautiful with a very nice and rich light which enlivens the colours. Nice use of hte cloudy sky to give the scene some drama/
Did you take this at the same time as Luis alfonso took his?
edytungkal (4551) 2007-06-28 21:03
It's amazing place and very well shot, supporting by the green rich grass on foreground and beautiful trees on the midle. great one, tfs
IgorDeleze (585) 2007-07-10 2:35
This is a nice landscape.
Great light and colors.
ViktorVaughn (1525) 2007-07-11 0:25
Already so many comments, so little left to say.
Will just say that it is a beautiful photo, and I love the trees surrounding the house. Great colours
anes_lc (14968) 2007-07-15 2:25
another impressive picture Ryan.
beautiful landscape,well presented.i like specially the colors soft and well saturate .
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2007-07-31 5:51
beautiful place, and you´ve chosen really great composition, well done!
Take care, Ivana
AmiBe (6042) 2007-08-08 14:49
Tuscany at it's best !
Sky, light, you waited the perfect condition to take this picture and it's really successful.
fanoo (500) 2007-08-17 3:42
Very nice landscape : Good composition, color and contrast. The light is splendid and just on the home
Great photo !
flashpoint (4000) 2007-09-16 3:45
is really a postcard from Tuscany.....
well seen and great work Ryan
Nordavind (539) 2007-09-22 12:08
complimenti per i colori e per la composizione!
Mistral (15402) 2008-01-19 5:14
excellent image on all the aspects!
It's a place on my list "to go" as I never been there...
A smile for your weekend!
florijianu (0) 2008-02-06 22:51
wonderful...haeven on earth...:)
fds (9569) 2011-02-23 10:27
fantastic picture with very beautiful colors
great tipical tuscany landscape
kabel (1930) 2013-02-10 15:01
Hello, beautiful expression of the Italian countryside. Excellent capture of a most wonderful light in the sky.
geneward2 (696) 2014-11-17 17:41
I like the composition. The trees, being as dark as they are, give the photo a mysterious air.
- Copyright: Ryan Thayne (euryan) (8440)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Digital RAW 100, Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/18.0, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: ITALY: 2007
- Theme(s): My Best Shots [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-16 0:45
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