First in a short series of pictures taken in the tiny republic of San Marino. They were captured on the way to a very enjoyable holiday in Umbria, Italy in July 2002.
Some information from Wikipedea about San Marino:
The Most Serene Republic of San Marino (Italian: Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino) is a country in the Apennine Mountains. It is a landlocked enclave, completely surrounded by Italy. One of the European microstates, San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe.
San Marino is the oldest sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, having been founded on 3 September 301 by Marinus of Rab, a Christian stonemason fleeing the religious persecution of Roman Emperor Diocletian. San Marino's constitution of 1600 is the world's oldest constitution still in effect.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-12-19 0:44
Hello Stephen! Amazing long perspective. Nice lightness. Very nice landscape. Good capature. Original picture. Good luck!
s_lush (16602) 2008-12-19 0:57
Very interesting country and successful shot! I like a general view, in particular if it is the first from a series. Your picture gives general presentation, the details to be continued. Thanks for so colorful presentation and informative note!
ChrisJ (117883) 2008-12-19 1:21
A superb high pov, with good shadow detail, & excellent sharpness. Wonderful colour and saturation. Tfs!
dip (23892) 2008-12-19 1:37
nice landscape-shot,very good POV and beautiful mood,
dta (82418) 2008-12-19 1:40
Hello Stephen ,
Very well done , this large view of a San Marino landscape , for a first shot of a série . I like a lot the different lights on the different grounds .
jlbrthnn (76039) 2008-12-19 3:01
Ta note est intéressante pour éclairer les origines de cette micro république. Ton image est belle et descriptive du pays. Le point de vue est choisi. Un bon travail de découverte.
trekks (14348) 2008-12-19 4:14
I found out about San Marino only after joining TE. And here you gave very simple yet informative note about the republic. How nice if one of us is the king of that republic!
The Vatican at the left coast and San Marino at the right coast of Italy, that is very interesting history.
Very peaceful undulating hills of the scenery here in foggy aerial view. Good quality from 2002 vantage.
Merry Xmas and Happy 2009 New Year to you.
Gustaw (21670) 2008-12-19 6:49
Hi, my friend!
Long time... Very interesting view from San Marino. Some years ago I was two times in San Marino. It is very oryginal place. I like all your nature and fog.
Fis2 (106438) 2008-12-19 6:56
Good frame and colours.
The fog add savor of photo.
jurek1951 (42198) 2008-12-19 15:09
Nice colours and good perspective,beautiful landscape you captured here.
Cricri (125904) 2008-12-20 9:56
Grand et beau POV sur la vallée, une image ou la lumiére donne des effets différents, bonne idée de la présenter
RGatward (20086) 2008-12-20 17:33
Lovely light on this obscure place, it must be most of the counry in that frame!
COSTANTINO (69678) 2009-04-25 7:13
Another sunset this day for me,antotehr beautiful photo from you..Do not forget old photos because they also have a great interest..
This shot is a perfect postcard divorsed into teo parties the great sky and the hills..
Great inspiration,excellent work with your stamp,very nice landscape
have a nice week end