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Top Shot Award
People's Choice in Composing With Leading Lines Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Composing With Leading Lines Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Dirt Road Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Parallel Compositions Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in I Love Trees Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Awesomeness In Black And White Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in ItsThatEasy Photo Contest
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People's Choice in Nature in B&W Photo Challenge
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Superb Composition
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Absolute Masterpiece
Outstanding Creativity
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Magnificent Capture
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Superior Skill
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Genius
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Virtuoso
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Exceptional Contrast
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Love it
Franz Ottolia
One Of A Kind
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Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 30 class week 3
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 20 class week 2
Everything In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 4Top 20 class week 1
Unique Locations Photo ContestTop 10 class
A World In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Black And White Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Black And White Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Composition And Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class
Composition And Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Composition And Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Roads Photo ContestTop 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class
Everything Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 2
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 30 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 20 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Single Monochromes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Single Monochromes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Symmetry In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class
Symmetry In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Symmetry In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Symmetry In Nature Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Country Roads Photo ContestTop 30 class
Country Roads Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Composing With Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class
Composing With Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
All Things Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
All Things Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Wicked Weather Photo ContestTop 20 class
Black And White Trees Photo ContestTop 10 class
Black And White Trees Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Black And White Trees Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Landscapes In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Landscapes In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
The Dirt Road Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Dirt Road Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
5000 Dramatic Landscapes Photo ContestTop 20 class
5000 Dramatic Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Parallel Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
I Love Trees Photo ContestTop 20 class
Monthly Pro Vol 19 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Into The Void Photo ContestTop 10 class
Into The Void Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 26Top 30 class
Geometry In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
Lines In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
Geometry In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Playing With Symmetry Photo ContestTop 10 class
Geometry In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 25Top 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 25Top 20 class week 1
High Contrast In Black and White Photo ContestTop 20 class
Mix It Up Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Trey Ratcliffs Put Your Best Foot Forward Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 30 class
Outdoor Galore Photo ContestTop 10 class
Outdoor Galore Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class week 1
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 21Top 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 21Top 30 class week 1
An Empty Space Photo ContestTop 20 class
ItsThatEasy Photo ContestTop 10 class
ItsThatEasy Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class
Leading Lines Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 20 class
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 20 class week 6
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 20 class week 5
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 30 class month 1
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 30 class week 3
ViewBug Image of the Year Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Repetitions Photo ContestTop 10 class
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adamgoodine
 
adamgoodine August 28, 2014
This is AWESOME!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer August 28, 2014
awesome
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK October 25, 2014
Wow!
Billykuyoth PRO+
 
Billykuyoth October 31, 2014
Love this
Nakedmind
 
Nakedmind November 12, 2014
breathtaking !
iceman2
 
iceman2 November 28, 2014
Excellent lead-in capture in B&W with beautiful clarity and contrast!
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead January 12, 2015
Spectacular ! Great perspective. It has a other worldly feel . Magic !!
MatthewKeeley PRO+
 
MatthewKeeley January 21, 2015
reminds me of that scene from the gladiator when russel crowe comes home after death!
ajmphotographs PRO
ajmphotographs May 17, 2016
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mferreror
 
mferreror January 24, 2015
Really dramatic image! Love it.
Remraf
 
Remraf February 24, 2015
Great shot!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 24, 2015
Terrific mono image. Congratulations on being Featured.
davidrelph
 
davidrelph February 24, 2015
Looks like the place in Gladiator. Great mono shot
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet February 24, 2015
great shot. like the B&W
iceman2
 
iceman2 February 24, 2015
Congratulation on being feature!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life February 24, 2015
love love love this!!! :):) pulls me right in!! CONGRATS!!
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma February 24, 2015
Jolly good Ovos!
georgews
 
georgews February 24, 2015
Really like the perspective although the sky seems a little freaky!
jojoxena
 
jojoxena February 24, 2015
Love this shot, great choice in b/w.congrats on feature.
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud February 24, 2015
Awesome!!! Congratulations!
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD February 24, 2015
Fabulous composition. Congratulations.
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 24, 2015
Amazing... Congrats! ")
TayHunter18
 
TayHunter18 February 24, 2015
I truly love this photo! Great capture!
julianus
 
julianus March 05, 2015
Towards the infinity. In that way I'll title your great shot. That dusty country road, crowned by cypress trees, gives us a sense of freedom and taste of home. The b/w option widens it more and more. Well done, indeed.
pauladubin PRO+
 
pauladubin March 05, 2015
Great shoot. I love the B&W.
JhansenRM
 
JhansenRM March 13, 2015
Congratulations. I can't imagine this photo in color. BW really brings more "drama" to the scene. Did you have any trouble with clouds during convertion?
vojce PRO
 
vojce April 05, 2015
fantastic shot congrats
kenmickel
 
kenmickel April 17, 2015
Magnificent photography
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 12, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in the 'It's That Easy' competition ...great work
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography May 15, 2015
Excellent work!
oldgal
 
oldgal May 16, 2015
Delightful Treat !!!
StuartWright PRO
 
StuartWright May 20, 2015
Unreal ! Reminds me of a scene in the Gladiator movie, respect my friend !!
Adriana22
 
Adriana22 June 28, 2015
Maximus's house. Just fabulous! One of my favorite movies!
carawalker
 
carawalker July 14, 2015
I knew this was Italy before I read the tags. How I miss that country. Beautiful image.
Old_Salt Premium
 
Old_Salt August 18, 2015
Amazing shot!
kenyken
 
kenyken September 28, 2015
Amazing!
IamAleks PRO
 
IamAleks February 08, 2016
Nice shot^^
Philjmainey PRO
 
Philjmainey May 09, 2016
Nice leading lines.
melissafarelli PRO
 
melissafarelli June 13, 2016
congratulations on your awards.it's marvelous :)
Allisonwitt
 
Allisonwitt September 11, 2016
Very Van Gogh! Beautiful.
jeffglover
 
jeffglover January 29, 2017
Perfect!
janland PRO+
 
janland May 24, 2017
Beautiful Ovos! Congrats on your win in the leading lines contest! Well deserved! Regards, Jan
Rafaphoto PRO+
 
Rafaphoto June 10, 2017
Lovely
maureenrueffer
 
maureenrueffer June 14, 2017
Congratulations!
livioferrari PRO+
 
livioferrari June 14, 2017
Congratulations! Complimenti per il bel risultato.
annakoudella Premium
 
annakoudella September 11, 2017
Beautiful!!!
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst March 16, 2018
Very good

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Tuscany, in an area called "San Quirico d'Orcia". This place is quite famous because some scenes of "The Gladiator" were shot here (movie directed by Ridley Scott). D'Orcia valley is amazing, landscape photographers should go there at least once in a lifetime... if interested, give me a call, maybe we can go there together :)
Time
It was late in the afternoon when I took this photo, before the sunset, but I can't remember exactly the time of day.
Lighting
I remember there was a very good light, and the sky was just amazing with those clouds grouped in stratus.
Equipment
I took this picture using a Canon EOS 60d, with a Canon lens EF-S 15-85 mm and a tripod.
Inspiration
I usually have a camera with me, but actually I got that picture by chance; I was driving back home when I saw that white road delimited by those cypresses, the sky, the clouds, everything was elegant, I knew it was a good shot. Probably Ridley Scott thought the same when he decided to record some scenes of "The Gladiator" there.
Editing
Yep, I did: I added contrast, and clarity to the clouds to make them appear more dramatic, on Lightroom I switched "landscape" camera profile, I converted the final image in black and white using "Silver Efex Pro".
In my camera bag
I usually take street photography so my main camera is the "Fuji X100T" with wide angle conversion lens providing an equivalent focal lenght of 28mm. When I travel I use my new Canon 5d MIII (I had a Canon 60d), with a Canon lens EF 24-70 f2.8 II (amazing lens). Sometimes I use my 5d with a Sigma lens EF 35 f1.4, and quite rarely I use Canon lens EF 50 f1.8. I have a tripod MeFoto, and a GorillaPod tripod.
Feedback
Well... to be honest I am not a landscape photographer (as I said I am focused on "street photography"), so I am not the most qualified person to answer this question, anyway here on Viewbug there are lots of great landscape photographers who can give some tips better than me; I can just say that light is very important so wake up early, be ready to take pictures before sunrise (or after sunset), don't forget a sturdy tripod and shoot raw, always!

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