DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov

Fog, mist and the sunrise near San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy



Beautiful hills and valleys, houses surrounded by cypresses and olive trees, the Sun on top of the warm scenery.

Beautiful hills and valleys, houses surrounded by cypresses and olive trees, the Sun on top of the warm scenery.
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14 Comments | Report
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen November 14, 2016
wow. This is a stunning shot! Nicely done!
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov November 14, 2016
Thank you so much :)
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry November 14, 2016
Awesome masterpiece
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Pjerry November 14, 2016
Voted image of the month
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov November 14, 2016
Much appreciated! ;)
mgenkova
 
mgenkova November 26, 2016
Beautiful!
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov November 26, 2016
Thank you! Or perhaps ????????? is better ;)
PeterMaz
 
PeterMaz February 15, 2017
beautiful shot!
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov February 15, 2017
Thanks!
michellehansenburgess
 
michellehansenburgess February 17, 2017
Congratulations on winning "People's Choice" in yellow and gold hues". Lovely Photo! Well Deserved!
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov February 20, 2017
Thank you, Michelle, it is a pleasure! :)
nicolabarbagli
 
nicolabarbagli February 19, 2017
great job and especially excellent composition, are surprised bright colors. when you have time if you want you can visit my profile to follow me in my shots. best regards
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov February 20, 2017
Thank you! :) Will do.
doroteiaivanova
 
doroteiaivanova February 23, 2017
nice! :)
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov February 23, 2017
Thank you, dear! :)
deyanamiteva
 
deyanamiteva March 13, 2017
???????????? :)
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov March 13, 2017
Pardon me?
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photoluv March 16, 2017
Lovely shot
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov March 16, 2017
Thank you!
bhabani
 
bhabani April 06, 2017
Beautiful photograph
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov April 06, 2017
Thank you!
AdirahsEyes
 
AdirahsEyes July 20, 2017
sets just the right mood as night shifts to day.. well done! adira
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov July 24, 2017
Thank you, Adira!
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hedgehunter January 25, 2018
Belvedere at a perfect Moment!! Chapeau...
DamianHadjiyvanov
DamianHadjiyvanov January 25, 2018
Thank you so much :)
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography May 28, 2018
Very nicely done / Voted

Behind The Lens

Location
I made this photo in the magical Tuscany in Italy
Time
This photograph is one of my favorite landscapes from Tuscany. We went to a photographic trip with another photographer, a friend of mine. We had to go several times to this lovely location in order to meet the perfect combination of the sun and the mist. Finally, we were able to be at the right place at the right time. :)
Lighting
I love to underline the sun rays and the Sun, half on its way up behind the mountains helped me achieve what I was dreaming for.
Equipment
For this particular shot I used my favorite camera - Canon 5D Mark III and the lens was Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM On a tripod, of course, with stabilization being turned off.
Inspiration
I love travel photography. And Tuscany is really a magical and a very photogenic place that enchanted me. I will definitely go back there again to capture more of its beauty.
Editing
Yes, photographing against the Sun requires some post-processing. I enhanced the shadows and the overall contrast of the image and adjusted the levels of the image in order to better match what I have witnessed that glorious morning.
In my camera bag
I have several camera bags, depending on my destination. I love prime lenses so very often I go out only with my camera, a spare battery and my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, that's a very useful and light lens. However, for this particular photo trip, I had also the Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L II USM and Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, 3 spare batteries, a radio remote trigger, an external flash. And something very important - the cloth to clean my lens. That's very important due to the high humidity in the morning.
Feedback
Do not hurry and be persistent. Try to find enough time to plan, then observe the place and the scenery, visualize the picture in your mind and then prepare to make the desired shot.

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