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Cypress trees in the Val d'Orcia

Cypress trees in the Val d'Orcia
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Melkinstn October 29, 2020
JoseMoreira October 30, 2020
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A stunning picture and gallery!
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Beautiful soft light and color! Love the decrease in clarity and texture, making the image appear more painterly like. Stunning landscape image.
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Behind The Lens


This photo was made in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy Along the street from Siena to San Quirico d'Orcia lies this famous photo spot


The photo was taken on May 3, 2019 Best time of the year is spring when the fields are green


The best time of day to take the photo is before sunset, when the light highlights the undulating green fields. The shadows help to overcome the transitions


Camera: Nikon D750 Lens: TAMRON SP 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD A007N Settings: 44mm | ƒ/8.0 | 1/3s | ISO 100 Tripod Filters: Polarizer


Being a well-known spot, and staying in the region for a few days, the secret is to choose a day with few clouds, when golden hour can show its fantastic colors


I used Photoshop for editing (Adobe Camera Raw) As a complement NIK (COLOR EFEX PRO) I also use luminosity masks for finer adjustments

In my camera bag

In my backpack I usually have a NIKON D750 camera, the Nikkor 16-35mm f4 wide angle, TAMRON 24-70mm f2,4 and Tamron 150-600 f5. Filters I always have ND 6stop, GND 3stop and polarizer. I always carry 3 batteries plus a power bank with own adapter, for my camera. Cleaning cloths, 2 remote triggers, 2 flashlights and a cover to protect the camera from the rain. This is what is always in the backpack.


Study weather conditions in advance, arrive at the site early to try out different settings/framings, be patient and know how to wait. The main secrets of landscape photography have been discovered, a long time ago. We just have to be disciplined and not forget them

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