One of the prettiest places I have visited in recent years is the Dolomites in Italy. There are so many beautiful landscapes to photograph. One morning w did a sunrise shoot along a road with this church and small village in the foreground. It was one of those grand sunrises as you can see.
Some things here in the dolomites are too hard to describe. It’s all rather post cardish and just plain pretty. Like this image. Here is a church with these great mountains as a background and beautiful skies to go with it. These images are all being made as part of the Phase One PODAS workshop presently going on. We will be shooting through Saturday so expect more images.
While visiting Tuscany I loved visiting churches. These are usually very old structures and they have some very unique settings. This is a church I visited in a small village that had the crucifix hanging from the ceiling. And, when you looked up you got an incredible backdrop.
Near as I can figure and from what I have been told, many Italian families with large properties in Tuscany built their own family chapels. You can find these dotting the landscape all over Italy. This one chapel I came back to time and time again as it could be shot at different times of days and from far away or close-up. This one shot from the field in front of the chapel. The field was all yellow and I decided to use this as an extreme foreground and position the chapel in the upper right. I think it works.
During our PODAS photography workshop in Tuscany we did take time to visit villages and cities so we could get a real feel of the Tuscany Landscape. One of these cities is Siena an absolutely beautiful old city that has a giant square or plaza. They are famous for the cathedral there as well as horse races. The above image was made by taking a number of images with the Fuji Pro X 1 and stitching them together.
This is the famous Black Church in Iceland. Very iconic and everyone that visits Iceland photographs this church. I tried to do something different. Using a Phase One camera with a 240mm lens on it I shot from a distance and did 3 exposures and then combined them into a pano. I used the long lens to compress the background and to give a big feel to the mountains behind the church.