There is no questions the Tuscany landscape is a photographers dream. As good as it is though it is a challenge to shoot as so much of the landscape is far away and there is little foreground subjects to aid in composition. So, when shooting you need to look at things different. In this case I let the sky be dominant and it then draws you to the subject matter which id the chapel on the hill as some otto the other buildings. I also let the clouds above the chapel anchor the eye to the bottom 1/3⅓ f the image. Shot with a Phase One IQ260 and 240mm lens.
While shooting a sunrise in Tuscany we stumbled onto an abandoned farm house. It was wonderful exploring it and I did come out with some nice images. This is an image of a room where I believe barrels were made. It was just about complete darkness. I used a Phase One IQ260 that is great for long exposures. the exposure was a long one and yielded a surreal image. I hope you like it.
I leave tomorrow for another adventure This time to Kimberley, Austrailia where I will be hosting 30 plus photographers on the True North cruise ship to do a photographic expedition into this amazing part of the world. Read about what we have planned by CLICKING HERE. Of course preparing for a trip like this takes lots of planning not to mention high end gear. Read about what is my bag at the LUMINOUS-LANDCAPE web site. Once I return I’ll have a ton of images to share. In the mean time please keep visiting. I’ll set posting up to be done automatically for a while.
Tuscany landscapes have building in them. Stone elegant buildings. You actually figure ways to use these building in your images. This is a shot done at sunset where the buildings do a lot to make the image. All I can say are the sunsets are so colorful and the light just begs to be photographed. I shot this with a Phase One IQ260 that has a lot of dynamic range capability and allowed me to keep detail in highlights and shadows. It would have been hard to make this shot with a DSLR camera.
Seems that one thing that is very noticeable in Tuscany are the trees. These in most cases are Cedar trees that dot property borders and hillside peaks. These trees are sometimes group as in this picture. This set of trees is very iconic in Tuscany and at almost any time of day you can find tourists shooting this location. The trick is to get there at the right time of day and catch it at sunset or sunrise with soft warm light and hopefully as in this image some nice clouds.
Holly cow no matter where I aim my camera I come up with a good shot in Tuscany. This was one of the sunrise morning images. Beautiful and gentle fog and subtle light. Made with a Phase One IQ260 and a 150mm lens.
So many places to shoot images that are keepers in Tuscany. This image was made from a spot we found along the side of the road. we were looking down into this valley and just as were getting the cameras ready the whole valley lit up. I immediately rush and started shooting. The results are perfect. Very different shooting here but a new experience that has it challenges. I love it.