I miss traveling and by now I must sound like a broken record. A few years ago I visited Tuscany while leading a workshop there with Art Wolfe. Here are a select few images showing just how colorful Tuscany is.
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I always like this image. I have been going through my files of the last few years prepping images for an online store. It’s a good exercise and every photographer should do it. This is one from one og=f my Italy trips. It tells its own story. Lonely trees, big field and giant sky with magnificent clouds. Shot with a long lens from a distance only makes it stand out even more.
I really love Italy and especially Tuscany. The Dolomites are another favorite part of Italy I visit often. This was shot one morning early as the sun was coming up and I caught the fog in the valley. Made with a Phase One camera and an IQ180 camera, it’s kind of an iconic shot of Tuscany. I softened it a little bit to add to the feel of the picture.
There are few things better than standing on a hill in Tuscany, Italy and watching the sun come up. Tuscany is a magical place with a charm and feel all its own. Small villages and magnificent landscapes are everywhere. I enjoy sunrises when you get the low fog in the valley showing up. It adds depth and layers to the landscape and the photograph.
Yes this shot is pretty iconic but I like it and wanted to share it. These are the famous Cypress Trees in Tuscany. As you are diving down the road you’ll always find a few cars pulled off at this location shooting these trees. The key is getting good light and a good sky. I have shot this location in complete fog, sunrise and sunset. Each time I come away with some nice images. This is just a nice feel good spot.
Tuscany offers so much more than just rolling majestic landscapes. This image was made in a small barnyard. This latch must have been around for 100 or more years. It tells its own story. What story does it tell you?
Sometimes simple just work as this image does. This was made in the Tuscany region in a small village. The village was very quaint and unique. Clean, windy streets with cats on the door step and kids running around playing. The homes were lovely as shown in this image.
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.
When we think of Tuscany we think of the big landscape and rolling hills. Tuscany also has a ton of small villages, mostly sitting on top of hills. They are just as photographic. This is the public well from on of those villages.
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.