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Claudio Beffa
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Photographer and Designer, traveller and seeker of world's wonders
Photographer and Designer, traveller and seeker of world's wonders

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EPSON International Pano Awards 2017

Happy to announce that I've collected one Silver Medal and three Bronze Medals at the 2017 edition of EPSON Intl #pano #awards

This is the first time I participate in this competition and I'm glad that my works have achieved quite high scores between so many high level shots. I suggest you to visit "thepanoawards" site to enjoy some really striking panoramas ;-)

#photography #competition #panorama #vertorama #epson #landscape #cityscape #architecture #nature #phoclab
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Complementarity

The twilight on Capo Pecora, Sardinia, changed the landscape amazingly: the golden halo of sunlight decreased and the sky darkened, becoming deep blue. In that moment the lower sides of the clouds turned purple, painting a mesmerizing canvas above the sea; part of those vibrant hues mirrored on the almost still water of the cove. I was in an estathic wonder, practically hypnotized by such an amazing sight; nonetheless I seized the opportunity to capture it to the best of my ability.
Have a look at the full article about my photographic excursion to Capo Pecora on my travel photography blog: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/seascapes-sardinia-sunset-capo-pecora/

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
Focal lenght: 10mm
Shutter time: 118s
Aperture value: f/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO100

Thanks for watching :-)

#landscape #seascape #sea #sunset #twilight #nature #sardinia #sardegna #italy #longexposure #pentax #phoclab

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Dorma Wiggin
#fotomaniaitalia +Marina Versaci +Luciano Doria +Barbara Manciulli +***** +Alberto Romano
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography +Promote Photography +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Patrick Nolan +Guy Verkroost and +Albert Vuvu Konde
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Ephemeral

As the sun was disappearing below the horizon, the gradient of colors in the sky became more vibrant: the intense golden light around the sun, opposed to the cold tones of magenta and blue up in the sky, produced and ephemeral and amazing vision which turned the cove of Capo Pecora and its rough-edged rocks in an otherworldly scenery.
You can find the complete narration about my photographic excursion to Capo Pecora on my travel photography blog: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/seascapes-sardinia-sunset-capo-pecora/

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
Focal lenght: 20mm
Shutter time: 66s
Aperture value: f/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO100

Thanks for watching :-)

#landscape #seascape #sea #sunset #nature #sardinia #italy #longexposure #pentax #phoclab

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Dorma Wiggin
#fotomaniaitalia +Marina Versaci +Luciano Doria +Barbara Manciulli +Alberto Romano
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography +Promote Photography +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Patrick Nolan +Guy Verkroost and +Albert Vuvu Konde
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Convergence

When the sun started to set on Capo Pecora, the magic of the golden hour turned the cove into a magical scenery; the last rays of light, passing through the irregularities of the rocks, made the surfaces of the wet pebbles shine, while the bright sky on the horizon emphasized the harsh silhouettes between the shore and the sun.
I captured this moment using my ultrawide lens, equipped with a graduated ND filter and the Big Stopper filter, which prolonged the exposure and accentuated the effect of light and colors on the scene.
You can read the full article about my photographic excursion to Capo Pecora on my travel photography blog: http://bit.ly/SeascapeCapoPecora

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
Focal lenght: 14mm
Shutter time: 45s
Aperture value: f/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO100

Thank you :-)

#landscape #seascape #sea #sunset #nature #sardinia #italy #longexposure #pentax #phoclab

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Dorma Wiggin
#fotomaniaitalia +Marina Versaci +Luciano Doria +Barbara Manciulli +***** +Alberto Romano
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography +Promote Photography +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise
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Seascapes in Sardinia - Sunset at Capo Pecora

Have you ever heard of Sardinia? It's an island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea and the place where I live some months a year.
In Sardinia you can find many amazing and pristine coastlines and in this latest blog post I'll tell you of my photographic excursion to capture the magical beauty of sunset at Capo Pecora, a small and hidden cove in the western side of the island.

Thanks for reading!

#travel #travelphotography #italy #sardinia #nature #landscape #landscapephotography #seascape #sunset #phoclab #pentax

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My personal tribute to the romantic beauty and the enchanting atmosphere of the Garden of Ninfa, the "hidden treasure" of central Italy.
I hope that this video can inspire you to discover this magical place if you are planning to visit Italy, as well as bring back to you beautiful memories if you've been here in the past.

You can read about my experience in the Garden of Ninfa in my latest travel photography blog post at the following link:
http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/garden-of-ninfa-romantic-beauty-italy/
where you'll find a bit of history and the peculiarities of this unique place, as well as some useful info about how to get there.

*For the "techies": *
I've shot this video entirely handheld with the +DJI OSMO in UHD resolution (3840x2160) @ 24p. I've used an ND filter to keep the shutter speed at 1/50s, achieving some sort of "film effect".
Unfortunately, the rather low maximum recording bitrate of about 60Mbps took its toll on fine details, however I hope that the postprocessing and the color grading (+Adobe Premiere Pro + Lumetri) have been able to overcome the limitations of the gear.
Constructive comments about technical details are more than welcome, since this is my first video ;-)

PS: I suggest to have a look at it on a 4K smart TV to enjoy the atmosphere "in all its glory" ;-P

Thanks for watching!

#travel #travelphotography #italy #ninfa #garden #nature #spring #castle #tower #ruins #ancient #video #4k #uhd #dji #osmo #youtube #phoclab

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Mirror of lifeblood

The castle tower, mirrored on the water basin that feeds the Garden of Ninfa. To take this shot I've used a Lee filter ND Grad, to darken the sky a bit, and a Lee filter Big Stopper to represent the water as a shiny mirror and to avoid the total stillness of the clouds.
You can read the full article about the Garden of Ninfa on my travel photography blog: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/garden-of-ninfa-romantic-beauty-italy/

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited DC WR
Focal lenght: 20mm
Shutter time: 55s
Aperture value: f/8
Sensitivity: ISO100

Thank you :-)

#travel #travelphotography #italy #ninfa #garden #nature #spring #castle #tower #ruins #ancient #water #mirror #longexposure #phoclab

#LandscapePhotography +Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins +Eric Drumm +Chandler L. Walker +Krzysztof Felczak +Jeff Beddow +H Peter Ji +Dorma Wiggin
#soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy and +Massimo Marengo
#fotomaniaitalia +Marina Versaci +Luciano Doria +Barbara Manciulli +Luigi Mastantuono +Alberto Romano
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography +Promote Photography +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Peter Marbaise +Hans-Juergen Werner +Shannan Crow +Patrick Nolan +Guy Verkroost and +Albert Vuvu Konde
#thebestongphotography +The Best on G Photography
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai
#linklens +LinkLens
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The lord of the garden

Standing out against the many ruins of the Garden of Ninfa, with its 32m tall central towers, the main castle is definitely a majestic presence and an amazing sight. What impresses me the most are the see-thru bilobed windows, that make you realize that the entire castle is almost a "skeleton". Its imposing shape has been conquered by creepers and blooming bushes which, in my opinion, make this ruin even more fascinating.
You can read the full article about the Garden of Ninfa on my travel photography blog: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/garden-of-ninfa-romantic-beauty-italy/

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited DC WR
Focal lenght: 20mm
Shutter time: 1/100s
Aperture value: f/7.1
Sensitivity: ISO100

Thanks for watching :-)

#travel #travelphotography #italy #ninfa #garden #nature #spring #castle #tower #ruins #ancient #phoclab

#soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy and +Massimo Marengo
#fotomaniaitalia +Marina Versaci +Luciano Doria +Barbara Manciulli +Luigi Mastantuono +Alberto Romano
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography +Promote Photography +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Urban & Architecture curated by +Rhonda Krause and +Dmitry Jurkov
#thebestongphotography +The Best on G Photography
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai
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The white Wisteria house

Among the many species of plants and flower which grow in the enchanting Garden of Ninfa, the white Wisteria has undoubtedly something special: here you can see this amazing creeper that is literally enveloping the old house in a delicate cloud of white flowers.
If you want to know more about the unique history and features of the Garden of Ninfa, read the full article on my travel photography blog: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/garden-of-ninfa-romantic-beauty-italy/

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited DC WR
Focal lenght: 40mm
Shutter time: 1/40s
Aperture value: f/7.1
Sensitivity: ISO100

Thanks for watching ;-)

#travel #travelphotography #italy #ninfa #garden #nature #spring #flower #wisteria #white #ancient #phoclab

#soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy and +Massimo Marengo
#fotomaniaitalia +Marina Versaci +Luciano Doria +Barbara Manciulli +Luigi Mastantuono +Alberto Romano
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography +Promote Photography +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
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Blooming life

The Garden of Ninfa is incredibly rich of plants varieties, thanks to accurate work of the Caetani family. There are more than 1500 different species which grow in a perfect microclimate offered by that corner of Agro Pontino. The best period to enjoy the great variety of flowers is between April and May: you'll be amazed by the blaze of colors and by the many spots and glimpses that the garden offers.
Here you can see a beautiful Wisteria which hangs just over the crystal clear and tranquil water of the river Ninfa, emerald colored by the many underwater plants.
If you want to know more about the unique history and features of the Garden of Ninfa, read the full article on my travel photography blog: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/garden-of-ninfa-romantic-beauty-italy/

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited DC WR
Focal lenght: 20mm
Shutter time: 1/25s
Aperture value: f/5
Sensitivity: ISO200

Thanks for watching :-)

#travel #travelphotography #italy #ninfa #garden #nature #spring #flower #wisteria #river #mirror #ancient #phoclab

#soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy and +Massimo Marengo
#fotomaniaitalia +Marina Versaci +Luciano Doria +Barbara Manciulli +Luigi Mastantuono +Alberto Romano
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography +Promote Photography +Nikola Nikolski +Naghmeh Khadembashi +Milena Ilieva +Gittan Beheydt
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#thebestongphotography +The Best on G Photography
#StunningMoment +Stunning Moment +Alycia Cai
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