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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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Hongu Taisha

The gate of the Hongu Taisha grand shrine in Kumano Kodo, Kii peninsula, Japan. The massive rope above the gate indicates a threshold to a sacred space.
Read of my travel in the Kii peninsula on my website: bit.ly/Kii_Peninsula

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Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens: SMC DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Focal lenght: 15mm
Shutter time: 1/2s
Aperture value: f/8
Sensitivity: ISO80

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#travel #travelphotography #japan #culture #traditions #shinto #shrine +Visit Japan

#fotomaniaitalia +Marina Versaci +Luciano Doria +Alberto Romano +Nella Tarantino +Antonio Mormando +Pina Pignatiello +Rudi Gobbo
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers +Fotografi Italiani / Italian Photographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#cooljapan +COOL JAPAN on Google+ +***** #100tokyo +100 Tokyo
#photomaniajapan +Photo Mania Japan
#hqsparchitecture +HQSP Urban & Architecture curated by +Dmitry Jurkov and +Janusz Bednarski
#goodlightphotographypage +Good Light Photography Page
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Miko

Miko of Nachi Taisha shrine in Kumano Kodo. A Miko is a “shrine maiden”, or priestess, who performs many tasks related to the daily activities of a shrine. The traditional attire is a red Hakama and a white Haori.
Read of my travel in the Kii peninsula on my website: bit.ly/Kii_Peninsula

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Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens: SMC DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Focal lenght: 103mm
Shutter time: 1/400s
Aperture value: f/3.5
Sensitivity: ISO400

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#travel #travelphotography #japan #culture #traditions #shinto #shrine +Visit Japan

#fotomaniaitalia +Marina Versaci +Luciano Doria +Alberto Romano +Nella Tarantino +Antonio Mormando +Pina Pignatiello +Rudi Gobbo
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers +Fotografi Italiani / Italian Photographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#cooljapan +COOL JAPAN on Google+ +***** #100tokyo +100 Tokyo
#photomaniajapan +Photo Mania Japan
#goodlightphotographypage +Good Light Photography Page
#linklens +linklens
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Pilgrims

A couple of pilgrims visit the Nachi no Taki waterfall shinto shrine. More realistically they are tourists who want to live a more intense experience, anyhow they are dressed up in a very traditional way, as in the Heian era.

Read of my travel in the Kii peninsula on my website: bit.ly/Kii_Peninsula

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Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens: SMC DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Focal lenght: 135mm
Shutter time: 1/125s
Aperture value: f/4.5
Sensitivity: ISO400

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#japan #travel #travelphotography #tradition #people #shrine #shinto #waterfall

#fotomaniaitalia +Marina Versaci +Luciano Doria +Alberto Romano +Nella Tarantino +Antonio Mormando +Pina Pignatiello +Rudi Gobbo
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers +Fotografi Italiani / Italian Photographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#cooljapan +COOL JAPAN on Google+ +***** #100tokyo +100 Tokyo
#photomaniajapan +Photo Mania Japan
#goodlightphotographypage +Good Light Photography Page
#linklens +linklens
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Contemplation

A detail of the Nachi no taki waterfall. This is a famous destination among travelers and japanese people as well, because of its beauty and its spiritual importance (being part of the “Nachi Taisha” temple area).
In this picture I’ve focused on the details, which are the soul of its beauty: the particular color of the stone, the complex and almost perfect vertical flow of the water, with its many small jumps, the way it creeps between the fissures and the presence of a pine tree which pushes out toward the water, all of this creates an almost poetic and timeless scene that brings to my mind the ancient japanese scroll paintings.

You can read the full article here: bit.ly/Kii_Peninsula

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Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens: SMC DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Focal lenght: 135mm
Shutter time: 1/20s
Aperture value: f/8
Sensitivity: ISO80

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#japan #travel #travelphotography #nature #naturephotography #waterfall #painting +Visit Japan

#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 +Alberto Romano +Nella Tarantino +Antonio Mormando +Pina Pignatiello +Rudi Gobbo
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers +Fotografi Italiani / Italian Photographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#cooljapan +COOL JAPAN on Google+ +***** #100tokyo +100 Tokyo
#photomaniajapan +Photo Mania Japan
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Volker Seifarth +marcus de roos +Matvey Z +olivier nelis +Francisco H Camach
#goodlightphotographypage +Good Light Photography Page
#linklens +linklens
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Nachi no Taki waterfall

Nachi no Taki #waterfall, near the important Nachi Taisha #shinto shrine in Kumano Kodo, Kii peninsula. This is the tallest single-drop waterfall in Japan, and one of the most important because it embodies the spirit of Hiryu Gongen, a worshipped “kami” of Kumano Kodo.
The view of the waterfall from its base and the roaring sound of the impact with the rocks makes you feel tiny and reveal the possible presence of the “kami” within this wondrous manifestation of the power of nature.

You can read the full article here: bit.ly/Kii_Peninsula

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: SMC DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Focal lenght: 15mm
Shutter time: 1/25s
Aperture value: f/8
Sensitivity: ISO100

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#japan #travel #travelphotography #nature #landscape +Visit Japan

#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 +Alberto Romano +Nella Tarantino +Antonio Mormando +Pina Pignatiello +Rudi Gobbo
#EuropeanPhotography +European Photo +Janusz Brakoniecki +Jean-Louis LAURENCE
#promotephotography
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers +Fotografi Italiani / Italian Photographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#cooljapan +COOL JAPAN on Google+ +***** #100tokyo +100 Tokyo
#photomaniajapan +Photo Mania Japan
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Volker Seifarth +marcus de roos +Matvey Z +olivier nelis +Francisco H Camach
#goodlightphotographypage +Good Light Photography Page
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The ancient pilgrimage path

Daimon-zaka, the ancient pilgrimage path of Kumano Kodo in the Kii peninsula, Japan. The stairway made of cobblestones goes across the magical forest of cedar trees, Suginoki.
You can read the full article here: bit.ly/Kii_Peninsula

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens: SMC DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Focal lenght: 50mm
Shutter time: 1/50s
Aperture value: f/3.2
Sensitivity: ISO400

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#japan #travel #travelphotography #nature #landscape +Visit Japan

#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 +Alberto Romano +Nella Tarantino +Antonio Mormando +Pina Pignatiello +Rudi Gobbo
#promotephotography
#showyourbestwork and +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#fotografiitaliani #italianphotographers #fotografiitalianiitalianphotographers +Fotografi Italiani / Italian Photographers by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron
#cooljapan +COOL JAPAN on Google+ +***** #100tokyo +100 Tokyo
#photomaniajapan +Photo Mania Japan
#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape curated by +Volker Seifarth +marcus de roos +Matvey Z +olivier nelis +Francisco H Camach
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The latest article on my adventure in the Kii peninsula in online!
Discover with me the pristine #nature of the forested Kii mountain ranges, the sacred shrines home of ancient deities worshipped more than one thousand years ago, the heart of #Japan

The Kii peninsula is one of the "best in #travel 2018" destinations listed by +Lonely Planet as well as an important +UNESCO World Heritage Site.
+Visit Japan +Discover Japan/ディスカバー・ジャパン +100 Tokyo +National Geographic +BBC Travel +COOL JAPAN on Google+

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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/

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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

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#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

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#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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