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On the road to Olbia
I arrived in Sardinia in the blue time, right before the sunrise in the gorgeous bay Golfo Aranci. Half an hour later I was already on the road to reach the residence for my week there.


The road rise following the hills around the bay and gifted me of a gorgeous scene.

I had to stop in the first spot available to set up my tripod and capture some picture. For this picture I stitched 6 images in a row

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Le tre cascate (three falls)
I've seen, on the web, this fall a few months ago and planned to go and check it to see if, maybe, I could use that place for a photo shoot.

Well, the fall is inserted in a fold of the hill, you may see it from the road, so the fall is very easy to reach.
You can find it on the road from Badia Prataglia to Eremo di Camaldoli, few km of road in the calm and silence of the forest of the natural park of Casentino.

To make this picture I've shot 7 exposures for 2 vertical frames.
It is interesting to note the bed of dead leaves that makes me think to November, but we are in August

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Thank you everybody!
Here is a new picture, from the shore of Taranto, made this may in a very hot spring day

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Recently I had the chance to see one of the more beautiful sunsets I can remember from piazzale Michelangelo in Florence.
The day was ugly, thunderstorm in the early afternoon, but an hour before sunset the sky began to open leaving some nice clouds.

I've blended five exposures to create this HDR picture.
As you can imagine, blending different pictures with people can create several ghosts in the final image. To get rid of these ghosts, I've blended one of the original pictures with the exposure adjusted to match the final image and used to mask out only the people

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A view of the devil's bridge
It's real name is ponte della maddalena but it is better known as ponte del diavolo that means devil's bridge
It is a ancient bridge from XI century on the river Serchio

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There was a thunder storm last on Florence last sunday.
Sometime, when the sky is covered and filled by dark and heavy clouds you can have interesting sunsets.
Querying sunseeker to be prepared for a interesting position for the sunset, I've noticed that the sun path was terminating aligned to the Arno river. Good chance to have the sun mirrored in the river right behind ponte vecchio.

As the time was running, the weather conditions were improving leaving some interesting clouds and a free window to hopefully see the sun.

Well, I wasn't so lucky to have the mirror effect in the river, but the scenery was great.

I captured some single shot but then I've tried a multi capture,
five frames with five exposures. I 've finally selected four different exposures and prepared 4 panoramas stitching 5 pictures for every exposure and then applied a luminosity mask method with a final touch of hdr tone mapping

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The fortress of Taranto

It is a big fortress, used in the last years as Italian Navy base, its position closes and protect the harbour of Taranto.
Since the last few years, italian Navy has changed the use of the fortress and they started to study the history of the stronghold and restore it. Now it is a visitable museum. Inside the castle you can see pieces of older castles that were embedded in the newest building.


To make the shoot I had to wait the end of the blue hour, to have enough light from the castle illumination and not so much light from the sky.
I made a panorama sticking 11 pictures

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Somewhere in Lucca.
I was walking with my dsrl ready, to go and meet a group of photographers for a local photo exhibition.

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Not only a rainbow
There's a castle on the left, that castle is the ancient castle of Romena in Casentino (north east of Tuscany). It's one of my favourite place and this time I had the pleasure of a nice rainbow.

In that castle lived for some time Dante Alighieri in his escape from Florence
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