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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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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
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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 :-)

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#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
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Vision of Eden

As anticipated in the previous post, today I'm sharing another preview image of my soon-to-be published travel photography article. Do you recognize the place in the photograph? If not, here are two more clues to make you guess:

Clue n°3: It's a garden and it counts about 1500 different species of plants.
Clue n°4: It's considered as one of the most romantic gardens of the world (if not the most romantic one).

So, have you figured out which place is it? Come on, try to guess a name in the comment field down below.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited DC WR
Focal lenght: 20mm
Shutter time: 1/30s
Aperture value: f/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO100

#travel #travelphotography #italy #nature

#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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"The rose and the grapes"

A rose in the vineyard has more purposes besides the aesthetical one: it’s an “alarm” that signals if the vines risk a sickness. This because the roses are slightly weaker than grapes so, in the unlucky chance of an illness or adverse conditions, they will visibly suffer a bit earlier than the grapes. In this way the farmers will notice this “alarm” and will save the vineyard in advance, before it’s too late.

This is the second shot of the series about the ancient wine cellars of Tuscany. If you want to know more, click on the following link and read the full article on my personal travel photography blog: http://j.mp/CellarsI


EXIF:
Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Focal Length:    15mm
Aperture value:  f/7.1
Shutter Speed:  1/50s
ISO:                      200

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+Landscape Photography Show
#soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy , +Massimo Marengo , +Tomoaki Matsushita and +Thomas Welborn
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"Shimmering vines"

A detail of the vineyard in Solaria farmstead. What, at first glance, might seem a row of shimmering vines, in reality is an effect created by the actual color of the leaves.

This shot belongs to a series about the ancient wine cellars of Tuscany. If you want to know more, just click on the following link and read the full article on my personal photoblog: http://j.mp/CellarsI


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Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc D FA Macro 100mm F2.8 WR
Focal Length:    100mm
Aperture value:  f/5.6
Shutter Speed:  1/125s
ISO:                      800

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+Landscape Photography Show
#soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy , +Massimo Marengo , +Tomoaki Matsushita and +Thomas Welborn
#showyourbestwork , +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
#thebestongphotography , +The Best on G Photography by +Hallie Guilfoyle
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The path to happiness

I know, you'll be probably thinking "hey, this shot reminds me of something..." but apart from the dejavu, I couldn't help but sharing this landscape of Tuscany. I loved so much being there and filling my eyes and my heart with so much green and blue; I felt lighter and happy. I wish you to walk through the same path to happiness ;-)

PS: I take this occasion to apologize if in the last three weeks I've been absent, but unfortunately I had to face some health problems and "logistic" issues that are draining all my time and energies (and I've not yet solved completely). I'm slowly preparing a new article about a fascinating side of the beautiful land of Tuscany and I hope to share it as soon as I can.

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Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Focal Length:    15mm
Aperture value:  f/7.1
Shutter Speed:  1/320s
ISO:                      100


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Dancing lights

This is a view of the forest of Mount Amiata: the dense fog that enveloped the trees yielded place to a vibrant multitude of dancing lights, as if everything was rejoicing in receiving a warmer sunlight.

If you want to read the full article about the forest of Mount Amiata on my personal blog, just follow the link: http://j.mp/AmiataForest


EXIF:
Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Focal Length:    15mm
Aperture value:  f/7.1
Shutter Speed:  1/30s
ISO:                      200

In this shot, as well as in the previous ones, I used the technique of luminosity masking to blend two exposures together. In this way I've recovered the details inside the bright spots of light, brightening in the meantime the darker tones.

Thank you for watching!

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The realm of the ancients

The undergrowth of the ancient forest of Mount Amiata is covered with a mantle of brown leaves and the stones are populated by a lush moss.
The thin trunks of the Beech trees stretch out to the sky, capturing as much light as they can, making the undergrowth a realm of dim light.

Have a look at the full article about the forest of Mount Amiata on my personal blog: http://j.mp/AmiataForest

Fine-art print available on my personal gallery: http://j.mp/RealmPrt


EXIF:
Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Focal Length:    15mm
Aperture value:  f/7.1
Shutter Speed:  1/2s
ISO:                      100

This shot, as the previous ones, is a manual tonal blending of two exposures, obtained with the technique of luminosity masking. I've managed to recover the thin branches in the bright area from the underexposed shot, while brightening up a little the darker tones, thanks to the overexposed shot. The colors and the light of the scene are as close to reality as possible.

Thank you for watching!

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+Landscape Photography Show
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Into the mist

Walking into the misty forest of Mount Amiata is like entering a magical realm where everything is quiet and still.
If you are curious, read the entire article about the fairy tale forest of Mount Amiata on my personal blog: http://j.mp/AmiataForest

Fine-art print available on my personal gallery: http://j.mp/IntoMistPrt

You can find this shot in higher resolution in my +500px stream at the following link: https://500px.com/photo/103167477/into-the-mist-by-claudio-beffa

EXIF:
Camera:              Pentax K-3
Lens:                   Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited
Focal Length:    15mm
Aperture value:  f/7.1
Shutter Speed:  1/2s
ISO:                      100

This shot is a manual tonal blending of two exposures, just to recover the branches in the strong-lighted area and to achieve a true-to-life result.

Thanks for watching!

#landscapephotography   +Landscape Photography +Margaret Tompkins +Kevin Rowe +Toshi Nakamura +Bill Wood +Tony Phillips +Jeff Beddow +Krzysztof Hanusiak +Dennis Hoffbuhr +Dave Gaylord +Doug Hagadorn +Eric Drumm +RJ Wilner
+Landscape Photography Show
#soothingphotography (+Soothing Photography) curated by +E Cindy , +Massimo Marengo , +Tomoaki Matsushita and +Thomas Welborn
#showyourbestwork , +ShowYourBestWork by +Britta Rogge
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