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Happy morning - Pian Grande - Castelluccio di Norcia


Posted by Mary Brun on Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:38 pm

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The wonderful Pian Grande of Castelluccio di Norcia 
just before the earthquake that destroyed the little village.
It is a magical place that will always remain in my heart.
8.32 in the morning: the sun reveals Monte Vettore.

As soon as I arrived at the B&B, my trusty tripod abandoned me,
losing a series of small screws ...
I had to take my photos with the 105 macro freehand...

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Canon EOS 5D
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro DG OS HSM
ISO 50 - 1/200s - f/6.3 - 105 mm - freehand - polarizer 
Graduated filter applied in post production
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by Ron Day on Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:06 pm
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Striking color and nice layering, Mary. Beautiful image!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:52 pm
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Such beautiful flowers making bands of color contrasted with the green hillside. Is it a dark cloud coming in? It looks ominous. A striking contrast to the lovely colorful foreground. Was this all destroyed in the earthquake? Sad to think of....
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by Mary Brun on Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:39 am
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Thanks Ron and thanks Cynthia,  it is not a cloud, 
it is the mountain still in shadow that slowly, with the rising of the sun begins to be illuminated starting from below, 
the sun is behind the mountain.
The plain with the crops still exists, it is the small country of of Castelluccio di Norcia adjacent, 
which in 2016 was completely destroyed by the earthquake ...  :(
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by david fletcher on Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:09 pm
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A wonderful and joyous image Mary, made all the more poignant by that earthquake. Wonderful layers of colour.
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by Carol Clarke on Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:51 pm
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A stunning patchwork of colours, light and shade, Mary! A really wonderful image!

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by Mary Brun on Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:28 am
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Thanks David and thanks Carol for your attention and appreciation.  :)
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by SantaFeJoe on Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:53 pm
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Nice variety of colors and patterns. I especially like the zig-zag pattern throughout the frame from the bottom all the way to the top.

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by John Labrenz on Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:20 am
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Lovely colors!
Probably better suited for the travel and culture gallery...
 

by Mary Brun on Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:55 am
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Thank you SantaFe and thank you John, 
if you think it is more correct to move the image in travel and culture, do it as well :)
I thought that for landscapes it was fine.
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by E.J. Peiker on Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:26 am
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Absolutely beautiful. My wish would be to have focus stacked this so that the foreground is sharp as well.
 

by Mary Brun on Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:57 pm
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Thanks E:J: :)
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