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Capella by AndyMumford Capella by AndyMumford
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Another shot from Capella di Vitaleta in Tuscany. Re-discovered when going over through my hard-drive looking for shots that I'd not been satisfied with when using Aperture as my RAW converter.
I ran this through Nikon Capture NX2 and was immediately happier with it.

Taken shortly before dawn of one of the most photographed chapels in Italy...although this place is usually shot at sunset, not sunrise. The mist was just clearing from around the hill, giving me a clear shot of the chapel beneath the sunrise colours of the sky.

I metered from the green of the field and used a 3 stop nd grad filter to control the highlights of the sky. I know someone's going to tell me I should have cropped some of the sky out, but I shot it and left it that way deliberately :-)

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Taken in Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy
Nikon D3 | Nikkor 80-400 ED VR
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Lee 0.9 (3 stop) neutral density graduated filter (soft)
1/30 | f5.6 | 80mm

Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Title in PS



More shots from Italy:

Vitaleta
Cypress
Two
Sibillini
My website

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves. Sadly, I no longer have time to reply to individual comments, but I do appreciate people taking the time to look.
Any questions, please note me.
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Capella by =AndyMumford If anyone doubts that photography can be representational of painting, they would only need to look at this example here....I simply love the pastel color in this, and could stare at this all day long. ( Suggested by TRBPhotographyLLC and Featured by kkart )
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head-in-the-cloud Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   Photographer
Hi :wave:
You have been featured in our newest Best of week XXI at #Breathtaking-photos
Please check it out and fave it if you enjoyed it.
Have a nice day! :tighthug:
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rosaarvensis Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how peaceful it is :)
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salomnsm Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Itīs so beautiful. Really amazing shot!! Wish I could do that.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Thankyou
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Canon2010 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
You've been featured here: [link] :D
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Blaumohn Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
You've been featured [link] . :)

Support yourself & :+fav: the News Article by clicking the :+favlove: in the top left corner of the article!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Thankyou
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wirtin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
this picture is heavenly beautiful. i love your photo.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Thanks so much
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edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Wonderful shot!! :hug:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Thankyou
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edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
You are welcome! :hug:
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Astonishing composition! :wow: The light is beautiful and be there must be a dream :bow:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks so much
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1001G Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
just wonderful
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thanks so much
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ashleysbones Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
I love the softness of this!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Thanks so much
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insolitus85 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply stunning. I don't think some of the sky should have been cropped out at all!

:+fav:
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sumarlegur Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful. Looks like a painting.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Thanks so much
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Jaa-c Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Hello,
I'm writing an article with inspirational photos for Czech website [link] . I'd like to ask you, if I can show this great picture there. Feedback would be, of course, included.
Thanks for reply.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
No problem :-)
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Dominic-vd-Ruit Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I just love the soft, pastel colors!
Beautiful shot! :D
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GMCPhotographics Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful tones and pstel shades
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islandtime Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
fabulous shot - beautiful pastel colours and didn't realise you'd got a DD - huge congrats!! :hug:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Cheers Viktoria.....yeah, the DD was a surprise for me too.
Hope you're well, take care
Andy
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zaz14ispottermad Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Student Photographer
CONGRATULATIONS
YOU HAVE JUST BEEN FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL
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CONGRATS ON SUCH A STUNNING PIECE OF ART
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Absolutely stunning.
How much and what post-production did you use to make this?
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Very little PP actually. Just pulling the in the levels and then a little curves adjustment and finally sharpening for the web.
Glad you like it
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Well, it must be a famous location for this reason and you've captured it's beauty perfectly.
I guess it's about time I went travelling.
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Paciocco Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Student General Artist
beautiful! like Monet!!
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BillyRWebb Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Photographer
Intensely beautiful image!
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zazpiz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
wonderful
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Thanks :-)
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MichelRajkovic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
I miss it, wonderful Andy, like a paint ;-)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Cheers Michel :-)
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marcopolo17 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations for the DD, beautiful picture!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Thanks a lot :-)
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
wtf! You got a DD on this one and I didn't notice!! Congratulations for the DD mate. I should check them more often. About time too you got another one. :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Don't worry mate, I almost missed it too. I was pretty surprised tbh.
Thanks loads :-)
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ericthom57 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work...just stunning!
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jentchart Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Splendid colors.
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ColorMeWinter Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Outstanding. Incredible.
Tumbld here:
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Credit given on clickthrough.
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ForcedPerspective Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Impressive.
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shiimoo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo~!! Amazing~! The view is pretty!!
Congrats on the DD!
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InKPapeR-AndSoul Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
o.o...Beautiful! It almost looks like painting, created by an ageless master!

Bravo! :clap:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Thankyou :-)
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InKPapeR-AndSoul Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're most welcome!
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GarrettBrothers Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really something great. Very nice shot.
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