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A shot from a couple of years ago of the iconic cipresso trees near San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany.
This is the "classic" view of the trees, where they are sidelit from the right. I was initially reluctant to shoot from this angle because, as it was so early in the year the grass wasn't all that long and there are the various bald patches where the earth shows through. I countered this in my original submission (below) by shooting from a different angle and keeping the camera really low (something that can't be done from this side because of the nature of the terrain), but it's this view that really captures the undulating nature of the location.
It looks peaceful, but anyone who's been here will recognize that to shoot from this angle you have to be standing pretty much underneath a concrete flyover for a major road.

I've got plenty of new stuff to submit, but most of them are waterscapes, and I like to keep my submissions varied if I can, so I'm mixing up more recent shots with older ones I never got around to submitting here.

My other shot from the same location



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Taken near San Quirico d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy
Nikon D3 | Nikkor 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 D
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Lee 0.6 (2 stop) soft edged neutral density filter
1/30 | f9.5 | 28mm

Thanks in advance for any comments or faves.
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You're featured in my journal: [link]
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guyprives Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
great scenery
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Thanks so much
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Trashins Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Thankyou
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Rinkle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Wow!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
:-)
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da-phil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations andy! your outstanding work has been added to the Featured Gallery of #panoramicshot
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HorstSchmier Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
I like very much how the cipressis are repeated in BG and the addition of the two loners !!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Thanks a lot
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Beautiful
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Thankyou
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
I bet this looks good in print. The illuminated trunks is an excellent detail
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Cheers mate, glad you like it
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pnewbery Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Beautiful!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Thankyou
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justeline Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
I really like the bald patches, they add extra dabs of warm tones. :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Thankyou Maria
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
:-)
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010   Photographer
Beautiful work!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Thanks so much
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paweldomaradzki Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
i just need to buy a ticket and get myself into the plane to italy!
great photo Andy :handshake:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Thanks so much
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Djoseph Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing how surreal and unreal an actual landscape can look. Seems almost plastic to me. The almost too green grass, the few trees, the rounded hills. Is this Teletubby land? ;)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Yeah, it was early spring, and the vividness of the greens was amazing.
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Djoseph Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Must have been great seeing it live. :thumbsup:
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dwth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 150th.:wave:
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Rykardo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Bom trabalho Andy ;)

Tenho de mostrar uma das minhas brevemente :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Obrigado Ricardo
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Pascale-Marry Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Magnifique :)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Merci :-)
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gottabeagga Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
totally amazing!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Thanks dear. Hope you're good...how's life in Poland? Pretty cold right now I expect... :-)
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gottabeagga Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Yes hun I'm fine :) not in the best mood lately, but it's still okay!
Poland is whole in white, it looks great, but at the moments it could be a bit warmer :P how is in Portugal right now? and how are u doing my dear?
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Not in the best mood? What's the matter?

I bet the snow is beautiful...we never get it here, just lots and lots of rain in the winter. I feel like I must be turning into a fish!
As for me....I'm good. Tired from work and I'm probably spending too much time thinking, which is always dangerous. But overall, I'm good :-)
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da-phil Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing shot andy :clap:
this really makes me spend some time in tuscany ;)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Cheers Phil
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Vangha Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Its new background for Windows. Their collection of backgrounds is from the far past. Please tell them as I am very angry to see the same backgrounds in the system. Your is wonderful.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Once again, thanks
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TempusNemini Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
adorable shot!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Thanks so much
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you're welcome)
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TheLastOfDays Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg it looks so perfect ! :+fav:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Cheers
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KaitlynGrenier Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Stunning!!! I love this :) It has a wonderful flow and the colors are just gorgeous
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Thanks Kat, really glad you like it....it's amazing landscape over there
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grosminet8006 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
stunning! :heart:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Thanks a lot
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010   Photographer
mmmm Tuscany. lovely stuff Andy
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