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I've never really been happy with the original edit of this shot, I always felt that it lacked the subtlety of the sky that I saw in front of me, so this is a re-edit with a lot less contrast and the colours pulled back to the pastels that I remember.

The Photo

Another shot taken during a wonderful evening’s shooting on the Piano Grande, in the heart of the Sibillini mountains in Umbria, Italy.

The mountain in front is Mt Vettore, the highest peak in the area at 2476 meters, captured around 15 minutes after the sun had set behind me. The whole evening had been a wonderful display of mountain light, and this was the last act before the clouds drained of colour.

I composed using a pool of water in a flooded field, and used a 9 stop neutral density filter to give me a long exposure (around 2 minutes) in order to capture the movement of the clouds as the wind sculpted them around the peak.

A 3 stop NDG filter pulled down to the base of the mountain balanced the brightness of the sky and mountain with it's reflection in the pool.

Metadata

Taken at Piano Grande, Sibillini National Park, Umbria, Italy
Nikon D3 | Nikkor 17-35 f2.8 ED
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Lee 0.9 (3 stop) soft edged ND grad filter | Hoya ND400 9 stop ND filter
126s | f13 | 19mm

More shots from Italy:

Sibillini
Vitaleta
Cypress
Two

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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:iconrazielmb:
RazielMB Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hallo!
You've been featured here [link] :heart:

Raz
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:icon19ana89:
19ana89 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Beautiful!
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:icontrashins:
Trashins Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great!!!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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:iconmalaladanila:
malaladanila Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Just beautiful! Great colors!!!
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:iconakhater:
akhater Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Wondeful! I love it
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:iconsilentmode:
silentmode Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work, Andy! :clap:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Very nice. Well done. :-)
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:iconfoureyes:
foureyes Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
:+fav:
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:iconrocqua:
rocqua Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
strange, even though you say you reduced the colours, it looks a LOT more vivid than I remember.

amazingly, you've improved what I once felt near perfect.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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:iconcez4r:
cez4r Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
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:iconoferdahan:
oferdahan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
beautiful! so smosh and tender
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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:iconflippinphil:
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
The final edit works very nicely Andy, love the subtle pastel colours as you mentioned.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Cheers Phil
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:iconfemluc:
femluc Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
just a beautiful pic :clap:
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
What more to say mate, gorgeous :clap:!
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:iconstetre76:
stetre76 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful view Andy - great light & tones and stunning cloudscape around the mountain
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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:iconphotodestination:
photodestination Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Oh! It's so beautiful.Nice colour. I like it so much.
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Thanks so much
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:iconphotograph2u:
Photograph2u Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great!
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:iconfuriousxr:
Furiousxr Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
This is Stunning Andy , Love the softness of the colors nice work on the redit
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Cheers Kirk :hug:
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:iconswitch-sgfx:
switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010   Photographer
Wow love the softness of the clouds and the colour. Great reflection too. :+fav:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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:iconhhryah:
hhryah Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Love the cotton candy pink!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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:iconkirliancamera:
KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
I liked the old one but I like those tones even better!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Cheers mate
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:iconmy-shots:
my-shots Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Amazing light... amazing soft colors... amazing photo... nothing to say more :)) :peace::sun:
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Thanks so much :-)
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:iconmy-shots:
my-shots Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
:wave::sun:
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:iconogiedomane:
ogiedomane Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
featured [link]
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:icongiasdri:
giasdri Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
wonderful picture! I live in Assisi, Umbria, and Pian Grande it's a really beautiful place!! in May and June is completely covered of flowers of "lenticchie"
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
I loved Umbria, and the Sibillini National Park is truly beautiful. I spent a couple of nights photographing the Piano Grande, and would love to return in winter when it's covered in snow.
You can see all my Umbria shots here [link]
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:iconfarcry77:
farcry77 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This wonderful work is featured at [link]
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:iconinebriantia:
Inebriantia Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Featured also. :)
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:icontech-attack:
Tech-Attack Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Featured here. Enjoy it and leave a comment :)
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QuiZ04291993 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
featured here : [link]

:party:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful, wonderful image Andy. Right up there in the top ten images I have built up in my inbox over the past couple of months.

Alex
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Thanks again Alex, I'm glad you like it...I really abused this location, and still may yet submit another shot from here (taken on a different night with much cooler conditions)
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getcarter Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009   Photographer
very nice atmosphere, I like this shot! :heart:
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:iconislandtime:
islandtime Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Haven't been on here in a while and just catching up.....wow...I've missed some great work by you. This is a beautiful image!
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
I'd been wondering where you were...glad you like the shots Viktoria :-)
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:iconbeta9:
Beta9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009   Photographer
wow what an awe-inspiring photo.

beautiful reflection too
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Thanks so much :-)
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:iconjadden:
jadden Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is serious business, amazing work!
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