First submission in a while, been away from DA. Apologies for not keeping up with comments and stuff The Photo
So heres a shot from the high plain of Piano Grande in the Sibillini Mountains of Umbria.
The tiny village is Castelluccio, population of a couple hundred people, and a handful of mangy dogs. This place is cut off for a couple of weeks a year from the snow, theres one road in and one road out. It also has some of the most dramatic views over one of the most beautiful landscapes Ive ever seen.
This shot was taken as the last light of the day shone between two peaks and picked out the village. I had to hang around waiting for about 15 minutes for the light to do what I wanted.
I used a telephoto lens to compresses the village against the distant mountain side.
Theres lots more shots from the same area and Umbria here [link]
Title taken from Steve McCurry's awesome photography book.Metadata
Taken on the Piano Grande, Umbria, Italy
Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 80-400mmVR
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Hoya Pro1 CPL
1/750 | f5.6 | 400mm
Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Title in PSThanks 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.
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