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In the Shadow of Mountains by AndyMumford In the Shadow of Mountains by AndyMumford
First submission in a while, been away from DA. Apologies for not keeping up with comments and stuff

The Photo

So here’s 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, there’s one road in and one road out. It also has some of the most dramatic views over one of the most beautiful landscapes I’ve 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.

There’s lots more shots from the same area and Umbria here [link]
Title taken from Steve McCurry's awesome photography book.

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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 PS

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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:icongenoula:
Genoula Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Amazing photo!!!
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:iconpsyfre:
psyfre Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Just stunning, nothing less.
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onesh0t Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
My jaw dropped for a second there.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
:-)
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rdalpes Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
nice light !
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:iconandymumford:
AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Cheers :-)
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friendlybynature Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
The similarity in shapes of the mountain crest and the curve of the village rooftops makes the image. Very nice, as always.
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lastnite1794 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
everything matches together nothing distracts you from nothing is amazing
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strangelight Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
This is stunning and does a great job of highlighting the scale of those immense mountains completely dwarfing the village. Lovely light, too - well worth the wait! :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Thanks so much
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strangelight Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Most welcome as always :)
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009   Photographer
Featured [link]
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RickyLP Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
wow
the scale is amazing here mate. What a beautiful place.
Great work with the light Andy, as always. Great image.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Thanks Ricardo :-)
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009   Photographer
 
    ❚ Hi, I featured your Artwork in Suggested Daily Deviations for November - Vol. 5.
    ❚ Feel free to comment & love the articel. :D
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kallio Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Amazing photo! The composition is awesome as is the light. Just stunning!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
Thanks so much
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karsten Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
wow what a sight, and great photo!
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional Photographer
Stunning image, one of the best I've seen lately in DA... and "only" 232 favs. It looks like people are faving by thumbnail instead of looking at full views, as it's almost impossible to not stand in awe with such image.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
Cheers José. I knew this wouldn't be popular when I submitted it, but it's a shot I'm really happy with.
To be honest, photography in this place is easy, the location is so stunning that it does all the work for you.
Thanks again mate
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islandtime Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Beautiful......the sense of scale and the light on the buildings - great job Andy!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Thanks Viktoria :-)
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rtorsney Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009
this is amazing! i really like the light in it, and just the scenery in general.
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Xerces Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a wonderful view! Amazing setting and a very nice crisp, focussed shot :-)
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Thanks mate
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Xerces Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem!
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hhryah Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Lovely detail! It's amazing how the little village is overshadowed by the mountains; apt title in this case!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Thanks so much :-)
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dwth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been distinguished on Thumbs of the Week 96th/97th.:wave:
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BraveBabysitter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, such a beautiful place, and caption
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
:-)
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grevys Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
great andy - the patchy backdrop is awe inspiring - made only better with the dappled sunlight. the only thing i regret is that the entire village isn't bathed in that gorgeous light ...
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Cheers Stuart. Yeah, I waited for the light to get the whole of the village, but there was a lot of cloud about and it never got better than this
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grevys Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
holy grail slips out of one's hand ... but still a winner!
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dancingelf Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009  Professional Photographer
Ok, amazing! Brilliant idea on using the telephoto!
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Cheers Ioanna :D
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Brettc Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Very nice Andy, what an awesome place .. great use of the light here.. well done my friend …
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Thanks Brett :-)
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Photographer
This is really beautiful Andy, the depth in this image is outstanding...this is the kind of shot you see in some of the very best Travel magazines.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Thanks John, glad you like it. Hope you're well matey
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
As well as possible
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Funtoon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Professional Artist
I have featured your stunning shot :heart: here [link] .. :love:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely wonderful Andy, the lighting is ideal, and the sense of scale is epic! Just great.

Alex
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Cheers Alex :-)
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009   Photographer
great work mate!!
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4/3000 second
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F/5.6
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400 mm
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200
Date Taken
Apr 2, 2009, 4:00:03 PM
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