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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3
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4/3000 second
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F/5.6
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400 mm
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Apr 2, 2009, 4:00:03 PM
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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:
Amazing photo!!!
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:iconpsyfre:
Just stunning, nothing less.
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:icononesh0t:
My jaw dropped for a second there.
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:iconrdalpes:
nice light !
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:iconfriendlybynature:
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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:iconlastnite1794:
everything matches together nothing distracts you from nothing is amazing
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:iconstrangelight:
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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:iconandymumford:
Thanks so much
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