My favourite location in Umbria, most of the photos I've submitted from the area were taken from down on that the plain you can see at the bottom of the shot here.
A record shot really, there was no focal point to build the composition around, but a view that really left an impression on me nonetheless.
For this shot I woke at 5am, drove the 40km from our hotel, up the side of the mountain to the village of Castelluccio
which is about 2000m above sea level. I parked the car and then had to hike from the plain up the side of the mountain to get this view before the sunrise.
I was hoping for the entire plain to be filled with mist, but sadly the conditions never materialized. However, it was a wonderful morning watching clouds drift down the valley and swirl around the Sibillini peaks.
This is a series of 4 horizontal images stitched together.
Also from this location: Valnerina
From the plain: Godspeed, Sibillini, Infinito Particular,
and In The Shadow of Mountains
There're lots more shots from the same area and Umbria on my websiteMetadata
Taken on the Piano Grande, Umbria, Italy
Nikon D3 w/ Nikkor 28-105mm
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Hoya Pro1 CPL
1/60 | f16 | 60mm
Workflow in Nikon Capture NX2. Title in PSHad to upload this so wide because of DA's rather stupid 400 pixel minimum limit, which really isn't appropriate for panos.
Thanks in advance for any comments or faves.