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Vitaleta Re-edit by AndyMumford Vitaleta Re-edit by AndyMumford
Still going back over old images and reprocessing them in Capture NX2. I always felt this shot was a little lacking in contrast in the foreground, and didn't really "pop", so I've tried to remedy that. Also re-edited "Sanctuary", "Piano Grande" and "In The Shadow of Mountains"


The Photo

Another iconic scene in Tuscany, Capella di Vitaleta is usually a sunset location with the days last light illuminating the front of the building. I took this on my first morning there, the same morning that I shot "Two" which is a little to the right of this scene, a wonderful dawn when the weather conspired to fill Val d’Orcia with low lying mist.
The farmhouse of Belvedere is a much more common dawn location, but I wanted to see if I could get something different, and so found a place to shoot in a different part of the valley on my first morning there.
I was faced with a constantly changing sea of mist between the hills, and although I hadn’t originally intended to shoot the chapel, as I didn’t think it would work as a backlit shot, it was too good an opportunity to miss as the first light of dawn coloured the sky above it.

I metered from the green of the field and used a 3 stop nd grad filter to control the highlights of the sky.

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Taken in Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy
Nikon D3 | Nikkor 80-400 ED VR
Gitzo GT2541 tripod w/ Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead
Lee 0.9 (3 stop) neutral density graduated filter (soft)
1/180 | f5.6 | 80mm

Workflow in Apple Aperture 2. Title in PS

Thanks to !Star-buck !edgueinart and *KirlianCamera who all picked this shot out from the images I took in Tuscany that are on my website. If you don’t like it, blame them. OK? ;-)

More shots from Italy:

Cypress
Two
Sibillini
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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Many of us miss the incredible beauty of the world lit by the rising sun at dawn... but not ~AndyMumford in his fantastic photo: Vitaleta Re-edit. ( Featured by IsacGoulart )
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Beautiful :)
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is this a beautiful dawn?
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Colours like these makes you wanna close yours eyes and just dream!!!
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Looks like a painting... :)
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wow really nice colors! :)
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This has to be one of the best landscape photographs that I have ever seen. Wonderful work!
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it looks like a dreamy painting, simply marvellous
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seems to be so surreal somehow - but it's real, indeed! Great work! :) :sun:
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pure beautiful!
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absolutely stunning!!!
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What a terrific capture!!:clap:
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Very peaceful.
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lovely, delicate beauty :heart:
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Tuscany! Always Great!
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Other than the green, the colors are 'pastel w/ a pop'. Bravo!
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:bulletblue:A gorgeous place,with a stunning colors mix! :wow:
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breath taking
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Gorgeous! It reminds me of a water colour painting!
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Submitted May 5, 2009 - that's quite a wait for a DD - half the people you thank have been banned!

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congrats on the dd! The layers of colors are beautiful
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I can't believe that's even real .___.
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D3
Shutter Speed
555555/100000000 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
80 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Apr 4, 2009, 5:11:58 AM
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