Downhill Boulevard


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In these last 30 years I took a lot of photos of this boulevard but this is the first time I have been able to take a photo of a bus travelling downhill. I took photos of cars, tractors…but this bus gives back right dimensions of the place, IMHO. Sorry for cropping but a lot of elements disturb this area so I’ve been obliged to “cut” a few parts of the file. These cypresses became well known about two ya when Lancia (an Italian brand of cars)played an advertisement-movie just here. Place: Monticchiello of Pienza-Val d’Orcia-Tuscany-Italy. Camera Pentax k20D on tripod and Pentax Zoom Lens 55-300mm.
28/10/2012 - 08:07GIULIO57
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/25
Aperturef/10
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length70mm

senn

Link Posted 28/10/2012 - 08:20
superb country view ..
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pauljay

Link Posted 28/10/2012 - 08:22
Perfect timing Giulio with the bus between the trees! The crop works nicely too.
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Blaze

Link Posted 28/10/2012 - 09:16
What a stunning view. Catching the bus as you have gives a better idea of the downhill slope.

Bobbinalorry

Link Posted 28/10/2012 - 11:06
I new instantly this was a 'Giulio'! I love it, but i do find the edge of the hill in the foreground a bit of a distraction; however, as it is such an outstanding view,,,,i forgive you...
Best Regards, Larry.

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sarc

Link Posted 28/10/2012 - 11:28
Always how I think of the Tuscany countryside. You should post more to cheer us up in the damp UK!
With regards to the picture. I do not know what it was like before the crop so cannot really comment but if it were possible to make the road exit the picture bottom right and remove the land at the bottom of the picture which contributes nothing I feel it would look the better for it. It has many subtle colours in it which if brought out gives the picture more depth
and looks less flat.

Regards

Bob

autumnlight

Link Posted 28/10/2012 - 13:32
I knew from the thumbnail this was one of yours Giulio, the colours are beautiful and as always the composition is lovely, i like the snake like road and the bus that is the icing on the cake!
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 28/10/2012 - 19:18
Thank YOU ALL
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davidstorm

Link Posted 28/10/2012 - 23:26
This could not belong to anyone other than you. It instantly jumps out on the thumbnail view and of course it does not disappoint when viewed in full. Superb.

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szgabor

Link Posted 29/10/2012 - 07:01
I too knew at firs sight it was yours. Excellent composition and details. I like it a lot.
You can use this shot as a Christmas postcard by mirroring the picture. The road looks like a half of a schematic Christmas Tree. :
Regards,
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 29/10/2012 - 07:06
Thank YOU David and Gabor. Thanks Gabor for your "idea".
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 29/10/2012 - 07:06
sarc wrote:
Always how I think of the Tuscany countryside. You should post more to cheer us up in the damp UK!
With regards to the picture. I do not know what it was like before the crop so cannot really comment but if it were possible to make the road exit the picture bottom right and remove the land at the bottom of the picture which contributes nothing I feel it would look the better for it. It has many subtle colours in it which if brought out gives the picture more depth
and looks less flat.

Regards

Bob

Thank YOU Larry and Bob for sharp comments. You’re both right about foreground. I’ve used it to “cover” part of country-road in foreground that comes in front of me, right in the center. I wanted to give the impression of looking at this “snake” with “my arms resting on the bottom of a window…like for a previous capture in PUG named La Cascata”. I’ll try to take this photo again following YOUR instructions. “Image is flat and colours could help to”…..and so on. Right! It was cloudy that day so I’ve been obliged to shoot using what I had on my hands at that moment. However I would like to underline that I prefer this “soft box weather without shadows”. It helps not to haveblack-dark shadows of trees on the road(sunrise on the left-sunset on the right). Road should appear like a ladder. I do have several Sunny captures (morning and late afternoon) but problem above is a real “needle”for my eyes. I must say I was lucky that day to test a different quality of light….but Bob is right. Image is flat!
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 29/10/2012 - 07:07
Bobbinalorry wrote:
I new instantly this was a 'Giulio'! I love it, but i do find the edge of the hill in the foreground a bit of a distraction; however, as it is such an outstanding view,,,,i forgive you...

Thank YOU Larry and Bob for sharp comments. You’re both right about foreground. I’ve used it to “cover” part of country-road in foreground that comes in front of me, right in the center. I wanted to give the impression of looking at this “snake” with “my arms resting on the bottom of a window…like for a previous capture in PUG named La Cascata”. I’ll try to take this photo again following YOUR instructions. “Image is flat and colours could help to”…..and so on. Right! It was cloudy that day so I’ve been obliged to shoot using what I had on my hands at that moment. However I would like to underline that I prefer this “soft box weather without shadows”. It helps not to haveblack-dark shadows of trees on the road(sunrise on the left-sunset on the right). Road should appear like a ladder. I do have several Sunny captures (morning and late afternoon) but problem above is a real “needle”for my eyes. I must say I was lucky that day to test a different quality of light….but Bob is right. Image is flat!
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Gizzernl

Link Posted 30/10/2012 - 13:43
Must say a great view indeed. However I must agree with the comments about the foreground. BTW I love Toscany as well! I have been there once and had a lovely time.
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 30/10/2012 - 19:45
Gizzernl wrote:
Must say a great view indeed. However I must agree with the comments about the foreground. BTW I love Toscany as well! I have been there once and had a lovely time.

Thanks a lot I'll upload a corrected version about foreground
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puma

Link Posted 30/11/2012 - 21:41
Giulio just seen this how i missed it i dont know ? the colours are real the ground you have covered great DOF and i love the road
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 12/12/2012 - 16:53
puma wrote:
Giulio just seen this how i missed it i dont know ? the colours are real the ground you have covered great DOF and i love the road

Thx a lot. No problem if you missed it.
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rovingeyeproductions

Link Posted 19/12/2012 - 21:54
Lovely image, typical Tuscan road beautiful..Well done Alan

GIULIO57

Link Posted 12/01/2013 - 16:33
rovingeyeproductions wrote:
Lovely image, typical Tuscan road beautiful..Well done Alan

Thx a lot Alan and sorry for delay in replying You.
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