Tag: countryside

  • Canonica di Vezzolano

    Near Albugnano, Asti, Italy, this pretty little Romanic church deserves to be visited. The architecture is stunning and the place is fantastically preserved, considering it’s 1200 years old! Admission is free, but don’t forget to give something to keep the lights on. Read more

  • Bessa Natural Reserve

    The Bessa Natural Reserve (Riserva Naturale Speciale la Bessa in Italian) is a very unique place. It was a gold mine in Roman times and that has shaped the land to a point that makes it feel almost lunar. There are vast areas covered in smooth pebbles, moved by Roman miners from the bed of […] Read more

  • Spotless Sunset

    A spotless sunset can be spectacular. Layers, gradients, sharp contrast: fantastic elements to include in compositions and to play with. Add a zoom lens and you get so many interesting shots! Read more

  • From The Tower

    I’ve always found that getting on top of tall things was very exciting, so when we visited Barbaresco, a few weeks ago, we climbed on top of the tower. It’s 30 meters tall and built on the very top of a hill, so it gives you a breathtaking view of the surrounding valleys, hills, and […] Read more

  • Blue Landscapes, Take 2

    Have I mentioned that I love hazy blueish landscapes? Well, I love hazy blueish landscapes! Here are a few more taken in Barolo, Piedmont, Italy. Read more

  • Moody Saturday

    These are a some images from a few weeks back when we went out a foggy and moody Saturday afternoon. Layers and lone trees are nice elements to include in compositions and I have to say that I love taking photos in these conditions! Read more

  • Blue Landscapes

    Have you ever noticed that sometimes, when there is haze in the distance, landscapes turn blue? Images almost turn monochrome and there are many creative opportunities. The haze helps to separate layers as well as foreground and background, giving much more sense of depth. I have to say that I really like how these photos […] Read more

  • Almost Awake

    When I shot these photos, a few weeks back, the sun was already feeling warm. It was still winter, but spring was about to begin. The mood was that of a warm wait, as though nature was starting to prepare for the new season but was not not quite ready yet. Wheat fields had already […] Read more

  • A Tree In The Sun

    I usually post sets of images trying to, as it’s often said, tell a story about a place. But, sometimes, a photo works best if it’s viewed on its own, and this one is of that kind, in my opinio. A lone olive tree sitting in the sun deserves its own photo. Read more

  • Inferno Sunset

    There’s a panoramic viewpoint on a rooftop terrace in Moncalvo, Italy, and the views are magnificent by themselves. Add a fire-red sunset, and you get this kind of stunning photos. These colors are real. Read more