Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA  


Fall Colors in Val d'Orcia by Gabriele Dellanave, PPSA, BPSA

November 2021 - Fall Colors in Val d'Orcia

About the Image(s)

A shot of well known southern Tuscany in the Fall. Cypresses are a familiar landmark of this region, warm colors, and deep green. This image is one of many taken during a tour of the region. I've been experimenting with a little known feature of the new Lumix cameras. The High Definition Landscape. The camera fires 8 shots and the combine them in a one file. The size of these images is impressive, I clocked 140MB in RAW mode, but the definition is impressive as well. sport ptocessing in PhotoShop/LrC.


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6 comments posted




Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
I think this is a really nice photograph. In my opinion the star is the symmetry. It's iconic and the repeating pattern guides me to the structure at the end of the road. To me the distraction is the "nearly" symmetrical composition. I keep coming back to my thought that if you had just moved to your right maybe a foot or two the symmetry would have been perfect. It's interesting to me how the shadow of the trees on the right intersect with the tree on the left and one tree further up the road. The diagonal parallels further ease my eyes to the central figure just far enough away to pic my curiosity. Very nice.
  Posted: 11/03/2021 09:54:45



Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I think it is well seen and processed. I like how you have used the vanishing point and diminishing perspective to control the viewer. I agree with Kurtis that there are many ways to take this photo. I tried a tighter crop as another approach to the image.   Posted: 11/03/2021 21:19:51
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Sunandan Ghosh   Sunandan Ghosh
An image I always like to shoot. Shadows have created pattern on the road. I like the original picture which gives me relief to look at the textures of the ground and the vastness of the field.   Posted: 11/04/2021 00:46:23



Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
Gabriele, what an great shot! I like the repeating lines (vertical, horizontal, diagonal) and only green, blue and brown colors in the picture. And, also the way Art cropped in closer to the foreground trees. Very nice.   Posted: 11/07/2021 16:04:25



Regine Guillemin
If I were to this place I would have taken the quite same picture . I can see what you saw here .. Patterns and symetry... and green and blue color working together . I agree with Kurtis , moving a little bit on the right would have been perfect . So cropping might help to create a good balance for the eyes .
The sky is beautiful.
I think the high definition landscape is equivalent of HDR , correct? in that case it worked, we can see details in the shadows except the first tree on the left.. Maybe you can bring up the shadows a little bit on this one ?
thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful country .
I love cypresses, I am from the south west of France and we have also cypresses in the country side . very often, as a tradition, when they are planted at the entrance of a garden in front of the houses , you can guess how many children live in the house .
Please , keep shooting for our great pleasure. I love Italy.
  Posted: 11/07/2021 16:51:35



Marge Barham   Marge Barham
Good job Gabriele. Arts version leads my eye much better up the road without distraction on either side but you have the great contrasting colors with the unending vertical and horizontal lines that are all making this a beautiful capture.
  Posted: 11/16/2021 19:53:33