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The Gorges of Sagittarius
The Gorges of Sagittarius
Alexkc


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Challenge: Free Study 2011-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Castrovalva - Italy
Date: Apr 25, 2011
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 80 seconds
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2011

8th May

I was so close to top ten... aaaargh! ^_^

First of all thank you to all the people who voted for this image and gave me some advices. Tanguera maybe you're right about the structure, but I thought the dodging I made on the structure was enough. Wendy I hope your husband is not angry with me right now! ^_^

I'd like to explain something about this photo: the place is in my region, Abruzzo, in the centre of Italy (it's called the green lung of Europe). The Gorges of Sagittarius lead to Scanno (a place very famous thanks to the images of Giacomelli, Cartier-Bresson and many others). Here we are in the municipality of Anversa degli Abruzzi and this little hamlet you can see is Castrovalva. A great dutch painter has spent part of his life here - Maurits Cornelis Escher. One of his most famous works is about Castrovalva. You can see it here:

//www.mcescher.com/Biography/lw132f5.jpg

Ciao
Alex

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 301
Avg (all users): 6.6776
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.6604
Avg (non-participants): 6.7174
Views since voting: 1613
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 152
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/21/2012 04:43:42 AM
Originally posted by tanguera:

I feel like the structures are a bit lost in this image. A bit of dodging might have given them a chance to balance the image. Very beautiful though.


Agree with her...

But still a wonderful capture!
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05/09/2011 10:58:43 PM
Umbria is a wonderful region both for its history and its landscape - the cradle of arts and a great place for the ones who love mountains, waterfalls and caves. Which places have you visited there? I hope you've been to Castelluccio di Norcia, one of the best photographic places in the world. Each year in June and July people go there from all over the world to visit it. Its plateau, from an ancient glacial lake, is at 1200 metres a.s.l. and despite its altitude in those months is covered by a carpet of coloured flowers - an amazing view!

Abruzzo is great because we have high mountains, wild places, lakes, green hills and a rich countryside and 200kms of coastline, all in a small region. A lot of places for a photographer.

Ciao
Alex
05/09/2011 09:15:28 PM
I've been to Umbria and love that, but now it's clear I must also visit Abruzzi!!!! Congrats on the top 20.
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05/08/2011 11:13:45 AM
Beautiful image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2011 10:41:46 PM
beautiful effect.
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05/07/2011 10:19:49 PM
absolutely stunning! I started off giving this a 9, but considering the fact that I made my husband get up and come over to see it, I bumped it to a 10. :)
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05/07/2011 09:08:47 PM
Looks timeless. Lovely!
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05/07/2011 07:38:13 PM
Wow, amazing scenery.
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05/06/2011 10:47:20 PM
wow! beautiful!
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05/03/2011 05:58:35 AM
very fairytaleish, well done
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05/02/2011 10:42:08 PM
The Gorges is gorgeous.
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05/02/2011 11:50:54 AM
Amazing colours, very dramatic.
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05/01/2011 03:31:01 PM
First image I opened being this fantastic, this will be one great free study. Wonderfully taken, composed and processed.
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05/01/2011 12:39:01 PM
Absolutely beautiful! I love the light. Looks like a magical place.
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05/01/2011 11:01:11 AM
This is really beautiful. I love the soft mist in the background.
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05/01/2011 09:07:39 AM
Oh Wow
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05/01/2011 02:18:01 AM
how fairytale ish
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05/01/2011 12:39:19 AM
I feel like the structures are a bit lost in this image. A bit of dodging might have given them a chance to balance the image. Very beautiful though.
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