Towards the Autumn

November 8, 2010

Second picture from the gorge of the Wolf Falls. This time I came prepared with my knee-high boots to cross the small stream (4 meters wide) in order to go further inside the gorge. The colours in the trees this time were starting really to shine. Thanks to the low sun of the late afternoon, the colours of the trees were very brilliant. By positioning the camera on a low angle, the small pool in the middle of the picture was reflecting the colours of the trees giving a nice touch of yellow.

Towards the Autumn

Towards the Autumn - Canon 5D, 17-40f/4,17mm@f/11, manual blending of 4 exposures at 0.4, 1.3, 2, and 3.2 sec., ISO 100.

 

In the following post, I’ll show a picture of the actual falls made on another visit.

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The Gorge of the Wolf Falls

November 5, 2010

This picture was taken near Segonzano, in a small and narrow gorge called the “Wolf Falls”. I discovered this place before the summer, when we moved to Lisignago. I knew that this place had some potentials thus I waited for the right time.

 

The Narrows

The Narrows - Canon 5D, 24-105 f/4 L, 24mm@f/11, 15sec.

“The Narrows” was taken at the beginning of the Autumn when the trees started to turn their colours. During this visit, I didn’t have my welly boots so I could not jump into the water. But I tried to use as leading line the semi-submerged rocks.  The tree in the background works as a nice anchor point. During post processing, I enhanced the the blue in the water to give more colour contrast against the red in the rocks. More pictures from this place will follow in the next posts.

On a Rock

April 15, 2010

In July the vegetation at higher altitudes is still very vibrant. This boulder along a small stream was covered with a nice layer of vegetation still in full activity.

On a Rock - Canon 5D, 24-105L, 24mm@f/16, 1.6s, ISO 200.

Colours in the field

April 14, 2010

A colourful carpet of flowers in bloom around lake Erdemolo. This is from last June. I was there the past weekend and everything is still covered in under 2 meters of snow.  Looking forward for when the snow is much less.

Colours in the field - Canon 5D, 17-40L, 17mm@f/16, 1.6s, ISO 50.

At the Starting of the Winter

April 12, 2010

I’m continuing posting images taken last year. This one is from a nice trip at the beginning of the winter in November 2009. A layer of fresh snow covers the forest where the autumn colours are still visible (mainly larches at this altitude).

At the Starting of the Winter - Canon 5D, 24-105L, 67mm@f/11, 1/4s, ISO 50.

Ferns & Rocks

April 9, 2010

An intimate image taken last September.

Ferns & Rocks - Canon 5D, 24-105L, 47mm@f/16, 1.5s, ISO 400.

Ready for the Autumn

April 8, 2010

Here is a picture taken last autumn in the Genova Valley. The colours where at the top and we managed also to get some decent images of the sunset.

Ready for the Autumn - Canon 5D, 24-105L, 47mm@f/11, 3.2s, ISO 50.

On the River Bank

April 7, 2010

Standing on this river bank in the Genova Valley, attracted by the colours of the water and rocks. The dark forest on the other bank looks very mysterious and intimidating.

On the River Bank - Canon 5D, 17-40L, 19mm@f/16, 2.5s, ISO 50.

A Carpet of Heather

April 6, 2010

A colourful carpet of heather blooming in late spring 2009.

A Carpet of Heather - Canon 5D, 17-40L, 21mm@f/16, 1s, ISO 50.

Zigzag

April 2, 2010

I was attracted by the vivid colours on the rocks near this small stream. I placed the camera close to the ground in order to use the jagged shape of the main rock on the left to lead into the frame.

Zigzag - Canon 5D, 17-40L, 36mm@f/11, 1s, ISO 50.