Posts Tagged ‘val di genova’

Keep Dreaming

August 16, 2011

We had a long weekend here in Italy, so I spent some time editing some of the pictures taken in the past years.

The picture in this post was taken in “Val di Genova”, a small valley in the Western part of Trentino. The bottom of the valley is run by a river and a road that takes you through the entire valley.

Keep Dreaming

Keep Dreaming - Canon 5D, 17-40 f/4 L, 17mm@f/16, 0.8s, ISO 200. A second picture taken at ISO 800 was used to freeze the water movements (1/8s).

As starting point of this image, I took a single raw shot taken at 0.8s. However, the fast moving water was still with few details left. So, I took a second shot at ISO 800 with a shutter speed of 1/8s enough for freezing some details in the water. Then, I revealed the details of the water using the high ISO shot.

 

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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.

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.

Following the Autumn

November 4, 2009

The season it is at its peak. The colours are gorgeous and giving my limited time I’m trying to get the best out of it.

Last Thursday, with a colleague of mine, we went to Val di Genova, a very pretty valley in the Adamello National Park. The only problem was timing. We went for capturing the sunset. The valley is crossed by a 10km one-track road that takes you to the bottom of the valley. The only problem was that it is closed and of course we didn’t know. So, what was a 10 minutes ride changed in a 45 min walk. Basically we just got there to catch some of the last light in the peaks.

Below is one picture captured just as the sun was kissing the far peaks. I intentionally kept the green trees dark to enhance the colours of the larches. The details of the rivers are from two different exposures: one full polarised and another with no polarisation to capture the reflection in the water.

Fallowing the Autumn

Following the Autumn - Canon 5D, 24-105L, 24mm@f/11, blending of three exposure to handle the dynamic range using Tony Kuyper's Luminosity Masks.

Yesterday we got the first real snow and this weekend more snow is forecasted. So I hope that the leaves cling on to the trees for just a couple of more days.