Friday, 5 December 2008

Pre-winter landscape

Val Vigezzo - about one hour from Arona with heights of 1.700m

19 comments:

Virginia said...

Gorgeous mountain shrouded in that swirling mist. Perfect.

Snapper said...

This is a very beautiful image but the greenish tone is somewhat disconcerting. I grew up in Tennessee and when the sky turns green there, you better head for shelter because a tornado is coming!

Petrea said...

Ha! I didn't think of tornadoes. Though we used to get that color in Illinois at tornado time, it never came with mist. I just saw the little homes on the mountainside and thought it looks romantic.

Olivier said...

superbe, il y a quelque chose de mystérieux dans cette photo.
haughtiness, there is something mysterious in this photograph.

USelaine said...

Your community reminds me of Santa Barbara, California. The light is lovely.

Every month, a new CDP theme ballot! February awaits...

Ken Mac said...

I for one would be interested in how you shoot your never ending amazing photos. Do you scout locations? Snap when the urge hits? Carry a camera at all times? Wait for the right moment or fire at will? Hope this is not being too pushy

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Blognote said...

Thank you, Virginia!!

We get this kind of strange light high up in the mountains, where the warmer air from the valley and the colder air from the mountains create amazing light situations, Snapper!! And when there is some fog and sunshine trying to get through...

Thank you, Petrea!!
By moving the camera slightly towards the light, or more downwards, you can sometimes get a totally different light. I choose this one, because of its greenish effect. When the weather is somewhat wild high up in the mountains you can get these particular light-phenomena even with fog.

Thank you, Olivier!! Yes this kind of landscape in this time of year gives that mysterious atmosphere, which I like to photograph.

Thank you, Elaine!! I am curious to know what January and February will bring us as far as themes are concerned.

Thanks for your comments, Ken!!
Having retired from work gives me all the necessary time to dedicate it to my true passion: photography.
I always carry a digital camera with me. Always!
Then, the area I live in is one of the most beautiful in the Northern part of Italy, close to the Swiss border. I get up very early in the morning to walk around for about an hour in and around Arona, shooting often the same scenery but with totally different lighting and/or angle. Or I take the car and do not have to drive far to visit amazing little lake towns along the other 6 lakes around "mine".
I shoot many photos every day but will choose only one or two and cancel the rest.
Then, a trained eye (which I received from my parents who were both very talented in this respect) helps to do the rest.
Un saluto da Arona!
Diederick

babooshka said...

The gren tone deos make this otherworldy.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The mist is lovely making the mountain appear mysterious.

JM said...

This is my 1st visit this month to your blog and I really don't know which photo I most like... They all are so fantastic!!!

Hyde DP said...

Pre-winter?

I fear it has already arrived.

Virginia said...

Thanks for sharing D. I guess knew if I got out more I would find more photo ops. What I can't duplicate is your fabulous town and area OR your well trained eye. Your parents may can claim some credit for it but not all my friend. Something I don't think most of us consider is shooting the same place/thing over and over as you said with a different angle or lighting. You are the master at it and we should all sit up and take note.
V

humanobserver said...

Amazing Amzaing .....

Jilly said...

Such a beautiful photograph of swirling mist. Mysterious.

Dusty Lens said...

The winter winds blow in. Amazing to see weather as it happens.

southshieldsdailyphoto said...

Thanks for your recent comments, I am just recovering from a second heart attack so it's nice to find the time to have a look at other folks' photographs.

Just love the toning in this shot, very nice!

Ben said...

Belated greetings, from Nelson. Thanks for visit and comment!

What a fantastic image. It's an art! Those are absolutely the one that everyone say "I wish I took this shot".

tr3nta said...

¿VAL VIGEZZO?... Where is it taken from... I love that place... Had a House in Toceno for some time... Snifff...