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Vieri Bottazzini

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Dramatic Tuscan cypresses, in B&W
« on: January 26, 2020, 02:11:14 pm »

Tuscany often evokes images of soft landscapes and serene hills, but there is drama to be found there as well. To express the drama of this scene, I found 60 seconds of exposure and black & white to be the way to go. Hasselblad X1D, Hasselblad XCD 45mm and Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra Grad ND, ND and polariser filters.



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Re: Dramatic Tuscan cypresses, in B&W
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2020, 04:31:53 am »

Ethereal.

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Re: Dramatic Tuscan cypresses, in B&W
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 06:13:24 am »

Speed vs calm… I like this one a lot and B&W is perfect.
Well done.
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Re: Dramatic Tuscan cypresses, in B&W
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 12:49:54 pm »

It's an excellent shot.

But (there's always a "but"), could you not have taken it from a foot or two to the left, so the cross would appear centred between the two distant trees? Just a thought.

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Re: Dramatic Tuscan cypresses, in B&W
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2020, 03:57:40 pm »

Excellent it is.
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Re: Dramatic Tuscan cypresses, in B&W
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2020, 08:36:15 pm »

+1!
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Re: Dramatic Tuscan cypresses, in B&W
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 08:20:22 pm »

Ethereal.

Thank you very much indeed Paulo, I am glad you enjoyed the mood :)

Speed vs calm… I like this one a lot and B&W is perfect.
Well done.

Thank you very much for your comment, Francois, glad you enjoyed it! :)

It's an excellent shot.

But (there's always a "but"), could you not have taken it from a foot or two to the left, so the cross would appear centred between the two distant trees? Just a thought.

Jeremy

Thank you very much Jeremy! About your but - that was absolutely by design. Two reasons for me: 1. I personally think that having the cross entered would have been less dynamic and more boring, and 2. to do so, I would have moved in such a way that the two cypresses on the right would look like one, which I also like less. That's just my reasoning of course, and I appreciate it that others might feel differently about it. Thanks again!


Excellent it is.


Thank you very much Eric! :)

+1!


Thank you very much! :)

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