Umbrian skies – Infinite layers of beauty

Umbrian skies: Infinite layers of beauty. Landscape of Umbria countryside, Italy.

Umbrian skies: Infinite layers of beauty. During my stay in Umbria, I’ve been amazed several times during spring by the clear skies and the pure white, foamy clouds. This scenery, for instance, immediately captured my attention, maybe because I’m not used to seeing so many clouds all together, but the thing that surely struck me was the pattern and the sense of deepness created by their repetition up to the horizon (the name “layers of beauty” takes inspiration from this). Everything, under a sky like this, appeared smaller to me, even the mountains which dominate the landscape.
To take this shot I took advantage of a circular polarizer, which deepened the intensity of the colors.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax SMC DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Focal lenght: 50mm
Shutter time: 1/200 s
Aperture: F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO100

 

 

Last snow on the Kinkakuji golden pavilion in Kyoto

Last snow on the Kinkakuji.

Last snow on the Kinkakuji. After a light snowfall in Kyoto, some white spots still adorn the dark roofs of the Kinkakuji golden pavilion and its surrounding garden. The lightly rippled surface of the pond reflects the shiny color of this unique monument.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax smc DA 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR
Focal lenght: 28mm
Shutter time: 1/500 s
Aperture: F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO200

 

Kinkakuji golden vision during a heavy snowfall in Kyoto

Kinkakuji golden vision.

Kinkakuji golden vision. A view of the Kinkakuji golden pavilion during a heavy snowfall. The entire garden is covered in snow, becoming almost monochromatic: this makes the shiny color of the pavilion stand out even more, turning the Kinkakuji into a golden vision.

Note that this photograph is licensable for many different uses through my Stock Photography Agency SIMEPHOTO.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited DC WR
Focal lenght: 20mm
Shutter time: 1/200 s
Aperture: F/8
Sensitivity: ISO200

 

Deep into the forest of Mount Cucco, Appenines of Umbria

Deep into the forest of Mount Cucco in Umbria, Italy.

A path in the deep of the forest of Mount Cucco in Umbria, Italy. The natural park of Mount Cucco is a protected natural environment, as well as one of the most beautiful places in the mountain range of central Italy.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax HD DA 20-40mm F2.8-4 Limited DC WR
Focal lenght: 40mm
Shutter time: 0,6 s
Aperture: F/8
Sensitivity: ISO100

 

 

Into the mist

Into the mist

Walking into the mist of Mount Amiata forest is like entering a magical realm where everything is quiet and still.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 Limited
Focal lenght: 15mm
Shutter time: 1/2 s
Aperture: F/7.1
Sensitivity: ISO100

 

If you want to read the entire article about the forest of Mount Amiata, just click HERE

 

 

The realm of the ancients

The realm of the ancients

The realm of the ancients. The undergrowth of the ancient forest of Mount Amiata is covered with a mantle of brown leaves and the stones are populated by lush moss.
The thin trunks of the Beech trees stretch out to the sky, capturing as much light as they can, making the undergrowth a realm of dim light.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 Limited
Focal lenght: 15mm
Shutter time: 1/2 s
Aperture: F/7.1
Sensitivity: ISO100

 

If you want to read the entire article about the forest of Mount Amiata, just click HERE

 

 

Road to the misty forest

Road to the misty forest

The road that leads up to Mount Amiata passes through the ancient and misty forest made of Beech and Chestnut trees. To take this shot I had my back covered by my sweet Sara, who was checking on the road. Luckily there were no other cars passing in that moment of the day and I had the opportunity to capture this view taking all the time I desired.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax smc DA 15mm F4 Limited
Focal lenght: 15mm
Shutter time: 0,8 s
Aperture: F/8
Sensitivity: ISO100

 

If you want to read the entire article about the forest of Mount Amiata, just click HERE

 

 

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