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

 

 

Umbrian skies – Rolling hills

Umbrian skies: Rolling hills. Vast wheat fields in Umbria, Italy.

Umbrian skies: Rolling hills. A glimpse of italian countryside, Umbria, where vast wheat fields slowly grow, gently brushed by the wind. During my stay in this beautiful, as well as quite underestimated, region of Italy, more than once I’ve found myself lingering on this kind of vistas, almost mesmerized by the soothing waving of the ears of wheat. In the same way as when I sit on the beach and look at the sea, those moments slowed my perception of time, making me feel more in touch with nature and in peace with myself.
To capture this view, I’ve used a 10 stops ND filter to make the movement of the clouds more apparent, and a 2 stops graduated ND filter to darken the sky a bit, balancing the brightness of the scenery.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
Focal lenght: 10mm
Shutter time: 105 s
Aperture: F/5.6
Sensitivity: ISO100

 

 

Menotre waterfalls – Umbrian mountain range

Menotre waterfalls. Italy.

Just above the small town of Pale, in Umbria, the river Menotre canalizes into narrow fissures in the rocks, generating many waterfalls. This is one of the jumps which can be found in the wood.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM
Focal lenght: 10mm
Shutter time: 4 s
Aperture: F/7.1
Sensitivity: ISO100

 

 

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

 

 

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