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#1 geedee

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:57 AM

Just had a look through some pics taken when on holiday some years back that might be considered other than holiday snaps and stopped at this one of a series of pics I took in point and shoot mode with a Nikon D70s (JPEG only) while trying to frame up something that might be thought worth while. It works for me, in that it brings back memories of Triora, one of the many hilltop villages  in Italy...I took a lot of pics of the area..(-:  Yeah just one of the locations where if only I knew what I know now and had my present kit, but is that not always the way...

 

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#2 Roderick

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:23 AM

Beautiful scene, Geedee.

The leading line from the tree in the foreground to the village is uber satisfying.



#3 Kerry Gordon

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:39 AM

Very nice shot.  It has a lot going for it including great lighting which, along with the leading lines of the pathway, takes my eye exactly where you want me to go.  Very nice.  Gorgeous location, lucky you.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:51 AM

It is a beautiful image. 



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:52 AM

I really like this shot. The leading line is great, and the location of that village is fantastic!

 

I am a little distracted by the branches on the left of the image. Not sure if they could be removed in Post.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:07 AM

Great composition, I like me the colors and pathway and balance of the elements. Leads me right to that village and I start to daydream. Makes me wonder what people do in that village for a living...farming nearby?

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:08 AM

Thanks so much I`m pleased that you guys liked the pic, given the forum seems slow of late I thought I might share a little more of Triora with you... The whole area is criss-crossed with footpaths from the top of the hills to the bottom of deep gorges that link all the villages, and there are water troughs placed strategically along the way, for donkeys no doubt, though you would have to be as fit as a mountain goat to cover almost any distance given the topography.   I started up hill from Triora circa 03:00hrs hoping to catch sunrise though there was a lot of low cloud, I found it hard going carrying only my camera (D70S) I spent circa 4 hrs up the hill, just a wonderful place to be right at that moment in time. 

 

First pic is at the graveyard gate which it uphill from the town and might be perhaps be thought of as less than ideal in terms of health issues these days but perhaps back then they thought the dead would be nearer to heaven...dunno.

 

Second pic is in the same area there were wild flowers everywhere...(-: The village in the distance is not Triora but just another of the many hilltop villages in the area.

 

The third pic was taken as I entered the village on coming down the hill, I thought the roof material amazing having built a few roofs around this place over the years.

 

Fourth pic is of the abandoned terraces where no doubt the village once grew the majority of their fruit and vegetables, without a car it would have been a very long way to go to get food .

 

If there is any interest in seeing any more of the village just SHOUT...(-: 

 

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:47 PM

Ah ha, you've been holding back :P

Beautiful shot!



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:06 AM

Thanks Doug, took those pics many years back with my D70S and kit lenses, pleased you think there was something of interest in it/them.



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:47 AM

See ?  Its not the gear, its the eyeball behind the gear...



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 07:59 PM

See ?  Its not the gear, its the eyeball behind the gear...

Sorry Rod, I think you've been misinformed ... it's the gear  :P


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:50 AM

WHAT??? :huh:

On reflection, that's good news for me, Kerry.  With enough money, I can buy myself the photographic success ! :lol:

(and therefore, the love of many beautiful women...)

:ph34r:



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:53 AM

WHAT??? :huh:

On reflection, that's good news for me, Kerry.  With enough money, I can buy myself the photographic success ! :lol:

(and therefore, the love of many beautiful women...)

:ph34r:

Indeed.






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