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Breaking Through

When we visit Umbria, we stay at a charming little house my Mother-in-law owns in a village perched on the top of a hill. From the first floor balcony, there is a 180 degree sweeping vista over a valley to the distant hills. But, with telephone poles, electricity pylons and a scattering of not-particularly-nice-looking farm buildings in the foreground, it is difficult to get a decent image of the vista (by my definition of “decent” at least!).

Instead, I’ve found that a telephoto lens can be used quite effectively to search for and photograph more interesting compositions out of the wider view. I could sit for hours just picking out images as the same scenes are transformed by the changing light. To see an example of this transformation, check out my previous post which shows the same building in different light.

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7 Comments

  1. John W says:

    Lovely shot, I like the way the sun is providing light before the bad weather arrives, beautiful framing too.
    cheers

  2. shooter says:

    Superbly framed, the light is stunning

  3. Doug Hickok says:

    Wow, what a setting and what a stunningly beautiful framing of it too Adrian! Sitting and waiting for the light and mood to change with your telephoto sounds like a dream. The warm light touches the farm house perfectly amid the lowering clouds and the surrounding shadows. Brilliant photography :^)

  4. george says:

    Shooting indoors – or out, the secret often lies in capturing the subject with pools of light. The house and adjacent field, beautifully lit in the midst of heavy clouds, foreground shadow and silhouetted trees turns it a masterpiece.

  5. Very nice light and composition!!! I also enjoy the scale of the landscape captured here.

  6. Incroyablement beau, une lumière et un cadrage d’exception ! Quel talent !

  7. CrashRyan says:

    i love this shot!!! beautiful!

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