Vineyard, Tuscany, Italy

AUGUST 2008 – The vineyard of the Dievole winery outside of Sienna, Italy, on a sunny summer morning. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Did I mention that we love all things Italian? A 2008 trip brought us to the Dievole winery, situated about 18 kilometers north of Sienna in the beautiful hills of Tuscany, directly in the Chianti region. Their wines are as excellent as their food.

Tuscany is an eye feast for every photographer and that’s true for me as well. So I got up early to capture a lot of nice shots of the surroundings of the winery. I selected this photo for the blog post because I like the clear lines, the dominance of green shades, and the rising sun that flashes through the wine as a nice star with eight beams.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time30-AUG-2008, 07:28
LocationCastelnuovo Berardenga, Sienna, Italy
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/100 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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