AUGUST 2008 – The morning sun gently illuminates the Tuscan hills close to Vagliagli in Italy. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
Did I tell you that we love Italy, the Italians, and all things Italian? Tuscany is one of the many reasons for this ongoing love. Most relate Tuscany to the major attractions – Florence, Siena, Pisa – but very few take the time to spend a some time on the countryside. We did in August 2008 and booked a room at the Dievole Winery.
The whole area was extremely quiet. The number of cars that went to the nearby village of Vagliagi could be counted on one hand, and since high season had gone already, there were also fewer tourists at the resort. From here, you still can explore the entire area, especially Siena which is just 20 kilometers away. But be prepared for lots of tourists and a remarkable difference to the surroundings of the winery.
Our room was located at the south-west corner of the main building, and one morning, shortly after sunrise, it offered this magnificient view into the Tuscan hills. I love the layered lines of the hills that seem to fade away with the distance.
The high resolution image
|Capture Date & Time||31-AUG-2008, 07:03|
|Location||Dievole Wine Resort, Vagliagli, Italy|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 24-70 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/10 sec at f/22|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4992 x 2652 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|