Pienza, Italy

AUGUST 2000 – Dramatic black and white photo of the Piazza Pio II in Pienza, an UNESCO World Heritage in Tuscany, Italy. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Long before we came to Pienza, it had begun to rain. So we checked in at the hotel – the magnificient Hotel Relais Il Chiostro – and waited for the rain to stop. And indeed, two hours later, the sun crept through the clouds, and we could explore the town. The day tourists were gone already, and it was unusually quiet for an Italian town.

The dark clouds were still around, though, and I took this photo of the main piazza of Pienza, with exactly this dramatic look in mind. I shot on color slide film and converted to b&w later. And I still like it.

The high resolution image

Capture Date31-AUG-2000
LocationPienza, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 17mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6291 x 4254 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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