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Centro Lago, Lake Como, Italy #6

Photo of a dramatic sunset over the centre (Centro Lago) of Lake Como from Varenna in northern Italy

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The story behind this image

A fortnight's holiday in the Italian Lakes gave my wife Liz and I plenty of opportunity to relax on the balcony of our apartment above the lakeside town of Varenna and just enjoy the views.

This photo was shot as the sun was setting behind the mountains on the far side of the lake, resulting in this dramatic explosion of light through the clouds draped over the mountaintops reflecting in the dark waters of the lake below.

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Image data

Filename - italy como centro lago 06.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 1/250 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Centro Lago, Lake Como, Italy

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.