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Gravedona, Lake Como, Italy #1

Boat at dusk at Gravedona on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy

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While staying at Lake Como in the Italian mountains for a couple of weeks' holiday, my wife Liz and I took the opportunity to have a look at the many towns that dotted the lake shore.

Right at the northern end of Lake Como is the town of Gravedona.

Although quite a tourist hotspot, Gravedona still retains an air of quiet gentility, and Liz and I enjoyed a couple of lovely evenings here.

This view, taken just after sunset, shows a small boat moored just offshore set against a mountainous background with the twilight colours of the sky reflecting in the still waters of the lake.

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Image data

Filename - italy como gravedona 01.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 25mm

Exposure - 1/15 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the sky and water.

Location - Gravedona, Lake Como, Italy

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and cable release used to prevent camera movement.