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Towards the end of our stay exploring around Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy my wife Liz and I, after having consulted our guide book, decided on a trip north from our apartment at Varenna to have a look around the Monastary Santa Maria di Piona, right by the lakeshore.
We weren't sure what to expect, never having visited a monastary before, but with its peaceful and quiet ambiance, together with some lovely old buildings and spectacular scenery, we weren't disappointed with our visit and spent a good couple of hours just walking around enjoying the architecture and gardens.
This image is of the main courtyard and gives an idea of the overall layout of the monastary buildings.
Filename - italy como monastary 01.jpg
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 45mm
Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Location - Monastary Santa Maria di Piona, Lake Como, Italy
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.
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