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Monastary Santa Maria di Piona, Lake Como, Italy #4

Monastary of Santa Maria di Piona on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy

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The story behind this image

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 one of the covered cloisters surrounding a garden in the centre of the monastary, with a lovely play of light and shadow in the corridor.

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Filename - italy como monastary 04.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 50mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO1600

Filters - None.

Location - Monastary Santa Maria di Piona, Lake Como, Italy

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - High ISO used to allow handheld exposure.