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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 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.
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.
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