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Driving south from our holiday apartment at Varenna on Lake Como in the mountains of northern Italy, en route to visit Lecco at the southernmost tip of the lake, my wife Liz and I pulled over into a layby at the small town of Olcio in order to watch a vivid display of light and shadow playing over the landscape.
With heavy, but broken, clouds streaming by overhead we were treated to a few minutes of chiaroscuro drama before the clouds closed up and the scene was covered in shadow once more.
A few photos of those fleeting moments are all that remains now, so I'm certainly glad we bothered to stop and capture the light show.
Filename - italy como olcio 01.jpg
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 70mm
Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.
Location - Olcio, Lake Como, Italy
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.
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