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Olcio, Lake Como, Italy #2

Lake Como and mountains in northern Italy, as seen from the small town of Olcio

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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.

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Filename - italy como olcio 02.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f11, 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.