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Varenna, Lake Como, Italy #21

The waterfront at Varenna on Lake Como in northern Italy

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In the autumn of 2018 my wife Liz and I spent an amazing two weeks exploring the lakes and mountains of northern Italy.

Based in Varenna on the shores of Lake Como, our normal mode of transport was our little rented Fiat Panda, but for one day we abandoned the roads and took to the water instead.

There's a great ferry service on Lake Como that runs constantly between the three towns of Varenna, Menaggio and Bellagio which we took advantage of to get some views of these lovely locations from a different angle than we could see from the land.

This picture was taken just as we were sailing away from the harbour at Varenna, and shows the waterfront and promenade backed by those magnificent mountains.

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Filename - italy lake como varenna 21.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/60 secs @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.