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Varenna, Lake Como, Italy #25

Photo overlooking Varenna and Lake Como in northern Italy, just after sunrise

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The story behind this image

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

For the most part we were based in a holiday apartment overlooking the lovely town of Varenna on the shores of Lake Como, and it was a real treat to wake up in the morning, go outside onto our balcony and look at a view like this one.

Just after sunrise the light filtered through the mountains to the east and lit up the roofs and buildings of Varenna below us like jewels, with an early ferry glowing in the bright sunlight while approaching the harbour .

Not a bad way to start the day!

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Filename - italy lake como varenna 25.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/100 secs @ f5.6, ISO100

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

Location - Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and cable release used to prevent camera movement.