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Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy #13

Riva del Garda from Torbole on Lake Garda, 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.

For the last few days of our holiday we decamped from Lake Como and headed east to Lake Garda, which proved to be quite different in terms of landscape and development than Lake Como.

A drive up the lovely roads right to the northern end of Lake Garda got us to the beautifully situated Riva del Garda, which proved to be a real gem of a place.

We ended up spending a whole afternoon here, just wandering around the waterfront and promenades looking at the scenery and architecture, and of course, taking the odd photo or fifty!

Once the sun had started to drop towards the mountains to the west we drove a little way along the lakeshore to Torbole, which gave us great views back towards Riva del Garda set against those magnificent peaks.

But it wasn't the town that caught my eye for this shot, rather a solitary tree set on the Riva del Garda promenade, with the colourful sails of windsurfers enjoying the stiff breeze over on the far side of the lake at the base of an imposing mountain.

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Filename - italy lake garda riva del garda 13.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 95mm

Exposure - 1/60 secs @ f11, ISO200

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

Location - Riva del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.