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I was attracted to this scene in the Val d'Orcia, Tuscany, as I felt the foreground and background worked so well together. I also liked the soft colours of the crop.
Sometimes a centrally placed focal point works best and I thought this to be the case here.
As always I would welcome any comments.

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Title:Tuscan farmhouse
Username:bravo charlie bravo charlie
Uploaded:28 Jun 2006 - 2:32 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 2:34 PM

Simply stunning! Especially like the f/g detail in this image.

Ade

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davidcollins
davidcollins e2 Member 9103 forum postsdavidcollins vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 2:39 PM

a great shot i love the two poppies in the fg good colours too.

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laflor
laflor  8
28 Jun 2006 - 2:40 PM

fabulous composition. even the clouds in the sky lead in to the farmhouse.

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
28 Jun 2006 - 2:43 PM

I think the composition is superb, enhanced by that very attractive sky. Congrats on the EC.

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kokobrown
kokobrown  101902 forum posts Scotland
28 Jun 2006 - 2:43 PM

wow..absoloutley beautiful...the composition is excellent..id love this on my wall!

Laura
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covey
covey  91672 forum posts Ireland
28 Jun 2006 - 2:47 PM

Stunning shot, though the roof looks oversaturated a little.

T.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 2:55 PM

And a well earned EC to boot, congratulations....

Ade...again!

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itsasetamendi
28 Jun 2006 - 2:56 PM

The central placement of the farmhouse works well because the cloud formation leads the eye to it so naturally.
Gareth

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kokobrown
kokobrown  101902 forum posts Scotland
28 Jun 2006 - 2:57 PM

Congrats on the EC. Knew it was a winner.

L x

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ChristineL
28 Jun 2006 - 3:03 PM

wonderful colour and composition, a super image,
chris.

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023041 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 3:10 PM

Looks damn fine to me

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conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 3:12 PM

This must be one of the all-time most typical and beautiful Tuscan scenes. Excellent, very well taken!

Conrad

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LongDucDong
28 Jun 2006 - 3:17 PM

Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. Perfectly cropped, color is tops, clarity is perfect. The small red flowers in the foreground add a perfect amount of color.

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tarara
tarara  8
28 Jun 2006 - 3:18 PM

Fabulous, and the sky just showed off for you as well. Yvonne

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 11249 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 3:22 PM

Well done on the EC.

Mighty fine shot. All the ingredients work so well in this image.

I would love to visit this area of Italy, as it looks so photogenic.

Martin

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dani2
dani2  1045 forum posts
28 Jun 2006 - 3:25 PM

Stunning photo, well deserved EC. The colours and composition are amazing! Love it.

Dani

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 3:46 PM

Oh yes, oh yes, what an inspiring, impressive image. Tuscany must be one of the most photographed regions on earth, but I'm struggling to think of anything I've seen before that compares with this. It captures the spirit of the place as few images have done. Many congratulations on your EC.

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paulstefan
28 Jun 2006 - 3:51 PM

Lovely rich colour. Congrats on the EC
Paul..

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8372 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 3:58 PM

Simply beautiful, congratulations on a well deserved EC. Fabulous colour and composition.
C

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simon butterworth

Wonderful vibrant colours and excellent composition.

Simon

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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 - 4:02 PM

Excellent, agree with all you say. It's a fab viewpoint.

Teresa

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McKenzie
McKenzie  8 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 - 4:11 PM

Superb shot. the sky was just made for this capture....lovely. Click


Steve

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 4:38 PM

simply beautiful.....

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MikeH
MikeH  9217 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 4:46 PM

Superb comp and that foreground is beautiful,
Mike

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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 4:56 PM

Excellent.

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martinproe
28 Jun 2006 - 5:28 PM

A beautiful piece of composition and photography. Wonderful scene.

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John_Frid
John_Frid  8514 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 5:45 PM

Awesome and stunning image.

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
28 Jun 2006 - 5:57 PM

Congrats on well deserved EC!
Stunning shot indeed!

Jouko

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VintageRed
28 Jun 2006 - 6:07 PM

Fine shot and deserving of its EC award. Good work. Nick.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 6:48 PM

Fantastic landscape shot

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katieb
katieb  10255 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 8:05 PM

Superb image as is your portfolio, not sure how I have missed it up to now.
Kate

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bravo charlie
bravo charlie e2 Member 10bravo charlie vcard United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 - 8:16 PM

Thanks very much for all your encouraging comments. I find that one of the hardest things in photography is assessing my own images as it is so easy to be influenced by memories of the actual shoot and other factors, so it is just great to get some objective feedback.
Thanks also Peter for the EC which is a real bonus.
Best regards,
Brian

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 9:01 PM

Beautiful shot, stunning composition and colours. Congrats on your EC.

Chris

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MarkT
MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2006 - 10:01 PM

A beautiful image.

Mark.

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CP_01
CP_01  9
29 Jun 2006 - 1:46 AM

WOW - this is nothing less than fantastic!!! Great job, and congrats on the EC.

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markmellen
29 Jun 2006 - 3:29 AM

Excellent work well deserved indeed!...Mark

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Tina_Michelle
29 Jun 2006 - 3:48 AM

gorgeous lighting and composition/scenery. lovely foreground effect. well done indeed!

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Keelo
Keelo  11 Australia
29 Jun 2006 - 7:01 AM

A very deserving EC, love the composition and colours, well done.

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
29 Jun 2006 - 10:03 AM

Works well for me Smile
Has an almost painterly feel to it. Superb colours!
Matt

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bannview
bannview  10 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2006 - 10:53 AM

Congrats on a beautfully constructed and well exposed shot. I agree with you that the central position works well here as the sky fits in perfectly with it. Just wish I had had light like this on my trip and been able to capture something like this as the scenes were there o.k. for the taking.
Ian

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2006 - 1:57 PM

Beautiful and stunning composition
Mike

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Morpyre
Morpyre e2 Member 91622 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2006 - 2:55 PM

it's been said many times already but "stunning and beautiful" are my first words =) perfect composition and beautiful colours and lighting - makes me want to go there right now

congratulations on a well deserved EC and keep up the great work

peter "morpyre" turner

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ivana_kusman
29 Jun 2006 - 9:28 PM

Fabulous colour and composition

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P181
P181  8 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2006 - 1:12 PM

Stunning shot

Phil

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billydo
billydo e2 Member 1178 forum postsbillydo vcard United Kingdom
1 Jul 2006 - 9:22 PM

Exceptional from front to back. Nice work.

Neal.

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VanessaK
VanessaK  8
2 Jul 2006 - 4:50 PM

Simply, WoW...

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AlleyCatz
AlleyCatz  8274 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2006 - 5:01 PM

Great compositon and love the foreground of this shot.

~Alley~

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2006 - 7:00 PM

Very typical tuscany scene, but very well done!

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shane
shane  10 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2006 - 9:02 PM

More than chuffed to give this the 100th click

Totally beautiful. Love it

CLICK and Congrats on the EC

shane

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
3 Jul 2006 - 10:02 AM

Yes well done on this its a super picture.

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Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 11:33 AM

Indeed, most excellent. Well done.

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paulstefan
3 Jul 2006 - 12:04 PM

A worthy POTW - congrats
Paul..

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deviant
deviant  103024 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 12:35 PM

Really catches the place perfectly.
D

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philipr
philipr  8392 forum posts
3 Jul 2006 - 6:03 PM

another well done here

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perrism
perrism  10
3 Jul 2006 - 6:40 PM

Lovely!

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chrispethick
3 Jul 2006 - 9:03 PM

I love your photos Brian, This one is just stunning I cant fault it in any way.

Chris

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bravo charlie
bravo charlie e2 Member 10bravo charlie vcard United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 - 9:17 PM

Thanks very much again everyone for your kind comments and clicks. It is just great to get such good feedback, and to be awarded the photo of the week is the icing on the cake.
Best regards,
Brian

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jul 2006 - 10:12 PM

Just had to return to congratulate you on being awarded POTW, Brian. It's richly deserved. Well done!

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liparig
liparig  10233 forum posts United States
3 Jul 2006 - 10:17 PM

wow simply stunning well done
joe

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steve neil
steve neil  10597 forum posts Australia
4 Jul 2006 - 5:52 AM

well done - simply beautiful

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suetography
4 Jul 2006 - 7:12 AM

Brilliantly stunning photograph. Everything works so well together. I love the way the clouds lead away from the cottage.

Sue

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angelamary
4 Jul 2006 - 7:50 AM

What a beautiful picutre! Congratulations on a well deserved win! Beautifully composed in the most gorgeous colours. One I'd be very proud to have on my wall!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 4:32 AM

Had a feeling about this shot going all the way, but didn't want to mention it in an earlier comment for fear of putting the kiss of death on it for you......LOL

Congratulations to you, well deserved.

Ade

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 10:01 AM

Gorgeous work. Congratulations on the EC and POTW.

Jeanie

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RobynB
RobynB  8
5 Jul 2006 - 7:21 PM

This is beautiful - I love the lines in the sky and the grass in the background, and then the grass in the foreground is totally different, and just has the spatter of 2 red poppies (?) just the whole symetry and contrast makes this most appealing. I'm a newbie on this site, and this is my first comment.

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RobynB
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5 Jul 2006 - 7:21 PM

This is beautiful - I love the lines in the sky and the grass in the background, and then the grass in the foreground is totally different, and just has the spatter of 2 red poppies (?) just the whole symetry and contrast makes this most appealing. I'm a newbie on this site, and this is my first comment.

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petejeff
petejeff  10 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 - 1:51 PM

Absolutely Mega..I'd be very very proud of this shot.

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Mixpix
Mixpix  101058 forum posts England
7 Jul 2006 - 2:55 PM

Wow, my kind of sky, nice and blue. Like the two little red flowers in the fg.

Mick

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fellsnapper
8 Jul 2006 - 9:17 AM

Glorious!

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2006 - 7:45 PM

Spectacular/superb.
Tom.

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kinfatric
kinfatric  9550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2006 - 2:32 PM

just superb

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bzbee
bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2006 - 7:03 PM

Oh yes!!! Bravo, Charlie!!!

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Derek3755
Derek3755  7 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 - 7:46 PM

Simply stunning! Beautiful Composition & Exposure! Well Done on the Awards!!

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