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Tuscan farmhouse

By bravo charlie  
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.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Derek3755, RobboB, Ade_Osman and 166 more

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Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
28 Jun 2006 2:34PM
Simply stunning! Especially like the f/g detail in this image.


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davidcollins 10 108 1 Scotland
28 Jun 2006 2:39PM
a great shot i love the two poppies in the fg good colours too.
laflor 9
28 Jun 2006 2:40PM
fabulous composition. even the clouds in the sky lead in to the farmhouse.
AlanBW 10 20 England
28 Jun 2006 2:43PM
I think the composition is superb, enhanced by that very attractive sky. Congrats on the EC.
kokobrown 11 1.9k Scotland
28 Jun 2006 2:43PM
wow..absoloutley beautiful...the composition is love this on my wall!

covey 11 1.7k Ireland
28 Jun 2006 2:47PM
Stunning shot, though the roof looks oversaturated a little.

Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
28 Jun 2006 2:55PM
And a well earned EC to boot, congratulations....

28 Jun 2006 2:56PM
The central placement of the farmhouse works well because the cloud formation leads the eye to it so naturally.
kokobrown 11 1.9k Scotland
28 Jun 2006 2:57PM
Congrats on the EC. Knew it was a winner.

L x
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 3:03PM
wonderful colour and composition, a super image,
keithh Plus
12 24.9k 33 Wallis And Futuna
28 Jun 2006 3:10PM
Looks damn fine to me
conrad 11 10.9k 116
28 Jun 2006 3:12PM
This must be one of the all-time most typical and beautiful Tuscan scenes. Excellent, very well taken!

28 Jun 2006 3:17PM
Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. Perfectly cropped, color is tops, clarity is perfect. The small red flowers in the foreground add a perfect amount of color.
tarara 10
28 Jun 2006 3:18PM
Fabulous, and the sky just showed off for you as well. Yvonne
martinl 12 264 2 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 3:22PM
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.

dani2 12 45
28 Jun 2006 3:25PM
Stunning photo, well deserved EC. The colours and composition are amazing! Love it.

IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 3:46PM
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.
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 3:51PM
Lovely rich colour. Congrats on the EC
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 3:58PM
Simply beautiful, congratulations on a well deserved EC. Fabulous colour and composition.
28 Jun 2006 3:59PM
Wonderful vibrant colours and excellent composition.

TeresaH 11 1.1k United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 4:02PM
Excellent, agree with all you say. It's a fab viewpoint.

McKenzie 9 22 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 4:11PM
Superb shot. the sky was just made for this capture....lovely. Click

kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 4:38PM
simply beautiful.....
MikeH 11 217 4 England
28 Jun 2006 4:46PM
Superb comp and that foreground is beautiful,
Boyd 12 11.2k 11 Wales
28 Jun 2006 4:56PM
martinproe 10 293 5 England
28 Jun 2006 5:28PM
A beautiful piece of composition and photography. Wonderful scene.
John_Frid 10 514 56 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 5:45PM
Awesome and stunning image.
JouŠo Plus
12 56 Finland
28 Jun 2006 5:57PM
Congrats on well deserved EC!
Stunning shot indeed!

VintageRed 10 15 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 6:07PM
Fine shot and deserving of its EC award. Good work. Nick.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
28 Jun 2006 6:48PM
Fantastic landscape shot
katieb 12 255 4 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 8:05PM
Superb image as is your portfolio, not sure how I have missed it up to now.
28 Jun 2006 8:16PM
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,
Chriscj 10 96 1 England
28 Jun 2006 9:01PM
Beautiful shot, stunning composition and colours. Congrats on your EC.

MarkT 11 119 2 England
28 Jun 2006 10:01PM
A beautiful image.

CP_01 10 1
29 Jun 2006 1:46AM
WOW - this is nothing less than fantastic!!! Great job, and congrats on the EC.
29 Jun 2006 3:29AM
Excellent work well deserved indeed!...Mark
29 Jun 2006 3:48AM
gorgeous lighting and composition/scenery. lovely foreground effect. well done indeed!
Keelo 12 18 Australia
29 Jun 2006 7:01AM
A very deserving EC, love the composition and colours, well done.
mattmatic 12 598
29 Jun 2006 10:03AM
Works well for me Smile
Has an almost painterly feel to it. Superb colours!
bannview 11 16 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2006 10:53AM
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.
29 Jun 2006 1:57PM
Beautiful and stunning composition
Morpyre Plus
11 1.6k 8 Wales
29 Jun 2006 2:55PM
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
29 Jun 2006 9:28PM
Fabulous colour and composition
P181 10 5 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2006 1:12PM
Stunning shot

billydo Plus
12 79 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2006 9:22PM
Exceptional from front to back. Nice work.

2 Jul 2006 4:50PM
Simply, WoW...
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
2 Jul 2006 5:01PM
Great compositon and love the foreground of this shot.

Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
2 Jul 2006 7:00PM
Very typical tuscany scene, but very well done!
shane 11 7 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2006 9:02PM
More than chuffed to give this the 100th click

Totally beautiful. Love it

CLICK and Congrats on the EC

wyatturp 10 2 England
3 Jul 2006 10:02AM
Yes well done on this its a super picture.
Westers 11 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
3 Jul 2006 11:33AM
Indeed, most excellent. Well done.
paulstefan 11 509 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 12:04PM
A worthy POTW - congrats
deviant 12 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 12:35PM
Really catches the place perfectly.
philipr 10 392
3 Jul 2006 6:03PM
another well done here
perrism 11 6
3 Jul 2006 6:40PM
3 Jul 2006 9:03PM
I love your photos Brian, This one is just stunning I cant fault it in any way.

3 Jul 2006 9:17PM
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,
IanFlindt 11 740 21 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 10:12PM
Just had to return to congratulate you on being awarded POTW, Brian. It's richly deserved. Well done!
liparig 11 233 United States
3 Jul 2006 10:17PM
wow simply stunning well done
steve neil 11 597 Australia
4 Jul 2006 5:52AM
well done - simply beautiful
4 Jul 2006 7:12AM
Brilliantly stunning photograph. Everything works so well together. I love the way the clouds lead away from the cottage.

angelamary 10 6 England
4 Jul 2006 7:50AM
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!
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
5 Jul 2006 4:32AM
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.

jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 10:01AM
Gorgeous work. Congratulations on the EC and POTW.

RobynB 9
5 Jul 2006 7:21PM
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.
RobynB 9
5 Jul 2006 7:21PM
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.
6 Jul 2006 1:51PM
Absolutely Mega..I'd be very very proud of this shot.
Mixpix 12 1.1k England
7 Jul 2006 2:55PM
Wow, my kind of sky, nice and blue. Like the two little red flowers in the fg.

fellsnapper 10 10 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2006 9:17AM
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
28 Jul 2006 7:45PM
kinfatric 11 550 9 Scotland
26 Aug 2006 2:32PM
just superb
bzbee Plus
12 102 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2006 7:03PM
Oh yes!!! Bravo, Charlie!!!
Derek3755 9 4 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2007 7:46PM
Simply stunning! Beautiful Composition & Exposure! Well Done on the Awards!!

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