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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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Comments


Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
28 Jun 2006 2:34PM
Simply stunning! Especially like the f/g detail in this image.

Ade

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28 Jun 2006 2:39PM
a great shot i love the two poppies in the fg good colours too.
28 Jun 2006 2:40PM
fabulous composition. even the clouds in the sky lead in to the farmhouse.
AlanBW Plus
11 20 England
28 Jun 2006 2:43PM
I think the composition is superb, enhanced by that very attractive sky. Congrats on the EC.
kokobrown Plus
13 1.9k Scotland
28 Jun 2006 2:43PM
wow..absoloutley beautiful...the composition is excellent..id love this on my wall!

Laura
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covey Plus
13 1.7k Ireland
28 Jun 2006 2:47PM
Stunning shot, though the roof looks oversaturated a little.

T.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
28 Jun 2006 2:55PM
And a well earned EC to boot, congratulations....

Ade...again!
The central placement of the farmhouse works well because the cloud formation leads the eye to it so naturally.
Gareth
kokobrown Plus
13 1.9k Scotland
28 Jun 2006 2:57PM
Congrats on the EC. Knew it was a winner.

L x
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 3:03PM
wonderful colour and composition, a super image,
chris.
keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
28 Jun 2006 3:10PM
Looks damn fine to me
conrad Plus
13 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!

Conrad
Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. Perfectly cropped, color is tops, clarity is perfect. The small red flowers in the foreground add a perfect amount of color.
28 Jun 2006 3:18PM
Fabulous, and the sky just showed off for you as well. Yvonne
martinl Plus
14 269 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.

Martin
dani2 Plus
13 45
28 Jun 2006 3:25PM
Stunning photo, well deserved EC. The colours and composition are amazing! Love it.

Dani
IanFlindt Plus
13 740 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 Plus
13 509 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 3:51PM
Lovely rich colour. Congrats on the EC
Paul..
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 3:58PM
Simply beautiful, congratulations on a well deserved EC. Fabulous colour and composition.
C
Wonderful vibrant colours and excellent composition.

Simon
TeresaH Plus
12 1.1k United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 4:02PM
Excellent, agree with all you say. It's a fab viewpoint.

Teresa
28 Jun 2006 4:11PM
Superb shot. the sky was just made for this capture....lovely. Click


Steve
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 4:38PM
simply beautiful.....
MikeH Plus
13 217 4 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 4:46PM
Superb comp and that foreground is beautiful,
Mike
Boyd Plus
14 11.2k 11 Wales
28 Jun 2006 4:56PM
Excellent.
martinproe Plus
12 293 5 England
28 Jun 2006 5:28PM
A beautiful piece of composition and photography. Wonderful scene.
John_Frid Plus
11 514 57 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 5:45PM
Awesome and stunning image.
JouŠo Plus
13 56 Finland
28 Jun 2006 5:57PM
Congrats on well deserved EC!
Stunning shot indeed!

Jouko
VintageRed Plus
12 15 1 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 6:07PM
Fine shot and deserving of its EC award. Good work. Nick.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
28 Jun 2006 6:48PM
Fantastic landscape shot
katieb Plus
13 255 4 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 8:05PM
Superb image as is your portfolio, not sure how I have missed it up to now.
Kate
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
Chriscj Plus
12 96 1 England
28 Jun 2006 9:01PM
Beautiful shot, stunning composition and colours. Congrats on your EC.

Chris
MarkT Plus
13 119 2 England
28 Jun 2006 10:01PM
A beautiful image.

Mark.
CP_01 Plus
12 1
29 Jun 2006 1:46AM
WOW - this is nothing less than fantastic!!! Great job, and congrats on the EC.
Excellent work well deserved indeed!...Mark
gorgeous lighting and composition/scenery. lovely foreground effect. well done indeed!
Keelo Plus
14 18 Australia
29 Jun 2006 7:01AM
A very deserving EC, love the composition and colours, well done.
29 Jun 2006 10:03AM
Works well for me Smile
Has an almost painterly feel to it. Superb colours!
Matt
bannview Plus
13 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.
Ian
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2006 1:57PM
Beautiful and stunning composition
Mike
Morpyre Plus
13 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
Fabulous colour and composition
P181 Plus
12 5 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2006 1:12PM
Stunning shot

Phil
billydo Plus
14 79 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2006 9:22PM
Exceptional from front to back. Nice work.

Neal.
Simply, WoW...
AlleyCatz Plus
11 274 6 England
2 Jul 2006 5:01PM
Great compositon and love the foreground of this shot.

~Alley~
Coleslaw Plus
12 13.4k 28 Wales
2 Jul 2006 7:00PM
Very typical tuscany scene, but very well done!
shane Plus
13 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

shane
3 Jul 2006 10:02AM
Yes well done on this its a super picture.
Westers Plus
13 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
3 Jul 2006 11:33AM
Indeed, most excellent. Well done.
paulstefan Plus
13 509 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 12:04PM
A worthy POTW - congrats
Paul..
deviant Plus
13 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2006 12:35PM
Really catches the place perfectly.
D
philipr Plus
12 392
3 Jul 2006 6:03PM
another well done here
3 Jul 2006 6:40PM
Lovely!
I love your photos Brian, This one is just stunning I cant fault it in any way.

Chris
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
IanFlindt Plus
13 740 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 Plus
13 233 United States
3 Jul 2006 10:17PM
wow simply stunning well done
joe
4 Jul 2006 5:52AM
well done - simply beautiful
Brilliantly stunning photograph. Everything works so well together. I love the way the clouds lead away from the cottage.

Sue
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 14 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.

Ade
jeanie Plus
14 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 10:01AM
Gorgeous work. Congratulations on the EC and POTW.

Jeanie
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.
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.
Absolutely Mega..I'd be very very proud of this shot.
Mixpix 13 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.

Mick
8 Jul 2006 9:17AM
Glorious!
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
28 Jul 2006 7:45PM
Spectacular/superb.
Tom.
kinfatric Plus
13 550 9 Scotland
26 Aug 2006 2:32PM
just superb
bzbee Plus
13 102 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2006 7:03PM
Oh yes!!! Bravo, Charlie!!!
11 Feb 2007 7:46PM
Simply stunning! Beautiful Composition & Exposure! Well Done on the Awards!!

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