Alleys in Varenna, originally uploaded by Photomike07.
There is a rustic yet delicate old world feel to so many parts of Europe that is simply impossible to reproduce. Sure, we have all seen the sad attempts here in the states from theme parks to new housing communities, but the reality is, they are simply just attempts. I was really quite excited to see the many alleys, cobblestone sidewalks, and architectural details of this Italian village upon my arrival, and used the time during the harsh mid day sun to scout out a few locations for the “blue hour” that was about to arrive that evening. On a night like this, you can almost guarantee a late dinner…..very late actually. Lucky for me, late dinners seem to be the norm…..even in this quiet little lake town.
Wow! Stunning textures and love the warm tones.
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Awesome lighting & processing!
Great shot, nice mood
Beautiful, moody and great pp work!
Oh wow! this is sooo warm and full of feeling, really an instant fave for me!
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Wonderful HDR! The lighting and mood are awesome.
Love the beautiful colors and great textures and tones in this shot!
Fantastic details and light. Has an eerie feel to it.
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As an amateur I see, I have much to learn. Every so often I get a spark of inspiration like this. I’ll be going to Lake Como this summer and cannot wait to see what I can pull off.