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Early morning mist, Val D'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. by Justin Foulkes

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Early morning mist, Val D'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy. by 

*Early morning mist surrounds the farmhouse at Belvedere, near San Quirico D’Orcia, Val D’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy.

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I knew this scene had been photographed a million times before, so I tried to avoid this particular spot. However, the view was so magnificent, I couldn’t resist, especially when I arrived at dawn to see this very photogenic mist drifting through the valley. I felt the high contrast scene would work particularly well in Black and White, and hoped this treatment would help it stand out from the millions of other photos of this famous farmhouse.

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The images herein do not belong in the public domain. All images are copyrighted to and owned by Banana Pancake Ltd and may not be copied, edited, published, uploaded or used for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise without the express written permission from the photographer, Justin Foulkes.
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Professional travel and landscape photographer, based in South West London. A keen hiker and mountaineer, I love the outdoors, particularly the wilder places of the world.

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  • strawberries
    strawberriesalmost 3 years ago

    gorgeous shot

  • NolsNZ
    NolsNZalmost 3 years ago

    Wow Justin, stunning. Fav for me.

  • michael scott
    michael scottalmost 3 years ago

    breathtakingly beautiful work!

  • Jacek Nazim
    Jacek Nazimalmost 3 years ago


  • Margherita Calati
    Margherita Calatialmost 3 years ago

    this is stunning!
    taken in val d’orcia, i know that place.. i’ve been there in may!

  • Marta Grabska-Press
    Marta Grabska-...almost 3 years ago

    this is amazing!!!! I love it!!!!

  • Christopher Cullen
    Christopher Cu...almost 3 years ago

    superb shot. wonderful in black and white. such great mist layers in such an iconic location

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosalmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant image, Justin; well done!

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTalmost 3 years ago

    Your image is beautiful

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 2 years ago

    Congratulations – superb work!

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