Villa Monastero, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy. by johnrf

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Villa Monastero, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy. by 

Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 10.9"
Medium 12.0" x 16.4"
Large 16.0" x 21.8"
X large 20.0" x 27.3"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

A view towards Varenna from the gardens of Villa Monastero which has a prime view over Lake Como, Italy.
Taken in 1991 with my Olympus OM2 with its f1.8, 50mm Zuiko lens and using Kodachrome 64, and scanned in 2011 using an Epson 2400 driven by VueScan software.
This image is featured by the “Visions of Italy” and “Best of Redbubble” Groups.
Viewed 2055 times as at July 5,2014.

Keen long term member of the Pakenham Camera Club located in Victoria, Australia; and I specialise in landscape, travel, garden and outdoor photography generally.
I use only Olympus SLR;s and DSLR’s and I process my images using Apple computers and mainly Apple software..

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  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture John! Love the soft pastel colours of the sky!::))

  • hello today gm. We were very lucky with the weather for our week on the lakes.

    – johnrf

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture and I love your composition. Well doneJohn.

  • Thanks for your kind comment Ralph.
    I must say that this image surprised me,. The colours in this slide, taken many years ago, have held up well and the scanned image is better than I expected.

    – johnrf

  • Andrea Rapisarda
    Andrea Rapisardaalmost 4 years ago

    Love this place !!

  • Andrea Rapisarda
    Andrea Rapisardaalmost 4 years ago


  • Dear Andrea.
    Tthank you very much for the Feature. It has certainly made my day.

    – johnrf

  • machka
    machkaalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image and great capture. Congratulations on feature, I’m sure there’ll be more.

  • Hello machka. Thanks. We seem to have similar photographic preferences. Your portfolio is very interesting. I am wondering where you live to have access to so many beautiful locations.

    – johnrf

  • machka
    machkaover 3 years ago

    Hi John, I had a look at your portfolio and I see what you mean. I live in Melbourne, but most of my photos are from trips overseas. I love to travel and I love taking photos, so I combine the two.

  • Thanks machka for your reply. Are you a member of any of the camera clubs here in Melbourne?.

    – johnrf

  • machka
    machkaover 3 years ago

    In reply to your question, I am not a member of any camera clubs. I simply haven’t had the time to join any clubs; my family keeps me very busy. I am an amateur photographer and I mainly take photos whilst on holidays. I plan to take this hobby more serioulsy when I have more time at my disposal.

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Rene for selecting this image.

    – johnrf

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 2 years ago

    ‘A Garden Somewhere’ is having a $20 challenge – ‘Lets try something different’ and since you can only enter a photo that has been nominated by someone else, I’m nominating YOU to enter this gorgeous photo into the challenge. Please enter your picture (and choose someone else’s picture from the Group’s GALLERY) – Good luck!

  • Thank you TeresaB.
    I am not certain that I have done my challenge entry correctly . i went to the Challenge button on the “A Garden Somewhere” page and entered MY Image.

    – johnrf

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 2 years ago

    This is certainly a classic, John! A terrific photo! ~ Pat

  • Dear Pat.Thanks Again.
    This image has been possibly my most successful on Redbubble.

    – johnrf

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