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Crete Senesi

Crete Senesi
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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14554 W: 131 N: 29786] (171975)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-09-09
Categories: Nature
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-09-14 5:51
Viewed: 597
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Italian]
Crete Senesi
The Crete Senesi are a singular setting, almost an island where the sun hits a knock, knocking the ground, blowing the wind unobstructed, the light is blind and the gaze can span everywhere, pursuing distant horizons, delightful lines, unique graphics.
They meet in the southeast area of the city of Siena, which includes the communes of Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d'Arbia, Rapolano Terme, Montalcino and Trequanda, all in the province of Siena.
The name comes from clay, or clay, present in the ground, giving the landscape the characteristic gray-blue color and a lunar appearance. This characteristic clay, mixed with salgem and chalk, called mattaione, is made up of Pliocene sea sediments covering the area between 2.5 and 4.5 million years ago.
The landscape is characterized by hilly, gently rolled hills, bald and whitish hills, oaks and lonely cypresses, isolated farms at the top of the hills, tracts of wood in the valleys, the fountains that collect rainwater.
The area is also known for producing white truffles in the Crete.

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Hello, Silvio!

Beautiful view with the lonely tree in the distance giving very good depth to the composition. The light is also very good, which gives a fine texture to the fields. Wonderful job!

Bonjour, cher ami Silvio,
Que dire de plus, vous avez tout dit (et très bien) dans votre note, il n'y a rien à ajouter, il ne reste plus qu'à contempler sans modération.
Un paysage superbe.

  • snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9745 W: 63 N: 27417] (120841)
  • [2017-09-14 6:18]

Hello Silvio,
A simple but fascinating composition. The low point of view and the lighting together bring a sculpted feel to the composition. The solitary tree makes an excellent focal point to which we are drawn by the contrasting colours in the landscape. First class photography.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14260 W: 1033 N: 28561] (135816)
  • [2017-09-14 6:23]

Hello, Silvio!

I like the lonely, silhouetted tree on the horizon and the patch of straw colored grass beside it contrasting with the bare contoured fg fields. Tfs!

Ciao Silvio,
Fine minimalist capture of the iconic hills. Great scene, I like the contrasts and the colors.


Hello Silvio,
Another fantastic photo from this amazing area. The light is fabulous, and so are the colours and texture of the ground. The lonely tree in the distance is a great eye-catcher too. The soft play of light and shades is very beautiful.
Kind regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9590 W: 157 N: 15499] (124027)
  • [2017-09-14 7:44]

Witaj Silvio!
Lovely landscape.
Good frame and composition.
I like colours and light.
Tree add flavor to this composition.
Very well done.
Nice afternoon.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13808 W: 0 N: 16043] (169252)
  • [2017-09-14 7:57]

Hello silvio

cette cuvette en milueu et quel solitaire en fond fantastique ocmpo et vue quel champs etg renu doux ce tons splendide.
Bravo et amitié

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3348 W: 0 N: 7665] (55939)
  • [2017-09-14 8:38]

Minimalism in its extreme form, really something for me, I like it very much
regards Ryszard

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13697 W: 295 N: 27279] (109547)
  • [2017-09-14 8:48]

Ciao Silvio,
Nice the view of the place with the well presented foreground land to escorted from the mountains on the backdrop.Excellent the light and the colour management of the scene.


Ciao Silvio, buona fotografia di questa interessante composizione con il paesaggio interessante, molto ben catturato in questa bella immagine, con buona nitidezza, luce, colore e qualità. Un lavoro molto buono e interessante perfettamente fatto, le mie congratulazioni, amico mio. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bel lavoro.

Buona notte e buon fine settimana.
I migliori auguri dal sud della Spagna.

Ciao Silvio,
Bella foto della terra ,ottimo POV,
sembra un quadro artistico
cari saluti

Hi Silvio,
well seen and well composed with those braun colors and the mountains fading in the background

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11751 W: 126 N: 21138] (108849)
  • [2017-09-14 10:00]

Ciao Silvio,ancora bellissima ed ancora piu' minimalista,solo l'albero,ma anche lo sfondo che si vede in alto da' spettacolo,magari nella prossima spingi maggiormente la saturazione. Buona serata,Luciano

Dear Silvio,

I really like your latest series of these great spaces without frontiers.

Best Wishes,

Hello Silvio, it looks as if someone has laid an enormous length of fabric over the landscape, so that we see the rolling shape of the contours.
The isolated tree is an ideal focal point, and we get just a glimpse of the very distant tree covered hills.
Regards Jean.

I should not write while looking at such beautiful photographs...
thank you
best regards

Ciao Silvio
grande classico, grande bellezza e grande interpretazione.
Bellissima la luce che modella le sinuosità delle colline.
Gran bel colpo.

Hi Silvio,

The lonely tree is lookking for company. The wideness of the area is creating depth. This place is almost like a desert. The point of view is showing the traces left by the wind. Have a nice day.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10127 W: 144 N: 25335] (123385)
  • [2017-09-14 23:26]

Ciao Carlo, Another fabulous view of this landscape near Siena. Amazing view of this lone pine tree. Stunning composition. We feel the autumn is near.

Kind regrad s Malgo

Hi Silvio,
Beautiful landscape with this lonely tree and these "waves" of this countryside scenery, nice photogenic effect, interesting light effect, tfs.

Hi Silvio
I like the near and far aspect of this minimalist wide capture putting the single tree as main focal point. Gentle undulating softness of the land is gorgeous to look, of an utterly fabulous landscape smartly captured. Remarkable shot, Congrats
Best regards

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24402 W: 523 N: 40817] (175634)
  • [2017-09-15 4:07]

Ciao Silvio,

Your picture is almost a painting, never seen in my life.
Pleasant panoramic view and great nature picture.
You chose a nice corner with perspective and depth.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Hello Silvio
Just that one tree changes this landscape from beautiful to splendid. The curved landscape is amazing in the dying sunlight. Good to use it for the largest part of the composition. The border between foreground and background is just at the right position.
Marvellous work. Have a nice day. Groet Rob

Ciao Silvio

Linda foto minimalista desta belíssima região. Um belo trabalho meu amigo.

Parabéns e abraço


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15437 W: 159 N: 26991] (141698)
  • [2017-09-15 11:20]

Ciao Silvio
Telle une peinture de maître, c'est vraiment magnifique, les couleurs et l'effet de la lumière, très jolie

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9138 W: 57 N: 15347] (56868)
  • [2017-09-15 12:52]

Hello Silvio,
What a magnificent landscape, the gently rolling hills are beautiful and the texture of long, horizontal, waving lines, touched by a very soft sunlight is gorgeous. The lonely tree is well included too.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3974 W: 2 N: 6685] (33168)
  • [2017-09-15 14:18]

Hello Silvio
Another amazing picture from this place. Wonderful colours, great composition. Superb landscape.

Hello Silvio,
Splendid, splendid! I love the view of the lone tree at the edge of a moon-like surface.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10501 W: 174 N: 17837] (79217)
  • [2017-10-08 5:42]


the softness of this arid terrain, the effects of light and the presence of the lonely tree up there created an amazing mood. TFS this beauty.



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