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Bellagio, Lake Como.

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 13 May 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is the town of Bellagio on Lake Como in Italy photographed in the autumn of 2008 just before the setting sun dipped behind the mountains opposite the town.

For some reason I never got around to processing the photos from this short holiday with my wife to Lake Como and Milan.

All the towns in the Italian Lake District are really beautiful and it's difficult for any photo to do them justice.

There's a larger version of the photo here for anyone who is interested.


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NIKON D40 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 200 69 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Mirko Herzner from Germany

This is a beautiful evening setting for sure, Ian. I also like the composition and your great use of the 'rule-of-thirds' here.

13 May 2009 6:13am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! What a gorgeous image! The composition and lighting are outstanding!

13 May 2009 6:19am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

This is just spectacular. The light is luscious.

13 May 2009 6:58am

ManuelaR from Hainburg (Frankfurt/Main), Germany

Wonderful light and so much to look at!

13 May 2009 7:11am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

The sort of photo you'd see framed and up for sale in one of the local galleries.

13 May 2009 7:17am

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

gorgeous quality of the light, highlighting the town and setting it off against the mountains in the background

13 May 2009 9:22am

Richard Hollins from London, United Kingdom

Beautiful light and very nicely composed. Looks like a spectacular location.

13 May 2009 9:42am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

La lumière est magnifique, je connais bien ce lac et les villages qui l'entourent. Une très belle photo

13 May 2009 9:57am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Very Very Beautiful

13 May 2009 11:49am

Ravi from Bangalore, India

Fabulous shot. Looks like a piece of art. Amazing work with colors, lighting, DoF, framing

13 May 2009 12:10pm

Frida from Sweden

Absolutely adorable use of natural light. The colors and composition is also excellent.

13 May 2009 1:58pm

Yochai from Kochav Yair, Israel

beautiful work - i love the light and colors. very nice.

13 May 2009 2:12pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a lovely scene and atmosphere here Ian -- beautiful afternoon light and colors!

13 May 2009 2:14pm

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

quelle lumière !

13 May 2009 3:01pm

Heather J. Woodland from Napanee ON, Canada


13 May 2009 3:16pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Majestic scenery, divine light.

13 May 2009 3:41pm

Rosa from V.N.Gaia, Portugal

Really postcard like :)

13 May 2009 4:35pm

Bookfool from Mississippi, United States

Gorgeous! I was going to say what Rosa said -- it looks just like a postcard.

13 May 2009 5:44pm

ocorti from Vevey, Switzerland

very nice colors. well done.

13 May 2009 7:40pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


13 May 2009 9:00pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Wonderful landscape. Amazing warmth and colour. (dropped you a line)

13 May 2009 9:27pm

peter from new york, United States

a splendid shot ian!

13 May 2009 10:25pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

fantastic warm tones and light that really illuminate the buildings and create a nice contrast with the blue water...

14 May 2009 6:15am

Daryl from Farnham, United Kingdom

What a scene... beautifully bathed in sunlight.

14 May 2009 8:59am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique lumière.

14 May 2009 9:10pm

Laura from Eindhoven, Netherlands

What a beautiful light, amazing!!

16 May 2009 8:15pm

elaine from Paris, France

gorgeous ight! can t wait to go there

20 May 2009 1:54pm

1/250 second
ISO 200
69 mm (35mm equiv.)