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Silver Lake, California, USA by Francesco Carucci

We need fresh air, we need peace and lungs to breath it. This image was taken in the beautiful Mono County, in fall, a chilly and peaceful morning, with mist gently raising over the placid, windless, unchanging lake.
Played on the symmetry of reflections, breaking the rules of photography, four main elements give balance to the placid autumn scene, bringing peace and calm where it's most needed.

Camera Sony A99 II
Lens Sony 70-300mm G 4.5/5.6
Aperture f/10
S/S 1/4sec
ISO 100
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For more than fifteen years Francesco has been working as graphics software engineer, mostly creating computer graphics for videogames: as a blend of creativity and technology, his job fostered not only his engineering side, but also his keen artistic sense by having been in constant contact with amazing creative people. Francesco originally picked up photography more than ten years ago to be able to understand the artists' minds and language, which is not the language of math, but that of colors and forms. Through mastering the technical aspects of photography, along with improving the artistic vision, Francesco's photographic work has been constantly growing since: started as commercial stock photographer, his work has been represented by stock agencies such as Getty Images, Shutterstock and Alamy. It has been featured on several travel magazines, books, advertisement campaigns and used by companies such as Apple, Google and Hilton. Francesco places great importance on constantly improving his technique and tools, each collector deserves the best quality that can provided in his images and the emotions they convey are enhanced and strengthened by clarity. His work is unfolding towards conceptual Fine Art Landscape Photography. Where landscape photographers traditionally shy away from including the human element in their work, Francesco often embraces it: many of his images show how men have a positive impact on the landscape they touch, modify, enhance, balance. The human element, being the main subject or marginal, is present in Francesco's images to remind the viewer that we are here to stay, and we can stay with beauty and grace.

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