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Seguret, Oulx, Italy by Francesco Carucci

Last summer I was visiting my best friend Marco in Oulx, a beautiful village on the Italian alps, surrounded by stunning mountains: an inspiration for photography off the beaten paths.

Mount Seguret is the only example of dolomitic rocks in the entire valley, it thus offers a lot of interests for geologists and mountaineers alike.

Taking advantage of the changing weather typical of the summer on the Italian alps, I set up my camera from down the valley and waited for just the right lighting conditions.

Mount Seguret is the star and main character of this image: to properly convey its majesty and beauty, I framed it very tight using a 300mm lens.

The choice of Black and White followed very easily with the goal of enhancing the beautiful textures of the rocks and the unique cloud that was formed on top of the mount by the warm summer winds hitting the cold rocks.


Camera Sony A99II
Lens Sony 70-300mm
Aperture f/11
S/S 1/125sec
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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