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Mordor
Mordor
I am proud to announce my first limited edition print sale.

This photograph is called Mordor, because when I was there, with the clouds closing on this high altitude pasture in the Gran Paradiso National Park, I felt I had entered the evil-crippled land of Sauron. I tried to impress this feeling by converting the original color slide to black and white and emphasizing the dark tones.

There are two sizes available, A4 and A3+, each limited to 25 signed and numbered prints on HP Satin-Matte archival paper with pigment inks.

The prizes are 25 € and 45 € for A4 and A3+ respectively (excluding shipping costs).

To purchase one or more prints leave a comment to this post and I will contact you directly.


Availability:

  • A4——-23/25
  • A3+—–25/25
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I found this family of mushrooms while walking in the Birch Forest of the Lame, in the Parco Naturale dell’Aveto, Liguria, Italy. I was attracted by the striking red color and the geometrical arrangement of these highly poisonous mushrooms (ideal as a condiment when you invite your mother-in-law), growing on a thick carpet of leaves.
Amanite Muscaria Family

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I was camping at the Prati del Tavola, in the Appennines near Passo della Cisa. This pass is an important gateway between Liguria, Toscana and Emilia, connecting the port city of La Spezia with the industrial (and culinary) Parma. In this area the Appennines rise suddenly high from the valley floor, reaching 1800m circa with the summit of the Monte Marmagna. These splendind mountains shows evident signs of recently disappeared glaciers and are part of the Parco Nazionale Appennino Tosco-Emiliano. This photo was shot just before dawn.

Sunrise Appennines

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Monte Antola is one of the highest mountains in the Genoa province, Liguria, Italy. There are many ways to reach the top, but if you follow any of the the two very scenic ridges you’ll be delighted by splendid views over the range of the Ligurian Appennines. This photo is taken at sunset along the ridge that starts from Casa del Romano, north of the summit. The walk alternates between open pastures and intimate birch forests, before reaching the grassy and stony summit.
The other ridge, much longer, starts from Crocefieschi and traverses Monte Buio along the way.
Monte Antola and its lower neighbours are part of the Monte Antola Natural Regional Park.

Monte Antola ridge at sunset

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From Wikipedia: “The Golden Jackal (Canis aureus), also called the Asiatic, Oriental or Common Jackal, is a mammal of the order carnivora native to North and East Africa, Southeastern Europe and South Asia to Burma. It is the largest of the jackals, and the only species to occur outside Africa, with 12 different subspecies being recognised.”
I photographed this one in the Animal Park “La Torbiera”, with a technique called panning. It consists in following the movement of the subject while the camera shutter is open. It delivers a blurred background and sometimes a perfectly sharp subject (especially when it moves uniformly, like cars and motorbikes). The jackal was running so it too is blurred, but I think it adds to the overall sense of movement.

Golden Jackal

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It was not possible to miss this mushroom while walking in the Foresta delle Lame in the Natural Park of Aveto, Liguria, Italy. Its rich red colour and round form are as attractive at least as much as the lethality of the mushroom! The carpet of birch leaves from the previous autumn and the greening branches perfectly render the atmosphere of the place.

Amanite Muscaria in the Bosco delle Lame, Aveto

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These larix caught my attention while climbing the old hunting trail used by the Savoia. The Val d’Orco, in the Piedmont Alps (and part of the Gran Paradiso National Park), was ablaze with the fall tones and these tall trees seemed sturdy columns supporting a colorful and delicate vault.

Autumn Trees

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