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Snow Curves II

Another snow abstract, taken in the same place as the previous one, that is Bardonecchia, Italy. But that’s not important, since you can find such shapes almost everywhere there is some untouched snow modelled by the wind. I enjoy the transformations snow brings to the landscape and to the small things that surround our everyday life. Unfortunately (for some aspects it is a blessing actually) I do not live in a place where it snows a lot (just once every winter, in average), but I frequent the mountains in all the seasons and adore snow, and always keep an open eye for strange forms.

Snow Curves BW

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Snow Curves

With the winter approaching (and in many places already arrived) I like to share this abstract snow detail with you. It was shot in the Western Alps above the Olympic-famous town of Bardonecchia, Italy. There’s a valley called Valle Stretta (narrow valley) due to the vertical cliffs and steep ancient stone avalanches that close in on the valley floor. For many this place is also the Small Dolomites of Piedmont, since the peaks resemble the more famous ones in Trentino and Veneto. Unfortunately, during these last years tourism increased tremendously, not at pace with the limited infrastructures and the inherent valley “smallness”.

Snow Curves

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The Orange Sunset

Another photo from the same clear-day session above Genoa. This time I zoomed-in on the spot where the sun disappeared. I enjoyed how these warm hues spread across the sky, like a colossal fire were buring behind the mountains.

The Orange Sunset

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Monte Fasce dominates eastern Genoa, Liguria, Italy. Its flanks descend steeply towards the Mediterranean. On a clear day, like this, one can see the peaks of the Maritime Alps, near the border with France. The setting sun painted the sky orange and I felt suspended above land and sea.

Alps, Appennines, Mediterranean Sunset

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It was an incredibly clear day. The wind sweeping the sea and the mountains in Liguria, Italy. From the Monte Fasce, which dominates Genoa, it was possibile to distinguish the sharp peak of the Maritime Alps, the French coast and the island of Corse. As soon as the sun disappeared behind the distant mountains, the sky started to reveal these delicate hues, which then reflected upon the Mediterranean surface.

Mediterranean Sunset

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Amanite Muscaria Family

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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Rainbow in Parma

A rainbow in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, after a thunderstorm.

Parma Rainbow

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