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Living in the Po Valley.
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Posted By: flaviopetrone, 11-09-2014, 08:58 AM

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11-09-2014, 11:05 AM   #2
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I drove through the Po Valley many times as a young man. This photo evokes the whimsical mystery I always felt there even when the sun was out.
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I drove through the Po Valley many times as a young man. This photo evokes the whimsical mystery I always felt there even when the sun was out.
A lot of people feels sad and bothered about the always present fog, even more the people like me who were born in the sunny and dry south and then moved here.
I don't feel so. It is fascinating.
I am seriously waiting for the big fog will arrive to go to take a lot of pictures, as you said fog evokes mystery, much more in the center of the city.
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I can imagine that someone from the south might find the fog annoying. I am from Arizona so clear skies are normal for me. My academic training is as a classicist so I always felt the presence of Virgil and Catullus when I came down from the Brenner into the always (?) misty Po Valley. I miss that experience.

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My academic training is as a classicist so I always felt the presence of Virgil and Catullus when I came down from the Brenner into the always (?) misty Po Valley.
They are actually somewhere hidden in the fog.

Where you were going in that travel?
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I was living in Munich, Germany. My most frequent destination was Florence but I also visited most other parts of Italy at one time or another. I was usually driving alone so I was especially susceptible to sweet melancholy.
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The lengths some people go to to hide their ugly electricity pylons in a shot, that's what PP is for.

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I was living in Munich, Germany. My most frequent destination was Florence but I also visited most other parts of Italy at one time or another. I was usually driving alone so I was especially susceptible to sweet melancholy.
Yes, I know what means long distance driving alone, it is a strange feeling, the mind travels more than the car!

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The lengths some people go to to hide their ugly electricity pylons in a shot, that's what PP is for.

Actually, this shot was taken for an exhibition called "luckily there is the fog".
Unfortunately in the last days before the deadline it was still too early for the big fog. Other people used archive pictures they took in the past few years but I couldn't, I didn't have a DSLR last winter.
So... When you can't reach something with your hands, it's better you use the brain.
200mm makes the fog bigger, not much pp.
The ugly subject was to take a picture a little bit different.
In the end, I used other pictures!


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QuoteOriginally posted by flaviopetrone Quote
this shot was taken for an exhibition
How do it do at the exhibition? earn you lots of Euros?
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How do it do at the exhibition? earn you lots of Euros?

It is for the Festival of the Parma ham. It is an important festival considering the amount of people that will come, but as you can understand from the name, it is not very related with the photography!
They are making this exhibition because the photography is a good way to make tourists (italian and non) discover this area. I partecipated together with a photography group of this area. Every one had to give 2 pics, color or bw, they have printed them and when the exhibition will finish they will give the prints to each owner.

If someone ask for one of mine, I will sell it without problems. But I don't think that someone will be interested...
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Is that where the Po people lives?
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Is that where the Po people lives?
Under the electricity pylons?
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Lost in the fog. this works well, I like it
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Lost in the fog. this works well, I like it
Thank you very much!
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