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Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4566 W: 106 N: 6071] (54757)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-16
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-01 5:32
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Castelluccio is one locality of the common one of Norcia (PG). The country is found in top to a hill that is risen on omonimous plateau, one of more goes of Italy centers them and inserted in the National Park of the Sibillini Mounts. The height of 1.452 m s.l.m. of ago the inhabited center more elevated of the Appennino Umbro-Marchigiano and of all the Appennines. Of imposing forehead to it erge the shape of the Monte Vettore (2,478 m). The country is found to approximately 28 km of distance from Norcia, and you can come there through one panoramic road. According to the Istat data of 2001, it is lived from 150 residents. The presence of the man in the zone is testified sin from the roman age, with the recovery of some objects in terracotta near the Source of Canatra, in locality Uses. Moreover, in the foundations of a house century was recovered in the centuries passes to you to various going back coins roman to the period of the emperor Claudius II the Gotico (III), and long the road that leads to Pass of Lend, found also the tomb of a roman soldier. The nucleus puts into effect them laughed them to XIII the century, even if some searches stretch to backdate of the foundation. The economy of the country closely is tied to the activity of the pastorizia, than still good part constitutes one of the returns of the inhabitants. To it it goes added agriculture, with the production of typical products which the famous lenticchie of Castelluccio. The tourism is present all the year: in the winter period, the locality of Canapine Pass accommodates systems of gone back working for sciistiche activities, while in the summery period the hiking attracts a great number of gets passionate to you.

Castelluccio Ŕ una frazione del comune di Norcia (PG).
Il paese si trova in cima ad una collina che si eleva sull'omonimo altopiano, uno dei pi¨ vasti dell'Italia centrale ed inserito nel Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini. L'altezza di 1.452 m s.l.m. ne fa il centro abitato pi¨ elevato dell'Appennino Umbro-Marchigiano e di tutti gli Appennini. Di fronte ad esso si erge imponente la sagoma del Monte Vettore (2.478 m). Il paese si trova a circa 28 km di distanza da Norcia, ed Ŕ raggiungibile attraverso una strada panoramica. Secondo i dati Istat del 2001, Ŕ abitato da 150 residenti.
La presenza dell'uomo nella zona Ŕ testimoniata sin dall'epoca romana, con il rinvenimento di alcuni oggetti in terracotta presso la Fonte di Canatra, in localitÓ Soglio. Inoltre, nelle fondamenta di una casa furono rinvenute nei secoli passati diverse monete romane risalenti al periodo dell'imperatore Claudio II il Gotico (III secolo), e lungo la strada che conduce a Forca di Presta, si trov˛ anche la tomba di un soldato romano. Il nucleo attuale risale al XIII secolo, anche se alcune ricerche tendono a retrodatarne la fondazione.
L'economia del paese Ŕ strettamente legata all'attivitÓ della pastorizia, che ancora costituisce una buona parte degli introiti degli abitanti. Ad essa va aggiunta l'agricoltura, con la produzione di prodotti tipici quali le famose lenticchie di Castelluccio. Il turismo Ŕ presente tutto l'anno: nel periodo invernale, la localitÓ di Forca Canapine ospita impianti di risalita funzionanti per attivitÓ sciistiche, mentre nel periodo estivo l'escursionismo attrae un gran numero di appassionati.

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Beautifull picture, Sylvio.
Amazing colours, light and sharpness. The impressive sky makes the whole a great composition.

Hi Silvio,
The landscape is really beautiful. It is certainly one I would like to see for myself and explore. Maybe my next vacation should be to Italy. I am not sure what you did to the sky, but it does not match the landscape anymore and looks unreal or better unbelievable. Especially against the naturally hazed hills. If you darkened the sky, I would recommend to tone it down to a more natural appearance.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-01-01 6:07]

Hi silvio,
A very interesting photo. It looks as if you were in a place under cloud cover and in shadow and pointing the camera at a sunlight area. May be you should not have included the clouds and cropped off a bit of the dark foreground.

Deslumbrante, Silvio.
A luz que as nuvens grossas deixam passar produz um brilhante efeito sobre toda a paisagem.
Vocŕ tem razŃo, Castelluccio Ú uma terra eleita dos deuses.
Um abrašo e feliz novo ano.

Bonjour Silvio
Nice play with the colors and the light.it creates a spectacular effect.Have a nice day...TFS

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-01-01 7:01]

Hi Silvio,
Splendid colorful fields backed by a splendid mount. The clouds are completing this wonderful landscape shot.
A very sharp image adorned with marvelous lighting. The POV is just fantastic.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Wow! Look more like a painting than a photograph! Amazing capture of this beautiful landscape, love the colors! Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2013-01-01 9:36]


A beautiful landscape with a spectacular mix of light and shadow reveling a wonderful mix of color and form.
An excellent composition.

Happy New Year


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-01-01 9:45]

Great, excellent combination of colors and nice contrast between two parts: darker in the shadow and brighter in the light

Hello Silvio,
An outstanding presentation,great creation,lovely landscape with beautiful patches of colours and wonderful play of light.
My regards,

Hi Silvio,
Unbelievably beautiful landscape with such magnificent colors. I just love those blue mountains! The sky is simply amazing.

ola Silvio
I love this place of yours...it is unbelive the palette of colors. A good perspective , good sharpness lots of beauty.the top with the clouds and those colors is incerdible.
um abrašo

Ciao Silvio
good capture of play of day light on the scenery. dark and bright. fine combination of deep tones next to soft colors. a dramatic picture of Italian landscape.

Hi Silvio, I really like the way the light falls across the hills in the bg with just strips of shadows. Its actually funny looking at this on the little laptop, if I move a bit I can change the shadows.Fiona

Ciao Silvio,
The fantastic colours have created a impressive almost surreal 3D image.
Clever composition aith the clouds hanging on the top.Very well done MF.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-01-02 7:48]


quel effet et image superbe compo quelle couleur et immensitÚ fantastique vue et captage grandiose.
Bravo et amitiÚ

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-01-02 19:26]

Original,artistic,vibrant composition Silvio.The colours of the fields bring out the mountains & Vise Versa.Not being the artist that you are, I would have been tempted to crop out most of the dark clouds but not enough to remove the sun rays,which bathe & highlight the colourful fields. It must be so visually vibrant when viewed at its largest size.Well taken
my friend,best wishes for a Happy New Year.


Hi Silvio,

The distance between the fields and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the fields and of the mountains. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Greetings,this is of unreal beauty like the setting for a religous movie.I know people from here who visit this area every year but have not come up with a shot like that one yet.Friendly regards,Otto.

Incredible appearance. The scenery looks almost surreal. Nice job

A spectacular lanscape shot with vivid colour and contrast. Love the burst of sunlight.

One of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen, simply outstanding, fresh, away from any type pollution, peaceful.
*****(MILLION POINTS)*****

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