Award Winner | Photo of the Day | December 19, 2012
This picture shows the beautiful Volterra, an old Tuscan city situated in the province of Pisa, which was an important place in the Middle Ages. Its origin goes back to the Neolithic time. The city was already a major center in the Etruscan period. Like all the major ancient cities of Italy, the towers and ramparts of Volterra dominate the surrounding, and in the springtime, beautiful views of the city may be taken since the Tuscan countryside offer many variations of deep greens.
Technical Info: Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Exposure 1/80sec @ f/11 | Focal length 36mm | ISO 200
Award Score: 66 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16, Style 12.5, Skill 12)
Photographer: Sébastien Beun (Thuin, Belgium) Registered Photographer
Sébastien Beun is a Belgian based amateur photographer born in 1981. He came into photography at the age of 12. Sébastien bought his first single lens reflex and made his first attempts to develop black and white negatives and prints after having discovered his father’s old material in the attic. Few years later he bought more modern dark room material, and over the course of time moved into digital photography eventually. Today he takes digital photographs of everything that touches him. He keeps his dark room material in his attic, as he believes one day he can show how that works to his own son.