Panorama Rocchetta Mattei by Antonio Biagiotti

I’ve always been attracted to long exposures. I wanted the massive profile of the Castle to stand out against an ethereal sky. To find the right light I had to go to the place many times, finally one morning the conditions were appropriate. This picture was taken around 7:30 in the morning but I was there from 6:45 am when it was still dark. I placed the large format camera on the tripod and inserted the chassis with 4×5 inch film. After doing the framing and focusing, I mounted two ND filters that allowed me to get an exposure of 8 minutes to get the image of my visualization.

Gibellini ACN45 with Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-N 240mm | Kodak T-Max 100 | 8 Minutes @ f/64 | ISO 100 | Focal 240 mm

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
August 8, 2019



Value 12.5
Clarity 12.5
Composition 17.5
Style 13
Skill 12.5

Antonio Baigiotti was born in 1971 in Porretta Terme in the province of Bologna, Italy. This is the city of the splendid Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, where he lives and works. Since 2012, he has been happily married to Sara, his first supporter, but also a severe critic, who with her objective evaluations is a great impulse for him to grow and improve. Photography is Antonio’s great passion. He mostly uses PENTAX K1000, which let him entered a wonderful world, made of shutter speed, framing and aperture. His photographs are mostly with the Large Format 4 × 5 or Medium Format 67, using only black and white film that he personally develops and prints in his darkroom.

Current Location
Castel di Casio, Bologna, Italy






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