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.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 08
Award Score: 68 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17.5, Style 13, Skill 12.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Architectural Photography
Photograph Location: Castello della Rocchetta Mattei, Grizzana Morandi, Bologna, Italy
Photographer: Antonio Biagiotti Registered
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