Tuscany, Crete Senese landscapes ( 1 )

Rolling hills of Tuscany. Photo made at 07:50 a.m. here.

South and south-east of city of Siena, there is the hilly area known as the "Crete Senense". It is full of rolling fields and curvy, scenic roads. It the most beautiful and picturesque part of Tuscany.

Hills are dotted with cypress, olive and pine trees. There are thousand and one green color tones and shadings. There are also thousand and one gray color tones derived from color of clay soil.

We spend four beautiful days staying in San Quirico d'Orcia, in hotel Relais Palazzo del Capitano.

Model: NIKON D80
Date/time: 2009-03-15 07:50:12
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Skylight filter.
F-stop: f/13

ISO: 400
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Did not fire
Focal length: 20 mm
Lens: 18.0-70.0 mm