The sunset over city of Toledo, Spain.



A story behind: One can call our weekends large: they almost always start Thursday evening and end on Monday morning.
This "weekend" we travelled to Salamaca and Toledo. The sunset over the city of Toledo observed just across the Tajo river ( which finally flows into the Atlantic ocean in Lisbon, Portugal ) ends was outstanding.

Watch out for our next weekend trip to Jerez, Spain.



Location:
Tajo River, Toledo, Spain.


Gear: Nikon D700, tripod.

Aperture: f/14

Exposure bias: -0,3 EV


Focal Length: 16 mm


ISO:
200


Date Taken: Saturday night, July 28th, 2013, 19:33

Maciek.

The Cies Island beach

(right click for the full image)

A story behind: In February 2007 the British newspaper The Guardian chose the beach of the Island of Cies as one of "the best beach in the world" (link). This is a wonderful place, kind of the Caribbean - style beach, with turquoise water an lovely white sand.

These are two images from our Early morning Monday trip to these Spanish islands. We walked, had some beach-time and really enjoyed our stay.

That was also a nice opportunity to play with my old Sigma wide-lenses.


Location: Cies islands, Galiza, Spain

Gear: Nikon D700, Sigma 10-20 mm.


ISO: 200

Date Taken:  Monday, July 8th, 2013, 09:35

Maciek.


The best shot I had in Tuscany (so far !)

(right click for the full 1000px image)

A story behind: Early morning at the foot of the Tuscan hills. Still some fog in the valleys. A deserted Italian villa somewhere in the Crete Siense.



Location: Between Asciano and Siena.
Gear: Nikon D700, Nikkor 70-300 mm, handheld.


ISO: 400

Exposure bias: -0,7 EV


Focal Length: 220 mm

Aperture: 7.1

Date Taken:  June 9th, 2013, 06:23

Maciek.

Madonna del Parto



A story behind: Having been able to see on our own eyes this masterpiece was one of the highlights of out recent trip to Tuscany. Housed in the small Museo della Madonna del Parto of Monterchi ( a small village in Eastern Tuscany ) this is a 260 cm huge fresco made around year 1455.
The museum is very small and always uncrowded so you have this wonderful painting made by the Italian Renaissance master Piero della Francesca, all for yourself.


Gear: Nikon D700, handheld.

ISO: 2000

Exposure bias: -0,7 EV


Focal Length: 27 mm



Date Taken:  June 8th, 2013, 08:21

Maciek.