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Umbria
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Copyright: Daniele Tullio (lele) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-28
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-01 4:08
Viewed: 1697
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Umbria is a region of Central Italy, bordered by Tuscany to the west, the Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. This region is mostly hilly or mountainous. Its topography is dominated by the Apennines to the east, with the highest point in the region at Monte Vettore on the border of the Marche (2,476 m = 8,123 ft), and the Tiber valley basin, with the lowest point at Attigliano (96 m = 315 ft). It is the only Italian region which is both landlocked and with no common border with other countries.

The Tiber forms the approximate border with Lazio; although its course northwards from its source just over the Tuscan border lies in Umbria, the river course is changeable and thus few towns have been built on it: the Tiber itself is not a major factor in the history and human geography of Umbria. The same cannot be said of the Tiber's three principal tributaries, each flowing in a generally southward course. The course of the Chiascio takes it through relatively uninhabited areas until Bastia Umbra, and about 10 km later it flows into the Tiber at Torgiano. The Topino, cleaving the Apennines with passes that the Via Flaminia and successor roads follow, makes a sharp turn at Foligno to flow NW for a few kilometres before joining the Chiascio below Bettona. The third river is the Nera, flowing into the Tiber further south, at Terni; its valley, called the Valnerina, is widely considered to be the most scenic area of Umbria. While the upper Nera flows more or less in isolation in the mountains, the lower course of the Chiascio-Topino basin is a fairly large floodplain, which in Antiquity was a pair of shallow, interlocking lakes, the Lacus Clitorius and the Lacus Umber. They were drained by the Romans over several hundred years, but an earthquake in the 4th century and the political collapse of the Roman Empire resulted in the reflooding of the basin, which was drained a second time over five hundred years; Benedictine monks started the process in the 13th century, and it was completed by an engineer from Foligno in the 18th century.

In tourist literature one sometimes sees Umbria called il cuor verde d'Italia (the green heart of Italy). The phrase, taken from a poem by Giosuč Carducci — the subject of which is not Umbria but rather a specific place in it, the source of the Clitunno river, treasured as a beauty spot — is to a certain extent appropriate since the modern administrative region is the only one to have neither a coast nor a border with a foreign country, and, except for August and September, is famously green.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-08-01 4:17]

Ciao Daniele,
Un altro eccezionale paesaggio.
Ottimo risultato, complimenti.
Nice week-end,
Adrian

Ciao Daniele a lovely scenic shot with good pov amd excellent colours graci fpr sharing
regards bryan

Ciao Daniele, Bonjour,
Nice composition and beautiful landscape,
excellent POV./DoF. well presented in a lovely green colors and details.
Very well done..
My complimenti Have a good WE..
Michel

Boa tarde Daniele,
Very good POV, colors and a greaqt focus and definition.
NIce postcard.
Cheers,
Raimundo

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-08-02 9:24]

Ciao Lele.
Bellissimo panorama con un'ottima nitidezza.
Splendide le sfumature del verde.
Fantastico il tetto rosso: l'hai fatto tinteggiare per l'occasione? :-)
Perfetta la cornice.
Ciao.Vanda

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2009-08-02 18:35]

Bonsoir Daniele,

Nice compostion, sharp and well exposed. Good detais all over, in shadows as well as in highlights. Excellent work and TFS.

Alain

Hi Daniele...nicely composed shot of a great place..nice light and tones.

Roger

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