The Maremma Photo of the Month Award for June
It isn't hard to take a great photo in Maremma: the scenery is just spectacular and every day occurences lead you to great shots such as this one below from Tommaso Zannerini!
In this page you will find my personal selection of photographs that, for different reasons, have caught my eye, made me smile, or simply blown me over with the quality of the shot that the photographer - professional and amateur alike - has managed to capture.
The photograph at the top of this page is the Maremma Guide Photo of the Month for June 2011.
It is of the l'Isola di Troia at Punta Ala near Castiglione della Pescaia and was taken by Carlo Micheloni using a Nikon D100. A good place from which to see the Island of Troia or the "Isolotta dello Sparviero" as it is also known is from the sandy cove of "Cala del Porto Punta Ala".
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The photograph of the month for July 2011 will follow next - naturally! Don't forget to check back to see if it is yours!
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The Maremma Photo of the Month for February 2011. It is entitled: "Dalla cima del Monte Argentario" and was taken by Riccardo Senis on 6 February 2011 from the summit of Monte Argentario. On the left is the l'Isola del Giglio (the Island of Giglio), on the right l'Isola di Montecristo (Island of Montecristo), and in the center the island of Corsica in France.
You can see more of Riccardo's wonderful images of La Maremma throughout this website, in this beautiful landscape pictures page and via his Flickr photostream. My thanks, as always, go to him for his kind permission for me to include his images in the Maremma Guide.
The Maremma Guide Photos of the month for March 2011: in March I couldn't decide on only one, so there were two!
The first is of the medieval castle Casenovole near Civitella Paganico: an important court of the once powerful and noble Counts of Ardengheschi during the high middle ages. It is a kite aerial photography shot taken by Opaxir using an Olympus E-PL1 camera. With his kind permission, Opaxir's stunning aerial photos of Maremma can be found throughout this website: I hope you enjoy the incredible views of this special land that they offer.
The hillside was inhabited long before the medieval period by the "Etruschi" - Etruscans - and there is a necropolis sited there. The link above will take you to Opaxir's Flickr photostream where you can see photographs of the tombs of Tomba dello Scarabeo, Tomba del Taso and a calacara, as well as many more archaeological treasures.
The second is entitled "...be waiting for the dark" and is of the port of Talamone, near Grosseto. It was taken by Marco Marroni from Fonteblanda beach using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera. It is a beautiful sea and landscape shot of the coast of Maremma. I just love the serenity that it conveys.
Maremma photo of the month for April 2011. It was taken by David Butali using a Canon EOS 500D camera and is of the Tuscan hill top village of Ravi in Maremma. Surrounded by the dense woodlands and Mediterranean machia that cover the foot hills in this special part of Tuscany, the village has an uninterrupted panoramic view of the neighbouring medieval hill towns of Gavorrano and Giuncarico, Etruscan Vetulonia, as well as the wonderful Maremma coastline.
The land in the distance to the left is that of Monte Argentario, and on the right the island lying in the Tyrrhenian sea is that of the Isola del Giglio: both beautiful places to visit.
David's Flickr photostream is full of other stunning shots and he has published a gorgeous book of more than 80 of his favourite images of Tuscany (with text in both Italian and English). You can browse twenty-three of its pages here.
The Maremma photo of the month for May 2011 is of the rooftops of Massa Marittima: a stunning medieval city surrounded by deep green countryside and one of my very favourite places in Maremma. Visit on a day when the streets of the four "quartieres" are filled with the colour and sounds of medieval pageantry and your senses will leave you will wonderful memories that last longer than your photographs. Visit on any other day and explore this special place to your hearts content amongst the locals shopping for lunch and socialising with one of the best gelatos in Maremma from Bar Centrale. The photograph was taken with a Panasonic Lumix FS7 camera.
This link will take you to all of the images that featured as photographs of the month last year: photos of the month for 2010.
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