13 January 2014

my italian holiday - sasso remenno I.

Jacopo came to visit me in Valtellina on Boxing Day: even though it was raining we still wanted to take the opportunity to do some hiking up the mountains and so we did. in the company of my sister we drove to Val Masino and spent the morning around Sasso Remenno. I was mesmerised by the sight of those snowy heights in the mist and once again took many photographs.
Sasso Remenno:
Nikon FM - Lomography Color Negative 400
the area takes its name from the Sasso di Remenno - Rock of Remenno: apparently the biggest rock in Europe which makes the location a popular one among climbers. we are no climbers though we enjoyed our morning in Val Masino a lot and once again the rainy weather made the landscape around us look more fascinating than ever!
P.S. one more post dedicated to Sasso Remenno to come soon!

38 comments:

  1. I love nature and I love taking pictures in the wild side, and these photos and this place are just amazing! the colors are so intense that makes me think in a fantasy tale! the first one is my favourite. Love Polly

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    1. Thank you, Diogo! I wasn't sure wether my favourite could be the first or the second one... now I think I've made up my mind and I like the first one the most.

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  2. I have never really pictures Italy with rocky mountains but what a pleasant surprise!

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    1. Thank you, Shy! I'm glad you like this less common view of Italy!

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  3. I agree about the mist, it s amazing how mystic and dimensional it can be in the photos, my hiking group guide probably wouldn't agree, but still:) Beautiful nature!

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    1. Mist is beautiful in photographs, I won't ever change my mind about it. Though sunny days can be great when you're out there hiking!

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  4. what a dreamy landscape. i'm too much of a chicken to climb, but i must admit i'd be so beautiful!
    (i shared the first one on pinterest, it's great)

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    1. Thank you, Silvia! I'm glad you like it so much that you've shared it on Pinterest! When I was 11 or 12 I have tried climbing a couple of times... not my thing, really!

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  5. Wow - these are so very beautiful! Actually quite unreal altogether and now I want to go there immediately - like RIGHT NOW.

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    1. Thank you, Cathérine! I thought you had similar views in Austria though, don't you?

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  6. Gorgeous! You are so lucky to get to visit such wonderful places! :)

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    1. Thank you, Charlyn! It was a lovely Christmas holiday, I already miss those days!

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    1. Thank you, Jessi! And thank you for stopping by!

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  8. This makes me think i don't get out the house hum...never <3
    love your work dear Polly,brighten my days!

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    1. I also should get out of the house more... if only one could travel for free!
      Thank you so so much, dear Sara!

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  9. i love doing outdoor activities. and this place is awesome!

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    1. Thank you, Niken! Outdoors activities are the best!

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  10. Beautiful. The first <3

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  11. These pictures look like out of a fairy tale - especially the first one. Wonderful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy! Now I love the first one the most too!

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  12. Amazing, the mist around the mountains creates an ambiance like no other.

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    1. Hi Ellie, thank you so much! And thank you for visiting Passer Domesticus!

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  13. I just... really love your photos! :)

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    1. Lusu, thank you very much!

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  14. Marcus14.1.14

    Such wonderful places you go. The second photo is such a perfect composition. May you carry the feelings these sights gave you inside of you for a long time to come.

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    1. Thank you Marcus, for your wonderful words and for stopping by Passer Domesticus once again!

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  15. These are simply gorgeous- I think you captured the light to dark beautifully.

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    1. Thank you, Erika! I'm glad you think so!

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  16. You live in the dreamiest of places, both in Finland and Italy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Katie! That is so lovely of you to say! ♥

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  17. Which lens did you use? I do love that everything is in focus. Be it Finnish or Italian, you are very good at capturing the colours of wet landscapes!

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    1. Thank you, Antonella! Wet landscapes are my favourite! I used my Nikon 28mm - it works perfect for landscapes.

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  18. what a beautiful, enchanting place this is. i want to get lost in your photographs and live many adventures ♥♥♥

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    1. That is so lovely of you to say, dear Toi! Thank you! ♥

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  19. Absolutely mesmerizing pictures! I get to see another enchanting place through your posts.thank you:-)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, dear Awono!

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