San Quirico D' Orcia / by Mark Nunneley

Yesterday afternoon I decided to drive to the the area of Tuscany south of Sienna known as Val d'  Orcia.   This area is known for several photographic areas the most famous of which is the Belvedere Farmhouse.   I arrived at the little town around 7:00, got a quick bite to eat and then went out to locate the farmhouse.    I spend a few hours, took a few sunset photos and then got up at 4:45am this morning to be ready for my sunrise shot.   I was hoping there would be a lot of fog in the valley but unfortunately there wasn't any.