Beautiful Mountain Shadow in Western Italy

October 27, 2021


Photographer: Daniele Cipollina

Summary Author: Daniele Cipollina; Cadan Cummings

This photo of a beautiful mountain shadow was taken in Valdieri, Italy near the entrance to the Valasco Refuge. A product of atmospheric optics and impeccable timing, landscape shadows appear most prominently in the morning and evening when the Sun is low in the sky. Note the triangular shape of the shadow projected from the top of the mountain. Due to perspective, mountain shadows can appear triangular regardless of the shape of the mountaintop. This image was taken at 7:41 am local time on August 17, 2021.

Photo data: Nikon Z50 + Nikkor 16/50; focal length 16 mm; ISO 100; 1/320 sec; f: 6.3

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