The bank of the Po, the longest and largest Italian river, as it looks like near to Carignano in Piedmont. Poplar trees are often planted on the river banks to make them stronger. This location is just 15-20 minutes far from where I live and I can say I know each single tree, stone and blade of grass of it. I love this place, as it's very peaceful and rich of mood at every hour of day and night, and it's like a gold mine for photographic opportunities.
I took this picture on a late evening at the beginning of March, almost a hour after sunset. I must say I had been very lucky with the local weather conditions: there was quite a strong wind at the ground that produced a wonderful blur effect on the tree reflection, while at high altitude the wind was apparently very calm, as it only stirred those clouds a bit during almost six minutes of exposure. I was amazed when I looked at the colours rendered by a so long exposure, as it was actually very very dark, and I risked my neck a couple of times then, trying to climb the river bank to get back to my car in total obscurity...
This image Copyright Paolo De Faveri Landscape Photography