Snow in Olivella
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Panoramic photo by Neil Scott EXPERT Taken 07:55, 19/03/2010 - Views loading...

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Snow in Olivella

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As a new VR photographer it is my aim to document as much of the town where i live and work, this is not for monetary gain but merely to bring the beauty of Sitges and Olivella to more people.

This is a simple panorama shot on 19th March early in the morning in the shadow of a group of pine trees following a fall of snow which only happens once in a blue moon here in this part of Spain.

As can be seen the entire area was blanketed in thick snow which by 4 in the afternoon was all gone. Exposure on this was really hard to set correctly because of the huge variance in Sun and Shadow and i am still not sure whether this is correct, any comments would be most welcome.

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