Last May I met two American photographers , who came to do a photo tour of Tuscany in one day: Joanne and Larry Mars .
I had an appointment at their house at 5 in the morning , to go shooting before dawn.
When I left home it was pouring , some also discouraged by the bad weather for the day I went to pick them up anyway .
Check them , but he continued to pour. I said to myself , surely they will remain in bed asleep … but me I see them coming with raincoat and hat , ready for anything … what real photographers !
Let’s start with the hope that the rain stops , but at the moment of sunrise (obviously behind a beautiful blanket of clouds ) we stop near Pienza and begin to take pictures in the dark and under the deluge . The Tuscan ‘s so beautiful that even under these weather conditions it is worth groped to take some photos .
We share and we stop to have breakfast , a long breakfast while waiting for the rain to stop .
Since the spring weather there anyway we decided to go take some pictures in Montepulciano. I must say that in spite of the rain we did a few shots in the historic center that was worth it. Montepulciano , with its narrow streets( chiassini ) is always characteristic , even when it rains.
Finally the rain stops , even if the clouds remain. We decide to bring us into the open country .
It rains at times , but do not give up .
The photo on the left was made while it was drizzling .
I must say that despite the bad weather we did some spectacular photos .
Tuscany offers the opportunity to take pictures at every opportunity , whatever the season , whatever the weather …
Just look for the right place , the framing and the light right …
Our patience pays us back in mid-day when the rain stops and we can finally dedicate to take pictures of spectacular light, that after the storm is usually stunning , much better than the classic sunny day with no clouds.
But let’s talk about Joanne and Larry , two great people with a great enthusiasm for photography , not at all deterred by the weather ( to tell the truth when I went to pick them up in the morning I was hoping to tell me you want to go back to bed to sleep), always ready to take pictures … as they should be all the serious photographer !
I wanted to dedicate this article to Joanne and Larry because they are two photographers incredible , full of enthusiasm for the scenery of the Tuscan countryside and for their great sympathy.