Lake Como (pics)

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Nello Contributing Member • Posts: 603
Lake Como (pics)

Just wanted to share some shots of 1 of the most romantic places in my country...this is where I got married....the cerimony took place at a villa on top of the lake's waters. No I didn't bring my camera w me at the cerimony Me&my lovely wife go back there a few times/year since it's only about 30miles away from Milan. Everytime we go for a different view on 1 of the mountains around.If you're marriage's in danger this place will set everything straight So quite,peaceful,romantic (except Bellagio too turisty). It seems like Lake Como is very very popular as a wedding place among americans,specially since G. Clooney moved here bringing along his friends (Di Caprio,K.Z. Jones&M. Douglas etc) a few times a year..they run around the lake with powerboats and all. During the making of "Ocean's eleven/twelve" movie all the traffic around the lake got blocked anyway enjoy the views:
A view from our room:

A pano (I know it looks like a scene from jurassic park):

Some very expensive villas on the water (sorry about the blown out sky I was on a boat..no time for a HDR)

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digitalportrait Regular Member • Posts: 114
Re: Lake Como (pics)

Beautiful pictures! And what a lovely place!

Ali Senior Member • Posts: 1,223
Beautiful area

That is a very beautiful area; my wife and I were there a few months ago. Thanks for posting. Here is one from me - Tremezzo, a town on the lake:

(taken with a Canon TX1; shhh don't tell anyone

Ali

Nello wrote:

Just wanted to share some shots of 1 of the most romantic places in
my country...this is where I got married....the cerimony took place
at a villa on top of the lake's waters. No I didn't bring my camera w
me at the cerimony Me&my lovely wife go back there a few
times/year since it's only about 30miles away from Milan. Everytime
we go for a different view on 1 of the mountains around.If you're
marriage's in danger this place will set everything straight So
quite,peaceful,romantic (except Bellagio too turisty). It seems like
Lake Como is very very popular as a wedding place among
americans,specially since G. Clooney moved here bringing along his
friends (Di Caprio,K.Z. Jones&M. Douglas etc) a few times a
year..they run around the lake with powerboats and all. During the
making of "Ocean's eleven/twelve" movie all the traffic around the
lake got blocked anyway enjoy the views:
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Nello OP Contributing Member • Posts: 603
Re: Beautiful area

Thanks Ali...i recognized Tremezzo right away been there a few times...I usually stop there for a quick breakfast/lunch on my way further north down the west side of the lake. I even visited that same church you posted Here's another shot this time from the east side:

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Don Camillo New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Lake Como (pics)

I asked my wife to marry me in a restaurant in Como and since then we have come back regularly. But we live in the US now and I don't take my equipment on trips to Europe, so my photos from Como are from a SOny ultraslim and noth worthwhile to be shared here

Do you happen to have some shot from the funicolaro or the faro overlooking Como?

Nello OP Contributing Member • Posts: 603
Re: to Don Camillo (pics)

Actually it's funny you asked that...I have a shot from the top of the funiculare's ride but also taken w a P&S camera about 3 years ago.... actually I really didn't wanna open that file..everytime I do i'm horrified by the IQ loool I'm planning to take my dslr up there (Brunate) any time soon,wonderful view! Sorry guys about the quality:

Don Camillo wrote:

I asked my wife to marry me in a restaurant in Como and since then we
have come back regularly. But we live in the US now and I don't take
my equipment on trips to Europe, so my photos from Como are from a
SOny ultraslim and noth worthwhile to be shared here

Do you happen to have some shot from the funicolaro or the faro
overlooking Como?

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seattlesteve
seattlesteve Regular Member • Posts: 385
Re: Lake Como (pics)

What a grand view. Lake Como is one place that I would love to take my wife. Thanks for posting your photos.
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Nello OP Contributing Member • Posts: 603
Steve..I just came back from a trip to Seattle :-)

What a small world! Washington's a great state..I spent the whole month of august in seattle and also took many daytrips around the state If you ever need any info/help about Como just drop me an e-mail (adress on my profile)...I'll be more than willing to help in any way. My wife's from Seattle too (chinese-american).
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seattlesteve
seattlesteve Regular Member • Posts: 385
Re: Steve..I just came back from a trip to Seattle :-)

Thanks Nello. I'll definitely keep your email handy when we are planning our trip to Lake Como.
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Michael Thompson Contributing Member • Posts: 634
Re: Lake Como (pics) 12-24 Tokina! very nice.

Hi Nello,

i liked the 1st Lake Como pic the best and yes so Jurasic park i agree,

nice colours in the images and from your images it looks like a lovely place to live in as well, you have a beautifull country Nello.

your tokina 12-24 looks to be a nice sharp lens and suits the 350D very nicelly

regards
Michael.

Nello wrote:

Just wanted to share some shots of 1 of the most romantic places in
my country...this is where I got married....the cerimony took place
at a villa on top of the lake's waters. No I didn't bring my camera w
me at the cerimony Me&my lovely wife go back there a few
times/year since it's only about 30miles away from Milan. Everytime
we go for a different view on 1 of the mountains around.If you're
marriage's in danger this place will set everything straight So
quite,peaceful,romantic (except Bellagio too turisty). It seems like
Lake Como is very very popular as a wedding place among
americans,specially since G. Clooney moved here bringing along his
friends (Di Caprio,K.Z. Jones&M. Douglas etc) a few times a
year..they run around the lake with powerboats and all. During the
making of "Ocean's eleven/twelve" movie all the traffic around the
lake got blocked anyway enjoy the views:
A view from our room:

A pano (I know it looks like a scene from jurassic park):

Some very expensive villas on the water (sorry about the blown out
sky I was on a boat..no time for a HDR)

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Sigma 50mm 2.8 Macro + Canon 100mm F2 USM + Canon 70-300mm USM IS

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