"I have been visiting this spot for twenty five years, and a piece of my heart belongs to this ravishing landscape. To be up at 5am on a May dawn, especially after a night's rainfall, looking down and across the Val D'Orcia is utterly beautiful.
I deliberately chose to drop the hilltop into the middle of the image and the vast breadth of the panoramic camera allowed all the agreeable shapes and the recession of the distant hills to fall into place.
Looking at this image now, I sometimes wonder whether it was a fairy-tale setting and that I just happened to be there to see it manifest into reality...for a moment or two." Charlie Waite