Tuscany Aerial Landscape

A small bunch of cypresses and rolling hills in autumn in Val d'Orcia, between Montalcino and San Quirico d'Orcia

A small bunch of cypresses and rolling hills in autumn in Val d'Orcia, between Montalcino and San Quirico d'Orcia

As a travel and landscape photographer constantly traveling all over the world, I like to visit the same places and try to get a different types of images every time. Lately during my travels, I have taken to using drone a lot to offer a different perspective on landscapes that have been photographed so many times. I truly believe that drones offer infinite opportunities to create new and original compositions.

By using a drone in landscape photography you are able to get a unique vantage point. And what is better than droning in Tuscany, Italy to show off the fascinating patterns of the landscape during the autumn season, as I have done recently.

In general, when shooting this type of landscape, the best light is around golden hour. This gives you about an hour to shoot, depending, of course, on the location and time of year. The light during these times of the day tend to be warmer and softer, giving the landscape a beautiful glow light effect.

When I consider composition in drone photography, I’ve found patterns, shapes and leading lines to be of more importance than foreground elements. And by staying low I can create more depth in my composition.

These images were shot with the DJI Phantom4 Pro and all my raw files were processed with Adobe Photoshop CC.

A misty sunrise at Podere Belvedere. San Quirico d'Orcia. Val d'Orcia

A misty sunrise at Podere Belvedere. San Quirico d'Orcia. Val d'Orcia

A smily forest located between Pienza San Quirico d'Orcia. Val d'Orcia

A smily forest located between Pienza San Quirico d'Orcia. Val d'Orcia

An intimate shot of the Tuscan landscape, sounds like a paint with Autumn colors

An intimate shot of the Tuscan landscape, sounds like a paint with Autumn colors

The road through the hillside of Terrapille, they call it the Gladiator road

The road through the hillside of Terrapille, they call it the Gladiator road

A top down view from the patterns of the Tuscan fields

A top down view from the patterns of the Tuscan fields

Agriturismo Baccoleno is located on a hill near Asciano south-east of Siena

Agriturismo Baccoleno is located on a hill near Asciano south-east of Siena

A look down view of San Quirico d’Orcia cypress trees

A look down view of San Quirico d’Orcia cypress trees

The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta is a small sacred building is located on a hilltop on the road that connects San Quirico d'Orcia to Pienza

The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta is a small sacred building is located on a hilltop on the road that connects San Quirico d'Orcia to Pienza

Poggio Covili farmhouse is a beautiful Agriturismo in San Quirico d'Orcia

Poggio Covili farmhouse is a beautiful Agriturismo in San Quirico d'Orcia

Eye bird view for a lonely tree around Pienza

Eye bird view for a lonely tree around Pienza

I hope that you have found this article helpful. As always, I welcome your comments and questions in the discussion below.