Prunetto village in The Langhe

The nature of our work means that Lesley and I spend most our time in the wonderful villages of The Langhe where we are privileged to meet the charming Piemontese people form the local area.

One village we truly adore is Prunetto which is situated in the Alta Langa (Upper Langhe) 720 metres above sea level. Here one can witness the true Piemontese life style at its best. Most of the small shops in the area are family run and you can be sure of a warm welcome no matter what part of the world you are from.

These shops are a great source of information about who does what and where to get what in the area. The villagers of course speak little English but will make every effort to communicate with you. Its worth learning a few words of the local Piemontese dialect… greatly appreciated.

Prunetto castle is definitely worth a visit as is the local church which is home to some stunning frescoes. Last but not least is the local trattoria (restaurant) called “Della Piazza”. The Signora here offers simple great home cooking made with local produce. Try a nice glass of Dolcetto with your meal.

Below is a picture of Prunetto church. This is a HDR image which I made with five different exposures and converted with HDR software. This can of course be done in Photoshop.

Prunetto church

2 thoughts on “Prunetto village in The Langhe

  1. Sandy Buchan

    That is a stunning HDR photo. It almost looks like an AutoCAD render.
    I have just got into the realms of HDR from bracketed images – what did you use to create that? +/- 2EV for 3 or 5 images?
    Most of mine turn out like mush for now – got a couple of good results, still learning; I hear that it’s best to have a vista of high and lowlights – how did you manage that in a church???
    I’m stuck with Linux for the next four weeks, so no chance to play with Photoshop in Windows.
    Anyway, beautiful result.

  2. lesley

    Hi Sandy

    Thanks for the kind comments. I took 5 images on a tripod. Exposure settings, 0,-1,-2,+1,+2. I used a program called Photomatix to generate the HDR image, I prefer it to photoshop, but the latter is still great for this application.



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