“Snowfall” by Adriana Benetti Longhini

During a discussion last year where I talked about being criticized for photographing a location over and over again, I shared a set of photos taken here on the Highlands of Asiago, in northern Italy, featuring these rural homes or barns and their iconic cherry trees during the 4 seasons of the year.

I’ve always been fascinated by the change of seasons, particularly here in Europe, where the change is so evident. This was so different for me as I grew up in Africa and was used to summer and winter in South Africa, with no seasonal change, living my childhood days in East Africa.

I don’t really like to get into any arguments or discussions about photography, as I feel that it is an art that is so personal and special for each one of us that it persuades us to pursue it as work or even as a hobby. This type of criticism can be placed at those photographers who continue to shoot iconic locations, such as Lake Braies or the world-famous 3 Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites, not to mention many other famous locations throughout the world.

I’m part of that bunch as well; however, what I wanted to portray was a “simple” rural location “down the road” during the 4 seasons and to show that it is not always necessary to travel huge distances to get decent shots. This photo is a second attempt at the same location during a snowstorm, which, due to climate change, is happening less frequently. It’s a challenge to shoot near home, and I have advocated for many years to try and keep our carbon footprint down by shooting locally and sharing transport. And besides, it’s fun for landscape groups to travel together!

What are the TWO most impactful features that make your image a good photograph? Don’t be shy!

The falling snow, and the old barns which are a passion of mine.

If you could make this photo again, what would be the ONE thing you would like to do better or different?

I would move closer to the farmhouse and photograph at a slightly different angle.

Adriana Benetti Longhini shared this photograph in the FRAMES Facebook Group.


Adriana Benetti Longhini, Asiago, Italy


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Comments (2):

  1. René Michaud

    March 17, 2024 at 00:33

    Can’t remember where I discovered Adriana’s work, Frames or FB or maybe both….but I’m grateful that I have….such beauty…Thank you Adriana.

  2. Lowell Wolff

    March 22, 2024 at 19:21

    Thank you – have always admired the way you handle color.


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