The Establishing Shot

For this week’s Sunday Post Jake has asked for distance shots.  He speaks of the long shot, the wide shot, and the scene-setting establishing shot.  During a trip to Tuscany we stayed in the small village of Verrucole … population just 50 persons.  This photo establishes the village as small and somewhat remote on a hilltop in the mountains of Tuscany.

This second shot

highlights the fortezza that sits on its hilltop above the village.

To read about our stay in this wonderful hilltop town see here and here.



15 thoughts on “The Establishing Shot

  1. One of the things I like about distance shots is the sometimes fading and sometimes changing colours as the scene moves towards the horizon. Distance shots give us the impression of space and depth. They invite us to explore for detail and enjoy the captured vista.


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