Tokina Monthly Photo Contest – January 2022 winner announcement

Feb 26, 2022

We are glad to announce the winner for Tokina Monthly Photo Contest 2022 January edition that we are running inside Facebook Tokina Lens Photo Community!

Thanks to all members of the community and please join us in cheering VITALE Salvatore from Italy with his shot "Montecatini Val di Cecina (PI)" Our warmest congratulations!

16mm, f/6.3, 1/320s, ISO200, processed with Lightroom

Photographer: VITALE Salvatore
Title: "Montecatini Val di Cecina (PI)"
Shooting location: Montecatini Val di Cecina, Village in the province of Pisa in Tuscany (Italy)
Camera: Nikon D750
Lens: Tokina AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX (16-28mm f/2.8)

Photographer's comments:

"This typical Italian village reminds me of a famous poem entitled San Martino by the famous Italian poet Giosuè Carducci.
Saint Martin's Day, by Giosue Carducci, from "Rime Nuove", 1887

The fog to the bare hills
soars in the thin rain,
and below the wind
howls and churns the sea;

yet through the hamlet's alleys
from the fermenting casks
goes the pungent scent of wines
to touch a soul with glee.

On the firewood, turns
the skewer crackling:
stands the hunter whistling,
on the threshold to see

in the reddening clouds
flocks of black birds,
like exiled thoughts
as in the dusk they flee."

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