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Date: 08/06/2013 | By: Heather

Eat, Drink, Love Life: A Panasonic GH3 Gallery from Grossetto in Tuscany

DMC-GH3, 1/250, f/ 1.8, ISO 200

Eat, Drink, Love Life: A Panasonic GH3 Gallery from Grossetto in Tuscany

Every year, the five-year-olds in my Italian nursery school class embark on a five-day school trip. It is the culmination of their three year journey from small children who are completely dependent on their teachers, to elementary school kids, ready to tackle reading, writing and the hardships of academic school life.

For the past 13 years, we have always travelled to England, specifically Newcastle, to attend school with English-speaking children, and emerge ourselves in the English way of life. This year, however, the crisis has dealt our school a hard blow, so we chose a more modest destination – the Grossetto region in Tuscany, six hours from Turin.

As a British-Canadian, I will admit that I was more than happy to trade a week of wind, rain and cold in Newcastle for a week in the sunny countryside of Tuscany.

To document my first trip to this part of Italy, I brought along the Panasonic Lumix GH3, which proved a great companion in all situations paired with the M. Zuiko 45mm and the 12mm. Of course, with 50 nursery school aged children tagging along, it wasn’t easy to concentrate on taking spectacular photos.

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Heather Broster was born in Canada, has lived in Japan and Italy but currently calls Wales home. She is a full-time gear tester at MirrorLessons. You can follow her on Google+, Twitter or Facebook!

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  • Heather

    Yes, Grosetto is a gorgeous part of Italy. I would love to go back when I’m not on the job. Thanks for sharing your photos – you’ve done an excellent job of characterizing the region! Keep in touch!

  • Andrea Costa

    Hi Heather, I was born in Rome but I live in Grosseto since 1992, and I find it a very nice place for someone with the hobby of photography, both the countryside and the city itself.
    I have done an year-long b/w project depicting mostly this city, you can find it here if you are interested:

    Keep up with the good job!

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