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a bicycle with lavender in the basket, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
April 18, 2015

Lavender Avenue

While traveling in Tuscany last summer, Your Shot member Jeff Berkes wanted to experience the culture and vibe of each of its small towns. “I came across this bicycle in Montepulciano, Italy, and the color palette was the first thing that caught my attention—the yellows and purples just stood out to me,” he writes. “I also loved the difference in the type of light there, the direct light on the bike, and the cooler color temperatures of the shaded corridor in the background.”

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Photograph by Jeff Berkes, National Geographic Your Shot

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