In the picture-perfect hilltop village of Assisi in Italy, there are scores of vantage points for magnificent photography. I was particularly interested in the tuille rooftops and how they looked at dawn and sunset.
We stayed in a hotel with a tower and outlook point that made this type of photography easily accessible. The view of the whole valley is in front of you and when looking up at the fort behind you are met by a cascade of rusty rooftops.
Climbing the stairs to the fort you get two views: one of the entire village and seemingly never-ending views of the Umbrian landscape of farms and homesteads and blue mountains, and two on the other side. There are hills for miles with only one or two villas in sight.
I used the Lensbaby Edge 80 with its tilt-shift effect and the 50mm double glass Lensbaby for the zoomy effect images.