The Fusine Lakes are a true paradise for analog photography. The crystal-clear water of the lakes reflects the sunlight, creating a unique and evocative atmosphere. The surrounding mountains offer a breathtaking backdrop with their intense greenery and majestic trees reflected in the water. The pristine nature allows for capturing authentic and unfiltered images.
Located in the upper part of Val Raccolana, just a stone's throw from the Slovenian border in Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Fusine Lakes were suggested by my brother-in-law Paolo di Montegnacco, a Friulian native and an analog photography enthusiast (his personal archive archive would make anyone envious: he photographed the alternative rock scene in Friuli during the late 1980s, the years of the Great Complotto).
I shot two different films there: Kodak Color Plus, unfortunately lost due to the film breaking
inside the camera, and Kodak Portra 400, which was the perfect choice to capture the beauty of this paradise.
The pastel colors of the analog photos were perfect for capturing the romantic atmosphere of the lakes. The surrounding mountains and lush vegetation provided a perfect backdrop for portraits and landscape photos.
Personally, I loved capturing the serene and peaceful atmosphere of the place using low ISO films to achieve saturated colors and sharp details. In any case, the Fusine Lakes are a true gem for analog photography in Italy. These shots are among my favorites, and I love sharing them with fellow analog photography enthusiasts.
All photos featured in this article were wisely developed and scanned at the LomoLab in Vienna.