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Manarola, Cinque Terre



Manarola is the oldest of the five villages in Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. This image was created right after sunset with a 238 second exposure....
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Manarola is the oldest of the five villages in Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. This image was created right after sunset with a 238 second exposure.
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17 Comments | Report
MikeHiggins PRO
 
MikeHiggins February 26, 2015
Fabulous work. A great shot. Excellent clarity.
mohib
mohib February 27, 2015
Thanks Mike.
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset February 28, 2015
OMG just outstanding. A golden image. Congrats! Love the contrasting blue sky with the golden buildings and lights. Well done!
mohib
mohib March 05, 2015
Thank you for your kind words.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 04, 2015
Wonderful time exposure. Congratulations on being the Winner.
mohib
mohib March 05, 2015
Thanks Alan. Much appreciated.
dekkorek
 
dekkorek March 05, 2015
wow like im in another world...very very nice job frind...
mohib
mohib March 05, 2015
Thank you.
janland PRO+
 
janland March 05, 2015
Beautiful capture! Wonderful color and detail! Congrats!
mohib
mohib March 06, 2015
Thanks so much.
stuartplumb
 
stuartplumb March 05, 2015
Magical
mohib
mohib March 06, 2015
Thank you, Stuart.
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold March 05, 2015
great shot and edit!!
mohib
mohib March 06, 2015
Thank you. Appreciate your kind words.
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen March 05, 2015
Such serene beauty!
mohib
mohib March 06, 2015
Indeed. Thank you.
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 March 10, 2015
well done, congrats on your win
mohib
mohib March 11, 2015
Thank you. Appreciate it.
charzing PRO+
 
charzing March 24, 2015
Beautiful sunset. I was there last fall but only passing through so I didn't get to see it at night. You did an amazing job with the light.
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen March 30, 2015
truly a masterpiece!
hongtc
 
hongtc April 01, 2015
Perfect!
etpurp
 
etpurp April 01, 2015
A beautiful picture of a beautiful place!
sarahmirkin Premium
 
sarahmirkin April 04, 2015
Such a magical shot! Love the golden colors and clarity of the houses against the smooth water! What filter(s) did you use?
bigtrocks
 
bigtrocks April 04, 2015
Stunning!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography May 02, 2015
Stunning! Think this is the first image of yours I saw
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 29, 2015
Awesome capture! Congrats.

Behind The Lens

Location
Manarola, Cinque Terre (Italy)
Time
Right after sunset on a crisp November evening.
Lighting
Sunset colors were a bit underwhelming but I knew that if I waited for a bit, the sky will turn blue and along with the reflection of street lights and colorful houses, I should have a good shot.
Equipment
This image was created with a Canon 6D camera and Canon 16-35mm f4 L lens mounted on an Induro carbon fiber tripod. I also used a shutter release for the long exposure.
Inspiration
I have been wanting to visit Cinque Terre ever since I saw David duChemin's amazing images of the area. The setting is so grandiose and delicate at the same time. Colorful houses of centuries old villages perched on imposing cliffs surrounded by water - what's not to like about the setting?
Editing
Yes. Since I shoot in RAW, I need to post-process the image to bring it closer to my original vision. I use Lightroom 5 for post-processing and try to keep it light. I usually start by selecting a camera profile and lens correction before moving on to tone curve adjustments, clarity and vibrance.
In my camera bag
Over the past couple of years, I have deliberately tried to cut down on the equipment I carry in my bag. Usually, I have my Canon 6D camera along with the Canon 16-35mm F4 L lens and circular polarizer, 3 stop ND filter, shutter release and extra batteries. My second lens is Canon 70-200mm F4 L lens.
Feedback
Cinque Terre is such an impressive location that it is hard not to create great images. Manarola and Vernazza were my favorite villages and there are literally limitless composition possibilities. Visiting in November also meant that there were very few tourists and you could have the location to yourself if you went before sunrise or stayed back after sunset. Stable tripod is a must as is an external shutter release. If possible, scout the location during the hours when light is not great so that you know where to go when the time is right.

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