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Man, Moon And Manorola



Night view of one of the famous Cinque Terre towns

Night view of one of the famous Cinque Terre towns
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Contest Finalist in The Moonlight Photo Contest
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EyesofDavid
 
EyesofDavid December 21, 2016
amazing and so well done
Vince542
 
Vince542 December 21, 2016
Brilliant!!!
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 December 21, 2016
Beautiful capture ! One of my favorite places...Congrats on being a finalist!
banti1975
 
banti1975 March 30, 2017
Awesome
Jo-DMartin
 
Jo-DMartin May 03, 2017
Beautiful photo Nicely done.
Pjerry PRO
 
Pjerry May 21, 2017
Planing to go there this year.
Beautiful!!!!
tassietom PRO
 
tassietom May 22, 2017
superb photo.
alessandraferrari
 
alessandraferrari June 27, 2017
Manarola village thanks you for this awesome shot .. ;)
RiViCo PRO+
 
RiViCo February 23, 2018
Good photo, well done
martinburgess PRO+
 
martinburgess May 24, 2018
Lovely photo.

Behind The Lens

Location
This is Manarola one of the Cinque Terre villages Liguria Italy - from the main coastal footpath heading north out of the village
Time
Setup early way before dark - this was taken at around 7:00pm as the moon rose behind the hill
Lighting
I waited for the sky to become dark blue and somewhat balance the town lights and the hazy moon would record as a sphere at the right exposure
Equipment
Canon 5D3, TS-E24mm f3.5L, Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4, Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head
Inspiration
I was travelling near this photographic icon - how could I not try and take my version plus I'd timed it to coincide with a full moon that would be visible over the town from the coastal path (thanks to The Photographers Ephemeris) - Alas the moon remained behind a hazy layer of cloud all evening however the brave man who climbed down the cliff for a selfie and got transfixed by the view made up for it - I couldn't have placed him better for some great foreground interest
Editing
This is a 3 shot vertical Shift panorama blended using luminosity masks in Photoshop then fairly 'standard' toning and sharpening
In my camera bag
I carry Canon 5D3 an 7D, Sigma -70-200 2.8, 120-300 2.8, 1.4 tele-converter Canon 17-40, TSE 24, 50 1.8 Tamron 90 2.8, 17-50 2.8 Tokina 11-16 2.8 Manfrotto MT190CXPRO4, Manfrotto 468MG Hydrostatic Ball Head HiTech filters
Feedback
When shooting an iconic venue firstly get there early to guarantee the spot you want! - there must have been 20+ serious photographers there the night I took this shot plus loads and load of tourists. Use a really solid tripod and make sure it isn't touching any fences or common barriers that others will move. Make sure your composition is what you want, experiment while waiting for the light then check and recheck focus tape it in place and wait for the light. I also tape off the view finder - as there is always someone behind/nearby with a flash or bright iPad......

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