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Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy



In Cinque Terre a national parc in Liguria, Italy, close to La Spezia are 5 places-Lands (Terre) which are on the world heritage list of Unesco and claimed to b...
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In Cinque Terre a national parc in Liguria, Italy, close to La Spezia are 5 places-Lands (Terre) which are on the world heritage list of Unesco and claimed to be the 5 most beautiful places of the world.


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Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm f-2.8G NED, @ 24 mm (ff-eq 24 mm), 30 s, F-7.1, ISO 100 no flash.
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Witmar
 
Witmar August 09, 2017
great shot
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Pjerry August 09, 2017
Thank you very much Witmar. Much appreciated.
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose August 09, 2017
Excellent shot!
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Pjerry August 09, 2017
Much obliged, thx Alfredo_Jose
joecas PRO
 
joecas August 23, 2017
Bella e suggestiva!
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Pjerry August 27, 2017
Grazie Joecas.
Hood
 
Hood August 27, 2017
Stunning!!!
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Pjerry August 27, 2017
It's beautiful overthere. Thanks
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deannefortnam September 08, 2017
What a beautiful image!
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Pjerry September 08, 2017
Thank you so much....
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marilenavaccarini September 20, 2017
Stunning
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Pjerry September 25, 2017
I love it there, thank you very much.
reginaldgargaro67
 
reginaldgargaro67 October 26, 2017
delightful :~))
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Pjerry October 27, 2017
Thank you!! These places in this environment are eye candy all over.
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estercastillo08 November 05, 2017
Congratulations on your win, City Photo Challenge
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estercastillo08 November 05, 2017
Congratulations , Finalist in Covers Photo Contest
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Pjerry November 06, 2017
Thank you very much Ester, you're so attentive...
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz November 07, 2017
Amazing!
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Pjerry November 08, 2017
Thanks, yes it is...
DreamCapturedImages
 
DreamCapturedImages November 15, 2017
Oh man this is epic! Your lens did a good job with the light starbursts for only being at F7!
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Pjerry November 15, 2017
Thank you very much. A real nice compliment. The 24-70 was my first real great lens. I had already good lenses, but this one is really fantastic, for a zoom lens. Later I bought the primes from Sigma, the Art f/1.4 "series". They blow away my 24-70, but still I'm always very happy when I use my 24-70. The new Nikkor is even better, but also a lot more expensive.
Houndog
 
Houndog November 21, 2017
Outstanding !!
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Pjerry November 21, 2017
Thanks, you make me blush
anavelarubio
 
anavelarubio January 08, 2018
Beautiful capture!!
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Pjerry January 09, 2018
Thanks a lot Ana, it's very appreciated.
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denisemoran January 18, 2018
Wow
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Pjerry January 18, 2018
Thanks !!!! Later on in the evening it became cloudy...
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole January 19, 2018
Wow....this is gorgeous!!! Love the light, color and those wispy clouds with the moon!! : )
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Pjerry January 20, 2018
Thank you, very glad you like it.
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography January 31, 2018
wonderful capture and congrats on your award ...
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Pjerry January 31, 2018
Thank youso muh Anne, it's ery appreiated.
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Alwolfe April 16, 2018
Awesome photo!
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Pjerry April 17, 2018
Thank you Allan, very much appreciated.
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ellenellen Jan 27
Beautiful shot!
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Pjerry Jan 27
Thank you so much Ellen, much appreciated
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Pamelabole Mar 05
Wow...gorgeous!! Amazing use of light!! : )
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Pjerry Mar 11
Thanks Pamela, and now with an extra award. It's amazing what is all happening with this capture.
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady Mar 11
Great light
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Pjerry Mar 11
Thank you so much.
janland PRO+
 
janland Jun 09
Fantastic capture Pierre! Congrats!
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Pjerry Jul 06
Thanks Jan, I'm very pleased with this one.
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka Aug 28
Perfect and congratulations on the multiple awards.
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Pjerry Sep 22
Thank you very much Ruwan, much appreciated!

Behind The Lens

Location
Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy The Cinque Terre (Italian pronunciation: [?t?i?kwe ?t?rre]; Ligurian: Çinque Tære, meaning "Five Lands") is a coastal area within Liguria, in the northwest of Italy. It lies in the west of La Spezia, and comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village, Portovenere, situated south of Cinque Terre, is very beautiful too. It is said that Manarola is one of the very beautiful villages on earth.
Time
I arrived at sunset and left with one of the last trains around midnight.
Lighting
It was a full moon that night. When I arrived at Manarola the sky was completely cloudless (see my other picture during the night), or at most a thin veil of cloud. During the night more clouds came in and the wind got a bit stronger. I made a couple of test shots to get the right settings. For me the most natural way is the most beautiful because Manarola is so beautiful in itself. The lights which the village use are mostly sodium lamps and some TL-lights. Sodium lamps are yellow, TL-lights green with this white balance. All night pictures of Manarola with a lot of colors are fack. When the source is unique yellow, there can't be any other color be reflected than yellow. Moreover, the colors of Manarola are very modest, not as pronounced as for example Corniglia, one of the other five villages (and also in my gallery).
Equipment
I used my Nikon D800 with the Nikon 24-74 f/2.8 N ED, lens hood, a Sirui carbon tripod, no flash (of course) and no filters (if I recall well).
Inspiration
During the day I visited the villages with my girlfriend. An experience I wouldn't have wanted to miss, but on the other hand, it was actually too crowded. I looked where the right spots were to take the best possible captures during the evening. We went back to La Spezia, ate there I returned (alone, my girlfriend was too tired) with the train.
Editing
Just some exposure adjustments, sharpening (where necessary) and cropping. I also blurred the sea a bit, although it was already blurred by the slow shutter speed (30 sec). That's about it.
In my camera bag
Nowadays my D850 (and sometimes as a back-up the D800). I use the 24-70 a lot. Lately, it is extended with, a Sigma 14-24 f/2.8, Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 G2 and depending on where I'm going a Nikon 200 - 500 f/5.6 E VR, or my ultra-sharp ones: Sigma 30 f/1.4; 50 f/1.4 or (to a lesser extend) Nikon 80 f/1.4 D. In very rare occasions I mount my Samyang 12 mm f/2.8 FF-version.
Feedback
Most people use HDR in this kind of situations. When performed correctly (which I can't) it's very good. Mostly it's not correct performed and than it's flat and unrealistic. So I shoot just one picture and take my time to get the optimal exposure. Just enough light in the darker parts, not more than 1 stops overexposed in the high lights. The dark parts can be extremely good restored while the overexposed parts (when the max is about 1 stop, on a Nikon) still contains all the information. So, take your time, to be for a lifetime satisfied... I hope you enjoyed my story in my ...... English (?). In Dutch the story would be better ;) .

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