One of my most favourite tools in my camera bag is my 10-stop ND filter and on my second day in Manarola it was overcast, the sea was churning and the waves crashing against the rocks. This was the perfect time to shoot some long exposures.
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The 4th village we visited in Cinque Terre is Vernazza which is sandwiched on the coast between Corniglia and Monterosso.
While it is possible to get around certain parts of the other 4 villages by car, Vernazza truly is the only village that is car free and remains one of the trues fishing villages.
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Last week I posted the first in a series of images from Cinque Terre starting with a blue hour image of Manarola. You can see that post here. Today we head to Riomaggiore.
Riomaggiore is the first village one encounters when travelling west from La Spezia. Riomaggiore is easily accessible by train as are the other villages but it’s linked to its neighbour, Manarola by the Via Dell’Amore, or the Way of Love, which is a path overlooking the sea that runs for about 1 kilometre. This was our intended way to get to Riomaggiore but unfortunately it was closed for repairs when we were there.
Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon about 11km or 45min by boat from Venice. Burano, the “coloured island of lace”, is known for its handmade lace and for the multicoloured houses on the island. I find it fascinating that if a resident wants to paint their home they must first put through an application to the government who will let them know the colour that is allowed for that lot. As a visitor I was awestruck and as a photographer I was in heaven.
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This last shot is a 3 bracketed exposure HDR which I processed using Photomatix. I then brought it into photoshop and adjusted levels and cleaned some dust spots of the sky. To give it the final look I used Topaz Adjust.