At the rocks in Vernazza

I was just looking at the new Sony a7R IV specs and while they are good, nothing that really gives me that, I have to have one, feeling. It’s an evolution to what the old one was. The more I take photos, the less I’m impressed by specs of cameras. I dont use most of the things anyway when shooting in Manual.

But let’s get to today’s photo. This one is from the rocks next to the town of Vernazza in Cinque Terre in Italy. It was a very sunny day, with the sun right above the town when I took this. So instead of taking a photo of the city, I did some of the rocks. I used the VFFOTO 10 stop ND filter here to get the water silky smooth.

This is a blend of three exposures, done in Photoshop. I used Topaz Adjust AI to get a bit more color into it.

At the rocks in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

Top Photography Spots – Cinque Terre

I remembered that I promised a top photography spots list for cinque terre a while ago, and I never posted one. So I had a look, and the list was partially done, but not finished. The list is online now, and you can find it here, with all the other lists, or here is the direct link. I’m still missing one photo and have to update all the menus, but that will be done soon :)

Evening overlooking Vernazza

Evening overlooking VernazzaAt first I was not even sure if I edit this one. As you can see to the side here, this photo just looked too dark to work with. Even the brightest exposure I got seemed to dark. But in the end, with a bit of work it came out quite ok :)

Here I started with a 5 exposure HDR created in Oloneo Photoengine. Then I edited the darkest exposure, to darken the lights even more. I also edited one of the darker exposure to get no movement in the docked boats. I took this all into Photoshop and blended it together.

If you want to know the location for this photos, check out the Top photography spots – Cintuque Terre list I posted today, as this is taken from one of the spots there.

Evening overlooking Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy


I have not posted one in a while, but there are quite few Plotagraphs available on the blog. And you can see them all if you check out the Plotagraph category here.

Rocky shore in Vernazza

A more simpler photo today. While in Vernazza, I also went on top of the tower that was in the middle of the city. I did not really get some great shots, but that can also be because it was crazy hot and sunny. And I just can’t think clearly in such conditions. Still, I got few. And here is one, of the rocky shores of the city.

This is a two shot vertorama, combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.

Rocky shore in Vernazza

And here are few details:

Rocky shore in Vernazza

Another photo from Cinque Terre

Yes, it’s another photo from Italy. If you wonder why I edit so many in a row, it’s because I’m preparing a Top spots in Cinque Terre page, and I need photos for it :). But until it’s done, you can see all other top photography spots pages here.

Warm day in Cinque Terre

The week I was in Cinque Terre earlier this year was very warm. And this was after the forecast for the whole week was rain, rain and more rain. I don’t really like such a warm weather. If I would not take photos, nobody would get me out into such a sunny day. But when one takes photos, it’s completely different. I can endure the warm quite easily, when I focus on the photos. I don’t even notice then :)

This is a two shot panorama, combined in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.

Warm day in Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Italy

And here are few details:

Warm day in Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Italy

Why so many panoramas and vertoramas?

You may have noticed I post a lot of vertoramas and panoramas. And you may wonder why it is. I just like them :) But that’t not the main reason. The main reason is, that I often take photos in popular photographer spots. And trying to get a different photo than everybody else, is just not that easy. And going with a different view, that panoramas and vertoramas provide, is one of the ways one can accomplish this.

There are of course also many other options. One could do long exposure, infrared, some crazy post processing, include a model or many more other options. The more unique, the better :)

The beautiful view of Vernazza

Let’s stay in Cinque Terre in Italy for another day. This spot is one on the steps above the town. But this is not the one, popular with the photographers (you can see the view from that one here), instead, this one is from a bit higher up. I like them both, but there is one major difference in photos. If you look closely, on this one, the tower in the town does not cut into the horizon line of the mountains behind. In the other one, it does. And for me that just does not looks right.

This is a two shot vertorama, combined and edited in Lightroom, finished in Photoshop.

The beautiful view of Vernazza, Italy, Cinque Terre
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