“Falling Tide” – Manarola, Le Cinque Terre, Italy – Elia Locardi – Featured Photographer
This place may look familiar because the location was featured HERE (on PhotoBotos). You might want to check it out because it shows how two spectacular photographers shoot the same place, almost from the same angle, but create two totally different images. I love how the cove splits the image leaving the viewer on the near side of the divide. I can feel the salty Mediterranean air as I long to get across the water for a nice glass of Italian wine. At least that is what I would think every evening if this picture was mounted above my fireplace!
Elia is easy to find on the net and well worth the visit. We intend to ask him to post about his processing techniques on http://PhotoBotos.com in the future but for now he can be found at any of the sites below. Also Elia has a great writing style that many people find entertaining so please read his post as well as viewing his amazing work
Original Post & Post-Processing Before and After
Back in 2010 when I just started getting into travel photography, my wife and I visited our good friends near Florence, Italy. There, sitting in the living room was this amazing picture of colorful Italian buildings built into a seaside mountain. For me It had every visual element of a great photograph. At the time I had no idea that The Cinque Terre region even existed, let alone that it contained such unique and special beauty.
Out of everywhere I’ve been, hands down, Cinque Terre is the most beautiful. The vista points blew my mind and I instantly fell in love. I’ve had a long love affair with the sea and for me, Cinque Terre embodied the perfect synergistic balance between civilization and the ocean. I instantly felt comfortable, at peace, and at home. To this day, my photos from Cinque Terre continue to be some of my greatest inspiration.
Manarola (pictured here) is one of 5 beautiful towns in Le Cinque Terre and throughout each day, I’d set out to scout these amazing Italian Villages. Some of the days greeted me with cool cloud formations and with the long summer days, the lighting stayed warm and beautiful. It made for great shooting conditions from sunup to sundown.
Post-Processing (see example)
Dynamic Blend of 7 Exposures (-3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3)
Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8
Exposure (0): 1/250
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