June 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Picture of the Day: Sunrise in the Cinque Terre

by twistedsifter






In this stunning sunrise capture by James Brandon, we see the village of Riomaggiore in the famous Cinque Terre region of Italy. Brandon recalls:

“Out of the five little villages in the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore is probably the most quaint as well as the most dramatic. This image was made at sunrise and was manually blended together from three separate exposures. A quick exposure for the sky, a long exposure for the town to capture the starbursts in the light sources and another quick exposure to freeze the boats in place in the water.”


Riomaggiore is a village in the province of La Spezia. It is the first of the Cinque Terre and the most southern of the five villages which are all connected by trail.

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy. “The Five Lands” is composed of 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 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. [Source]

You can see more of James’ fantastic photography on his website, Twitter and Google+. James has also recently published an eBook for photographers entitled, Tack Sharp. It provides techniques and tricks to help you get consistently sharp images.

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