View of Manarola

Manarola  is a small town, a frazione of the comune (municipality) of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists. Manarola may be the oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre dating from 1338.

Sunburst

There is no landscape photographer out there who didn’t have on his (or hers) bucket list this famous arch in Utah Canyon Lands state park with its incredible view. If few years back it was a relatively unknown spot, nowadays the biggest difficulty to shoot this scene is its huge popularity. Photographers from all over the world flock to this location in the dusk to secure the best spots in front of the arch. When I have showed up at 5 am there was another dozen or so people with their tripods tightly staked all the way across the premium two meters wide strip in front of the arch that allowed the best view on a canyon behind. I was lucky to find a tight spot for my rig and we all went ahead to an exciting discussion as to which part of the horizon exactly the sun is going to show up. Closer to 6:50 the inside of arch started to glow culminating with incredible show of a sun bursting through the clouds. What a moment!

Nikon D800E 24-70 2.8 – 35mm – f11 – 1/25s

The Grand Canal

A magnificent Grand Canal of Venice. Shot in early morning when crowds of tourists are not out yet to rock old Ponte dell’Accademia.  The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal linking the San Marco district with the Accademia gallery in Dorsoduro. It offers two of the best views in Venice, looking along the Grand Canal in each direction. On one side lies the dome of Santa Maria della Salute, view on each is depicted on this ultra high definition photo.

Three rows of 6 images in each are put together to depict in meticulous details this gorgeous scene.

 

When The Night Closes In

This is one of the most enchanting places I have ever seen. Rare fusion of human touch and natural beauty of the place. This village, dating from the early thirteenth century, is known for its historic character and its wine, produced by the town’s vineyards. And of course the view…