The Case Torri of Riomaggiore

The Case Torri of Riomaggiore

Several of my friends had been to the Cinqua Terra and they had all raved about how beautiful it is. They weren't lying.

Staying outside of the five actual villages that make up Cinqua Terra, in a town called Framura, we took a short train ride to Riomaggiore, the southernmost of the five, and started our walk back along the coast, stopping in each village as we went. Having seen pictures, I knew a little of what to expect but they can't compare to being there and experiencing it. That feeling was ever present during the five weeks I was in Europe.

In an early sign of something else that was constant, I had to go as wide as possible with my camera and take three shots to get the scene I wanted. These towns are so tight that to get an overall shot I had to stitch panoramas. Later, in Rome and Paris, the monuments and sights are so huge that a single shot won't work. If I had a wider lens I might have got it in two instead of three but there would be more distortion. I am surprised at how little I used my 70-300 during this trip. The only times I brought it out was when we went up to the top of towers or mountains.

This was my first close up view of the Mediterranean and it is fantastically clear and green. So inviting on a day as hot as this one was - about 35C or perhaps more.

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Camera: NIKON D80
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Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 250
Views: 23692
Taken: 2009-05-20 11:45:41
Posted: 2009-07-02 | 20:13





The Case Torri of Riomaggiore

The Case Torri of Riomaggiore

Several of my friends had been to the Cinqua Terra and they had all raved about how beautiful it is. They weren't lying.

Staying outside of the five actual villages that make up Cinqua Terra, in a town called Framura, we took a short train ride to Riomaggiore, the southernmost of the five, and started our walk back along the coast, stopping in each village as we went. Having seen pictures, I knew a little of what to expect but they can't compare to being there and experiencing it. That feeling was ever present during the five weeks I was in Europe.

In an early sign of something else that was constant, I had to go as wide as possible with my camera and take three shots to get the scene I wanted. These towns are so tight that to get an overall shot I had to stitch panoramas. Later, in Rome and Paris, the monuments and sights are so huge that a single shot won't work. If I had a wider lens I might have got it in two instead of three but there would be more distortion. I am surprised at how little I used my 70-300 during this trip. The only times I brought it out was when we went up to the top of towers or mountains.

This was my first close up view of the Mediterranean and it is fantastically clear and green. So inviting on a day as hot as this one was - about 35C or perhaps more.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 250
Views: 23692
Taken: 2009-05-20 11:45:41
Posted: 2009-07-02 | 20:13