"If you can't live longer, live deeper." ~ Italian Proverb
Current position on planet Earth: Italy
11 July, 2011

Manarola Moonrise

Sunset + Moonrise = Visual Orgasm.

To answer the most obvious answer about this shot, yes, that’s the real moon. I didn’t photoshop that bad boy in. — No, seriously, I didn’t. — I also had no idea the moon would rise right there. That was 100% pure & simple luck. (Thank you universe)

This cool little Italian town in part of the 5 villages that make up the region called Cinque Terre. As you can see, Manarola is one of the most photogenic ones with easy access to many vistas and vantage points.

I spent an entire week shooting in Cinque Terre, concentrating specifically on sunsets and blue hour. It was a perfect project for me because I didn’t have to wake up early at all; not even once. Sunsets happen at a much MUCH more reasonable time than Sunrises.

Curious how this photo was created? Read the Technical Mumbo Jumbo.

Daily Banana – Manarola Moonrise

Sunset and Moonrise over Manarola, Italy

About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel and destination photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has cultivated an engaged social media following of nearly 2.5 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. On the road full-time, he teaches the Art of Photography here on www.BlameTheMonkey.com, collaborates with various brands, sponsors and tourism boards, and leads Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rjell/ Ryan LeBreton

    I LOVED Cinque Terre. It was the perfect antidote to a week of Rome and Florence crowds and traffic. You really captured the colors of this amazing place beautifully.

    • http://www.blamethemonkey.com blamethemonkey

      I agree, Cinque Terre was an amazing place. Thanks so much for the compliment!