Friday, October 12, 2012

"Amalfi Sunset"

Positano Sunset

"Amalfi Sunset"
©David A. Ziser

Here, once again, is one of those “picture postcard” moments that one sees along  the Amalfi Coast.  We had just taken the bus from Amalfi back to our hotel in Positano.  The bus only makes one stop on the out skirts of Positano and it’s about a 10 minute walk to the center of the town.  The bus driver emphasized that he was only making one stop - but it was the best stop

We landed right at sunset and I couldn’t help shooting for most of the downhill walk back into town.  The sunset views were stupendous! This is just one of many I captured on the short walk back to town – all were amazing!  It still amazes me too how these buildings were carved, as it were, into the hard rock cliffs of the coastline.  There are no easy roads for easy access to all these locations, mostly a very small central parking area or very, very limited parking along the few streets or NO parking area and you walk and climb many, many, many stairs. And, let me tell you, that it was hundreds of years ago when many of these buildings were built so car transportation was not even a consideration.

I love the play of the colors throughout this image. Look how the colors of the sunset compliment the colors of the homes, hotels, shops and restaurants against the mountainside creating a nice visual balance to the scene. The timing, thanks to our bus driver kicking us out at the best stop made for this fantastic photographic opportunity.

Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark III fitted with Tamron 28-300mm VC lens at 33mm, F3.5* at 1/320 second, ISO 250.  Enjoy!  -David

*Camera on “P” mode during exposure.

1 comment:

  1. Hi David,
    I'm a follower of your blog here and want to say "thank you" for your wonderful posts and photos. I notice you use "P" when you shoot many of your photos, and I know many professionals out there always stick to "M", Aperture priority or Tv, or the combination of those. Could you clarify the benefits of shooting in the Program mode, and whether this is a good practice, say in wedding photography.