I absolutely love autumn and the sheer variety it brings, the colours, the harvest and the changing weather patterns. Photographically it is a very productive period given the sheer variety of landscapes here in our bit of Liguria.
Thunderous swells at Maranola in the Cinque Terre
Camogli remains subtle & sublime even in a rampaging storm
The beauty of the wave
Small storm over Imperia
Nestled between its cousins of Provence to the west and Tuscany to the east. It is wilder here, less developed and I increasingly think the region has greater depths than either of these as you find yourself in the midst of the incredible Maritime Alps where bare limestone peaks and crags plunge from 2700m through steep wooded valleys, olive groves and vineyards into the azure seas of the Mediterranean over just a few kilometres in distance. It leaves me humbled and feeling very fortunate.
Alassio pier by dawn & by night
Thee bright lights of Alassio
This season has been truly spectacular with sun baked days giving way to deluge, floods and 6 metre waves, with everything in between. We really could not have asked for more from a photographic perspective. And amongst all this the medieval hilltop and valley villages glowed in their semi abandoned glory and we simply couldn’t find enough hours in the day to go exploring.
Some autumnal colour
Crystal spring waters
The chilly pews & the “hanging” chapel – another story (see my Instagram for a hint)
This post is to share with you some of the simple delights I have been fortunate enough to witness over the past few weeks. On this occasion I very specifically focus on the sheer variety of the imagery and places we have been, both as ourselves and with the wonderful guests who joined us on our workshops, as it just seems so fitting to do so with all things autumn.
Where I dropped my beloved Sony a7r2 in the river 😦
I am sure I will find a few more as I continue my review but I hope you enjoy these for now.