We spent several nights in Atrani over the summer. Atrani is a small town next to Amalfi. There’s a pedestrian tunnel through the mountain that connects the two. We really liked Atrani — it wasn’t as busy as Amalfi, but so close that you could easily spend time in both places.
There are some great viewpoints from which a photo of Atrani can be taken, but they were hard for me to find ahead of time. Some are from hotels, but those places were a bit out of our price range. We ended up in a small AirBnB apartment on the square. I had to wander and climb through the alleys, looking for good viewpoints. My favorite one had a nice view of the town, with the beach below. I stationed myself here for a blue hour photo shoot. What I quickly noticed was that even late in the day there is a lot of traffic on the main road, which winds along the coast. Taking a short exposure would leave partial light trails, blips of white or red through the photos. I decided it would be better to take a much longer exposure so that the light would flow along the entire road. This required about a 30 second exposure. I think this one was my favorite:
I still have quite a lot to share from the Amalfi coast, and more from a recent Mexico trip. Stay tuned!