Full Moon in Vernazza
I’ve been sharing a lot of photos from my April 2023 trip to Italy. We visited Milan, the Cinque Terre region, Porto Venere, and had stops in Camogli and Nervi. It was a wonderful trip, I love this area of Italy.
During our stay in Vernazza, we were lucky to have a full moon. Often I plan trips around the full moon, but this time it was just a happy coincidence. There wasn’t a great angle for a moon photo in Vernazza, but I had an idea for a composition from a viewpoint that I liked.
I got up before dawn and walked inland through town. I then climbed up a hill and watched as the full moon dropped toward the horizon. When it lined up with the Doria tower, I snapped this photo:
If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you’re probably used to the moon being a much larger subject in my moon photos. In this case, I simply couldn’t back up far enough to make it look large. Plus, this viewpoint gives a nice view of the town spreading out below the moon. I also took a sunset photo from this viewpoint, which I’ll share in a future post.