Thursday, June 11, 2009

Odd at Sea

Corsica-Sardinia ferry, port of LivornoOdd things at sea, or better in the waters inside the harbor. A Corsica-Sardinia ferry manouvering back to her berth with a small boat right on her way. You could see these ferries here.Tugboat, cargo ship, port of LivornoA tugboat trying hard to slow and stear the approach of a cargo ship entering the port.

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18 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love this first photo. How did you take it so straight on and with such symmetry and color. well done!

Tash said...

I totally agree with Julie! That's an impressive photo of an impressive ship.

Tash said...

PS - "I think I can, I think I can..." says the little tug.

cieldequimper said...

These are great harbour photos, especially the second one. Are the Corsica-Sardinia ferries on strike as often as the France-Corsica ones? ;-)

Steffe said...

Top photo is great as it shows the different sizes of the vessels. And I like the symmetry of the big ship.

Hilda said...

That first photo is awesome!

But that is definitely not what I think of when I hear the word "ferry!" That ship is huge!

Antjas said...

If you hadn't told me, I would have thought that ship was a building. Obviously the bully of the harbor. I like the way the tower in thee background sort of mirrors the ships tower.

Leif Hagen said...

Great top picture! The Corsica ferry is colorful and has a HUGE back end! Fun shot!

brattcat said...

Each of these shots has its own special element of tension. The difference in size between the ferry and the tug in the first shot and the heroic efforts of the the tug in the second. Wow.

Vogon Poet said...

@ ciel - I don't know, probably even more...

@ brattcat - The small boat in the first shot is not a tug. Ferries usually don't have to use tugs.

Jacob said...

Both of these shots are superb. The first one is my favorite...with the small boat one certainly gains perspective as to how big that ferry really is! Amazing!

The second shot, too, is great...I can just feel that tug straining to get the job done!

Have a great day or evening as the case may be!

B Squared said...

From the back, it doesn't even look like a boat.

Halcyon said...

You have such a variety of boats in your port. Always interesting to see them!

m_m said...

Huge "boat":) Very impressive, I like the capture of the first photo!
Well done:)
Regards,
m_m

amatamari said...

The first image is fantastic: a colorful giant marine!
:-)
Wonderful photo, bravo!

Daily Chicago Photo said...

I love the first one - I clicked on the thumbprint in the portal because I was wondering what the big symmetric yellow thing was. I was quite surprised to find out it was a ferry and its perspective (versus the smaller boat) is impressive

That is the chicken said...

I too like the first shot. It made me think of lego blocks when the screen first opened up. How DID you get this head on shot?

MaCoBra said...

Hi Giacomo, nice set of photos you have posted over the last couple of days. Like the San Marco lion!

I have been away for some days... I have bought an iPhone... Don't buy one!

Cheers from Marcel