Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bow & Stern

VF 1174 firefighting boat, Porto Mediceo, LivornoThe stern of a boat of the “Vigili del Fuoco” (Fire Brigade) coming back to the old harbor, coasting the “Fortezza Vecchia”. It's not every day you see the bow of a ship coming straight toward you, even if she was only maneuvering and I was safe on a robust pier.Tanker Koray Ozgun, Porto Mediceo, LivornoYesterday was a day of torrential rain, the first after months of dry weather. Summer is slowly going away taking with her the cruise ships, while the big yachts are coming home after a season of chartering around the Mediterranean.

18 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

You cought that bow from a powerful angle. Well done.

Having "no safety" written all over it only adds to the tension of the moment... ;)

Vogon Poet said...

@ Per - You're right!

Jacob said...

That is a bit scary...no matter if you're on a solid pier...if that thing hit, it would do a lot of damage...

Both shots are excellent compositions, VP!

James said...

Great picture of the ship headed straight at you. :-0

Leif Hagen said...

Handsome, strong photos! The BIG, black boat is a little intimidating indeed!

Julie said...

I love seeing images like the two working boats that you feature today. Whereas the images of those big white cruisers do nothing for me.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so big and powerful ! Nice shot !!Unseen Rajasthan

Hilda said...

That second photo was startling! Fantastic capture. I hope you don't have much use of those fire boats.

Gunn White said...

Nice photos, and my favorite is the black ship....
Have a nice day!

Tinsie said...

I like your boat photos :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Glad to know you were safe at the pier! ;) You did a fabulous work, I loved your pictures and I hope the weather today can be better!
Hugs
Léia ;)

B SQUARED said...

Stay on shore. The second boat looks menacing.

JM said...

Amazing background in the Fire Brigade shot. Well done, VP.!

Halcyon said...

It's always sad when the summer ends. I'll miss all your pictures of cruise ships too. Maybe we can explore more underground tunnels and such.

tapirgal said...

Fantastic. "No Safety" is such a serendipitous capture. Nice!

Fio said...

So, autumn in the air...

Andreea said...

Your marine photos are always so strong.

Kate said...

The weather sounds like its been fairly capricious. The bottom photo of the large ship does look a bit scary.