Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ordinary Day

Fishing boat, port of LivornoThis fishing boat entering port with a lot of company around.Mega Express Four ferry, port of LivornoThe “Mega Express Four”, erupting black smoke, ready to leave.Dockworker, port of LivornoAn “ormeggiatore” freeing a mooring line from a bollard.

27 comments:

Stine in Ontario said...

This appears to be a very busy port. I can smell the salty air, really I can...even though I am very far from the coast here. I can hear the gulls too!

Steffe said...

I'm guessing the gulls got some fish as well.

roentarre said...

I really like the first two images in deed! Good crops and composition

BeachILike said...

The first one catch my eyes, it is so beautiful and it is quite a life.


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Paula said...

It might look ordinary to you but it looks exotic to me. Great essay for those of us who don't live near a big port.

Kate said...

The photo of the circling gulls and the boat is excellent.

brattcat said...

I particularly admire that second shot. It's full of energy and drama.

Andreea said...

I envy you for your port :) it always seems full with interesting photo opportunities. I second brattcat, the second one looks very dramatic.

amatamari© said...

I remember Trieste...
:-)
I spent hours on the beach
and watched the life of the port!
wonderful series!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely post !! Loved this one..Thanks Vogon..

Hilda said...

Your 'ordinary day' is sooo different from mine — and I love that fact!

Gunn White said...

Photo number 1 and 2 are so good!
Interesting and nice shots!
Bravo, is a good word to use both in Norwegian and Italian.

joo said...

The first photo is gorgeous - I love the 'company around':)

Cezar and Léia said...

Well dear friend, this ordinary day is magnificent!
Adorable pictures!It's really a dream!
Ciau!
Léia

"Un uomo felice è come una barca che naviga con un vento favorevole."
(Proverbio cinese)

B SQUARED said...

There is always something happening in the harbor.

Leif Hagen said...

I think the birds are looking for some fresh fish... super fishing boat snap!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Those pipes are IMPRESSIVE!!!

great boat.

tapirgal said...

That first pic is such an excellent composition - one of many on this blog! Of course, the subject matter is stirring, too. Pic number 2: I'v been giving this some thought lately. Our air is clear and we love to look at the ships. It was discouraging when I looked up how much pollution they expel. One of these days I may comment, but meanwhile, I enjoy them too much. At least here there's a lot of forest and ocean to absorb it. OK, I'm not a chemist, but I believe that's what happens. Again, beautiful, beautiful fishing boat and photo. I've never seen quite that apparatus on the back, or I don't remember it, anyway.

Vogon Poet said...

@ tapirgal - Don't worry about the smoke, it was only a moment and I was lucky to catch it! You don't usually see any of this...

cieldequimper said...

Three excellent shots. The first one looks like Brittany!

Per Stromsjo said...

Eco-friendly vehicles are exempt from our congestion taxes. Boats of course are an entirely different story.

Ellie Vellie said...

Those smoking things can be in one of those ads against the greenhouse gases - they would just put a polar bear over it to scare the people. I really like the picture - looks like abstract piece of art.

Wolynski said...

Love your sea and harbor photos - the funnels in the middle are wonderful.

Jacob said...

The first shot, especially, is magnificent!

Ilse said...

I like the abstract quality of the second photo. Cool smoke stacks. And the first one is really great!

Babzy said...

I like the second shot !!! well spotted !

JM said...

The black smoke shot is really impressive! Great capture, VP!