Monday, April 4, 2011

Fog

Mega Express Five ferry, LivornoWe can guess a day like this from the distant sound of the foghorns blowing at intervals, but it is always strange to watch a huge bright yellow ferry slowly materializing from indistinctness.Foggy harbor, LivornoIt was almost midday and the worst was gone, but the atmosphere was still a bit unreal.Ferry, pilot boat, Canaviglia bastion and Mastio di Matilde, LivornoEven shooting toward land, from the Capitaneria pier, it was hard to get the usual sharpness and details.

22 comments:

Theanne and Baron said...

Used to hear foghorns in Tidewater...I've lived inland so long I've almost forgotten what they sound like...so insistent, so mournful!
Photos very nice...particularly like the yellow ferry dissolving into the mist (at the top)!

VP said...

@ Theanne - The ferry is not 'dissolving' but 'appearing', because she is entering the port backward, as usual.

Luis Gomez said...

Great pictures VP.

Kate said...

That yellow ferry is HUGE!!

ρομπερτ said...

Feels as large as humankind can become, nature still owns the last word.

Great pictures indeed. Please have a good new week ahead.

daily athens

Jack said...

I like all of these shots, VP. Fog can give great effects, but I haven't trained myself yet to go out seeking great images when it is foggy. I like yours.

Sailor said...

Wonderful picture. I like the yellow ferry. Cruise Picture

Traveling Hawk said...

The fog add a note of mistery to the massive ferry. It makes me wander what distant shores awaits it. I like that lighthouse too.

Randy said...

Love the fog! That ferry is huge!

EG Wow said...

Yep, I can hear the foghorn for sure! :)

cieldequimper said...

Well I like the dreamlike colours, especially in the second photo.

Dina said...

Moody pictures are the best.
That ferry is truly mega.
Your weather reached us today. Rain and the temps dropped by 16 degrees, down to 13.

Gunn said...

Nice images! I can nearly hear the sounds from the activities you have captured so well in these photos.

Doug Hickok said...

I love foggy mornings along the coast. They create wonderful opportunities for photography. I especially like this series of images. I can imagine the muffled sound of the fog horn and the boat motors.

Cezar and Léia said...

A beautiful set of pictures! That second one is amazing with all birds around and the motion! :)
Léia

Halcyon said...

A foggy day can be nice.

Farmchick said...

That second photo is a fantastic shot.

Small City Scenes said...

Love the shots. You did a good job. fog is kinda of fun to sometimes guess---what's next!! MB

joo said...

Fog always makes photos prettier and a bit mysterious! I love the light house.

Arianna said...

Il traghetto...che razza di nave rumorosissima! Però queste foto lo mostrano in un tranquillo giorno di mare mosso. Ciao, ARianna!

sm said...

beautiful pics

JM said...

I love fog shots. The composition at the bottom is fantastic, VP!