Cervia – Dawn on the port
Cervia is a town and comune (municipality) in the province of Ravenna (Emilia-Romagna), central Italy.
Originally called Ficocle, it was probably of Greek origin and was located midway from current Cervia and Ravenna. It is known that this originary settlement was destroyed in 709 by patrician Theodore for its alliance with Ravenna against the loyal Byzantines.
Later the centre was rebuilt in a more secure position, in the Salina. This medieval city grew until it was provided with three fortified entrances, a Palaces of Priors, seven churches and a castle (Rocca) which, according to the legend, was built by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. The name also changed from Ficocle to Cervia, probably referring to the Acervi, great amounts of salt left in the local evaporation pods. After a long series of events, it became part of the Papal States.
As the time passed, the salt pod turned into a marsh, and on November 9, 1697 Pope Innocent XII ordered it to be rebuilt in a safer location. The new city had huge silos for storage of salt, containing up to 13,000 tons.
Cervia is also mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy (Inferno, Canto XXVII, lines 40–42).
Nowadays Cervia is a seaside resort on the Adriatic Riviera thanks to its 10 km shore characterised by sandy beaches.
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jhm (128073) 2013-09-01 4:46
Wonderful taken with the light pink sky.
Also the silhouette of the boats are perfect.
Excellent taken with a lot depth and perspective, real a nice subject
Also a wonderful panoramic view about these area.
Sharpness and colours are very nice.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Sergiom (45527) 2013-09-01 4:52
J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère de fin de journée qui se dégage de cette composition. La lumière est belle et douce et bien accompagnée par tous ces mâts de voiliers.
snunney (72762) 2013-09-01 5:21
An image full of atmosphere. The multiple masts of the yachts create an interesting graphism set against the evening sky. Lovely soft light and colours. Perfectly exposed and with very good sharpness.
rychem (13720) 2013-09-01 8:46
Moody photo, romantic moment with "sleeping" boats without people, fantastic forest of masts
dkmurphys (42567) 2013-09-01 9:54
Nice atmosphere in the small port. I like the evening mood, well taken scene.
Have a fine new week.
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-09-01 10:20
In questo periodo dell'anno deve essere uno molto speciale per noi fotografi. Sì, la sua triste considerare l'estate è in partenza per un altro anno, ma i giochi di luce nel cielo al tramonto sono incredibili, come si mostra così bene qui. Sono davvero intenzione di pubblicare un tramonto anche oggi che ho preso ieri sera, ma non uno come ricco e bello come questo. Il tuo piano di essere un porto turistico rende la scena una vera delizia anche con gli alberi rottura dell'orizzonte e fornendo una quantità enorme di interesse. Veramente bello fatto.
I migliori auguri da Irlanda!
Nicou (105903) 2013-09-01 11:27
Le graphisme de mâts quelle vue sur ce ciel en fond sueprbe magique ces couleur ces tons merveilleuse vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (17331) 2013-09-01 11:40
Here you can show us a sea of masts on a wonderful background of the red sky.
A beautiful picture of the still sleeping marina.
Best regards, Paul
Graal (92174) 2013-09-01 11:50
nice view of port. Amazing "forest" of masts of sailboats. Pleasant BG in pink color of sky. Good presentation.
Have a nice evening.
emka (64182) 2013-09-01 13:06
marvelous morning in the marina. it is worth getting up early to experience such calm atmosphere. This harbour is quite busy, so many sleeping boats. I like the forest of masts and wonderful pink colour of the sky. Excellent depth.
have a nice week
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-01 13:34
alba al porto con belle vele
un bel momento ancora
la mattina presto, quando tutto è ancora addormentato
una composizione meravigliosa con bellissimi colori!!
un carissimo saluto
carlo62 (19485) 2013-09-01 14:53
una gran serie di alberi che interrompono le sfumature del tramonto, una bella foto per immortalare questo momento magico.
fabbs99 (11190) 2013-09-01 22:04
Impressive shot from the dawn.Very nice perspective and good framing, nice colors and depth of field and an excellent overall quality.Keep sharing.TFS.
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-09-02 2:49
The warm cold color contrast between the orange sunrise skies and the blue grey shadowed fg is excellent. Nice repetition of all the yachts & their masts with formidable sharpness. Not easy to do if the yachts are moving in the water! Excellent graphism of the taller masts against the sky. Tfs!
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-02 4:55
The silhouettes of the boats in the background are beautiful contrasting with the wonderful colors of the dawn in the sky! Wonderful composition, full of details, and with good sharpness! Excellent job!
claudeD (27000) 2013-09-03 0:04
very fine picture realized at this harbor of Cervia with a fine light managment. Excellent informative note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-09-05 9:53
Shot at dawn always creates special mood and feel, we can sense the quietness, loneliness when life has not really begun yet. The perspective and depth created are wonderful and the soft warm glow is awesome. Splendid natural tones and softness timely shot but it's amazing also to realise as I have experienced, how fast light and colors change during a space of five minutes at dawn. This is a classic shot with beautiful foreground detail, stunning. Congrats and thanks for sharing.
nikkitta (9003) 2013-09-05 12:39
First I like the colors given by the fading sun, second I admire the graphism given by the high masts and the vertical format
Great composition, congrats
s_lush (16054) 2013-09-06 3:53
These elegant silhouettes of masts create a special romantic atmosphere for this morning scene. Wonderful light, beautiful colors of the sky, interesting details and perfect quality despite the lack of illumination!