It's raining for 5 days and the level of the Ticino river that flows in my country has reached a remarkable level of attention, it's raining again, but tomorrow the sun will return ....
It's interesting to note that the map shows the river in the summer, as you can see from the picture, the islands are completely submerged.
You can see in background the Monte Rosa full of snow.
The river Ticino is a left-bank tributary of the Po River. It has given its name to the Swiss canton through which its upper portion flows.
The river rises in the Val Bedretto in Switzerland at the frontier between the cantons of Valais and Ticino and later flows through Lake Maggiore, before entering Italy. The Ticino joins the Po a few kilometres downstream (along the Ticino) from Pavia. It is about 248 kilometres (154 mi) long. The highest point of the drainage basin is the summit of Grenzgipfel (a subpeak of Monte Rosa), at 4,618 metres (15,151 ft). Beneath it flows the Anza River, a right-bank tributary of the Ticino.
The river is dammed in Switzerland in order to create hydroelectricity, while in Italy it is primarily used for irrigation.
The legendary Gallic leader Bellovesus was said to have defeated the Etruscans here in circa 600 BC. Ticino was the location of the Battle of Ticinus, the first battle of the Second Punic War fought between the Carthaginian forces of Hannibal and the Romans under Publius Cornelius Scipio in November 218 BC. The Ticino was in the territory of the Duchy of Milan during much of the later medieval and early modern period, although its upper portion as far as Bellinzona in 1500 and as far as the shores of Lago Maggiore in 1513, fell to the Swiss as a result of their campaigns in the Italian Wars.
Piove da 5 giorni ed il livello del fiume Ticino che scorre nel mio paese ha raggiunto un livello di attenzione notevole,sta piovendo ancora,ma da domani tornerà il sole....
E' interessante osservare la mappa che mostra il fiume in estate,come potete vedere dalla foto,le isolette sono completamente sommerse.
Sullo sfondo si nota la catena del Monte Rosa.
Il Ticino è un importante fiume della Svizzera meridionale e dell'Italia settentrionale, il principale affluente del Po per volume d'acqua e in assoluto il secondo fiume italiano per portata d'acqua dopo quest'ultimo. Il Ticino misura complessivamente 248 km ed è uno dei fiumi meno inquinati d'Italia.
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carlo62 (45902) 2013-12-28 16:23
oggi avevano messo pioggia anche qui, invece è stata una bella giornata.
Il livello dell'acqua si è alzato molto, si vede anche dalla forza contro il tronco dell'albero.
L'acqua ci vuole, è essenziale, ma bisogna sempre sperare che non faccia danni.
pierrefonds (64848) 2013-12-28 17:52
La longueur de la rivière donne de la profondeur à la composition. Les arbres cadrent bien la rivière. Tu as bien capturé la puissance de la rivière en crue. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.
Sonata11 (33753) 2013-12-28 19:51
very beautiful composition and wonderfully executed with fantastic colors, sharpness, clarity. Perfectly well done. Bravo !!!
Best regards and thank you, Barbara
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-28 20:57
5 days of continuous rain in this festive season, that is really bad, but then that is the vagaries of weather the whole world is experiencing. Very intriguing shot of the river which has clearly overflown her banks. It was very brave of you to take this shot, looks like you were in knee deep water. Good to see and hear that the weather is relenting for the time being.
Superb photo of natural phenomenon with amazing colors, clarity and light. Good note to go with it, thanks for sharing. Wish you all the very best for 2014.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-12-28 23:05
De la vraie photo de reportage! J'espère que la rivière va rapidement retrouver son débit normal.
emka (94518) 2013-12-28 23:44
So you have flood in Cuggiono? I hope that after rainy days sun came. For a photographer a good opportunity for a fantastic photo, but not for the people living nearby. Amazing how wide is the river here. I had no idea you can see the Alps.
A happy New Year for you and your loved ones
COSTANTINO (63737) 2013-12-28 23:55
Bella foto del fiume dopo tanta pioggia
speriamo che ora la situazione sta meglio
Tanti cari saluti per un anno felice
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-29 0:06
here is a very good note to assist your very well composed shot. Like the image with the water-full river. Nice colour tone and good sharpness too. A very good one. Tfs.
Nicou (139176) 2013-12-29 1:39
Cela sent l’inondation quelle vue l'eau est vraiment très haute etm cet arbre au milieu avec l'eau sur le tons très haute quelle vue impressionnant.
pajaran (59129) 2013-12-29 2:02
Interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i reka.
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepe boje.
Kise donose veliku vodu i poplave, klima se mnogo promenila.
Ja sam strastven ribolovac, ja mnogo volim reku i jezera.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting and good text ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and shown the river.
Good footage and contrast, beautiful colors.
Rain brings big water and floods, climate has changed much.
I am an avid fisherman, I'm a lot like a river and lake.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
ikeharel (69285) 2013-12-29 2:13
Well coillected the flow of a strong current, under bright daylight that enhanced the blue color of the icey water. Fine DOF over the flood and onto the far side bank.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-29 2:30
questa volta giochi in casa e d'altronde con il Ticino a portata di mano ed un attimo di sole tra tanta pioggia sarebbe stato un vero peccato non copgliere questo momento.
Bella ed originale la presenza dell'albero in primo piano che sembra faccia di tutto per resistere alla piena e che dal punto di vista fotografico ti permette una bella composizione incorniciando il fiume in maniera egregia.
Ciao e buona domenica
Didi (60586) 2013-12-29 2:37
Belle profondeur d'image, il semble que a rivière ne soit pas polluée avec ses eaux claires
Belle image sous une belle luminosité
L'essentiel c'est qu'il n'y ait pas eu de dégâts
Meilleurs vœux en attendant la nouvelle année
ourania (43672) 2013-12-29 3:00
e' molto interessante la descrizione della condizione attuale del fiume Ticino. Mi piace molto la profondita' della vista, come hai inquadrato con i rami e come hai elevato il fiume nel quadro per accentuare l' impatto di tanti giorni di pioggia. Le tessiture sono naturalissime e la forza dell' acqua e' ben evidenziata gia' dal primo piano. Belli i colori invernali e piacevole la luce che riscalda un po' il paesaggio. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e tanti auguri per un felice inizio d' anno,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-29 3:15
same situation here in the UK unfortunately, with a series of storms over the festive season swelling rivers and flooding vast areas of southern England. I love the way you have composed and captured this scene though. It demonstrates the fast flow of water and its impact on the area superbly. Powerful imagery!
Fis2 (95543) 2013-12-29 3:21
Superb colors and light.
I like it.
Happy New Year!
Silvio1953 (139961) 2013-12-29 3:58
Ciao Luciano, sto tranquillo che sai nuotare, favolosa piena, gran bella la catena del Rosa a far da sfondo, bravo, ciao Silvio
jacquest (18927) 2013-12-29 4:20
This is a good documentary image where the distance on the water creates deepness. The movement of the eater has been well caught, especially around this tree. We really have the sense of the speed at which the water flows. The light is very nice.
Noel_Byrne (30167) 2013-12-29 5:07
A very interesting capture, I can see from your clever inclusion of the tree in the left foreground that the water is rushing with great power and speed, so I hope you were safe as you took this! I see in many news reports and power and devastation a flood can bring, this is an excellent journalistic capture. Lovely view to the mountains beyond too, and the tones of the water are beautiful. I would have thought flood water was always brown with mud, but not here, this looks lovely!
All the best and a very happy new year!
snunney (96767) 2013-12-29 6:59
There has been much flooding throughout Europe I think causing much disruption to people's Christmas plans. I like the long deep perspective over the rushing flood waters and also the lovely light and natural tones.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-29 7:05
A great documentary shot with superb colors and dof.
It looks like you were in knee-deep water and it was difficult to compose so nicely in that situation.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-29 12:19
So 5 days of rain, for sure far better than the +38 C we are having, bearing, these days
Like the color contrast of water and sky with the dry, winter, golden vegetation
Good composed capture with the tree at the front
What intrigue me is from where you nmanaged to obtain this very good capture?
mesutilgim (94024) 2013-12-29 13:07
Hello dear Luciano,
Great capture of this flood in Cuggiono. Maybe it's not good for people living close to riverside but that's the natüre.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
jmdias (62965) 2013-12-29 13:43
while you are having a flood we are having a drought in my region and 1000 km at north people are dieing because the flood.
very nice image with the use of the tree to give DOF and giving us an idea of the invasion of the waters.
mcmtanyel (21400) 2013-12-29 16:45
Today, we are getting two for the price of one: 1) a nice documentary on the dangerously high level of Ticino River, 2) a beautiful view of the countryside with the snow-covered Monte Rosa in the distance. I hope the river levels go back to normal before it causes any damage.
Miguel82 (27670) 2013-12-29 19:39
A value report about that meteo phenomenon Luciano, the rise of the water level is clearly visible on the frame, deep field of vision and high resolution, warm regards
abmdsudi (52487) 2013-12-29 22:33
Nicely composed, great light showing up wonderfully well in the sky, and the gushing water contrasting beautifully Well done, Tfs
delpeoples (57266) 2013-12-30 4:21
mammamia che alluvione! Spero che tutto stia bene con la tua cittá! Bellissimi i colori e contrasti. Cé un buon senso di movimento qui, mostrando bene la forza di natura. Hai composto l'immagine bene, con l'albero a sinistral. Imaggino che prima l'alluvione fosse accanto il fiume invece di dentro Complimenti e ti auguro un anno di felicitá, buon salute, tanti viaggi e belle belle foto.
ciakgiak (30429) 2013-12-30 9:00
Bellissima!!! L'inserimento dell'albero in primo piano è la carta vincente di una foto perfetta!!! Tutta la forza del fiume in piena viene fuori da questo scatto davvero perfetto. Ciao
Waylim (25502) 2013-12-30 9:35
I was in Tacino and Lugano many years ago and I remember the beautiful area with the river and small villages.
It is sad to see such devastation. Hopefully there are not too much damage. The image depict the flood well with the water level so high above the tree trunk. A good documentary style image. It is even beuatiful if not for the flood, it would be a very enjoyable and beautiful landscape photo.
williewhistler (16310) 2013-12-30 11:48
your good use of the long lens to isolate the single submerged tree works very well in showing the devastating effect of so much rain,the inclusion of the distant snow capped mountains is definitely a big bonus.
Kindest wishes to you and family throughout the New Year.
mvdisco (17794) 2013-12-30 17:52
Bonjour Luciano, Ciao,
Jolie présentation de cette rivière avec de l'eau à profusion.
belle composition et présentation,
couleurs magnifiques comme d'habitude,
Excellent point de vue et détails..
Michel...Bonne et Heureuse Année 2014.
hidibyendu (877) 2013-12-31 1:05
I am wondering how you captured this flood photo. And although this is flood water its still very clear and not dirty/muddy water. Very nice POV. I like the note as well.
Wish you and your loved ones a happy new year.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-31 2:37
weather goes crazy last years.No winter in the end of December(we have still 10C,it feels almost Mediterranean:)
I just hope it won´t cause too many damages to the people and the nature.
Wish You a Happy New Year!
ChrisJ (111706) 2013-12-31 11:59
At least he water is not muddy or with the occasional swimming snakes as in Australia. I love the glimpse of the distant snowcapped peaks. Good sharpness and excellent framing. Nice graphic elements added by the dark framing tree at left. At least the likelihood of wildfires next summer has been reduced a bit! A Happy New Year to you and all your family & friends!
rogerl (1616) 2013-12-31 15:58
Luciano, I love the low POV in this shot; makes it look as though we're standing in the water. I had no idea that you had this much water from the rains. Thanks.
daddo (26534) 2014-01-01 3:40
Saluti Luciano. Una immagine dinamica che mostra la forza e la maestosità della natura e della sua bellezza, allo stesso tempo, anche se si può intuire un accenno di pericolo. Vi auguro un anno che non è turbolento, ma è pacifico e prospero.Klaudio.
jemaflor (95421) 2014-01-01 11:43
C'est dynamique cette vue avec l'effet du courant, jolie luminosité et composition simple et efficace avec ce tronc. Bonne Année 2014 !
mkamionka (35608) 2014-01-02 14:02
I read it a while after you have posted it so I hope the water in the river is back to the safe level. It does look here as if it was a huge broad river. Great use of the tree in the foreground. I like also the panorama of the snow covered mountains far on the horizon.
Great reportage photography.
Happy New Year!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-03 7:29
Very nice capture of this flood, I hope nobody died from it. Having live on the banks of the Mississippi River I am aware of the danger of flooding. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
fds (9336) 2014-01-03 9:05
ciao caro luciano colgo l'occasione vedendo questa tua impetuosa immagine del fiume ticino in piena di augurarti un impetuoso 2014 ricco di mille foto ma anche di moltissime altre soddisfazioni personale
il tuo amico francesco
tedesse (25135) 2014-01-03 12:20
Interesting reportage photo! Excellent POV, beautiful colors and good sharpness.
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-03 23:31
a splendid photo of this romntic view with spectacular composition and beautiful details,
Graal (102482) 2014-01-04 3:54
amazing view of river during the flood. Good shot. Also I like the composition and POV. Well done photo.
Have a nice New Year 2014!
Kielia (24077) 2014-04-08 6:30
what a view! You have chosen an excellent POV to present nature’s calamity. Your note is very well explaining what is happening here. But it is nevertheless a fascinating photo with very beautiful colors and light!
- Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) (89252)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-27
- Categories: Decisive Moment
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- Date Submitted: 2013-12-28 15:11