Genova, Zena [ˈzeːna] in Genoese is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the region of Liguria.
The city has a population of ca. 620,000 and the urban area has a population of ca. 890,000.
This picture was took inside the Porto Antico (the old harbour), and i was on the Molo dei Magazzini del Cotone (Cotton Warehouses Pier), that today hosts malls, multiplex, restaurants, pubs, libraries and the City of the children...
I was looking inside the bay of the old harbour, and on the middle of the picture there's the main landmark of Genova, the Lanterna, a lighthouse with the top point at 117 meters over the sea. It was built in the 1128.
It was destroyed during the war between Genova and the France in the XVI Century, and rebuilt in the 1543.
One of the Lighthouse keeper during the XV Century was Antonio Colombo, the uncle of Cristoforo Colombo.
A thunderbolt killed a lighthouse keeper in the 1481, and another one destroyed the upper part of the Lanterna in the 1602
As all the other lighthouses on the harbours the Lanterna had a sister, smallest, on the other side of the harbour, that it was destroyed centuries ago.
The entire and correct name is: "Torre della Lanterna di Genova" - Genova's lighthouse tower.
Model: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 50
Software: Capture NX 1.0.0 W
Exposure Time: 1/403
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Date Taken: 2006-11-19 16:47
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 167 kb
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aadilj (18102) 2008-04-17 1:31
Lovely hues and textures there with amazingly wonderful patterns and hues that you have captured with such elan and finesse. Great composition
fabio_ts (13696) 2008-04-17 1:52
Definire drammatico questo cielo e veramente poco, immagine di grande impatto Paolo, complimenti!!
robertosalguero (246) 2008-04-17 1:55
The patterns created by the clouds look great. I do like the colours of the day reflecting on the clouds. Nice composition with excellent sharpness and an interesting theme. Nice light with an effective impact. Thanks Paolo.
IgorDeleze (585) 2008-04-17 2:08
Incerdible sky ! Great picture.
pat0500 (21561) 2008-04-17 2:24
Lovely great picture and beautiful colours of the sky..!
Very nice composition..!
Gerrit (50822) 2008-04-17 2:50
impressive sky in stunning colours. Fine composition with strong industrial silhouettes.
stefanocer (10642) 2008-04-17 6:18
Lo specialista dei tramonti colpisce ancora , complimenti Paolo bella inquadratura e gestione della luce e dei colori strabilianti per completare l'opera.
Dragut (14) 2008-04-17 9:08
Couleurs magnifiques domages qu'il y ait ces grues et cet environnement industriel. Heureusement que l'expo est faite sur le ciel de manière a gommer ces plans.
CatherineD (4864) 2008-04-17 10:26
This is really a great sky, with a dramatic effect created by the colours and the silhouettes of the cranes. The boat is very well placed and there is a beautiful contradiction between the peaceful see and boats and the tourmented sky. I like it very well.
PaulVDV (24063) 2008-04-17 11:46
Good composition with that fantastic but dramatic looking sky.
Special moment to leave (or arrive in) a harbour.
Cricri (110295) 2008-04-17 12:56
Impressionant ce ciel passant du dramatique a la douceur, une scéne bien capturer avec de joli graphique a horizon
Have a nice weekend
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-04-17 13:29
Excellent colours and atmosphere! This cloudy sky is amazing!
leo61 (0) 2008-04-17 20:52
Good composition with the low horizon and this dramatic sky.Colors are great and I like the stormy atmosphere.The boatin the foreground is a nice detail and good for the balance.
axiotea (21649) 2008-04-17 22:41
What a spectacular sky! good placement of the yacht leading the eye to the silhouetted old harbour with lovely color combination and luminosity of the dramatic sky. I also like the texture of the water...interesting note too.
maltese (22853) 2008-04-17 23:30
Une superbe ciel avec de très belles teintes et de bonnes ombres chinoises pour les grues et la tour. le bateau occupe bine le premier plan, c'est très bien vu!!
azaf1 (15929) 2008-04-18 0:31
Strong vibrant and impressive a capture. Great POV that brings out all its beauty and grandeur of the skies
Dyerco (10185) 2008-04-18 21:03
The sky is really awesome and you exposed for it well leaving the cityscape to fall into silhouette. Very well done.
marietom (34609) 2008-04-19 3:53
Les couleurs, ici, sont superbes ! La nature fait parfois bien les choses !
Pour moi, le bas est un peu sombre, mais cela vient peut-être de mon écran ?
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-04-19 6:04
ciao Paolo, molto bella e con un cielo davvero fantastico..direi una delle mie preferite tra le tue foto di mare e cieli..
la barca è posizionata perfetta nella composizione..
scobert (5355) 2008-04-21 10:12
You are one of the very best Trek Earth photographers when it comes ro sunsets. Your clouds are out of this world! This is a fascinating photograph which includes a wealth of information about this old seaport. I like your inclusion of the old lighthouse and the huge modern, high-tech loading cranes. The sailboat on the right balances out the composition beautifully! Remarkable image!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-04-21 23:13
Amazing sky in this very beautiful composition. Excellent Colours, silhouettes and details. I like the boat in the foreground and the big format
Have a nice day
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-04-23 12:24
An impressive picture, filled with extraordinary realism, especially what they produce clouds in the sky
The viewpoint very appropriate, to spell out a major coastal landscape. The composition is also very balanced, and low light, does not preclude detailing every element of it. Well done.
delic (6735) 2008-04-29 11:35
Exceptional, surreal beauty, Paolo. Well, the blue in the sky looks a bit unreal but this is impressive nevertheless. Composition is superb thanks to the timely arrival of the boat. Regards,
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41222)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-11-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon D Ixus 5.0
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-17 1:27
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