2901 - turning point

front row - sony nex 7 | sel50 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/100

we seem to reach the turning point of winter: at the latest the day after tomorrow the cold of the last days will give way to the thaw and indeed temperatures above 10 degrees. therefor the seagulls had ensured that they would be able to enjoy the best view over the still icy lake at the säntis, the highest peak in the lake's alp panorama.

attached shadows - sony nex 7 | sel35 f1.8 | f4.0 | ISO100 | 1/2000

in a few hours when both the sun and the column of mercury will be rising again the ice and as a consequence also the dark shadows will suddenly disappear. 

0910 - u3

0910 - u3

setup: sony nex 7 with sel 50 f1.8 | 50mm | f1.8 | ISO100 | 1/4000 | lightroom 4.2

the metro line u3 is the jewel among hamburg's public transportation system. it is designed as an orbital line that is operating in the centre of hamburg and goes around both the inner and outer alster lake. the main peculiarity of the u3 line is that it runs mainly on the surface on dams so that you are able to enjoy the wonderful routing alongside the elbe river.

today's picture shows the beginning of the part of the route that runs directly parallel to the elbe and leads exactly towards the impressive container port that is the second biggest in europe after rotterdam. you can divine the huge harbour installations on the horizon. every tourist should visit the harbour and usually they also do so.

the interesting circular building in front of the bend hosts the portuguese restaurant galego. besides horrible service bad value for money wait for you. please avoid this place although its location would be worth the visit and stop by at another place.

cu, trshptr

2609 - modern porto antico di genova

2609 - modern porto antico di genova

setup: sony nex 7 with sigma 30 f2.8 ex dn | 30mm | f4.0 | ISO400 | 1/160 | lightroom 4.1

genoa is the biggest city in the region of liguria - thereby a must-visit - and one that is exceedingly proud of its harbour. as you can see in today's pic genoa is because of its location at the bottom of the apennine mountains almost exclusively facing its historical porto antico di genova and the mediterranean sea.

besides its historical importance the harbour of genoa is one of the biggest concerning its container handling in the whole mediterranean ocean. apparently their expansion isn't completed yet - today we saw different places inside the container harbour where new spaces for probably more containers are built by reclaiming land. the harbour gained its importance especially because of the wide northern hinterland of liguria that involves the industry areas from milan and turin and even comes down to the switzerland.

despite the very industrial character of the harbour (and the whole city, too) a bit of chic and vain has found its way into the old capital of liguria. the modern influence in the yacht harbour really fits to the antico porto di genova and the beautiful townscape of this costal city.

cu, trshptr

1006 - save port

setup: canon eos 400d with efs 18-55mm | 55mm | f8.0 | ISO100 | 1/500 | lightroom 4

the port of villasimius radiated calm and rest. only a few anglers were engaged. the few boats were harboured. while the sun was setting, tina and i observed the tugboat that was reflecting the sun. favourite place!

cu, trshptr