Featured Photo: July 2015

The boats of Cesenatico

STORY

As a friend and I wandered through the streets of the little beachside towns along the Adriatic Coast, we found the tourists strangely clustered — walking through hordes one minute and strangely deserted strips the next. Looking back, my favorite shots are from those spaces completely devoid of the deeply bronzed Italian tourists, baking away along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. They're so bright and colorful, but eerily ghost-like as well

The featured image is from the Maritime Museum in Cesenatico, an old vessel from an erstwhile fishing village, now fully modernized and equipped with rows of seafood eateries, that lies between Ravenna and Rimini. The richly-sailed boats are scattered through the small central canal, at first it's hard to tell that they're not for extremely stylish casual jaunts through the salty seas — all matching in their maroon and goldenrod sunbursts. Fun fact that I just read right now when looking up the town, the port canal itself was designed by Leonardo da Vinci in 1502.

STATS

  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Lens: 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
  • Aperture: f/11.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • ISO: 400
Adriatic summertime