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Visit in Ancona

Visit in Ancona
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Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1979-02-17
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Event
Camera: Konica T3
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-27 19:15
Viewed: 4244
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Olympic games are over.
I must admit , I enjoyed the games very much. So many great performances by great athletes. Hats off to them and the Great organization behind the Games.

To commemorate that, I propose you a souvenir from Ancona, Italy

This photo was taken a few minutes away from my shot titled Ancona Blues . View from the terrasse of the basilica dedicated to Saint Maria of Portonovo, a view of the harbor.

This rusty and old cargo ship was my home for seven months. We were in port to perform repairs following a collision in the port of Ravenna with a small coastal vessel. Damages were very minor. In fact you can see the bow of the ship over the dock, with a team working on her stem directly from the dock.

For us the crew, it was a great opportunity to enjoy some time ashore and visit the city.

Eventually, the MV Vassilios docked safely but with her cargo hold flooded.

Weird fact: At the anchorage, that day, in Ravenna, a tanker was awaiting. They did not see what happened of course. But I learned a few years later, my friend was on board that tanker, and he heard all the conversations on the radio ! He was the radio officer of the ship. And believe it or not , I did work on that same ship with him twelve months before! It is a small world , indeed.

But I better stop, I could write a book with all the events I have experienced in these seven months on board!

Oh one last detail ! Next destination was Constanta, Romania via the Bosphorus and Istanbul. Yippee ! I was in Heaven to see Istanbul, and transiting the Greek Islands.

But those days were not so bright in Romania during that period.... I will need to dig in my old photos, if something is worthed publishing.

Now technically.
Obviously this image was scanned from an original 3.5''x 5'' print. I had to correct some marks and scratches. Adjusted, tones, color saturation and levels. Added frame and title.

Hope you will like it.

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Congratulations CANADA on all the medals, and good luck in Vancouver! M, (*_*)

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  • firesc (13)
  • [2006-02-27 21:16]
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I like the picture and I understand it was scanned :), but it seems to me that you added too much sharpness at the PP stage.


Fantastic shot, Robert! Did you add a filter? It looks as though it were textured somehow. Maybe that's a result of the scan. I love the curve of the port and the buildings all nestled together around the curve. The ship is colorful and commands our attention, as it should. The blue tower is well-placed too.

Gayle :)

Beautiful composition. I love the colors most of all. Very nice framing too, Robert. Always a pleasure to look at your beautiful images and read those notes!!

Hello Robert,

Very busy but interesting scene. I don't usually like this type of added frame (personal thing) but in this case I thing it really adds to the overall effect of the photo which almost has a painted effect about it. Good notes, great job.


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  • wolle Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 82 W: 13 N: 44] (561)
  • [2006-02-28 2:55]

Hi Robert.
I´m enjoying you "historic trip" very much. Great shots and an impressive view on a not so far away past.
Keep on posting them.

jan w.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-02-28 6:50]

Salut Robert,
Très belle photo, J'aime bien le point de vue avec la courbe du port et toute l'activité qui y règne. très bien réussi.

Hi Rob,

This is a great photo and view of the port!
The colours and details look wonderful despite the date the photo was taken. I love the way you write your notes, my friend; very vivid! You should think of writing a book... :)
Well done!!!

Great point of view Robert, the ship looks very large for the city. It's so different how old port citys are set up compared to modern.

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