"Portofino – The Real Tranquility Base"
©David A. Ziser
I captured this image just a few days ago when we were visiting the very romantic town of Portofino. Earlier in the day we took the bus - the water taxi was not running because of choppy seas - over to Santa Margarita. Santa Margarita is a bustling little town right on the sea and was full of energy and looked like fabulous shopping. I scooted LaDawn out of there quickly!
Our goal was to get to Portofino just a few kilometers away - like 3 miles or so. With some well kept sidewalks and very scenic footpath allowed us to walk the entire distance along the coast the entire way. It took us about 90 minutes to make the walking trip but it was one of the prettiest walks of our trip.
Once we arrived, it was time for an adult beverage, think Italy's national drink, wine of course. I found the perfect table offering the best view in the entire area of the harbor and sea. We settled in for a few hours and just enjoyed the wine, yummy bread with some fantastic extra virgin olive oil, the sights, and cool Portofino breezes. It was a wonderful, relaxing afternoon.
This images is an HDR image I captured from our table at the restaurant. Once again the weather and clouds were quite changeable but the HDR effect worked nicely on this image. The challenge is making the three images needed for the HDR image while the boats are bobbing in the water the least. If there is a lot of motion, it just blows the photograph because the HDR algorithms can't align the images properly. Anyway, I hope this image really does offer you our relaxed, peaceful and tranquil feeling of our wonderful afternoon.
Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark III fitted with 24-105mm lens at 24mm, F5.0 @ 1/400 second, ISO 1250.