First Light by paolo1955

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Views 2064 November – 12 – 2014

Featured in RB Explore Photography Page September – 28 – 2012

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Favorited by 22 people

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Iso 400

Shutter Speed 1/320 sec

F-Stop f/11

Focal Lenght 24 mm

Lens Sigma 15-30

Camera Nikon D300

Featured in Harbour Life Group November – 12 – 2014

Featured in THE “X” FACTOR Group December – 23 – 2012

Featured in IF IT DOESN’T BELONG Group December – 20 – 2012

Challenge Winner in Harbour Life Group – Harbour Life Avatar Challenge December – 17 – 2012

Featured in THE GROUP Group July – 14 – 2011

Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it Group Agoust – 31– 2010

Challenge Winner in Beach, River and Lake Treasures Group – Cranes Along our Shores Challenge May – 26 – 2010

Featured in The Weekend Photographer Group April – 25 – 2010

Challenge Winner in The Weekend Photographer Group – Cranes and Other Big Machines Challenge April – 24 – 2010

Featured in Visions of Italy Group February – 20 – 2010

First Light – La Spezia Harbour – Italy

Photo taken at the dawn showing the huge crane Langer Heinrich

Langer Heinrich

Rare example of a crane resting on a floating pontoon fully functional after the restoration.Built in Germany in Bremerhaven in 1915 at the behest of the German navy.
Survived two world wars, becoming an important witness not only historical military events of his country of origin, but also a good example interesting technological evolution of last century.In 2002, he is bound by the Ministry for Arts and Cultural Affairs as a "Monument of Industrial Archeology "

Some technical data to show the majesty and magnitude of the Langer Heinrich

The deck of the crane has an extension of m 50 xm 30, the height of the crane is 84 m with the arm up and 56 with the boom down, raises up at 250 Tons and the has ability to rotate 360 degrees.

At the current state of research on Langer Heinrich is the oldest floating crane in the world has maintained its original characteristics and is still operational.

Nikon D300 Sigma 15/30

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 3.1.3 with 5 RAW image -2 -1 0 +1 +2 , then processed using CS4 – Tripod Manfrotto 055XB + 468MG Ball Head

Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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  • webbie
    webbiealmost 5 years ago

    Awsome the sky it set the harbor off:)

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image!

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot and interesting history.

  • Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 5 years ago

    Remarkable…I love the detail and the color and everything else about it!

  • Thanks ever so much Karen , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    An instant FAV for me Paolo. Such a stunning scene. Reminds me of old oil paintings.

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while!

    – paolo1955

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much Polly, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • Andrea Rapisarda
    Andrea Rapisardaalmost 5 years ago




    – paolo1955

  • Indrani Ghose
    Indrani Ghosealmost 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • linaji
    linajialmost 5 years ago

    My Goodness this is an incredible shot.. I am a bit fond of vessels in their docks and the industrial look and feel.. the old boat here makes it even more interesting Paolo

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while!

    – paolo1955

  • George Salazar
    George Salazaralmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

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