Parade of Old Boats

paolo1955

La Spezia, Italy

Artist's Description

Featured in RB Explore Photography Page May – 21 – 2013

Views 1018 at June11 – 2013

13 Features

Camera Nikon D300

Lens Nikon 12 – 24

Focal Lenght 17mm

Iso 200

Shutter Speed 1/400 sec

F-Stop f/11

HDR processed in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1 with 5 RAW image -2 -1 0 +1 +2 , then processed using CS5 – Tripod Manfrotto 055XB


Featured in 100% Group June – 10 – 2013


Placed 4th in Featured For A Challenge Group – 13 FEATURES – December 2012 Challenge December – 24 – 2012


Placed 2nd in A Love of Boats Group – Ships or Boats in HDR Challenge October – 27 – 2012


Challenge Winner in The Power of Photography Group – Boats or Ships Challenge October – 23-2012


Featured in NAUTICAL Group September – 26 – 2012


Featured in HIGH QUALITY IMAGES Group September – 20 – 2012


Featured in Traditional Wooden Boats Group September – 05 – 2012


Featured in The BEST of Redbubble Group Agoust – 23 – 2012


Featured in Harbour Life Group Agoust – 15 – 2012


Parade of Old Boats – Featured in #1 ARTISTS OF REDBUBBLE Group Agoust – 14 – 2012


Featured in Everything Old a New Treasure Group Agoust – 08 – 2012


Challenge Winner in Everything Old a New Treasure Group – Trains and boats and planes are passing by – BOATS Challenge Agoust – 06 – 2012

Feature Member in Everything Old a New Treasure Group


Featured in Favourite PLACES You Take,Make or Paint Group Agoust – 05 – 2012


Featured in A Love of Boats Group July – 28 – 2012


Featured in Old Farts of Redbubble Group July – 27 – 2012


Featured in Visions of Italy Group July – 22 – 2012


Featured in THE GROUP-GALLERY OF ART & PHOTOGRAPHY Group July – 22 – 2012


The image shows three traditional boats of Adriatic Sea (Italy) from left to right

Battana

Built: 1963 in Bellaria Length: 9.46 m Beam: 2.80 m

The Battana was a simple, cheap and very versatile boat especially as regards the coast fishing.It was equipped with just a mast with a lugsail and a jib (polaccone).The bottom was flat and all the other structure’s pieces were straight, so that they could be easily found in every sawmill. These boats were painted with bright colors and two stars instead of eyes on the bow. These boats fell slamming in the wave hollow and probably this is the reason why they were called battane (slamming boats).

Trabaccolo da pesca (Barchèt) (fishing lugger)

Built: 1925 in Cattolica Lenght: 13.06 m Beam: 3.70 m

Trabaccolo is a boat typical of the Romagna coast and charaterized by a wide “duck breast-shaped” bow with eyes in relief. It was a stable boat suitable for trawling with a length ranging from 12 to 16 m. In some periods of the year these boats were used to alternate fishing and transportation. They were equipped with a mast and a foremast with lugsails decorated with pictures and symbols.

Bragozzo

Built: 1930 in Chioggia Length: 10.60 m Beam: 2.90 m

Flat–bottomed boat, coming from Chioggia, used by expert fishermen of the High-Middle Adriatic. It was chatacterized by excellent sailing features and was especially used for trawling. Its hulls were always black and very decorated at the bow. It was equipped with a mast and a smaller foremast leant forward that were rigged with lugsails.

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