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Daybreak in Siracusa

The waterfront of Ortygia, Syracuse at dawn, Sicily, Italy.
Siracusa, Sicily

This photo was taken three years ago. I was in Siracusa (Syracuse) in Sicily and the picture shows the seafront of Ortigia at first light of the day. Now I decided to re-edit  this image in a different way. It seems to me that this new version better conveys the atmosphere of the upcoming sunrise. Compare it with the first version of this Image.

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Trabocco at Dawn

The trabocco Pesce Palombo at dawn, Fossacesia, Costa dei trabocchi, Abruzzo, Italy.

Trabocco is a wooden fishing platform typical of Abruzzo region, Italy. There was a time that entire families lived of the catch of a Trabocco. Alas, nowadays fishing on a Trabocco is no longer profitable. So many of these Trabocco were converted into fish restaurants as the Trabocco Pesce Palombo in Fossacesia.

To take this photo I had to face a tough early rising. I arrived when it was still dark. With the first light the color of the sky and the sea began to change quickly with various shades of blue and orange. After placing the camera on the tripod I started shooting photos.I shoot this frame at 4:56 am, almost half an hour before the rising of the sun.

A tip for shooting at dawn: the night before prepare coffee thermos to bring along next morning.

 
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Sicily, White Cliffs

Scala dei Turchi, Sicily.
White cliffs of Scala dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy.
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Siracusa, the Island of Ortigia

The island of Ortigia (Ortygia) is on the Ionian coast of Sicily. Around the eighth century B.C. settlers from Greece founded on this small island the city of Siracusa (Syracuse). In the following centuries Siracusa has expanded to the mainland. The heart of Siracusa, however, remained always on Ortigia.

Ortigia, eastern seafront at sunrise.
Eastern Seafront

In our days Ortigia is connected to the mainland by three bridges and is densely built, so that sometimes you forget to be on an island. At this point it is necessary to take a walk all along the coast to make sure that you are on an island. I did it.

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Daybreak in Siracusa

 

Seafront of Ortigia at dawn, Syracuse, Italy.
Siracusa, Sicily