Sestri Levante + Leivi, Italy |๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Night photos, twilight, sea and mountains...

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Hey dear friends: welcome to my last post of 2020!

Last night I went out around four o'clock with the intention of photographing the last full moon of 2020.

I thought: with so much light emitting from the full moon, it will be easy to get a sharp photo.... but what?

I tried every setting imaginable, but there was no way I could get a clear picture of the moon... and yet I could see it so well with the naked eye!

... one of my many (miserably unsuccessful) attempts to take a clear picture of the last full moon of 2020...

The photo looks like a strange flag of some terrorist group or satanic cult, doesn't it? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

There are two cases: either I'm a dweeb (unable to exploit the potential of my SLR) or my lens and/or CCD sensor are not working properly... what do you think, @samstonehill? ๐Ÿ™„

Well, I made up for it by photographing the reflected lights on the Entella river... even if the photo is largely blurred, I like it... and that's what counts!

Night reflections on the Entella river...]()

Well, after several useless attempts, I came back home to rest a bit, but I didn't get any sleep.

So at 6 a.m. I reached Sestri Levante (this time by car, to be quicker) with the intention of taking pictures in twilight.

I must say that, compared to the moon, even with reduced brightness the landscapes were quite successful... thanks also to the application of filters in post production! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Sestri Levante - The houses facing the Baia del Silenzio before dawn...

Sestri Levante - Baia del Silenzio before dawn...

This little church is missing from my collection... should I definitely go and visit it?

A few weeks ago I was struck by @mipiano's challenge to photograph narrow alleys...

Narrow enough alley for @mipiano?

... well, I haven't measured it and it's probably not as narrow as the alley she photographed in Altea, but it's still a nice alley overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, isn't it?

Pretty narrow alley on the other side...
Bay of Silence seen from the end of the "narrow alley"...

View uphill in Sestri Levante...

Leaving the Baia del Silenzio area, I took also some photos of the wider beach of Sestri Levante, facing the Tigullio Gulf...

Canoes and boats in Sestri Levante...

Palm trees on the promenade of Sestri Levante...

Sestri Levante beach...

Church on the Sestri Levante seafront...

Well, satisfied with the shots taken, and after having bought a cheese focaccia in the only bakery (and restaurant) open in the village, I decided to take a walk in the mountains, precisely near the village of Leivi, which is above Chiavari.

I was struck by this colourful little church... unfortunately it was closed and barred, so I could only admire it from the outside.

Mountain church (Leivi)

Who said that without sunlight photographs do not come out well?

I was enraptured by this view, so much so that I stopped the car in the middle of the road and took this photo on the fly using my mobile phone: not bad, right?

Photograph that looks like a painting... right @armandosodano?

These low clouds filling the valleys reminded me of the sights I often admired during airline flights... could it be the desire to travel again? ๐Ÿ˜

Clouds lower than me... felt like a view from an aeroplane... desire to fly and travel again?
Aerial view...

Finally, this splendid view of Chiavari from the hinterland: Liguria is really a marvellous region, which offers sea and mountains within walking distance... in the past I have come to Leivi several times while running!

View of Chiavari from Leivi...

And now we come to the recent challenge launched by Gabriella aka @mipiano...

@mipiano's challenge...

Who will be this man in the middle of the sea, challenging the waves and the low temperatures of the morning?

He's a bit green... is he the incredible Hulk? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Who's swimming at this hour before the sun comes up? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

No, come on... it's a statue in the middle of the Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante... pretty, isn't it?

... but do you want to bathe or are you kneeling to pray?

The fact remains that I accepted the challenge to (at least) wet my feet in our wonderful Mediterranean Sea... do you want to do the same?

Look at the video "Proof Of Wet Feet..." ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you for your time!

Any feedback from you is always very welcome!

If you glad, see you tomorrow? ๐Ÿ™
A huge hug! ๐Ÿค—

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(All images in this post, unless otherwise indicated, were taken by me and are licensed CC0 by @amico.sports)


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but I didn't get any sleep.

I actually wanted to ask you, do you ever sleep? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Was it an insomnia thing or your free solo spirit, like my Lark Song, didn't let you sleep?

That is a narrow passage, I think I would not pass throu it (Christmas meals etc...๐Ÿ˜œ I am like a bear ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ).

Did you notice the nice and not so nice drawings at the wall? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

All the photos of Sestri Levante are beautiful ๐Ÿ’› and the views from the mountains, like from a fairy tale.

Aaaaaaaaand responding to the challenge... Wow, this is just awesome that you made a video of it as well ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘ฃ. Ok, now, just continue what Google maps offered you, just walk on water and you are in Spain (I forgot how many hours of walking )

Oh, really lovely comment: you touched me and make me smile ๐Ÿ˜ at the same time! ๐Ÿคฉ

Thanks so much! ๐Ÿค—


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You are welcome, thou I didn't get answers to my questions ๐Ÿ˜œ (just kidding, really)

Hope everything is ok ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—

Wow! Fantastic photos! They are all awesome! Fantastic job with your 16274 @actifit steps for the day! May you have a wonderful New Year and many blessings to you! Take care my friend @amico.sports! A huge hug coming your way! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— Take care!

Thank you, @elizabethbit!
Have a wonderful New Year and many blessings to you too! ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ


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SLR's can capture an image so much better than my iPhone! Someday I will need to buy myself one!
So many times I look at a beautiful view, and I know my phone won't do it justice...
Your photo's are outstanding my friend!!!
Happy New Year!!

Hey @silvertop: Happy New Year!!!!

An SLR takes good pictures, but it is challenging to carry around.
You could use a good compact with a good optical zoom: you would already get much better photos from what a mobile phone can give you.

Very true my friend, I can understand the challenge to carry a good SLR... especially on rainy days LOL! ๐Ÿ˜…

This is my camera bag: it works pretty well under the rain! ๐Ÿ˜œ

Have a !BEER ๐Ÿป and a huge hug! ๐Ÿค—

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It looks very waterproof my friend, looks like you are very well prepared!!๐Ÿ˜€

Under a light drizzle, it is sufficiently protective... but under a deluge, I think it would flood everything!

Sometimes we have a light drizzle....then yesterday I think we had half of the Pacific Ocean dump on us Lol!!๐Ÿคฃ

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