Mari Tirrenu

Mari Tirrenu

Mari Tirrenu, Cefalù, Sicily, 5/05/2018

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How does one capture Mari Tirrenu (Sicilian dialect for Tyrrhenian Sea)? My approach began with gazing at it from the rooftop of Al Saraceno Gardens for a few evenings. It was a gentle body of water during my stay in Cefalù so that’s how I see it. It’s hard to imagine storms, or the ships of invaders appearing on the horizon every few hundred years or so. My feelings were more tranquil so I finalized my vision of calm and serenity by opening my shutter for 42.3 minutes, eliminating all motion…not even one diner at the outdoor tables.

Copyright 2018, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Nikon D810 DSLR AF Nikkor 24m f/1.8D, exposure:  f/11.0, Bulb (42.3 minutes), ISO 64,  WB: Auto, filter: B+W 52mm SC 110 ND 3.0 10BL 100X E, exposure program: Manual Priority, shutter: Mup modeVello RS-N1II wired remote switch, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripod, Induro PHQ1 Panhead, capture date and time: 5/05/2018, 7:20 pm, post processing: Adobe Bridge, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CC 2017

9 thoughts on “Mari Tirrenu

  1. I have been following your blog for several years now.
    As well as looking through your whole catalog from the start to present on a regular, weekly, perusal through your progression.
    I have marveled over the changes in your images.

    Yet, I find this image in particular, to be the most creative, impressive, spectacular, I have ever seen.
    It is an image that requires a special place because of its exquisiteness, the drawing power of motionless flow. It is unique.
    Unlike any other image you have ever offered to us to view and comment on.

    The soft glow of the pastel, blush pink of the clouds in the sky from the setting sun gently compliments the delicate hues of mauve, into lavender, to lilac then into the rich, deep, velvet shade of purple.

    There is a slight shade of azure blue near the rocks that are bathed in the byzantine purple of the rocky shore.

    The lavender white of the surf hitting the shore is accenting the rock, strewn shoreline, drawing the eye along to the terrace of tawny, brown, wood with it’s tables that shine a bright white with the chairs picking up the pink from the clouds.

    I like the shallow outline of the submerged rocks near the terrace as well as moving along to the front of the view you have presented to us.
    In the time it took to capture this image I would have been in deep meditation, lulled by the crashing waves, and the serene, peaceful, feeling being near this magnificent place.

    Are there any really, strong adjectives to describe this image of incomparable, possibly finest, Fine Art Print of your whole catalog to date?

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    • I have a better understanding of color these days. It all started on a trip to Sicily. There were colors there I have never seen before, and have no name for…wildly passionate, romantic color that resonates to the very core of this artist.

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  2. I keep coming back to this image. I have fallen in love with it. The colors of the sea and sky are breathtaking. I have some of your prints and I know that as beautiful as your images are online, they pale in comparison to how they look on paper. This one is got to be the most dramatically romantic image possible. I absolutely must have it!


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