Port and marina in Izola, Slovenia
Port at Izola, Slovenia

Port and Marina, Izola, Slovenia

We’ll stick to a coastal theme for today’s Pic du Jour, the 236th (!!) straight. This is a long exposure of the port and marina in Izola, one of the handful of small towns that line Slovenia’s 42km long Adriatic coast line. It’s about midway between Koper, home to the country’s main commercial port, and Piran, the town which gives this website its name.

The town’s history dates back to at least the 2nd century BC, and came under Venetian rule in the 9th century, whose influences remain very visible in the town and elsewhere on the Slovenian coast. The old town is built on an island —isola is Italian for island— which was connected to the mainland in the early part of the 19th century when the city walls were torn down and used to fill the channel. Certainly worth a stop when passing through the area.

The shot’s got a few unpleasant lens flares and several smudges thanks to my nonchalant filter handling, so I won’t be blowing this one up or offering it for sale, but I still felt compelled to share. 🙂 Enjoy!

ISO 100
45 seconds with an 8-stop neutral density (ND) filter
Click on the image to see the full uncropped version


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