Photographer's Note

This is the sight of the town of Bonifacio, in the south coast of Corsica, seen from the ferry which links it with Santa Teresa in Sardinia.
As one can see in this photo Bonifacio was built on top of this very high cliff while on the other side (not visible here) is surrounded by impressive walls, so it was nearly impossible to conquer it. In 1420 the king of Aragon besieged the town for five months. During that siege it was built a long stairs on the cliff (visible on the photo) to be able to supply with water from a spring at the base of the cliff.

While we were for a short trip in northern Sardinia we decided to visit again Bonifacio. The distance from Santa Teresa to Bonifacio is only 12 km and the ferry takes less than one hour. We could go there in the morning and go back to Sardinia in the evening.

The photo is not tilted, as someone might believe looking at the shore line. This is a natural effect of the perspective laws when the plane of the camera is not parallel to that of the coast.


ISO Speed Ratings = 80
Exposure Bias Value = -0.33EV
Metering Mode = Centre Weighted Average
Focal Length = 29.17mm (35 mm equivalent: 216 mm)

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