Capo Murro di Porco Lighthouse and Maddalena Peninsula

January 12, 2021


Photographer: Kevin Saragozza 
Summary Author: Kevin Saragozza 

Shown above at center is the picturesque Capo Murro di Porco Lighthouse on the Maddalena Peninsula of Sicily, Italy. The steep cliffs of this peninsula, which formed from a tectonic fault feature known as a horst, drop abruptly (175 ft or 54 m) to the sea. Exposed rocks are generally calcareous (limestone).

Overhead, mid-level altocumulus clouds spread across the western sky. As shown here, they’re illuminated from below by the grazing light of the setting Sun. Photo taken on November 8, 2020.

Photo Details: Sony a7iii+ camera; Sony 16 35; f4; overview consisting of 5 shots combined with raw camera (F10 / 10-second exposure; ISO 125)