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Cape Coast, is the capital of the Central Region of Ghana and is located on the Gulf of Guinea, at 165 km west of the country's capital Accra. It has a population of about 82,000 inhabitants. The city was founded by the Portuguese in the 15th century, and grew around the World Heritage Site's, Cape Coast Castle which was converted to a castle by the Dutch in 1637, then expanded by the Swedes in 1652 and conquered by the British in 1664. Cape Coast was the seat of the British colonial administration up until 1877. Cape Coast was also an important hub for the slave trade for nearly a century.
All the coastline in Ghana is famous for its ancient forts and castles built by early European traders.
The Region is also famous for its palm-fringed beaches and fascinating fishing villages.
I took this shot from the castle in late afternoon, when the major part of the fishermen were back from the sea, repairing their net for the next day's fishing. I was really fascinated by this scenery full of life and activities.
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sam224 (6215) 2007-02-27 6:44
I love this shot and the whole composition. The green nets are spots of colour along the beach and the point of view is perfect with the shore leading the eye to the houses in the distance.
Actually I am planning a trip to Ghana.. could you give me some tips?
Gerrit (50664) 2007-02-27 6:50
wahet a great scene you have catched here. I ike multigfunctional beaches, where fishing is a main thing. This is a major example. I like the way you included the city in the backgriound. Great picture.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2007-02-27 7:00
Good capture of daily life in Cape Coast. Nice wide angle and very sharp. Good color and comp. Well done.
siolaw (38292) 2007-02-27 7:00
Nice to see these places i have not been to.. A superb general view here showing the fishing activities, the beach and the town in BG ... Fine framing, excellent sharpness and colors..
faganrodney (489) 2007-02-27 7:04
A very interesting scene of life as a fisherman. Very colourful and active life moment. A shot at sea with all these fisherman working close together would also be interesting. Well done. Rodney
parbo (11092) 2007-02-27 7:09
What a crowded beach! It’s full with real life as you put to header. Your crowded scene and city texture at background are telling the life isn’t easy there that excellently transferred to your photo. I like many boats on beach and green nets a lot with your clever aerial view. Many part of your photo included lot of parts that show poor life there. Congratulations.
John_F_Kennedy (43295) 2007-02-27 7:14
Fantastic view over that many boats and people. Wonderful shot. A great piece of daily life captured excellent. Love the colours.
goeast (719) 2007-02-27 7:33
As real as I can smell the air and hear the sea. Visible intensity of the scene is the biggest value - in my opinion. You said so much with this one. Good reporter's work. Thanks for sharing - Marcin.
TravelerNL (3011) 2007-02-27 8:11
This is a very busy beach. I like the setting of this photo, a busy fishing harbour full of life against the background of a larger city.
I really like the compo here with the many colors and the large barn which adds a lot of depth.
Goes into the favs, well done.
albertopiubello (2623) 2007-02-27 9:05
bellissima! Assomiglia molto ai porti della nostra costa e della Nigeria per i colori e l'animazione.
Qui perň non sono riuscito a trovare un POV bello come il tuo...per cui la metto subito tra le mie favorite!
jammer79 (2722) 2007-02-27 10:05
So many details to look at! Point of view is very well choosen, and it gives to this image perfect depth.
Nice colours as well.
vinicio (23423) 2007-02-27 10:12
Un bel casino, ma pieno di vita. Bel punto di vista e composizione, complimenti, anche per la nota istruttiva.
Gustaw (21670) 2007-02-27 12:23
Very interesting photo from Africa. I like your composition. Very interesting boats. Photo have good quality. Nice colours and good lihght.
josepmarin (57837) 2007-02-27 13:14
Great capture of the spectacular environment and the great activity of this beach, with all these boats of fishing and the nets of green color, which fill the picture and contrast with the great building, and with the village in background.
It is a good composition, with many life and strong graphism.
Wirraway (1985) 2007-02-27 14:24
Hi Attila, I find this image very compelling,great composition and good exposure and capture of colour, love the supplied note,excellent work.
maximage (15535) 2007-02-27 14:52
Une image fantastique! Qel nombre incroyable de choses différentes et d'éléments intéressants que l'on peut voir sur cette photo!
Un enchevętrement magique plein d'émotion et de couleurs.
Merci pour le partage d'images pas banales.
t0mmm1 (5440) 2007-02-27 16:07
WOWOWOWOW, da piccola non sembrava, ma adesso!!! Che sorpresa, quanti minuscoli dettagli e sopratutto: quante barche!!! e quanta gente si e' mostrata a me... Bellissima e magica! Si in effetti e' veramente una spiaggia vivace.
AmiBe (6042) 2007-02-27 17:14
no tourists here, but this beach is nevertheless crowded :)
Good light and composition for an unusual view.
benkrut (2407) 2007-02-27 19:42
Definitely this picture must be added to the favourites. Shows not only a beatiful view of the town but also tells story about people living there. The colours are spectacular.
Graal (99088) 2007-02-28 3:02
Jó napot Attila,
great view of coast, good composition and pleasant colours. Here's a few interesting themes. Good shot and note. I like it.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-02-28 3:30
This is truly amazing photo.
The perspective is excellent, and you have great depth capturing very small details very very far.
A photo worthy of National Geographic
riclopes (35577) 2007-02-28 3:33
Olá Attila, incredible beach scenery, with an impressive fish atmosphere. Very graphical, with many interessant details to observe to the far distance. The repetition effect of the boats, but also the busy human life are wonderful in the image. This is just another great shot of yours!
PixelTerror (0) 2007-02-28 5:08
How busy !!! I like here the somewhat chaotic impression that results well shown by your comprehensive PoV, and also the many green patches of the fishing nets, this photo shows well how people are oriented towards the sea for their living.
Have a nice day,
Angshu (56406) 2007-02-28 5:57
What a busy composition...there's order amongst the chaos there & colours bright & contrasty. Love the greens of the net here. Your high POV is excellent for this lovely picture. Well done!
flory (4848) 2007-02-28 9:04
I'm fascinated,too,by this image full of life and activities..what agglomeration!!good your pov here for show us so many things:the city,those people working with their green nets...my wander- why is green those nets..simply curiosity..
Budapestman (82620) 2007-02-28 10:06
Remélem, nem tévedek, de ismét a világ egyik kevésbé látogatott vidékéről jelentkezel, ráadásul, ha jól emlékszem Ghánából eddig nem töltöttél fel képet. Ismét elgondolkozhatnék azon, hogy már megint merre jártál, de nem teszem, kezdek hozzászokni a gondolathoz, hogy a világ bármelyik pontján feltűnhetsz.
A fotó címválasztása tökéletes, mondhatni, csúcsforgalom van a parton. Kitűnő látószögből készítetted a fotót, a kompozíció előtere, középső része, valamint a távoli részek is élvezetesek és érdekesek. Tetszik, ahogy a fotó kompromisszumok nélkül értésünkre adja, hogy errefelé az emberek élete a tengertől függ. Az előtérben halászhálókat javítanak, mások pihennek, a hajók pedig, úgy sorakoznak a parton, mint egy ugrásra kész hadsereg. A képhez írt gondolatok szintén nagyon jók, így ismét gratulálok és további szép fotókat kívánok!
Ui. Holnap Hollandiába utazom, aztán Máltára, remélem, tudok majd néhány szép dolgot mutatni. Elsősorban Máltáról, ahonnan gyalázatosan kevés kép kerül fel a TE oldalaira…
Szép napokat és vigyázz magadra!
vincz (19113) 2007-02-28 12:42
Excellent shot. So busy and so readable at the same time. The colours are very nice with the fishing nets. A very good one.
gilou530 (34) 2007-02-28 16:31
grosse activité de cette plage,le vert des filets attire bien l'oeil, belle photo
ahmetgedikli (25508) 2007-02-28 17:44
Wonderful shot! Excellent view, beautiful details and good POV. I like your picture.
paura (47166) 2007-02-28 18:06
Amazing shot here, friend. Superb POV and composition to show this very interesting place.
Baileys (667) 2007-02-28 19:58
I haven't seen many pictures of Ghana I have to admit, and this image presents a very surprising wiev for me: wouldn't really expect this place be so ... lively, dynamic and colorful; interesting capture of this place.
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-02-28 20:08
Nice perspective and very beautiful colours and clarity!
rakeshgupta (2672) 2007-02-28 21:45
This shot is looking great showing daily life of Cape Cost. Sharpness and colors are fantastic. Good POV.
Wanda1 (15000) 2007-03-01 1:08
Wonderful point of view looking over this hive of activity. I love the splashes of colour dotted everywhere. Lovely light and details with plenty to look at. A great daily life shot.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-03-01 4:07
Excellent POV and definition in this great composition. Very good details, light and depth.
Very well done
sufi (9588) 2007-03-01 5:21
Merhaba Attila, my friend...
What a big muddle!... There are enormously boats and people... Also very colorful composition... The point of view and the perspective are perfect... Also perfect light and details...
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-03-01 7:52
This deserves a WOW. Gorgeous with so many absorbing details. Brilliant work. Regards. Danilo
pablominto (53744) 2007-03-01 13:35
Lots of interesting details to explore here! LOTS.
Good point of view showing the area well, activity is well depicted...
Good colours and sharp fine details, well framed scenery!
grigand (19651) 2007-03-01 15:40
Stupenda e interessante l'immagine che ci proponi, piena di gente, di colori, di movimento. Ottimi i dettagli.
sergio1 (12152) 2007-03-01 17:57
Well composed and intersting shot. I like the dailylife imagen and good example to fishing works.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2007-03-02 13:16
What strikes me instantly is how similar this fishing village is to the ones we see here in India. Similar in terms of boat structure, the fishing nets and even the flags. Excellent POV with good DOF. Nice work.
With Greetings from India
prezntime (3946) 2007-03-02 23:15
You are quite right about all of the activity...so full of life. The shot looks quite busy, but in a truly appealing way. Interesting, the green nets looks almost as if they are pouring to the ground...like a slow shutter with water. Nice balance to the shot...very even.
Cricri (109597) 2007-03-03 4:29
Intéressante note, une plage bien remplie par le retour des pęcheurs, beaucoup de détails et de jolies couleurs, bon POV, toujours merveilleux ces endroit que vous montrer, vous ętes un grand voyageur, pour le plaisir (et) ou pour le travail!!!
Have nice Week-end
izmirli (3987) 2007-03-03 18:57
merhaba my friend attila.
beautiful interesting beach and boats.very good colours and composition.well done.
stego (24030) 2007-03-03 20:58
Surely very lively! Very good capture of the atmosphere of the place. Much punchy, for the clever pov, the shoreline making it much dynamic and for the colours. Those green nets and the flags make a wonderful pattern.
TFS, Regards, José.
chrisnet (21092) 2007-03-04 3:59
Very interesting photo of Ghana, good framing and nice colors here, good view of daily life of fishermen in this Cape coast.
Well realised and seen.
jhm (141921) 2007-03-04 6:26
Indeed a very lively beach, very a lot boats and the people working to the nets give a excellent view about the place, totally otherwise than the ports here in Europe, calrity and sharpness are excellent, very well done! Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice sunday,
syd1946 (18663) 2007-03-04 10:36
Not only lively beach,there is plenty of colors all around this beautiful scene.The atmosphere is amazing and the field of depth great from the point you take this shot.Most of all I like the natural light,you handled in a very nice way.Excellent work!
Vato_Law (12720) 2007-03-04 15:42
what a crowded beach and it's not only the persons but also the amount of bounts lying at the sand bank.
Love the action going at the beach and in between the boats with the fishermens preparing their next trip to the sea.
It's a very nice daily life photo from Cape Coast with a very interesting and complete note.
Tue (28090) 2007-03-04 16:18
Great view over this beach. There's so much to see. A lot of people, boats and houses with many nice and appealing colours. The composition is also very good and so is the POV. Good work, thanks for sharing!
turkamerikali (3291) 2007-03-05 2:06
Awesome capture my friend.
Fishing boats,nets,sea,village bg and fishermen created excellent composition here.
I like your perspective,colors,focus,dof,note and framing.Well Done.TFS
Have a Great Week,
hitesh (594) 2007-03-05 4:12
Nicely captured dailylife shot of the fishermen of ghana.The small fishing town looks lively in your shot with lots of activities and the framing is superb.Tfs and regards,
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-03-05 12:32
Amazing depth and perspective on this image.
I like how the green color seems to follow the whole perspective.
leo61 (0) 2007-03-05 12:41
Great shot of this busy scene.Great depth caused by the diagonal of this big building and the view at the city paralel to the shore.
A good,sharp image with many details to see,especially the green nets which contrast well with the whole scene.
balatrek (7455) 2007-03-05 17:48
Interesting composition, the depth of the scene is incredible, the scene has very beautiful colours and the people contribute to dynamism and life to this work, it is a daily scene but you have known to catch the essence of the place and the force of this so interesting moment. Great shot.
john_c (24666) 2007-03-06 10:57
Your POV is all important here, capturing so much to absorb the eye. Yet the scene does not appear crowded. The colours really sparkle here and the angled building closest is seen in resplendent light, with fine depth that allows discernment of the distant urban scene. A very special shot. Well done...later.
Emile (20350) 2007-03-07 0:10
This is a very impressive scene of the beach at Cape Coast, your point of view is excellent and we are able to see a great motion on the beach when the fishermen were back from the sea and at the same time we are able to enjoy the view of the town in your DOF. Love the colors tone of your shot.
Superb shot. TFS.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-03-07 9:50
Great capture with these green nets. Excellent perspective and interesting place.
MIG13 (0) 2007-03-08 0:38
Yes, Attila, this is a real lively beach, full of people and colour! The boats are original and look different from the ones we have here, in Brazil. Well done! TFS! Regards! Miguel.
molla (7129) 2007-03-08 8:04
This is one of those pictures that you can put up childrenbook Quis like "how many people can you se in the picture?" or "do see any animals at the picture?"
axiotea (21649) 2007-03-11 11:14
The title fits well your fine compo showing a busy beach with fishermen, (some repairing their nets, others walking) and boats. A very nice light illuminates the BG houses and the colors are well rendered, I like especially the green nets. It goes to my theme 'more fav.pictures'.
Mistral (15402) 2007-03-14 18:38
bellissima immagine piena di colori e dettagli!
La tua descrizione č al solito, interessante e approfondita.
JCG (35129) 2007-03-20 3:50
A superb point of view on this beach of fishermen full with life. I like very much all these boats with the coloured flags. Background made up of the village is of the most beautiful effect and nicely emphasized by a judicious treatment of the image. Much relief, very pleasant, pretty work, cheer.
With my all friendships,
coco (30439) 2007-03-27 12:32
Splendid this crowd composition. There is no empty spaces but all look ordered.
The light is nice but is even better the people because they give a special meaning to the photo.
berek (41069) 2007-04-17 23:59
you are right its lively beach. colorful and interesting traditional view. I like it. greetings.
Giorgio (11279) 2007-05-20 1:30
- Very good alive composition, the density of boats, people and elements is extraordinary, color and light are superb, congratulations!
noborders (1010) 2007-05-21 12:26
Well, I was there, I walked inside the harbour and I remember a totally different vision of it, with other colours, so it is interesting to see another version of a place where I travelled not long ago - and I am impressed ! Really a great shot, the big building in the front is not disturbing while all those little boats are so great...
erhan1958 (15362) 2007-06-29 10:51
VERY VERY GOOD PİCTURE
edytungkal (4551) 2007-07-02 2:03
Very interesting daily life picture from lively beach. Nice details capturing the fishermen activity with the housing on the distance. Colours and sharpness are well and very usefulnote as usually. Great one Attila, tfs
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-08-17 5:00
ciao Attila, penso che la tua bravura si veda dai tramonti originali e da immagini come questa..
ottima la vista dall' alto, la vita dei pescatori a riva, la preparazione delle reti...i colori l' atmosfera...tutto stupendamente registrato da te..
manada (6239) 2007-08-22 4:28
oggi sono qui in Ghana :-) e mi servo del tuo Pov per ammirare questa scena di vita molto interessante. Il villaggio di pescatori ha una bella ubicazione e le persone sembrano abbastanza affaccendate. Mi piace molto la composizione, dŕ davvero un'idea di cosa puň essere un giorno in questo angolo di mondo. Bravo!
Gratulŕlok čs minden jňt!
Lee30 (78) 2007-10-16 14:43
Very interesting beach, TFS.
abulafia (4900) 2007-10-24 8:32
I remember well these busy beach scenes from Ghana, always a pleasure to go there in the early morning or afternoon, when the boats are going out or coming home.
I like the view along the beach, really emphasizing how busy it is.
- Copyright: Attila Szili (atus) (15838)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX, Hoya Super HMC PRO1 67mm Sky
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2007-02-27 6:38
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