On the weekends people living in the town come in the afternoon when it is cooler to the small beach in Stone Town to have some fun.
A typical dhow comes in from a sunset cruise, and so ends another day under the African sun.
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jjcordier (75620) 2012-01-10 22:48
Très bon rendu de l'atmosphère joyeuse qui règne sur cette plage.Le contrejour donne un bel effet et la composition est intéressante. Une belle photo!
sevy (15359) 2012-01-10 23:37
Very nice mood on this shot. Especially for the full golden-orange sky giving a bit unreal place. We are really in an other world.
The boats are very important in the composition and in the rendering of the depth with the 2 tiny boats on the horizon line.
The only point which could be discussed is for the deep of field. Here I would have better seen a full deep of field to get people sharpn in foreground. Long focal lens are sometimes difficult to use for this matter. However, as the first boat is sharp, it is working, but I feel the foreground is either not enough sharp or at the opposite a bit too much. Of course, it is also related to the size of the post. Printed in large size, perhaps my feeling would have been different.
CLODO (30058) 2012-01-11 0:13
Good golden hues to impact the silhouettes on the beach or bathing in the sea. The dhow gives the indication in which country the picture has been taken.
smarcell (19963) 2012-01-11 0:26
I like these silouhettes. They look depersonalized, like androids programmed to have fun in the sea.
A nice result
cavli (1876) 2012-01-11 1:53
very crowded siluets. I like it. Very nice colors. brillant and nice composition. tfs
cebe (1481) 2012-01-11 2:48
Nice beach scene. I like these silhouetted young people enjoying the end of the day at the beach. The presence of this dhow is of course an essential element and it immediately places the scene in Eastern Africa. Pleasing details like the two dhows far at the horizon and the ball in the air.
brianmcc (6099) 2012-01-11 9:08
the african sun looks to be superb. we are constantly living under thick grey, toneless skies at present. what a great way to end the day, clear skies, lovely beaches and cool sea water.
your composition with everyone silhouetted against the sun is very effective. the light has created lovely colours in the sky and created fantastic reflections on the water. superb picture.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-11 23:32
very nice spectacular shot from coast line at sun set time...like the people activity at the beach with taking their afternoon bath...the sailing boat in the sea add a great dynamism here...
good chosen POV...very DOF controlled with good light management with nice color tones & sharpness...
bayno (18342) 2012-01-12 4:11
Hi Wanda, beautifull golden light side, scene full of life in a superb taken, I really like the old boat and its wonderful sailing, lovely tones, regards, Valter
Nard (6970) 2012-01-12 11:49
A beautiful scene full of life and happiness. The orange sky is incredible and I like the numeros silhouettes we can see. The boat with the old triangular sail is a great element in the composition, breaking the skyline.
mafegan (8624) 2012-01-13 18:11
A great contribution to TE as you are showing us a scene we don't we see photographed too often. The silhouettes are brilliant - I even see a ball in the air. Cheers, Marlene
leo61 (0) 2012-01-15 12:19
A great shot from the beach at sunset.
Nice to see so many people having fun and the traditional boat is at a good position.
Wonderful golden tones and a nice texture of the sea.
tusharkmandal (3171) 2012-01-17 7:00
The frame has a lot of interesting elements. The silhouettes full of action and the boat behind with a colored sky is really looking beautiful.
rigoletto (34255) 2012-02-05 10:55
I get a bit envious when i see that this photo was taken only some more than one month ago (while Europe is freezing). The elegant boat and the surrounding crowd of silhouettes make a fabulous photo. Details like two small boats on the horizon and the ball thrown up in the air give further fun of investigating.
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14982)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6, RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-10 21:04
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