It's like a morning cerimony
on the ocean shores
the coming back
of the fishermen
from the lines of the horizon.
It's so peaceful
to walk along the shore
breathing the pure morning air.
This is my last picture I post
before leaving for my trip to Tanzania.
I will be back at the end of September.
Thanks for following my posts.
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jimkilgallon (0) 2008-09-06 12:42
Excellent shot with the colours superb. I like the sharp effect on the fisherman and waves with the birds being soft then gradually getting shaper. Beautiful shot, very well seen and captured. Have a good trip.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-09-06 12:56
wow, what a great mood, it's like coming from a dream...
amazing composition, i like the framing very much,
tomaszmarcinek (1507) 2008-09-06 12:57
You definitely knew what you were doing with your equipment. Right time, right moment, right frame. A sweet piece of work. Wishes, Tom.
Morac (27665) 2008-09-06 13:46
I like this soft photograph and this “suggested” scene.
Yeoman (1155) 2008-09-06 14:30
Hi Luca, Hello From Corsica !
A strange picture, at first sight... then falls into this very interesting composition, in these colours, and we enter fully into the atmosphere that you wanted to make ... a real pleasure, it's a great photography !
CycleEyes (24) 2008-09-06 14:44
Hello Luca, beautifull scene captured with nice exposure and dof. Simple and expressive !
Bartleby (13532) 2008-09-06 14:59
great atmosphere you've captured here. The light is very peculiar. There seem to be a weird loss in quality in the sky though, is it just me or what?
Still, I like this a lot.
scalerman (26900) 2008-09-06 16:16
Luca: a brilliant image, especially the foreground bokeh of the birds - dreamy and marginally abstract - a bit of a departure from your recent images. Very, very, nice. c
eversmile (11634) 2008-09-06 16:47
Excellent composition with a perfect focus. I love the birds scattered on the beach, the soft tones of colors and the foamy waves. The presence of the man, with his fish net, standing in the middle, like if he was trying to bring back a whale in the water, is powerfully poetic, and the mood of your pic is magical. Congratulations, Luca! And good trip to Tanzania!
niphredil76 (850) 2008-09-06 16:51
Ciao Luca, bello los fumato in primo piano, tutto luce e colore ed eccezionale la resa delle onde e della nebbiolina che emanano, ma il punto forte di questa foto è davvero il pescatore, così definito, ma in silhouette, che sembra tirare a sé il mare!
Il grafismo degli uceelli, neri sulla sabbia bagnata è il tocco dell'artista.
grantlp (2113) 2008-09-06 20:55
The image has wonderful depth to it, and the mono tones works very well with the compsosition. It's just the lone fisherman challenging the elements so that he can eat and make a living. You've focussed in on the man and have blurred the foreground, which forces one's eyes to move to the fisherman. Very well done.
dArpAn (499) 2008-09-06 22:22
Apart frm the b'ful, nicely-lit seascape, what is striking here for me is the innovative use of DOF!! (at least for me...)
And DOF also could be of no much importance if the birds were not there....
I'm new to photography and I know what I would've thought on seeing that scene- click everything- sea, waves, birds and sand!!! I adore how you sacrificed on the details in FG while taking ur shot to another dimension. Cheers for ur courage and thanks for teaching me a new lesson in art.
tomescuc (3291) 2008-09-06 23:30
Poetic feel, like how you chose your focus, excellent image.
jjcordier (75148) 2008-09-06 23:48
Une façon très originale de jouer avec la profondeur de champ et les couleurs. Le résultat obtenu est vraiment intéressant.
keda (1253) 2008-09-07 0:42
Hi beautifull shot, I like used depth of field nad nice POV.
interesting light, everything together: great job
totoamoto (2519) 2008-09-07 0:58
Le jeu avec la profondeur de champs est remarquable.. La composition est parfaite.. ce petit homme aux portes de l'océan.. avec ses filets sous le regard de ces oiseaux.. Composition superbe..
La lumière apporte beaucoup de charme à cette pgoto.;
un grand bravo
kyrneucciu (1384) 2008-09-07 1:31
Hi Luca, A blow incredible eye for an excellent composition the depth of field is very well to realize for a superb result. congratulation JO
Iva_R (1352) 2008-09-07 3:28
Pas grand chose à ajouter aux commentaires des autres, sinon que j'adore... Une telle poésie s'en dégage.
kschanna (6) 2008-09-07 3:58
what a dramatic feel in the composition, the portrait orientation works so well in the shot and the foreground with the receeding waters and the birds sets such a great scene for the rest of the composition elements.
Thanks for sharing
yaya13baut (3344) 2008-09-07 10:37
great POV and focus on the fisherman. The soft focus on the birds is interesting
bobocortis (15946) 2008-09-07 11:27
Luce eccellente, composizione perfetta.
Dissento sull'inserire i volatili fuori fuoco, che oltretutto distolgono l'attenzione dal pescatore e dalle onde, che sono i motivi piu' interessanti dello scatto.
Questione di gusti.
Dpbours (222) 2008-09-07 13:26
How wonderful! The power of film for sure. The bokeh seems always better and starts earlier with film is my feeling. Though that might also just be a feeling in itself and not true.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-09-07 13:51
che luce, che primo piano sfuocato.
cobraphil8 (82) 2008-09-08 9:42
what lovely moment ! A great mood on this one, I like your bokeh with birds.
A masterpiece of TE
Luko (13998) 2008-09-08 12:53
Extremely beautiful and well made. Love the DOF, love the general cast and of course the theme of the photo.
The most outstanding feature are the birds, surprizingly numerous in such a rough and wavy environment.
Philippe (11836) 2008-09-08 14:35
Hi, Luca. The fisherman is well underlined by the bokehs in the bottom and top of the image. I like the contrast between the gulls wandering quietly on the beach and the raging waves. The soft colours make the scene look like a Japanese print.
I wish you a very enjoyable trip,
lasscor (7640) 2008-09-11 3:49
WONDERFUL peaceful composition, full of poetry and softness.
Nice framing, soft colours and soft morning light.
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-10-14 16:33
ciao Luca, un' altra meraviglia....come sono tutte le tue foto del resto....
un' immagine così elegante, così ben ripresa a livello di tecnica e composizione
livermore (1629) 2012-11-04 3:24
J'aime les couleurs et ton cadrage.
J'aimerais en faire d'aussi belles.
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon F70, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): brevbrev14 fav. 2007, Favorites - Landscape 05, BitterMoon favourites II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-06 12:38
- Favorites: 3 [view]