I could sit on a breakwater located about half a kilometer seaward, for hours just watching & photographing the fury of the sea with its pounding waves whilst ignoring the gust of wind but I think being at sea level one can really witness, admire and appreciate the sheer forces of nature and the destructive energy it conveys.
Seeing the power of the ocean putting on a show
and the wild beauty of Nature....
Shooting location :
Puger, some 30km south of Jember town. A breakwater was erected extending to about 1 km outward from the coastline to protect erosion as well as to provide shelter from the elements. It's also a hot favourite fishing spot for anglers from surrounding coastal areas.
Using 300mm lens, tripod and wind breaker, this shot was taken as the sun was setting to the right of picture
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Noel_Byrne (25844) 2014-07-12 1:49
the way you have captured this gives the sea an awesome sense of Power, the water Is rushing and reminds me of a great waterfall like Niagra with its intensity. A great idea to include the human element in the Fishermen. I wonder if this rushing water makes it easier or more difficult to catch dinner?
thanks as always
pajaran (53380) 2014-07-12 2:42
Dobar dan, popodne.
Ja sam strastven ribolovac i volim ovakve trenutake ...
Interesantan tekst o mestu sa opsiom, lep pogled na ribolovce i velike talase ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa ribolovcima i trenutak sa velikim talasima.
Dobar rad, lepo uhavcen trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
I am an avid fisherman and I love this moment ...
An interesting article on the place with a description, beautiful views of the fishermen and big waves ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place shown with fishermen and a moment of great waves.
Good work, nice uhavcen moment, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Fis2 (87483) 2014-07-12 4:07
Wonderful water effect!
I like POV and composition.
Photo has climate.
marabu61 (8931) 2014-07-12 5:40
The raw force of the sea is really palatable in this pleasing composition. The white of the rushing waves contrast so beautifully with the warm and golden light on the water and the silhouettes of the fishermen add a fine touch of life that gives the scene a peaceful mood.
have a great weekend
Sergiom (63070) 2014-07-12 6:01
Quelle belle heure de la journée pour une partie de pèche en bord de mer. Juste le spectacle des vagues immenses qui arrivent vers la plage est impressionnant. Les pécheurs en ombres chinoises animent bien la scène.
holmertz (42837) 2014-07-12 7:11
This is beautiful and a bit scary. The forces of these waves could cause disasters, but for the time being they are just impressive and fascinating to watch. The anglers are important ingredients in the composition, and they have been here before so they probably know how to stay safe. The blend of silvery and golden tones of the water is lovely.
Silvio1953 (125793) 2014-07-12 7:33
Ciao Abmdsudi?, fascinating seascape, lovely composition with fishermen in action, romantic atmosphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (33643) 2014-07-12 9:28
this is a superb scene, the fury of the sea makes the peaceful occupation of fishing at the seaside look so fascinating. I like very much how the coast and the anglers are silhouetted in a diagonal. This makes the foreground interesting and discreet, graphical and meaningful. The people help us to better relate to the natural phenomenon. I love the wild textures and the metallic luminosity of the water. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Nicou (125286) 2014-07-12 21:34
quelle image et captage superbe vue et iamge ce pêcheurs avec la belle vague grandiose compo et image.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (25260) 2014-07-12 22:20
Wow, great contrast of emotions in your photo, threatening, wild waves and calm scene with anglers, great photo with beautiful seascape
jjcordier (77518) 2014-07-12 23:45
On se demande comment on peut arriver à pêcher dans des vagues aussi fortes!Belle capture!
jemaflor (86700) 2014-07-12 23:50
Well composed with thes efishermens, interesting brightness for the water with two different tones, tfs.
mirosu (15072) 2014-07-13 5:49
Excellent sea view, superbly captured water waves. Excellent exposing for the bright water has nicely captured the light reflections and made a good silhouette of the rock boulders and the fishermen.
Very well done.
saxo042 (37594) 2014-07-13 7:30
Impressive surf and a well taken picture with the anglers and their long rods nicely positioned in the composition. Excellent colours.
Graal (98732) 2014-07-13 7:47
interesting place and view. Amazing colors of water, nice silhouettes of anglers. Good shot. Fine theme from nature.
Have a nice evening.
Cricri (108847) 2014-07-13 10:45
Jolie teintes de fin de journée, excellent prise des vagues, les silhouettes des pêcheurs bien cadrer dans le coin de l'image, très beau moment capturer
Didi (57758) 2014-07-14 1:56
Wonderfull backlights on the beach
Fascinating rough ocean
Good lights management
shreya2000 (1294) 2014-07-14 2:28
Excellent picture from your gallery.
I am thinking how can a fisherman capture fish on such a high tide. The colours are natural and very good. Nice picture.
Oceania (5100) 2014-07-14 6:55
The sea is so rough. It adds drama to the picture. If you don't include these two fishing men, the picture will be boring. So, it's a very nice work here.
PiotrF (10082) 2014-07-14 11:59
It is a beautiful scene in a good image composition. Good framing and lovely natural colors. Clarity and sharpness are perfect made, lovely presentation.
eldancer1 (29536) 2014-07-15 6:47
I can almost hear the roar of the waves breaking ashore. I used fish in the ocean but I wonder what kind of fish one catch with the breaking waves. Great pov and I hope those guys are careful, I've seen people get carried away by the waves. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (59657) 2014-07-15 8:14
Silhouettes of the rods and fishermen shown beautiful contrast against the strong waves, Abmdsusi, well collected sight.
Excelent view across, and hope you had not count the countless waves incoming the bay area...
Fine afternoon colors on water surface.
Good night from Israel,
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-07-15 10:38
The crashing waves both in the foreground and in the distance provide great dynamism to this excellent picture. The anglers with their fishing rods sharply silhouetted against the dazzling background fill the frame with life and great visual appeal. Perfect composition with fine exposure management.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
mcmtanyel (14567) 2014-07-15 21:42
Another pleasant entry in your gallery, as usual. The raw power in the waves is displayed very successfully and the evening hues in the water are rendered effectively.
rogerl (1544) 2014-07-16 6:41
Abmdsudi, the fast shutter speed conveys a completely different feel than the same shot would at, say 1/50. The power of the sea is really emphasized. I particularly love the brown/yellow light on the calmer waters and the choice to show the fishermen in silhouette. Really striking image. Thanks.
macjake (58014) 2014-07-16 12:57
I know its somewhat silly to state the obvious, but what a difference it makes having the two fishermen in your scene.
try to imagine the men not here - the implact just wouldn't be the same would it.
As you said in your note, you love to sit here and watch the waves - but having the people make it more personal and probably makes the viewer think of times when they themselves were fishing.
good use of your tele lens, and the tripod.
the tall fishing rods give a different height and shift our eyes upwards from the flat horizon.
delpeoples (53726) 2014-07-17 6:19
It's not often we see sea shots with waves in them. There seems to be a great deal of force in these. The fishermen on the rocks were certainly displaying a lot of bravery in standing so close to those powerful waves.
Warmest wishes and thanks for sharing
adramad (39188) 2014-07-17 9:09
A spectacular and beautiful composition, the sea is something hypnotic, when we contemplate so in rough, is quite a spectacle, as the waves break with these foam crests, the backlight of the two fishermen, it is an ideal complement to the composition.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I like it
Have a good day.
nikkitta (15360) 2014-07-17 17:53
How very original composition and yes waves can be dangerous not only for ships or people but for countries, as has happen recently
Good note explaining how you prepare the capture, while enjoying the scene
See is a impressive mix of golden and bluish, like the use of the fisher´s silhouettes for creative contrast
Very well done, congrats, regards
adores (38739) 2014-07-29 15:39
We can almost see the movement of the waves. A good shot, with a very good light. I like the silhouettes forming a diagonal on the corner.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (44908)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 100 RAW
- Exposure: f/4.2, 1/200 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-12 1:20