This is Jembrana in West Bali, the least touristy stretch of the island. The sand is black. Not dirty black, but naturally black, due to its volcanic origins, & the sea is calm with shallow plain sea bed.
Located about 72 kilometers west of Denpasar and a little more than 50 Km from Ubud, the area was a forest with "ketket", or thorny trees. The thorny forest means "Alas Meduwi" in Balinese. Because of this. People agreed to call it "Meduwi", then changed into the current name of Medewi. The beach is flat, stony, and has long rolling waves, so it is very suitable for surfing and sunset watching.
We stopped the car, minutes after we crossed this place, at the sight of a small habitat. A few huts...a couple of empty fishing boats lying on the beach...fishing was the main means of livelihood here. Not a soul around till I saw him, in the far distance, beyond the palm trees that fringe the beach. This shot was taken 2 minutes after this shot. He was returning home....the end of his day, his catch in a small bucket tied to his back.
ISO : 100
Focal Length : 432 mm
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Paolo (41216) 2007-10-26 8:46
Hi Angshuman, beautiful image, well composed, with high quality and excellent exposure.
excellent POV too.
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-10-26 8:48
a nice shot of a Balinese fisherman's daily life. I like his position and the rocks. Seems to be low tide.
I plan to go to Bali end of December again.
brandstaetter (15913) 2007-10-26 8:51
a blue statement, very good crop..
Cheers from Austria, Chris
German74 (777) 2007-10-26 9:18
Hola Angshuman, la foto está muy bien compuesta, me gustan los tonos... y lanota descriptiva es bastante completa.
Me hubiera gustado que en la foto se viera al hombre con la mirada hacia arriba, o, hacia el frente...
TopGeo (38000) 2007-10-26 9:20
Hi Ang/man..These parallels lines waves, the foams, the waters and the rocks, give dynamic extra ordinary and big. The person in the composition presents interesting, because he comes almost out from the picture, tired, Excellent shot!well done,,compliments,
mesutilgim (68620) 2007-10-26 10:39
Very nice compo ! Great pov and wonderfull colors. Throughout the frame perfect sharpness.
TFS and have a nice weekend
siolaw (37626) 2007-10-26 20:06
A nice one this with strong colors and contrast, good compo and fisherman's position in the frame... I like how the waves got frozen in funny shapes!
emjleclercq (15778) 2007-10-26 22:48
I like very much the blue color of the sea here, horizontally stripped by the white of the waves and the grey of the rocks. The fisherman in the corner is a very nice addition. A great change in tone compared with your previous posting (which was also interesting but much less graphical).
All the best,
pablominto (53744) 2007-10-26 22:53
This is an attractive composition!
A good documentary of everyday life, shyowing this man with his tools of trade and day's earnings...
Good colours and details, pleasant surf!
Graal (89434) 2007-10-26 23:56
interesting scene and place, good note. I like the composition with the lonely man by sea. Well done photo.
carper (96) 2007-10-27 1:06
a fine one Angshuman,
good photo, I like thed quality of the shot, the ngood note and the good photojob here, well done, have a nice day.
papagolf21 (76995) 2007-10-27 1:20
Cher ami Angshu,
A quand un livre sur vos pérégrinations ? Vous nous offrez chaque fois une merveille.
Ici, encore, vous avez su trouver une image intéressante fort bien présentée.
Toutes mes félicitations pour votre oeuvre.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-10-27 1:20
Superbly captured ... I like the dynamics created by those surf and the inclusion of human elements to the compo. Well composed with very good image quality. Contrast and color is also outstanding. Excellent work! tfs
wolf38 (28300) 2007-10-27 1:35
Hello Angshuman. An impressive picture with an informative text. The title fits very well the photo. Outstanding composes. Best regards, Wolfgang.
vincz (19099) 2007-10-27 1:41
Thes are excellent colors Angshuman, I love the blue of the water and the black rocks in the sea. Exposure is perfect here. Compostion with the man leaving the picture is excellent as well.
ChrisJ (87654) 2007-10-27 2:45
I like the repetiton of horizontal lines, formed by the waves & striated rocky foreshore. The man searching for seafood adds scale & context. Good sharpness & colour. Tfs!
pierrefonds (48675) 2007-10-27 4:47
A good POV of the wave rolling onto the shore, the photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
prumod (8300) 2007-10-27 7:37
very nice colors and contrast... you blessed this beautiful waves by keeping them as b/g instead of sky, with your top pov... great....
feather (51128) 2007-10-27 8:47
A small bucket of fish seems small recompense for a day's work. Your long lens was perfect for bringing the fisherman in close. The action of the waves in the background adds a lot to the image. Well done
plimrn (21344) 2007-10-27 9:47
I find the details of this man's working garb the most interesting part of the compo. I think I like this fisherman shot better than the prior shot because it tells more about the man. You also captured nice action in the waves as well.
clic (11295) 2007-10-27 15:47
Much "know how" is depicted in this take, Angshuman, because you judiciously located the tired fisherman near the edge of frame, ready to quit the scenery: this enhances the spirit of your title above this long lens-catch.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-10-28 2:03
Beautiful photo the POV is very impressive and spectacular. I like the fine blue tints and the effective composition, clarity is superb. Splendid daily life shot, Well done! Have a nice sunday
josepmarin (55209) 2007-10-28 12:14
Hi my friend Angshuman,
Good composition where this man puts the touch of life to this scene of sea, waves, foam and rocks.
Nice graphism of the waves that show us its natural strenght.
It is a photo that separates little your habitual work, and also it is very good.
partha (13775) 2007-10-29 0:34
Like a NG shot. Great compsition and creative work.
noborders (1010) 2007-10-29 3:32
Great composition - I like the colours too and the movement in the waves is amusing to watch...
toto (0) 2007-10-29 6:21
Belle photo de ces rocher ou cet homme se promène, jolies couleurs, bonne netteté et bel ensemble très bien pris, meme l' écume des vagues se voit bien.
axiotea (21647) 2007-10-29 8:19
An attractive scene with pleasant light /colors and the well timed capture of the fisherman returning home. The natural elements are creating beautiful layers.
zeca (19762) 2007-10-29 9:24
Very well captured! Excellent framing to this beautiful composition! Nice to see the motion on the waves and also on the base of the legs of the man. Very nice!
jmdaoudal (82) 2007-10-30 10:35
This is a solid composition, with the unique person in it and the strength of the sea.
The colors are good and so for the framing as we have few but strong elements all well balanced;
I like it
Scharan (14144) 2007-10-30 19:34
Bela composição, cores e textura.
Muito bom trabalho meu amigo, parabéns!
patdeph (35738) 2007-10-31 3:49
very nice colours in this photo with the successive lines of blue,white and grey.I like the effect of the frozen froth,and the man gives a nice interest to the photo!
have a nice day.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-10-31 7:17
Interesting place. Good capture of this fisherman against the rocks.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-11-04 1:01
Hi Angshu, a very good image!
i like a lot the position of the man and the ame of water in background!
berek (31959) 2007-11-05 12:31
impressive and powerful composition. I like blue colors and point of view. greetings.
jafadabret (56497) 2007-11-07 0:31
j'aime beaucoup le paysage de vagues et de rochers qui tracent des lignes horizontales. Ce paysage met en valeur le personnage.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (51432)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5, Leica DC VARIO-ELMARIT 36 - 432mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Bali - The Island of Gods
- Date Submitted: 2007-10-26 8:44