Galle Face Green is a promenade which stretches for half kilometre along the coast in Colombo. The promenade was initially laid out in 1859 by the British Governor of Ceylon and was also used for horse racing and as a golf course.
Today it is a popular destination for children, vendors, teenagers, lovers, kite flyers, merrymakers and all those who want to indulge in their favorite pastimes next to the sea under the open sky.
Especially on Saturday and Sunday evenings, it is a great place to go to meet people and sample some excellent local food.
This picture looks down from the promenade, me sitting on the edge, looking at the beach below, the old pier, the Sunday evening crowd passing by, a distant ship at the horizon...
"You pull me like the moon pulls on the tide
You know just where I keep my better side"
yes, that's another melancholy song title reference
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dta (66620) 2011-10-04 1:25
Hello Benny ,
This is an excellent example that it is possible to make a good picture in bad weather comditions . May bet that this is even better with this cloudy weather , adding a fine mood the the scene . The ccomposition is perfect , and it is an intersting scene of the dily life .
Well done .
macondo (18623) 2011-10-04 5:02
I saw the title and wondered immediately if you could be referring to the great song by Richard T. (as sung by Linda, of course, on 'Pour Down Like Silver')
Melancholy, of course, but can anybody write a better song?
If any members wish to listen, here's a great version:
Anyway, your note rewarded my curiosity, and it's a very evocative, atmospheric photo - a good choice for the title and lyrics. The light is pale and colours subdued, but the quiet mood of these peaceful folk strolling on the beach and the pier is well captured in your very good composition. You got the timing right, too, with the crowded pier pointing straight at the distant passing ship. A really good photo.
marcan44 (6247) 2011-10-04 7:20
uno scatto eseguito al finire della giornata con tanti giovani che ancora passeggiano.
Un momento di relax!
L'atmosfera di questo scatto è proprio un momento di pace e serenità prima di affrontare una nuova settimana.
Ottima inquadratura e gestione della luce, molto bella risacca bianca del mare.
cebe (1481) 2011-10-04 7:54
Nice image, pleasant early evening atmosphere, and good composition with the pier leading to the boat and the group of people in the foreground. Interesting with the crowd on the pier. Good too that the persons on the beach are pleasantly distributed and all well visible, i.e. nobody being unpleasantly masked by a comrade.
Have a nice day,
ashres (1453) 2011-10-04 10:45
Interesting shot of the coast with many people involved in their own works. The inclusion of the boat in far horizon makes it to move the eyes around here. Nice pov,nice shot
saxo042 (37564) 2011-10-04 14:15
A well composed picture with this pier leading out into the sea, but the main parts are the two separate groups of people. The closest group on the shore form a kind of half circle and the group on the pier a strong line above this half circle. There is a very comfortable feeling here of peace and calm. A very pleasant capture.
smarcell (19963) 2011-10-05 3:12
A beautiful daily life scene, with a soft and nice light. Simple but well describing the place.
It returns a nice end-of-day feeling.
bantonbuju (51781) 2011-10-06 13:08
there was a TE member - sandip - the other day, here, on TE... his works (in a certain period) concentrated on this type of photography... and i love it, very much....
multi-layers-composition: a master way of seeing things...
bebbetto (12) 2011-10-09 10:27
Excellent composition. The light management is very good.
I like the people that compose a species of V in the image
everlasting (14618) 2011-10-10 4:14
Well composed, using the pier and its diagonal to the fullest. The light works well here