Today is the first day of the New Year on the Chinese lunar calendar. Each year of the calendar's 12-year cycle is represented by an animal. According to the Chinese zodiac, people born during a given year share traits with that animal. 2014 is the year of the horse. Those born under this year are supposed to be energetic, clever, cheerful, and kind to others.
This photo was taken in the last day of 2013 on the beach of Negombo.
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jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-31 2:34
a splendid atmosphere with superb composition and lovely details, beautiful colours and lights,
dkmurphys (46508) 2014-01-31 2:41
Very fine scene from the beach. I like the fresh colors and the atmosphere. Well taken.
snunney (79867) 2014-01-31 2:44
What a pleasant way to spend New Year's Eve relaxing on the beach. The ochre red sail is a superb eye catcher in this well presented composition. The image is well lit and has very good colours and sharpness.
Royaldevon (26629) 2014-01-31 3:58
Yes, Google informed us it was Chinese New Year. I do like the cartoony info that they develop.
This is an eye-catching shot, mainly created by the huge colourful sail, with its informative numbers.
Your shot is well composed, with enough b/g information to set the scene but in no way detracting from the focal image.
Have a great w/e,
Graal (95425) 2014-01-31 4:01
yes, today is Chinese New Year! Year of horse.
Nice view of sailboat on the beach. Pleasant colors. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
dta (63076) 2014-01-31 4:05
Hello Serghei ,
A superb picture for ths event ! perfectly framed , full of colors and the trpical light .
mirosu (12604) 2014-01-31 4:17
Excellent colourful image in very good light. The colourful sail is in excellent contrast against blue sky. Superb photo work.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
Sergiom (54801) 2014-01-31 5:36
Une belle manière de célébrer l'arrivée de la nouvelle année.Les couleurs sont spectaculaires et festives.Le cadrage est excellent et nous montre une belle plage et une mer invitante.
macjake (52394) 2014-01-31 6:26
haha...great way to begin the day...i get to set new 'new years resolutions' haha
I already broke the old one's :)
looking at the photo, now THAT'S a sail!
love the bright orange, it stands out so well because nothing else around it is Orange, or even close.
brilliant scene, really like it.
mohammad_H (8782) 2014-01-31 7:11
Good angle to capture the attractive image, with the appropriate background, the foreground image
Beautiful view with clarity and good light
Have a nice evening
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-31 7:49
I guess it is lovely to greet New Year on the beach in sunshine. The orange sail is very bright and it draws attention so the message is being passed to the all in the area. I can get the glimpse of the tiny village among the palm trees - they make very nice background.
Good colors and light.
Thanks for sharing
Golbstone (0) 2014-01-31 8:07
A good theme, beautiful colors and sharpness, perfect perspective. I like your work.
Hello and good day.
photoray (10289) 2014-01-31 8:23
Attractive Negombo beach front scene with the large hand crafted boat and rectangular sail dominating
It would be fun to sail here.
Noel_Byrne (20978) 2014-01-31 10:46
What a great idea for a post on this day! The color of the sail on this ship are beautiful, and especially so against the vivid blue sky. Really nicely seen and captured for this perfectly timed photo!
All the best
cornejo (28193) 2014-01-31 10:48
Hello Serghei, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting composition in this great beach, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (20551) 2014-01-31 17:55
Already from on the thumbnail the rust-coloured convex sail is a real eye-catcher.
All the other boats seem to have white sails.
Beautiful beach scenery!
Best regards, Paul
jcpix (11478) 2014-01-31 18:40
A great way to celebrate the New Year...big, bright and bold! :) You know, this is just a happy scene...how could anyone not enjoy a sun filled sky, a soft sand beach, and a air of relaxation and bliss? Simply beautiful! Loving the colors here, they burst off the page with vibrancy. Even with my disposition for motion sickness, I would still want to get on that boat and go for a sail....a quick one though. lol
Of course, I would be just as satisfied to lie on the beach and soak up the atmosphere. Happy 2014!
Cheers from the red, white and blue,
Hey, how come we don't see the back side of something or someone...you had a nice series going?? ;)
ktanska (24172) 2014-02-01 2:29
This has a perfect tropical beach feeling. That boat looks very traditional. Quite an interesting idea to paint the year on sail for celebration. Do you know what small numbers 1 and 2 mean around big 4?
krzychu30 (15332) 2014-02-01 9:00
very nice scene to celebrate New Year.
It has really cool and relaxing atmosphere you were able to capture and convey here so well.
Have a nice weekend
Didi (55127) 2014-02-01 9:09
Very strange for me to see a hot sunny picture in the 31 of january
Very good lights ambiance
worldcitizen (6489) 2014-02-02 12:23
Beautiful new year greeting! I really like this giant sail with the new year on it. The scene is so tropical and relaxing. I like the row of palm trees on the side, and the people sitting on the boat. They found a nice, shady place to rest for a while. :-)
ourania (26652) 2014-02-05 12:03
the shade cast by the great sail must be delightful and relaxing for the people sitting on the boat but, thanks to your photo, we can enjoy the beautiful colours and graphism of the sail as it stands out against the blue sky, dominating the frame. I like very much the clarity and 3D effect of your photo. This is fine place, its light and colours are delicious and inviting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
siudzi (32475) 2014-02-08 10:01
Lovely summer scene you have seen and photographed. The place looks simply amazing and I have no doubts that you had a fantastic time there. Perfectly done with superb clarity and sharpness. TFS!