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I took these fisher boat with a 100-400mm lens during a stroll on the beach in Ostend.
Ostend has always been a haven for fishing boats, merchant ships, transport boats, boats times, etc. From Ostend ships sailed to England, Scotland, France, Netherlands, but also China, India, Africa, South America, etc. to fish, to trade, to travel, emigration, etc. During the siege of Ostend was supplied by sea, many fled during the war Oostende nasty sea. In the free time played a large part of the life of the Ostend collectors place on or near the water. Boats and ships always played a very important role in Ostend.
I hope you like it.
Canon EOS 5D
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
4368 x 2912
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serp2000 (41364) 2010-02-15 23:38
Fisherman is very old and very actually profession.
Fine shot with good object and interesting siluettes on the BG. Fine sharpness.
JCG (35129) 2010-02-15 23:39
Il est bon cet objectif, j'aime beaucoup le piqué de l'image et l'équilibre de la composition avec ce chalutier en contraste avec le porte container plus au large. Une belle photo avec une bonne gestion des paramètres photographiques, petit détail mais j'aime bien la lumière du néon qui éclaire une partie de la cabine. Beau coup d'oeil, merci John.
Avec toutes mes amitiés et un très bonne journée,
saxo042 (37596) 2010-02-15 23:51
An interesting meeting between David and Goliath. Very attractive colours and many enjoyable details on the closer boat!
John_F_Kennedy (43295) 2010-02-16 1:02
That's a wonderful motive, so beautiful in the colours. Very sharp for a shot with 400mm focal length. Well done.
danos (88891) 2010-02-16 1:22
Good morning John,
good use of the zoom with this snapshot of the passing by fishing boat in front of your lens.I like the fine quality of the image as these distances with a moving element, like a boat, is difficult to be captured with sharpness and clarity.It's a good photojob.
riclopes (35577) 2010-02-16 1:33
Olá John, impressive work with your long zoom. The sharpness on the sea and fishing boat is amazing. It seems it was a bit windy and I love the texture of the moving water. Great details on the boat that seems complicated to work with all those wires in every direction. Excellent inclusion of the ship in the distance balancing the composition and playing with depth.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-02-16 1:36
Excellent composition with the fisher boat well located in the image and a greta prospect open to the big boat in the BG. The contrats betwwen the localisation of these two boats give a greta depht to the image. detaisl of the "architectur" of the fisher boat but too of the sea well colected under a beautiful North sky.
Have a good day,
snunney (87324) 2010-02-16 1:50
Interesting daily life image of this fishing boat going about its business. The telephoto lens helps isolate it from the background but still keeps it in context. I like the juxtaposition with the container ship in the background.
Gerrit (50730) 2010-02-16 2:21
leuke foto van deze garnalenschuit metop de achtergrond dat containerschip.
Geeft goed aan hoe druk onze wateren bevaren worden.
npecanhuk (68172) 2010-02-16 2:24
A very attractive and interesting picture!
A minimalist composition where those two ships were perfectly placed! The ship in the fg is smaller but in this photo, it looks bigger than the one in the bg - I really like it that way! Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof and colors are all excellent features here too!
The sky and the sea look great!
TFS - congratulations!
josepmarin (57837) 2010-02-16 3:02
This capture with the long focal lens is magnificent, you have caught with a great sharpness all the details of the fishing boat, in a framing that includes also the big container ship in background.
I like the textures of the water, the luminosity and the soft tones of your photo.
A good composition.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2010-02-16 3:18
Excellent picture! I like the contrast in the two ships: one going to the left and the other to the right.
And lovely atmosphere!
carper (96) 2010-02-16 3:29
fraaie capture john,
erg mooi gedaan, prachtige scherpte, mooie compositie, uitstekende balans, ja ik hou hier wel van. prettige dag verder.
belido (19934) 2010-02-16 4:08
very nice view of the fisher boat with the good inclusion of the big ship in the background. The approach is very efficient thanks to the tele. Very good work!
hdl (6995) 2010-02-16 4:30
Van op het strand genomen? Amaai, dan is dat echt wel goed gelukt want ik dacht dat je ergens op een boot zat toen je deze foto hebt genomen. Bovendien is hij haarscherp en zuiver; chapeau dat vereist een vaste hand. Dat is inderdaad typisch Oostende: de vissersboten. Mooie foto.
pierrefonds (58758) 2010-02-16 4:33
The point of view is leading my eyes toward the ship and the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. It is also allowing me to see the deatils and colors of the fishing boat. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Dyerco (10185) 2010-02-16 7:23
The fish boat was well placed in the scene having room to move into. It also stands out well with the slightly hazy BG. The freighter makes for a nice counterbalance.
hardyuno (4650) 2010-02-16 9:41
Guten Abend John,
very good picture at this distance. Do you have used a tripod?
The POV and the sharpness is pretty good, also the fresh colours of the winterly North Sea. Thank you
Best wishes to you and Jenny
gilou530 (34) 2010-02-16 9:49
une prise avec deux bateaux dont un est flouté et l'autre net, bien vu le cadrage
Fis2 (88015) 2010-02-16 11:02
Good colors and sharpness.
cobra112 (15589) 2010-02-16 12:55
Ciao John. An interesting dynamic view by the waves in exciting 3D effect. Perfect details.
jaywalker (16101) 2010-02-16 12:59
Hi John, Great timing with both the fishing boat & the cargo vassal entering the shot from different sides, the contrasting light from back to front is excellent there is wonderful detail, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
batalay (36141) 2010-02-16 16:11
Hello Dear John,
The juxtaposition of the small fishing boat and the very large container ship makes a dramatic contrast. The seas are quite rough here, John. It's a very good technical photo.
Amaz (11475) 2010-02-16 20:18
Impressive photo, my dear John!!
Nice seascape and fine colours!!
Very well taken!!
papagolf21 (88171) 2010-02-17 4:08
Bonjour, mon bon ami John,
Les enfants sont comme les marins : où que se portent leurs yeux, partout c'est l'immense.
Très jolie prise de vue de ce bateau de pêche affrontant de tout temps la mer quelle que soit sa nature.
Excellente prise de vue conjuguant la présence d'un gros porteur au loin.
pajaran (53721) 2010-02-17 5:18
Interesantna istorija mesta, dobar trenutak, mnogo je brodova na moru i na dnu mora od svetskih ratova do danas, trebace ce nam ovo more, sacuvajmo ga, odlican rad i fotografija.
Prijatan dan, neka sutra donese bolji i uspesniji, zeli vam Paja.
Een interessante geschiedenis van de plaats, een goede tijd, veel schepen op zee en op de bodem van de zee van wereldoorlogen tot op heden, zal het ons deze zee, bewaren, grote werk en foto's.
Leuke dag, laten we morgen brengen beter en meer succesvol is, wil hij je Paja.
An interesting history of the place, a good time, a lot of ships at sea and at the bottom of the sea of world wars to date, It will be us this sea, Preserve it, great work and photographs.
Nice day, let tomorrow bring better and more successful, he wants you Paja.
gilbertom (2426) 2010-02-17 5:41
Nice and clear view of the ship and the sea. The sky wasn't so collaborative.
supi4u (599) 2010-02-17 5:59
such a beautiful fishing boat beautiful color contrast and very sharp image. I feel the excitement to Voyage on this boat well done.
Silvio1953 (126896) 2010-02-17 7:29
Ciao John, beautiful seascape with lovely boat in Fg and beautiful great ship in BG, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
s_lush (16134) 2010-02-17 9:13
This fishing boat is captured excellently under its way through the waves. Despite the not very good weather and long distance the the colors, sharpness and other photographic characteristics are perfectly good. Great job!
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-02-17 11:16
not superb landscapes but a very interesting boat captured in a really splendid seascape, with a magnificent sense of movement.
The colours are very natural and the quality is perfect. Congratulations, TFS.
Charo (51210) 2010-02-17 11:16
That sea quite moved it a great dynamism to the image. Excellent composition with very good depth and atmosphere.
ellelloo (6572) 2010-02-17 11:22
A nice composition and a good juxtaposition of the big ship and the fishing boat. The latter has interesting gear to view. Good sharpness with 400 mm focal length. The sea looks cold and wintry. TFS!
Nicou (126322) 2010-02-18 4:05
merveilleuse image, quel bâteau dans cette mer, très agitées, avec ce moument sur l'eau, la'utre bâteau en fond, grandiose image et compo.
Bravo et amitié
Cretense (68691) 2010-02-18 4:28
Beautiful photo, great subject, great composition and framing! Excellent light management and beautiful colours! Congratulations!
Bluejeans (64249) 2010-02-18 10:47
Bom uso dos 400mm mesmo com iso 800 a qualidade da imagem está fantástica , os detalhes do barco de pesca ficaram muito bons , até dá para ver o homem na cabine de comando :), parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
emjleclercq (15780) 2010-02-18 13:57
A nautical view, not so common in your gallery. Interesting pale color for both the sea and the sky.
All the best,
bukitgolfb301 (37056) 2010-02-18 15:49
Hello my dear John
Sorry for my long absence, one month sanction is just over. Tight and nice framework/composition indeed as usual and very vivid color balance. I like this photo very much.
Best regards and thanks for sharing
Alco (7030) 2010-02-18 21:26
Very interesting picture and very good composition to show us the comparison between the small fisher boat and the big container ship.Very nice colors.TFS.
gildasjan (41936) 2010-02-19 4:09
Bon cadrage de ce bateau de pêche dans cette ambiance à dominante bleue.
Waylim (25368) 2010-02-19 10:07
Not among your best, but I like the daily life documentation of the shot, it show the way of life, what people do in part of the world, and that is part of what this site is not just about best quality photo. I enjoyed it. Strong wind and cold it seems, judging from the wave.
dip (23762) 2010-02-19 13:25
wonderful shot of the fisher boat,I like the natural colors and the lighting,
excellent captured and composed,
ChrisJ (101814) 2010-02-19 22:39
A nice juxtapositioning between the 2 boats. Good colour, sharpness & lighting. Excellent graphism of the dark masts against the lighter sky. Tfs! My condolences on the recent train crash in Belgium.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-02-19 23:27
Ce bateau de pêche est bien mis en valeur dans cette composition. La mer n'est pas des plus calmes.
Le porte-conteneurs à l'horizon équilibre la composition.
Beau travail !
raszid62 (18585) 2010-02-20 4:20
Heavy work is a fisherman, I know this from personal experience. A colossal portrait of a fishing vessel. Cool subdued colors and great sharpness.
zoomer (6) 2010-02-20 16:24
Love this shot!Those two boats show the scope of the activities and the composition and colors create a salty atmosphere.Greetings Wolf.
wolf38 (31282) 2010-02-20 23:01
Hi John. A container ship in the background and a small cutter are a good combination. The photo shows an aspect of modern shipping. Well done and worth seeing. Regards, Wolfgang
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-02-21 5:25
Thanks for being last to see me on my gallery. I like much the boats and all that relates to fishing. This boat impresses me by its depression in the sea. I like the photograph much by its suggested dynamism, and also by the contrast of this small ship with the large ship of transport of the background. Excellent effective and pleasant realization. Congratulations.
Have a nice sunday
xuaxo (6846) 2010-02-21 5:59
Beautiful contrast between the fishing boat and the 'big boy' in background.
Urs (14082) 2010-02-21 15:43
A very fine shot of a fishing trawler while you have in the BG a big container vessel. The sea looks a bit choppy but it must have been far out, I guess. Good framing and perfect settings and in particular a very steady hand, congrats. Thanks for your critique of my shot from Alor Star. Good, that it was useful for you to show you another aspect of South East Asia
resat1972 (7486) 2010-02-21 22:33
At first glance, I thought Trabzon. take of fishing boats beautiful. Wonderful light and framing. Congratulations
Ricx (13495) 2010-02-24 4:37
Hi John, This is a great image of the fishing boat, good and sharp against the slightly hazy tanker in the back ground. It certainly focuses ones eye on the Fishing boat. Great image and well deserves 100 points.. TFS Ricx
pablominto (53744) 2010-02-25 22:32
Maybe they are out looking for shrimps..!
I like the contrast with the huge container vessel in the background, in these waters with heavy maritime traffic...
A well balanced composition, sharp fine details in the subject!
ikeharel (60401) 2010-02-26 10:33
A very good and considerate shot .
fabianoleite (9665) 2010-03-12 7:00
Excellent view of the two boats, giving a sense of distance between them, which is difficult in the sea. Congratulations!
mortijo (12828) 2010-03-24 9:02
Een mooie foto, geheel naar mijn hart met deze garnalenvisser en het containerschip op de achtergrond.
Hartelijke groeten uit Luxemburg
baddori (19997) 2010-04-30 17:16
Da noi si dice "Capitani coraggiosi" dal celebre libro di Rudyard Kipling .
Mare sgrosso e potente barca da pesca d'altura pesante ben bilanciata .
Foto con alto zoom ...che appiattisce le istanze ma da la risoluzione i un 50 mm
yeln (11516) 2010-05-04 21:56
nice fishing boat. very good pov and sharpnes.
I like the composition. beautiful presentation. TFS!
kordinator (19598) 2010-05-06 14:33
perfectly harmonious colors like they were one entity and fisher boat like decoration pieces ...
waves are phenomenal...
I very like work ...
light is a great ...
my respect ...
fritzi007 (7558) 2010-07-25 6:15
Wunderschöne Aufnahme, schade das wir in Österreich kein Meer haben!
(Deshalb fahren wir heute in der Nacht nach Kroatien)
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-04-27 13:18
Congratulations for this picture. I think it would difficult to capture anything on the boat.
cak (4923) 2011-09-24 9:07
same works in all seas ,different boats
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2013-03-03 12:41
Hello John, I am very attracted to all sea scapes and sceneries and this lonely tugboat cruising in the open sea is just an amazing image!
Beautiful coordination of color and nice contrast with the big ship in the back...
all the best, Sunday is not over yet!
ourania (34455) 2013-09-12 8:31
a great capture with your 100-400mm lens! The closeness and the clear view of the boat you've achieved are very impressive. It's like we' re watching the scene from another boat also out at sea. I love the sharp definition of all the details that characterize this type of boat. The open sea and the sky make a wonderful backdrop. The distant ship is an interesting addition and balances the composition effectively. I also love the moody colours and the texture of the sea. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
abmdsudi (44966) 2013-12-02 6:00
This simple but a powerful shot, very effective lighting and well use of soft light and not 'overworked' in post production. The boat nicely placed and starkly stands out in the frame, lovely pattern of ripply water against the soft background. Wonderful shot, Congrats
kato (11630) 2013-12-02 15:54
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the contrast of fishing boat in FG and transport ship in BG. Both are tasteful structure with its purpose. The sea is calm. And, it's good at gentle blue tone covering with the whole.
berek (41101) 2015-02-18 22:16
I love the sharpness of the image and the balance of the composition with the trawler in contrast with most container wears off. A nice picture with good management of photographic settings.
Miguel82 (25495) 2015-02-27 11:09
The big container ship seen in the bg contrasts a lot with the fishing ship in the fg John, nice illustration taken in the North sea
Matyas (5218) 2015-03-04 4:30
Hello John! Amazing work. Fantastic small ship and great ship. Fine scene. Perfect perspective. Ideal cut. Ideal quality. Fantastic angle and contrast. Regards!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (141973)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-02
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canonn 5D, Canon EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ships and boats [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-15 23:22