In the bay of Alinda, Leros. The two fishermen spent a lot of time waiting and observing the sea and the marks they had set in that area. I spent a long time looking at them before giving up on the waiting game. This is their life, at times on calm and beautiful sceneries, at other times on rough or dangerous waters.
Always embracing hope and struggling with uncertainty.
In the Dodecanese, employment dependency on the fisheries sector is one of the highest in Greece, surpassed only by the northern Aegean and the Ionian islands[….]
In general, fishing is multi-species, although there are seasonal variations in the composition ofthe catch. Target species are, however, identified for some fishing grounds, such as some large pelagics and certain types of specialised small coastal fish. The main species caught are anchovy, sardine, hake, red mullet, picarel, gilthead bream, horse mackerel, shrimp and squid[….]
Fishing in the Dodecanese is undertaken by a fleet of 1 171 small multi-purpose vessels[. …]
The coastline and seabed are very broken, with a large number of mooring points. There are three main ports: Rhodes, Kalymnos and Lakki [Leros]. These three ports are home to 70% of the fishing fleet, 85% of its gross tonnage and 81% of its engine power. The larger boats are based at Kalymnos and, to a far lesser extent, Rhodes.[…]
Three combinations of gear are used by 69% of the Dodecanese fleet: set longlines with set (anchored) gill nets, set longlines with trammel nets and trammel nets with set (anchored) gill nets. Some of the larger vessels practice trawling.
Thanks for the visit, a lovely month to everyone.
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notrap (5588) 2012-05-01 1:08
a very nice light, that makes the boat stand out on the nearly black water. Good shot!
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2012-05-01 1:08
Hello my dear Ourania
A great and strong shot! So impressive contarst. You managed high contarst very well. Format and framework are so attractive and proficient. Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Hellas (6757) 2012-05-01 1:08
Φωτογραφία, απλή και ωραία!
Συνδυασμός του παραδοσιακού με το σύγχρονο. Τιμόνι αναλογικότατο, ψυγείο της ΕΒΓΑ για την συντήρηση του αλιεύματος, ασύρματη επικοινωνία για την ασφάλεια προσωπικού και μέσου!
Καλές ψαριές, κυριολεκτικά και μεταφορικά!
mohammad_H (8822) 2012-05-01 1:09
همه چیز سیاه و در تضاد ان قایق با رنگ سفید. به تصویر شما روح تازهای بخشید.همچنین انعکاس این سفیدی در اب.شما ان را در یک قالب قشنگ با وضوح مناسب به تصویر کشیدید
روز خوبی داشته باشید
Everything is black and white contrasts with the boat. You gave new spirit to the image.
Also reflected in the white water.
You format it in a pretty good resolution image of trouble.
Have a nice day
carlo62 (28369) 2012-05-01 1:49
hai saputo isolare bene questa barca con i suoi colori in mezzo a questo mare cupo.
Tigerlily (3011) 2012-05-01 7:59
Beautiful deep blue sea with a little white. It makes the little stands out. Nice POV.
Wonderful writing about fishmen's life. Yes, I always feel a bit scary on the sea. It is difficult and dangerous life..
mesutilgim (80576) 2012-05-01 10:18
Very nice capture of this tiny fisher boat in her own element.
Dark blue sea helps us to notice every single detail of the boat.
TFS and best regards
golus (2893) 2012-05-01 10:22
This is another comprehensive contribution enforcing the viewer to think. Fishery is sureley one of the hardest jobs in the world. It requires so many qualities both physically and mentally. And their job is getting harder and harder due to habitat destruction. Technically this photo has all the aspects of superiority. The composition is simple but fits perfectly to the theme; the sole fishing boat in the sea and the postures of the two fisherman implies their hardship and solitude. The light management, for me, is the strongest part of this photo, you've masterfully handled it; the boat shines in the dark blue sea like a star with wonderful details to dig, and its dazzling reflections on the sea are just delightful. And lastly, the colors and ambiance perfectly fit to my taste; dark and bold to the limit. Another cognizant work, that is more than just a photo my friend. Have a lovely May.
GREGG (7888) 2012-05-01 11:06
lonely boat, in the bright light,
set at a diagonal into the frame,
expressive colors - good photo,
Didi (55145) 2012-05-01 11:42
Very good setting of the lights measures with a dark foreground
Please try to not center your main subject.
vasilpro (40849) 2012-05-01 12:30
Γεια σου Ουρανία,
Πολύ όμορφη η φωτογραφία σου με εξαιρετικό φωτισμό και χρώματα.
Σου εύχομαι καλό μήνα, Βασίλης.
tyro (18884) 2012-05-01 13:48
You have givn us a very interesting note about fishing in the Dodecanese and what a lovely photograph to illustrate it!
You have caught some lovely light here on this small boat - light which makes the boat almost come to life, standing out against the very dark water beneath and around it. The colours in the boat are wonderfully vibrant and I love the reflections on the slightly roughened water. Perfect exposure and stunning sharpness.
Perhaps you should have waited a bit longer to see if he caught anything?
aliabazari (12365) 2012-05-01 22:27
Γεια σας Ourania
Μια πολύ όμορφη θέα προς την παράσταση. Εξαιρετική σύνθεση. Μπορείτε να βγάλετε φωτογραφίες από τη φύση και τη θάλασσα προσφέρει άνεση.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-02 13:26
Γειά σου Ουαρανία
Όμορφη απεικόνιση της μοναχικής αυτής αλιευτικής βάρκας.Το άσπρο δημιουργεί μια αντίθεση με το σκουρό μπλε της θάλασσας.Όμορφες λεπτομέρειες και ιδιαίτερη ατμόσφαιρα!Συγχαρητήρια.
Καλό σου μήνα
Sonata11 (33179) 2012-05-02 20:36
Beautiful composition of marvellous boats and fantastic dark blue water. You capture this man, indeed *what now?* Wonderful and amazingly executed image with fantastic POV, colors, sharpness, clarity. Fabulous catch. Thanks for sharing. Perfectly well done. I like it very much. Great photo job.
All the best,
abmdsudi (40174) 2012-05-03 1:47
This shot is all about contrasting colors and this boat pops out so stunning aginst the dark water. The lighting and colors are sublime as is the exposure. But I feel the subject is too central in the compo. Well done, TFS
eldancer1 (25600) 2012-05-04 9:01
Beautiful capture of this fishing boat! Love the lighting. Good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
jemaflor (81352) 2012-05-04 10:49
Beautiful light and contrast between the boat and the dark blue of the sea, good angle from this pov.
baddori (19157) 2012-05-04 12:50
Vecchie tecniche di pesca ..tra Turchia e Grecia ....ed un periodo di amministrazione italiana .
Foto ben saturata e reti in barca ....l'attesa è evidente ...e la tensione .
ikeharel (53025) 2012-05-06 1:41
Excelent contrast to black background, details are clear in view.
Manged well with the light, good effect.
*** I know in Greece there is a belief Petulades are bringing luck. Thanks.
jester5 (1952) 2012-05-06 3:42
Lovely contrasts of the light on the boat and the dark sea with beautiful colours too.Deceptively simple shot with strong graphics.Love it.
annjackman (18153) 2012-05-07 12:03
This is beautifully presented. The boat is pin sharp and bathed in sunshine. The colours and white reflections stand out against the dark blue sea. It gives the impression of a slow pace of life. Beautiful!
Kielia (22913) 2012-10-06 3:39
the colors are fantastic, very well saturated and bright. The boat is very characteristic and you have placed it well in the picture. Amazing blue water and nice reflections. The composition is also excellent. But most of all I like this fantastic light. My compliments also for the notes!
subhendu_bagchi (25316) 2014-02-13 3:44
this is superb. You got here a beautiful frame with the fisherman's boat in a crystal clear water. I enjoyed the white colours reflected in water. Great clarity and perfect light. A very very good one. Tfs.