This is Special picture taken in my birthtown to a very old tradition of boating fishing that in this time of global society is a finishing way of life. For me is a post of my not so ancestral visions of child and my mother was a first level teacher of kids in this area place. There are many difficult economic and social problems but they maintain the difference as also the nice tradition with this lovely nature HI scenery. I will post more in future from this history place and other recent good news.
This picture is dedicated to all TE Members that like nature, Sea and Traditional Craft contact with Earth and Sea.
ATTENTION: Also a DEDICATED POST for Two TE Members that have asked me for a complementary view of a WS that I post recently. So my promise, a near approach of that WS post.
The Dedicated TE Members, but the Ladies First:
1). PATRICIA LIM with Nickname -> PLIMRN that you can see is nice Portfolio here_1: Link
2). JEAN MICHEL with Nickname -> JMDAOUDAL that you can see is good humour Intro and His interesting Portfolio here_2: Link
See also my WORKSHOPS Info at the left Page Info with another perspectives of this place taken some minutes after with the same Camera and in a time span in a near interval of six minutes.
You can see this place in the WS a Google Map with some preference locals where I take pictures and in this specific case is referenced by this FISHERMAN Beach with a Green Camera Icon at South of Espinho that you can see here: Link
You can see a previous posts from near this place and that was my 200th post at TE here: Link
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Note: This shot was taken near two hours and half before Sunset with medium sun rays near my front view, my new Camera and with a splendid impressive sky with the MAGIC fisherman, NETS, BOATS and BEACH at the MOMENT.
COMPLEMENTARY Notes: I give a little correction in light and contrast. A final touch of Neatimage in the sky for a better quality result after reduction to 800x600 for posting with sharpness with a increment of 5%. Only cropped a little in the lower base.
ISO=100 Focal Lenght=28mm and UV+PL Filter
Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy my feeling and this approach view scenery moment.
The Best to you All and have a GREAT Weekend and Calendar date.
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wgreis (8267) 2006-04-15 12:44
fotos em grande angular sempre são uma beleza a parte. Esta sua é um bom exemplo. Cores ótimas.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-04-15 12:50
Nice colors and POV. You can see forever. What clouds. Great work.
P-S-I-G (25532) 2006-04-15 12:58
What a great shot. I like the large place of the sky. The fishermen seem so small in front of the see and sky. I also like the composition with the boat in the left side. Very well composed.
xavshot (69835) 2006-04-15 13:11
une grand place laissée au ciel alors moi j'aime bien. Très belle vue et très belle profondeur sur cette compo. J'aime beaucoup
Graal (95760) 2006-04-15 13:22
very nice lanscape, good captured beautiful clouds. Good composition with the fishermans. I like it a lot.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-04-15 13:42
This is an interesting composition with this beautifull sky and the small boat on the beach.
Beautifull light with the polarizer.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-04-15 15:00
Great sky and clouds !! I like this view with very little space given to the ground and human action.
Jeppe (18654) 2006-04-15 15:45
Indeed you captured a fine and special atmosphere on this shot - somehow do I have a feeling this could have been taken a hundred years ago - if it wasn't for the colours - thanks for sharing this fine shot for your origin. (Yes I do remember now you where born in portugal)
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-04-15 16:50
The sky is very nice but the best lies in these traditonal boats on the beach, so small on the picture but neverless sharply depicted. I would have like to seemore of them.
All the best,
Gerrit (45195) 2006-04-15 17:02
Beautiful shot Fernando.
Do you know the dutch painters Mesdag and Breitner.
They painted 19th century sea and beach-sceneries very like your picture.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
bantonbuju (51771) 2006-04-15 17:29
ola fernando, this one i find being one of your best posts on te;
this extreme sky area is just great, it even more overwhelmes the tiny figures of people and the boat;
really a good work;
best wishes, jerzy
jjbach (9324) 2006-04-15 17:54
Great photograph, very well composed. The narrow zone of land with the wonderful sky above make this shot very dramatic. Perfect lighting conditions too!
sovieira (289) 2006-04-15 19:28
I like the proportions that you've put into the photo, beautiful big sky contrasting with the narrow strip of land, allowing us to see the fisherman.
The ancient craft of fishing has always been a part of our country and it's nice to see that it's appreciated, their lives are so hard.
Wonderful scene captured.
weswang (18223) 2006-04-15 19:48
Hi Fernando, I like your composition to focus on the high sky with the beautiful clouds in this picture. Nicely show the fishing activities on the beach with the old style of fishing boat. A well composed picture.
macondo (18551) 2006-04-15 23:06
Very good wide angle photo. The enormity of the sky emphasises the smallness of humans and their efforts. A very appealing picture of traditional activity that has been well cropped and lightly post processed so it still looks natural. Thanks for great notes, too.
carper (96) 2006-04-16 3:27
very nice fernando
the big sky, the low horizon, the good details of the fisherman and the high quality standard, the photo is well taken, very good job. Happy easter to you and your family.
Vato_Law (12720) 2006-04-16 4:32
Mais uma bela foto de Espinho, gosto da forma como destacou o céu não deixando mesmo assim de nos mostrar detalhes muito interessantes sobre a areia. Boas cores e definição numa imagem com muita força.
:-) pelos vistos agora desapareceu o 'smiley' amanhã venho repo-lo
RGatward (20060) 2006-04-16 4:51
Fascinting sbject, and I like the framing here, are those boats still used commercially?
feather (51130) 2006-04-16 5:05
Such a huge sky and the people like ants below. Even so tiny it is interesting watching all the activity. There is so much beauty in the sky too.
Giorgio (11279) 2006-04-16 5:08
- Very nice picture, it resembles master's painting, I likes this typical small boat very much with its baroque form, framing is very good with a bigger part left in the sky, congratulations!
jhm (136096) 2006-04-16 5:24
Hi my friend Fernando,
Cirrus clouds are always very lovely, and very attractive for looking, you show perfectly these clouds at the sky, the small foreground gives a nice contrast and excellent depth.
Thanks a lot!
ChrisJ (94844) 2006-04-16 5:54
I like the emphasis on the sky, & the superb tonal range. Wonderful color, lighting, & sharpness, with an informative note. Felicitations!
efigesta (12188) 2006-04-16 6:48
1º de tudo desejos de uma santa páscoa para si e familia
em relação a foto, mais uma maravilha da natureza, um céu carregado de nuvens deixando passar o azul no meio do branco e uma nitidez muito boa
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-04-16 13:28
It´s an excellent composition with the low horizon and so much space for the open sky.
Good to have the fishermen with their traditional boats there,shure a timeless scene!
josepmarin (57595) 2006-04-16 15:49
Un encuadre fantástico, el cielo lo domina todo. La playa y las barcas en la parte de abajo de la foto completan esta excelente composición.
El cielo y las nubes son una maravilla, y los colores y la definición, perfectos.
Me gusta mucho tu foto.
Un saludo cordial,
syd1946 (18663) 2006-04-16 16:13
Great sky with this excellent composition
giving to this fine picture.The pov is
perfect and all these working people adding
more interesting to the whole scene.
Splendid work from a photographer eye!
lestans (17084) 2006-04-16 18:24
Well done to exagerate so much in posting a huge sky! I like what you did because it gives me the feeling of a hard work in the nature - fishing in the sea. And well done to show men so little under a huge sky!
pablominto (53744) 2006-04-17 1:03
You have the most beautiful sky in Portugal these days..!
The fluffy white clouds to top the action on the beach is very pleasant...
Interesting type of boats, for sure built on the experience from hundres of years on the seas...
Great colours and details!
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-04-17 5:25
sure this view which is a manificient one and correspond to my personal wish to see more about tradition from portugal with boats and life. I have a special affection for the seaside scenery you show here and I will make a parallel with some from my native place more in south of Britanny that I am living now, this you show, and a picture which is on a wall in my parents house..; This is the same impression of children and parents from the inland going on sundays to the seaside and playing around the fishermen boats on the sand and families having picnic in the shadow of the nets and boats.
The tableau you have built here is the same story and you have done well with a gran angle looking like and including the clouds the environment the fishermen, and the kids playing.
I like it
spence (65) 2006-04-17 8:34
Hi Fernando. Dramatic proportions in this shot, with the huge sky dwarfing the men and their fishing boats. This seems to communicate something about the relationship of man to nature. The clouds are wonderful too.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-04-17 9:26
Excellente composition qui m'a rappelé mon voyage au Portugal alors que j'étais enfant dans les années 50. Il y avait des boeufs qui tiraient les barques des pêcheurs pour les ramener sur la plage. Je crois que c'était à Nazaré. Les barques sont toujours peintes de couleurs vives et les pêcheurs sont de bons marins qui doivent passer la barre pour regagner la terre. La photo donne une grande importance au ciel qui est magnifique.
plimrn (21344) 2006-04-17 11:03
The lovely clouds are certainly the star in your compo. You've captured interesting details on the beach with the swoop ot the nets hanging over the boat and the tiny figures busily engaged in their work. I think Livia's critique describes especially well the feeling your composition conveys. And thank you, I do love the sea and boats. I lived on a sailboat for many years.
Aazragi (1927) 2006-04-17 12:09
Hi Fernando G.
Thanks for your nice Comments.
Got here a lovely colorful shot, clean air soft blue sky with white c. The way you composed the shot really great.
Well done and keep it up n up.
My best wishes are always with you.
rakeshgupta (2672) 2006-04-17 12:44
The great sky with full of clouds and the fishing preparation, are looking great. Just 10% of earth, 5% of sea and balance to the sky is a great great combination.
Good POV, colors and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.
MiriamVolpiceli (362) 2006-04-17 12:44
Excelente registro!! Uma cena do cotidiano em perfeitas cores!
dharbott (1894) 2006-04-17 14:10
I like the way you (successfully) break the compositional rules to make a great image. Congratulations.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-04-17 17:16
Olá amigo Fernando,
Mais uma vez captou na perfeição este mágnifico céu.
Bonita composição com este lindos barcos tradicionais e os pescadores com as suas redes.
Perfeito contraste e cores.
E parabéns atrasados pelo aniversário...;-)
alvaraalto (5997) 2006-04-17 17:54
Exceelent choise to show us so less of the beach and so much of these dominating sky.
riclopes (35577) 2006-04-18 3:37
Gosto muito de todas as fotografias aqui apresentadas, tiradas em ângulos diferentes e com resultados excelentes. De facto, é uma grande homenagem ao mundo dos pescadores. Barcos tradicionais, sob este céu espectacular, oferecem capturas fantáticas. Quando vejo fotografias destas, volto a pensar nesta máquina (já tinha abandonado e ando a estudar compactas...). Excelente cenário apresentado pela actividade dos pescadores, num belo jogo de silhuetas. Parabéns também pela homenagem a mais dois membros deste site, o que é de facto de louvar!
Um abraço amigo,
AiresSantos (56155) 2006-04-18 5:45
Mais uma excelente foto que mostra o dia a dia dos pescadores, nesta belissima terra que conheço e gosto. As cores e definição estão optimas. Tambem gosto do destaque dado ao ceu e as nuvens.
Parabens e um abraço amigo,
jrj (34841) 2006-04-18 8:44
Another well made shot F. with good use of the low horizon line. Also good to see in the ws some more details of this boats and fishermen as they are most interesting in the traditional work/fishing.
In this case I think also a bit closer to the subject had worked well.
sixTL (8596) 2006-04-18 8:50
Ola Fernando, What a beautiful countryside. I like the composition. Beautiful landscape closed in a very fine shot.
fabio_ts (13694) 2006-04-18 12:37
Wonderful cloudy sky so well captured from you Fernando, I love his picture ..great work my friend,
have a nice evening,
john_c (24662) 2006-04-18 18:16
A high impact shot, with a marvellous sky and interesting foreground action. The view of the boat and people on shore is very inspiring and artistically presented. I especially like the shape of the boat. Very well done, Fernando.
elihesamian (26149) 2006-04-19 6:11
A superb sky,WOWW!
very beautiful with this high sky and its clouds and the way you composed the scene,nicely done,a nice wide view,I enjoy this very much,
anavazao (5592) 2006-04-19 13:29
está espectacular o céu azul brilhante!
Gostei também da foto que tiraste em Óbidos:)
Bonita perspectiva, luz, cores, detalhes...
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-04-20 9:40
great sky view here, I like the snad with all the goings on too, very nice capture and original
Vesela (967) 2006-04-21 6:45
What I like here most is the way you have captured the details.And, of course, the color of the sky is magnificent.
aznegrao (10316) 2006-04-21 20:06
Que ceu lindo Fernando!!
Que lugar interessante e bonito, que vontade de estar ai. Excelente profundidade de campo e cores maravilhosas.
betogrein (2232) 2006-04-27 9:51
Que foto maravilhoso, este céu está deslumbrante, ótimo ângulo.
DarkoG (8) 2006-06-24 17:48
Big sky and small crowded beach. Excelent composition a interesting interpretation of scene.
- Copyright: Fernando Guedes Almeida (Galmeida) (12559)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Event
- Camera: Olympus EVOLT E-500, Hama 58mm PL circular (IV)
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): High sky [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-15 12:39
- Favorites: 2 [view]