The lovely sandy beach at Praia da Luz in western Algarve, Portugal.
People swim and sail in the warm shallows of the Atlantic Ocean and these two fellows have a pedalo for hire. And it's a rather posh and funky pedalo too, looking like a car and also equipped with a ladder and a slide for added fun.
But the two men were too deep in conversation to notice the young lady in the red bikini passing by and they missed their chance to sell her a hire of the pedalo.
You can see a larger version here.
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Corry (1423) 2013-09-09 18:08
Ce pédalo est vraiment original. Ses couleurs attirent immédiatement notre regard de même que celles de l'eau et du sable fin. Bien fait.
jadesgran (3939) 2013-09-09 22:31
This looks like a beautiful sandy beach,just like our beaches here in Devon.
I haven`t seen one of these pedalos before so good to read your note.
I`m surprised this lovely lady was ignored by the two fellows .You didn`t!Got to be a `First.`Typical Men!!
jjcordier (67118) 2013-09-09 23:41
Une composition amusante et colorée. J'aime le regard discret de l'homme vers la passante!La version plus grande montre toute la qualité de l'image.
timecapturer (36924) 2013-09-10 2:54
now that is some pedalo! A real sense of the relaxed atmosphere in this wonderful beach shot. Summer well and truly gone down here, with a cold wet night last night so this lifted my spirits this morning. Execution and presentation immaculate as always.
CLODO (26345) 2013-09-10 2:57
really amazing car on the portugese beach! should be hard to bike in windy days! Good summertime colors and picture.
mesutilgim (72828) 2013-09-10 4:41
Very nice beach scenery.
Good chosen pov and layout.
Nice vivid colors and perfect pictorial geometry.
TFS and best regards
Noel_Byrne (13182) 2013-09-10 4:52
What a cool little craft! I have never seen one like this before, a slide and everything! The child inside me wants a go of this and I know if I were there I would rent this and have a lot of fun. I love the colors of the car too, even though they are yellow, they really pop out of the scene and make it very eye catching. Nice capture of the moment too, those men too busy to see the beach beauty approach :)
All the best
subhendu_bagchi (20940) 2013-09-10 5:07
like the warmth of this shot. Beautiful view with the yellow cart at the beach. Good depth and superb colour tone. A nice one. Tfs.
saxo042 (33854) 2013-09-10 6:15
I enjoy the colours here, particularly how the colours bleed into each other, from rhe deep blue sea into the light brown sand. As if this was not enough, you have added other colours in the boat and that thing on the beach. Also a very good inclusion of people who really seem to enjoy themselves. What was the water temperature here?
lousat (63989) 2013-09-10 7:19
Hi John,a beautiful pic of the daily life on this beautiful beach of Algarve,the orange and yellow are perfect to contrast the blue f the sea in background,very rich composition,fine details and bright colors,especially in the magnificent large version.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (105595) 2013-09-10 9:27
quelle vue de plage merveilleuse vec ce sable quelle compo et image quelle vue avec ces personnages et la couleur des objets fantastique vue et image.
Bravo et amitié
emka (64100) 2013-09-10 13:02
hello John, very inviting view, I would jump into this water at once. But the summer comes to the end I will not swim this year in sea any more :(. Not that I did much I saw many beautiful beaches but with crocs and box jellyfish. Here no need to be afraid.
original vehicle with ladder, I haven't see anything like this. Looks like a big toy.
williewhistler (9787) 2013-09-10 13:10
what a lovely beach scene,as you would expect from you all the necessary elements in just the right places in an imaginative composition.
As far as I can tell the only person is Noddy,the owner of the buggy!
Kindest regards Les.
jhm (127843) 2013-09-11 4:00
I work on Beta version, these picture is a little bit to large for my screen without scrolling.
But a very nice picture taken with high quality and sharpness.
A splendid beach and summer picture.
Very well composition, excellent captured. TFS.
willperrett (4025) 2013-09-11 7:40
But of course you didn't miss her! This is a very nostalgic image of sun, sea, swims, and anything else beginning with "s" that seems appropriate...
macjake (45540) 2013-09-11 11:52
I think we've had this discussion before...no?
about my total fear of walking along beaches with my camera! For some reason a single guy walking along a sandy beach with a camera evokes words like 'creep' and 'pervert' from women. For that reason alone I dare not do it. Its a little bit better if i'm with Tosca, directly beside me, guess there is less of that 'creep' feeling if you're viewed with a female.
Weird how that is right? but thats how i feel. Perhaps its all in my head? But I just can't feel comfortable in this situation - even worse if you have a tele lens! lol
anyways...its a cute and friendly photo lol
nothing too perverted here my friend.
bright, colorful, and warm, just what you wanted.
enjoy your day! see you around
Silvio1953 (105301) 2013-09-11 12:50
Ciao John, great view of lovely beach, nice composition with a lot of people, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
annjackman (15473) 2013-09-13 3:01
Well you did notice the lady and you caught her in an excellent position in the frame. The trio on the beach with the pedalo makes a story and therefore not a classic beach picture - and I love it for that reason.
Gorgeous bright colours and sparkling water. A very carefully crafted image.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (15665)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-09 16:55