Hello friends and colleagues, today I present this composition I picked up while walking in the coastal town of Chipiona, in the Spanish province where I live, Cadiz. The title I was inspired by the novel by Ernest Hemingway, "The Old Man and the Sea". Hope you like. Then a few letters on the town of Chipiona.
Chipiona is a Spanish municipality located in the province of Cádiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, and a village of the municipality. The villa is situated at a height of 4 meters and 54 km from Cádiz, the provincial capital. It is located between the towns of Rota and Sanlucar de Barrameda.
In ancient times, as Strabo and Pomponius Mela, there was a lighthouse at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River, built at the request of the consul Quintus Servilius Caepion and therefore received the Caepionis of Turris. Traditionally seen in the name of this lighthouse where the name of Chipiona. Also in the area stood the Ars Gerionis, it was the tomb of Geryon and were on the end of a narrow that jutted out into the sea. Probably was located in what is now a reef known as the Stone of Salmedina, low or just Salmedina Salmedina. In all this there is no other evidence that the literature and occurred Roman archaeological finds dating back to the second century. C.
Already in 1251, Chipiona was conquered by King Ferdinand III, turning to reconquer definitely in 1264 by his son Alfonso X the Wise. In 1297, King Ferdinand IV granted the Lordship Guzmán el Bueno Sanlucar, Chipiona was part of it and, according to tradition, began construction of the castle. When marrying Isabel Perez de Guzman, one of the daughters of the First Lord of Sanlucar, with Ponce de Léon Fernan, dowry was in Rota and Chipiona, becoming independent both of the Lordship of Sanlucar in 1303 and joining the family possessions Ponce de Leon , germ Arcos House.
In 1755 Chipiona was severely punished by the tsunami that resulted in the Portuguese Atlantic coast of Andalusia and the Lisbon Earthquake.
El Faro de Chipiona is the most emblematic monument of the town. It is the largest lighthouse in Spain, 3rd in Europe and 5th in the world. Its height from the ground is about 69 meters, dates from 1867 and is located in the Punta del Perro. It was built to prevent the ships have problems accessing the Guadalquivir River and collide with the Stone Salmedina.
In the early 90's was held in the Marina building, located near the mouth of the Guadalquivir, in 2008 underwent a process of enlargement.
The economy consists primarily of four distinct sectors:
Tourism: is a major tourist center due to its beaches rich in iodine. In its extensive coastline beaches are located Rule, Shrimp, of Cuba, of Tres Piedras, Whale, Cross the Sea of Las Canteras de Montijo, Michelle. Before, some had the Blue Flag. Tourism is mainly international, mostly from nearby provinces like Seville, but now because of the large investment in the resort of Costa Ballena is starting to receive national tourism.
Floriculture: is Europe's largest producer in this sector, with export important fact, including the world of the flower market in the Netherlands. The flower is the carnation crop is exported by Riveraflor, owner of the largest cut flower monopoly in Spain.
Fishing: is the oldest sector and that, along with agriculture, mainly lived in ancient times, which are evidence of fishing corrals.
Viticulture: Moscatel wine making, Oloroso, Fino and wine vinegar. The most original vintage is made in a province with great wine culture, takes place in Chipiona to develop its muscatel raisins, which has already achieved several international awards. The grape, muscatel Chipiona, once that is collected is spread on an area of the resort to dry in the sun and thus acquire greater sugar. The process, which is done by hand, is very time consuming because the grapes must turn them over to dry all alike. Once the grapes have purchased the alcohol takes appropriate wineries to develop Muscat raisins.
Exposure Time: 10/5000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 6.9 mm
Date Taken: 2012-09-19 13:01
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 277 kb
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snunney (85703) 2012-12-27 5:44
A pleasantly lit image with good colours and sharpness. The well chosen point of view makes for an interesting juxtaposition between the palm tree and the lighthouse. The man taking it easy on the bench contributes to the mood of the shot. Thanks also for the interesting and comprehensive commentary.
Sergiom (62070) 2012-12-27 5:48
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image.Le cadrage vertical apporte de la profondeur à l'ensemble, les couleurs sont belles et l'ensemble raconte une histoire.
jacquest (18811) 2012-12-27 5:54
A picture often tells a story and this is the case here with brillant colors and excellent sharpness. The elements are well placed in the image and I like the giant palm tree dwarfing the old man.
Have a nice day
mesutilgim (86112) 2012-12-27 6:12
Hello dear Angel,
Good capture with an even better title !
The man in the foreground, deep in thoughts creates a perfect compo.
Nice the competition of the palm trees with the lighthouse; who is higher !!!
TFS and all the best for the new year
krzychu30 (15498) 2012-12-27 7:14
nice juxtaposition of this old man and the lighthouse in the distance.The whole scene is well considered and composed.It has nice,tranquil mood.The overall quality is also good and colors really nice and well-saturated.
Wish You a pleasant evening
ikeharel (58929) 2012-12-27 7:49
Old and older, the lighttower of course, dual-subject in one picture: the man taking a moment to rest from a day stroll, looking at sea, and the surrounding beautiful area, palm tree and town promenade along the seafront.
Well collected from chosen POV.
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-12-27 10:41
this is very beautiful scene of the old man, lighthouse and beautiful surroundings. Wonderful captured of this spectacular composition with a great framework as well. I like your POV and DOF too. Saturation,exposure, contast, lighting are fantastic. Perfectly well done. Thak you. I wish you Happy, Healthy New Year 2013.
lousat (78455) 2012-12-27 14:58
Hi Angel,great capture! The composition is very very rich and the old man is like the umbrella on the cocktail,i like the soft details and the pastel colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Graal (98343) 2012-12-28 0:07
nice place and vertical composition here. An interesting informations. Photo I like. Pleasant colours and view of lighthouse in BG.
Have a nice day and wish you Happy New Year!
ourania (32833) 2012-12-28 4:11
a lovely composition with great sense of depth and height and a very interesting theme. The lonely gentleman is a captivating figure surrounded by the impressively tall structures and the beautiful pastel colours. One wonders what effect this place has on him and what he is thinking of while looking somewhere we haven't any access to. Also, one doesn't know if the colours and mood of the view are in harmony or contrast with his thoughts. A superb picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, I wish you a great 2013 full of Love, Health and Joy!
jhm (140643) 2012-12-28 4:55
A lovely autumn picture with the man on the bench, quiet enjoy of the late sun rays.
An excellent light management, a very great picture.
High quality and sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
raszid62 (18583) 2012-12-28 5:39
Hermoso lugar tranquilo, con la tranquilidad de anciano feliz usa en el banquillo. Palma, el faro y la luz se rompen muy buenos niveles de composición del sistema. Fotografía me gusta mucho.
Feliz Año Nuevo.
fabbs99 (16739) 2012-12-28 21:19
Beautiful image with lots of colors.Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well as perfect POV too.Very well done.TFS.
Wish You Happy New Year,
bayno (18342) 2012-12-28 23:48
Hello Angel, you've composed your image perfectly, great colors and a powerful light, very good depth that makes us see clearly the beautiful details in all areas...
have a good WE...
abmdsudi (44324) 2012-12-29 4:53
A nicely lay out with the person enjoying the scene adding a little vitality to this colorful sight. The touches of vivid red and patches of fresh green add some interest and the visual aspect of the shot with the prominent in the background. Excellent shot, TFS
adramad (38876) 2012-12-29 8:14
Muy bonita esta composicion, con muchos elementos bien captados, ideal esa palmera que domina sobre el cielo y hace sombra al faro que vemos al fondo, la balaustrada sin duda decora el agradable rincon, donde el hombre se relaja tranquilamente mirando el mar, una imagen que transmite paz y tranquilidad.
Hermosa luz y colores.
Disfruta del fin de semana previo a fin de año.
Silvio1953 (124687) 2012-12-29 8:49
Ciao Angel, bella composizione con molti elementi interessanti, la grande palma, il faro, la coppia sulla panchina, bel taglio verticale, ottima nitidezza, deliziosi colori pastello e splendida luce, bravo, ciao Silvio
TopGeo (38204) 2012-12-29 11:33
this is very beautiful scene of the old man, lighthouse and beautiful surroundings. Great daily life scene, great 'low' POV, very good framing and composition! Excellent perspective! Great light management, excellent choice of vertical frame with great contrasts!
marina7 (8055) 2012-12-29 12:02
a very beautiful scene, peaceful mood. Nice colors and scenery, good sharpness. Thanks for sharing and best wishes for New Year holidays.
Cricri (108087) 2012-12-30 9:49
Une image bien présenter, beaucoup de choses a voir, des couleurs et une lumière agréable, un endroit paisible que profite le monsieur assit sur le banc
Je vous souhaite une heureuse nouvelle année
eldancer1 (29041) 2012-12-31 9:14
Beautiful and very peaceful looking scene. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2012-12-31 22:48
Hola Angel, que vista maravillosa y que faro más espectaculer!Me encanta el color de cinnabar que es igual con tu encuadre! Un bonito y muy elegante detalle!
Feliz Año Nuevo mi amigo, deseo todo lo mejor de salud, sonrisas y aventuras!
macjake (57468) 2013-01-01 10:53
you always have some interesting views of the city to share with us :)
here we have 3 vertical structures and an elegant fencing design for added interest too.
Enjoy your first day of 2013!
adores (38224) 2013-01-05 13:03
Uma boa composição, com o homem sentado a olhar calmamente o mar! Bem enquadrado com a palmeira, o farol e até a lampada com energia solar. Boas cores também! Uma boa foto para lembrar o verão!
Um excelente Ano Novo!
jmdias (56641) 2013-01-16 15:42
muy preciosa vista. me gusta la manera como usted he encuadrado esta composicion. bonitos detalles con las formas de las palmeras, el faro y el viejo. perfecto trabajo. saludos
williewhistler (14697) 2014-06-13 20:57
Thankyou for looking at my photos.
This is a fantastic picture-almost unreal.Excellently composed.with the tall elegant palm tree on the left, balancing out the old structure and the new lighthouse.The red and cream balustrade is very effective.
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (32752)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC W170
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-27 5:27