The bay at Alcaufar in southeastern Menorca is an idyllic haven for artists and photographers as well as sun worshippers and those just wanting to relax outside the little café with a cup of coffee and a bite to eat while gazing across the clear blue-green water of the Mediterranean Sea.
Young children were enjoying swimming and diving when we arrived here and this little boy lay to rest for a while, watching his pals playing in the water, before jumping back in with his snorkel.
You can see a larger version of this picture on "beta" TE here.
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jadesgran (5423) 2014-05-17 22:13
What a superb sea scene! I can feel the warm Mediterranean water on my poor old bones.Takes me back many years (bikini clad)T.F.S. A great start to a chilly sunny Sunday.
dta (79094) 2014-05-17 22:38
Hello John ,
So you were in Menorca ! Hope uou've enjoyed the sunny mediterranean spring .
What an idyllic bay ! So calm and peaceful at this moment of the year .Not any noat on the yellow buoys ... it is curious .
annjackman (21899) 2014-05-17 22:53
The setting indeed looks idyllic and you must have had a wonderful time. The blue water looks very clear and the rocks have made a beautiful cove that looks safe for water activities. There are clever elements in the picture that make it much more interesting than a holiday snap - the yellow buoys, the tower, the blue shorts and the small concrete pier placed carefully in the frame.
Gorgeous quality with the sharpness and colours making me feel that I am there - wish I was!
Best wishes, Ann
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-17 23:27
La version plus large permet d'apprécier encore plus la qualité de la photo de ce bel endroit.
emka (99971) 2014-05-17 23:37
Hello John, we both are in Spain :). Beautiful view of the bay.
I am too busy to write more (read about my experiences in Granada)
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-05-17 23:47
this is a superb capture with great framing and composition. the foreground lead with the resting boy is indeed the star of the picture :). The water dotted by the swimmers with yellow life-jackets (?) is also very attractive. You managed the exposure very well and the picture does not hurt the eyes in spite of the bright sunlight.
thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-18 2:32
my favourite Balearic island and one that I have very fond memories of. Not been back for too many years and seeing this makes me wonder why. It is a beautifully constructed image with all the elements of appeal about it. Who could resist a little dabble in the waters here. Perfectly composed and executed shot. Like it!
Have a peaceful Sunday - B.
lousat (92858) 2014-05-18 2:45
Hi John,a very useful post to me,this island could be one of my next trips...ehhee...beautiful capture with a spectacular quality of detail and colors and a very original perspective.How was the water temperature in May? Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
cornejo (43533) 2014-05-18 4:57
Hi John, very good view of this beautiful bay perfectly photographed in this beautiful and interesting post, very well composed with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ourania (47120) 2014-05-18 10:45
this, for me, is a picture of bliss and happiness, one of the great delights of summer. Cool sea, a warm place to lie down, good company, ample time to enjoy all of these, a sense of timelessness challenged only by shifting light and transformation of colours until the end of the day. It's wonderful when a child can consider these things for granted, I wish every child in the world had the opportunity to do so. Your photo is very beautiful, well arranged and natural at the same time. This place is superb, the light and colours you captured are gorgeous. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
marabu61 (11061) 2014-05-18 14:37
What a view from this jetty indeed. It speaks of lazy days in the sun and a relaxing swim in the mediterranean sea. Perfect framing with the jetty leading the way in to the scene and together with the little boy we are enjoying this tranquille scene. Superb colors and mood.
have a great time
saxo042 (37898) 2014-05-19 1:27
The boy is perfectly positioned here, directing our eyes to the tower across the bay. The yellow buoys are also a fine inclusion, good colours against the blue sea.
willperrett (11080) 2014-05-19 10:10
So many buoys; so few boats. And that's another boy lying in the foreground, maybe waiting for his Dad's fishing boat to return. Beautiful composition, and good, strong, but natural colours. Nice one.
Glint (6171) 2014-05-19 22:24
what an enticing bay! I could just magic myself there. You have found an excellent pov for a good composition. The wedge of stone jetty in the fg anchors the image with the well placed boy as added bonus. That blue is what I call a Greek blue.
Nicou (144264) 2014-05-20 1:48
Avec ce personnage qui fait de la bronzette quelle vue et iamge sueprbe quelle bouées jaune et la roche sueprbe baie et compo
Bravo et amitié
jhm (154548) 2014-05-20 4:59
This is enjoy of their vacation, simple resting on the ground, and look to his friends in the water.
Depth and perspective are perfect taken.
We see clear all the details, real very nice.
Your pictures is nice to look at.
Nice composition good presentation,
Very well done, TFS.
rogerl (1616) 2014-05-20 6:15
John, what a pleasant photo! In addition to the main subject, the cove, there are lots of interesting visual elements that really add to the shot --- the tower at right, the yellow buoys, blue trunks, and the vegetation at left. Nicely framed, with the pier jutting out diagonally. Thanks.
Silvio1953 (145605) 2014-05-20 11:04
Ciao John, great view of lovely place, nice composition with boy at sun, fascinating reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Didi (60588) 2014-05-21 14:49
Very nice deep foreground, nice view under a very good lights ambiance
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-05-27 23:16
Hello John - This looks like an idyllic spot and your composition with the boy looking out to sea and watching his friends/family enjoy the water gives the image a wistful feel I think.
A neat and attractive composition.
jemaflor (98771) 2014-06-19 9:41
A view well composed with this lady and the splendid landscape, pleasant clear water, light is well managed, tfs.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (25710)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-10
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-17 17:58