I spent a sunny Sunday in late September in the city of Sinop on the Turkish Black Sea coast. During my stroll around town I reached a long pier where lots of people tried to catch some fish for dinner - or at least enough to feed the local stray cats.
Among the optimistic fishermen were several small boys. I took a few pictures and include two of them as workshops.
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milad_abazari (1648) 2012-11-07 7:59
Hello dear friend
Registration is very beautiful and attractive. Excellent lighting and composition was performed. Thanks for your beautiful message.
mohammad_H (9920) 2012-11-07 8:10
Beautiful landscape with blue sea
What caught my bread in plastic, the boy is
It's very lovely shot, sharpness, contrast, excellent
The right moment to capture
cornejo (42971) 2012-11-07 8:35
Hello Gert, very good photo of this interesting scene of everyday life. Very well composed and technically very well done, with sharpness, good light and good color. Great job my friend, my congratulations. Tfs.
Good night and happy week from Jerez.
Best regards and best wishes.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-11-07 9:11
Very nice capture of the family outing. Beautiful landscape, I'd probably enjoy the view even if I don't catch any fish. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
saxo042 (37890) 2012-11-07 12:27
En trevlig bild av en förväntansfull familj som står och hoppas att middagen skall dras upp. Familjen är ju välplacerad på på den gula kajen, på avgränsningen till det illblåa havet. Pojkens gröna fiskespö bildar ju en diagonal vinkelrätt mot kajen.
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-11-07 12:27
I like the colour contrast.Beautiful light and lovely story..:-) They are really optimistic...either the bread will go off, or feed to the fish, till they catch one:-D..love the beautiful sea.. so blue.
siamesa (28121) 2012-11-07 14:36
Boa noite Gert
Impressive blue color of the sea. Very nice scene and a photo with an excellent quality.
abmdsudi (54607) 2012-11-07 18:34
A healthy universal hobby as shown, where the whole family join in and I think they are so dedicated anglers fully engross awaiting for a big snatch there. But they too become the victim of your keen eyes. Interesting daily life, good placement with some nice colors on bright day light where everything looks so vivid and crispy particularly the delicious looking water and the pop-up green rod with excellent glimpse of distance lands. An enjoyable gathering and a satisfying shot indeed.
The supporting pictures in WS are equally great, and I love WS1 with the backdrop landmark as good reference. Finely taken, Well done.
bayno (18344) 2012-11-07 21:25
beautiful warm light and long shadows, the colors are beautiful and the scene is nice although unusual for our conception, usually by us are dads who accompany and teach the children in this type of activity, it is still tender to see them,,,perfect framing and good sharp...
have a good day...
macjake (68488) 2012-11-07 22:40
I will take this opportunity to say that after viewing the photo for awhile, I think it may be better viewed without the top portion - there area with the landscape.
what do you think?
I know its just a personal preference thing, but its fun to play around a bit with the photo....
if you scroll up or down the computer screen until you have only the people and the water - leaving out the hills and land at the top - does that not look better? I dont know...i'd like to get your opinion on it.
My rationalization of it is that the land take attention away from the main focal point which are the people.
anyhow, I do enjoy the peaceful Family moment :)
and the WS photo's too! :)
wolf38 (31296) 2012-11-07 23:12
Hello Gert. The sea is blue on the Black Sea. Women and children fishing. That is a nice pastime and a serious business at the same time, because the fish is eaten afterwards. Overall, a nice photo that explains itself.
daddo (26794) 2012-11-08 3:49
Hi Gert. Somewhat unusual as one would expect fathers to initiate boys into the arts of fishing, but nevertheless a nice little group enjoying the sunshine and the sound of the sea.Kind regards. Klaudio.
Highmountains (2674) 2012-11-08 4:22
Both the Thme and the colours are absolutely facinating !! The choppy waters of the azure blue sea creates a very strong impression. For a short moment I was wondering as to why you kept the faded landscape in the background. Then I realised the strong contrast created by the light blue sky and faded landscape against the blue of the sea.
The positioning of the 'family is interesting, with the children on one side and the ladies to the right. The eldest of the three children is holding the fishing line but is perhaps distracted by something else.
The impressive golden yellow pier has strong reflections of the family and there is also a sharp contrast with the sea.
Thanks for sharing, Gert.
dkmurphys (59255) 2012-11-08 6:21
Lovely colros of this simple daily life scene. I like it, well taken.
ourania (46364) 2012-11-08 11:12
a lovely peaceful scene with the small group of people at the edge of the pier. It's interesting to see how close they are to each other and to the edge. You've placed them excellently on the yellow triangle at the bottom right corner of the frame against the beautiful, textured blue sea. Depth and sharpness are great and I love the light and colours. The children seem captivated by the sea and by the women's talk. I also like very much your workshop pictures and their atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Graal (102928) 2012-11-08 23:53
nice theme and very good 3 images (in WS are interesting, too). Fine reportage about the daily life. I like the composition, light and saturation of colours.
Have a nice day.
tyro (25334) 2012-11-09 3:02
An interesting note and a lovely trio of photographs of these young fishermen, perhaps trying to catch their dinners but certainly having some fun.
I particularly like your workshop picture (#1) of the lone boy fishing - he appears to have a very professional-looking rod and reel and is clearly taking his adventure seriously. All the pictures have lovely vibrant colours, spot-on exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
Nicou (143208) 2012-11-09 5:28
Très très belle scène de ce jeune qui pêche un futur grand pêcheur sueprbe cpatage et compo avec les dame et ces enfants quei viennent admirer le pêcheur fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (36901) 2012-11-09 10:23
Nice scene with young anglers, beautiful combination of vivid colors, perfecrtly composed and presented
mesutilgim (95390) 2012-11-09 12:06
Hello dear Gert,
Nice capture from Sinop ! Very good pov and nice bright colors and perfect ligth control.
The kids and -most probably- their mums, all are in their own world.
TFS and have a nice weekend
UlfE (14641) 2012-11-10 4:00
Jättekul vardagsbild med storbrorsan som fiskar, småsyskonen som tittar på och de äldre kvinnliga släktingarna som ser att de små inte ramlar i. Man kan säkert tolka vad som händer på olika sätt, men jag tycker det ser ut som om fyra av dem kommer med litet matsäck och storebror berättar hur fiskafänget går. Kompositionen är väldigt bra med flera spännande diagonala linjer. Ett är spöt som pekar mot den punkt där strandlinjen på andra sidan börjar till vänster och en annan är en linje av huvuden som går ner mot nedre vänstra hörnet. Som svensk noterar jag också att bilden har också något blågult över sig. Tack för titten och trevlig helg!
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-11-10 11:44
Its a lovely shot of the family involved in angling even for a noble cause to feed the local stray cats as you mentioned. I love the aqua blue colors of the sea and the colorful dresses of the family.You have captured a great moment with perfect sharpness and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
agjika (3177) 2012-11-10 15:58
Great composition as usuall. I like the blues in this photo and wht want the lady's blue scarf matches the blue of the sea, it really works.
Great mood as well.
kato (11630) 2012-11-12 10:07
You're capturing well this daily life by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which young angler with his mother is hanging down the fishing line to the sea at a quay. The sea looks quiet. What fish could be fished? And, the peninsula which grows dim and is visible in the distance draws out an additional good atmosphere in this image.
kordinator (20521) 2012-11-23 14:04
Great are the works of the workshop, but the main work I was impressed.
What a nice place and time conjured with these wonderful people.
The colors are stunning,lighting is excellent.
Excellent composition, perfect image quality.
pajaran (61244) 2012-12-26 21:56
Lep pogled na mladog ribolovca i porodicu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za ribolov, ja sam strastven ribolovac.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
A nice view of a young fisherman and his family ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
A nice place for fishing, I am an avid fisherman.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Kamilutka (8107) 2013-02-10 12:16
this photo is full of charm and warmth not only because of the beautiful light which makes all the colors more rich. Great composition and lovely scene.
Thanks for sharing
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-23 6:59
what a pleasant moment captured here. Love the mood of the image. Nice photo quality. Excellent depth and sharpness. The blue water acted as a superb backdrop of this nicely composed scene. The postures of the people there are nice too. Excellent shot from your gallery. Enjoyed it a lot.