Most of beaches on East Java's south coast have grey sands and crashing surf with strong wind and unsheltered by any offshore islands. There is however growing concern that many areas of the coastline are under threat from erosion which are widely exposed to Indian Ocean.
Puger beach, some 30km south of Jember town is an example of a beach prone to sea erosion with the coastal line constantly changes under this hostile condition. This unfriendly windy beach and dunes are without palm trees, the tropical paradise feel is totally absent here. There is a fishing village nearby about half a kilometer inland, whose villagers solely rely on their livelihood by fishing and a small river is their only lifeline connecting to the open sea. Interestingly they have been living under this weather condition for as long as they can remember and to them it is inevitable and normal. There was a casualty recently when a fishing boat was sunk by large pounding waves, fortunately only one perished out of 12 crew members. A breakwater or seawall was erected extending to about 1 km outward from the coastline to protect the river estuary from further erosion as well as to provide shelter from strong wind and wave.
Incidentally this breakwater is also a heaven to some, amateur fishermen would throng here braving the gust of wind. This shot was taken at dusk, a lone fisher manning his fishing gear from the breakwater about half a kilometer away from the coastline.
Additional equipment used: Cokin Gradual Neutral Grey G1-P120 and tripod
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diomed (13926) 2010-12-16 10:31
amazing silhouette of this fisherman in a lovely and colorful sunset with great and impressive wavesof the sea. TFS
Bournazel (0) 2010-12-16 11:02
what a dramatic sky ...and I like the big waves too
Your fisherman is perhaps just a little bit too low on your picture, I would have enlarge it a little.
Thanks and have a good WE
SWEETFREEDOM (22878) 2010-12-16 11:04
the colors of the rugged sea and the silhouette of the fishing man are beautiful, a fine sunset complete a very good shot.
tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-12-16 12:32
The golden sky is nice with nice silhouettes of the man and his fishing rod.
A nice work
npecanhuk (66814) 2010-12-16 12:45
That's a beautiful and lovely picture with wonderful colors, silhouettes and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Bartleby (13552) 2010-12-17 2:02
nice sunset! The figure of the fisherman adds welcome interest.
dkmurphys (50144) 2010-12-17 3:34
A fine picturesque place, calm and relaxation atmosphere. Although I do not like fishing, I enjoy your capture very much.
A good day for you.
saxo042 (37588) 2010-12-17 7:00
Marvellous colours and very impressive waves! The man with his two fishing rods adds the necessary references for depth and proportions.
yquem46 (38746) 2010-12-17 8:39
Nice sunset with gold in the sky and silver in the waters
Welcome presence of the angler man
have a nice evening
peppe59 (14551) 2010-12-17 11:00
fantastic sunset enriched from the fisherman, great clearness and the many beautiful colors. salutes
batalay (35791) 2010-12-17 11:18
With an informative note, you give us a wonderful shot from composition to execution. The fishing rods are subtle aspects of the quality in the composition, as well as in the resolution.
Urs (14082) 2010-12-18 1:24
That ia beautiful sunset combined with an angler in the FG which adds life to the shot as does the big wave at left. Fine POV and DOF. Well done
In the next few days I will be travelling but by end of the week we should be in Bangkok stay there a few days in our appartment, do some trips around Thailand, having a holiday and will return to Alor Star on 13th January. I will access the internet but not so often I guess - I really do not know yet.
Cricri (107991) 2010-12-18 2:12
Belle silhouette du pêcheur au coucher du soleil, j'aime la vue avec l'arrivée des fortes vagues, belle réalisation
zanzi (13670) 2010-12-18 15:16
SteveH (6243) 2010-12-18 17:20
Hi Abmdsudi, This colourful sky, reflected on the ocean makes a good background for the silloutetted fisherman. All together, one can imagine being there fishing, surrounded by this huge environment. Cheers, Steve
bukitgolfb301 (36428) 2010-12-18 17:22
Hi my dear Abmdsudi
Apa kabar? Saya minta maaf atas pembalasan yang terlambat sekali.
So gorgeous and excellent color gradation!
Ya I know the Jawa Timur sea so rough.
Nice combination of fisherman and sunset.
Well considered framework and composition is as usual.
Thanks for sharing with your fine work and have a good Sunday, best regards,
jhm (140585) 2010-12-19 2:08
Nice contrast picture we get lovely pink colors to the sky.
Splendid waves behind the fisherman.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
Longroute (19396) 2010-12-19 7:51
A simple but very atmospheric photo. The sunset colours in the sky are fine but IMO two things make the composition so good: the angler in the right position and that big menacing wave at left. Being a seascape lover I appreciate a lot this scene and how you have captured it, particularly the sea.
Much in my taste,
baddori (19965) 2010-12-19 11:29
Stormy sea ... a lot of fish.
A beautiful sky ... shellfish in the sand.
A delicious food .....
.. and a good hunting (fishing) .. Photo
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-12-19 11:56
WOW! What a romantic scene, the atmosphere is really suggestive, the colors are splendid, the presence of the fisher-man is a great addiction... well done!
holmertz (42235) 2010-12-20 2:44
You have written an interesting background to this photo. The information makes this composition look even more dramatic. I like the silhouette of the lonely fisherman who looks quite vulnerable exposed to the waves and the strong winds. The colours are magnificent. The orange sunlight breaks through the clouds and are reflected in the water very attractively.
subhendu_bagchi (25869) 2010-12-20 10:14
it's great. Love the colours with the silhouetted fisherman in FG. Use of filter is added a lot to it. Great depth and sharpness. Your chosen POV is also superb. Nice composition with diagonally placed the shore line and the silhouetted land in FG. Thanks for sharing.
emilbo (22616) 2010-12-21 13:36
Ah! la mer, elle est très jolie présentée de cette façon avec un beau coucher de soleil. Parfois la mer peut-être sauvage comme chez-nous la semaine dernière où elle a fait d'importants dégâts.
J'aime bien les vagues en diagonale et la silhouette des pêcheurs en avant-plan.
Bravo!... et Joyeuses Fêtes,
josepmarin (57831) 2010-12-22 1:27
I like the strong contrast between the dark silhouettes of the fisherman and of the stones in foreground with the silvered sea, the grey clouds and the orange sky.
The different hues and textures of these elements make a very elegant and very attractive composition.
It is a beautiful work.
Ninello52 (7572) 2010-12-23 9:10
Fantastica immagine!! Cielo e mare strepitodi! Lovely the light and silouette rock and fisher man!
Saluti e buone feste! Nino.
wgreis (8267) 2010-12-23 15:02
the photography is fantastic
the colors of the sky are beautiful and formed a nice connection with the solitary fisherman. Very good! Wishing you a Christmas full of peace and harmony.
Angshu (56050) 2010-12-26 21:13
The composition is quite neat, though quite radical IMHO. The fisherman & the silhouetted rocks are very close to the lower frame, leaving a lot of space for the sea & the sky! The sky is dramatic thanks to the clouds & the diagonal waves of the sea has been well captured with high shutter speed! The ND Grad certainly helped in coaxing out the details in the FG. Fine work!
danos (87873) 2010-12-31 8:25
nice sunset view with the lonely fisherman to enjoy his fishing passion as the beautiful nature.I like the colour tints of the sky as the waves that make the scene more effective.
I wish, you and your family a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous New Year,Danos
foozi (7101) 2011-01-01 23:13
excellent colours, the sky and the sea. I like the roaring waves you captured here. well seen and the man in silhoutte is also very special.
Well composed with so many elements appreciated.
adramad (38830) 2011-01-03 5:27
A beautiful and lovely composition, POV magnificent backlit with that fisherman on the rocks, very good moment captured with high wave that is coming closer.
The drama of the night sky at the horizon line, in contrast to the warm orange tone at the top.
A delightful image with good use of light and good sharpness.
I wish you a Happy New Year 2011 with health and happiness.
jemaflor (85980) 2011-01-04 11:50
Beautiful light and impressive vawes well captured, the composition with this fisherman is well seen.
yeln (11504) 2011-01-17 9:40
sončni zahodi so zame priljubljen motiv za fotografijo. ko vidi, da se končuje dan v ivopisani paleti barv je to najlepe. zelo lepo delo!!! tfs
lep dan, vojko
kato (11630) 2011-07-01 18:22
This is a tasteful photograph with romantic atmosphere.
The whole is balanced and harmonized well by rocks, ocean and sky in sunset. And, you're catching well the moment that it occurs strong wave at left side and when sunsea surface at lower side has been dyed to evening. And, a fisherman with silhouette gives additional effect as well as the peninsula seen over there.
Kielia (23749) 2011-12-14 3:45
a very fascinating sight and an excellent composition due to your outstanding skills. The light and the colors are fantastic. What I like most is the atmosphere of the breakwater. And I read your note with great interest. My compliments!
COSTANTINO (56763) 2014-04-18 7:38
romantic sunset for romantic people
I really love this presentation
and the silhouette of the fishing man
you changed my mood