Every possible things are chaotically jumbled up, and there is full of vigor throughout. Even a pig is pastured in the sea.
The white building shining at upper right is Elmina Castle, the castle was built for the trade of gold, later was used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Taken at the fish market in Elmina, Ghana.
Elmina is a city, situated about 12 km west of Cape Cost in Ghana, and well known for Elmina Castle.
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JFS (32459) 2011-02-13 0:12
the atmosphere masterly. The colors stand out with the dark background. TFS!
SWEETFREEDOM (21634) 2011-02-13 0:25
carachteristic place and situation, great colors and contrast.
Munro (77) 2011-02-13 0:27
Th characters and real life activity make this photo special. The colours stand out well against the dark sky
bukitgolfb301 (34494) 2011-02-13 0:49
Hi my dear Hisashi-san
This is an impressive shot by your usual wide focus lens. Nice presentation for sharp color and focusing as usual. Perfect stable cropped framework you get. The composition is also well considered and organized. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good Sunday and best regards,
Takero from Nagoya(my home country)
lousat (72403) 2011-02-13 1:24
Hi Hisashi,this is a very beautiful work.What a fantastic daily life scenary,a lot of people,things and colors under a cloudy and dark sky to contrast at the best the ground....top sharpness and very nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.
raszid62 (18583) 2011-02-13 1:37
Full of life and bustle on the water market in an African port. Pictures of very colorful and perfect quality.
holmertz (37137) 2011-02-13 1:52
The black sky has given this photo an incredible atmosphere and enhanced the colours tremendously. The colouful crowds among the boats and the white castle give the picture a strong taste of exotism. I admire the sharpness and clarity of this photo.
sevy (15325) 2011-02-13 3:27
Nice light on this scene and also nicely colorfull with the effect increased by the stormy sky.
I would have like to have the legs of the n°1 fully in the frame, but if it is well your shadow we are seeing bottom middle, I can guess it is not easy to compose the picture with the camera above the head :-)
sabermonajati (8919) 2011-02-13 3:35
very interesting frame you shot.many people tobe there and they do every work.
timecapturer (45265) 2011-02-13 5:18
there is so much going on in this shot, that you do not know where to look first. Amazingly complex and also quite wonderful. Excellent work!
SnapRJW (29302) 2011-02-13 7:40
Hi Hisashi - Lovely vibrant colour is displayed so well against the dark sky and water. The shot is full of hustle and bustle, one gets a real feel for the atmosphere of the location. best regards Rosemary
ktanska (24144) 2011-02-13 9:05
The red shirt kakes a good focal point on this chaotic scene. You can't fit much more boats there. Full of life everywhere. Good use of wide angle lens.
BennyV (13546) 2011-02-13 9:37
Hello dear Hisashi,
A great daily life shot, with lots of colour and action waiting to happen. The no.1 T-shirt really stands out and is a great element to hold things together here. I also like how the white building stands out under that very threatening sky.
corjan3 (2027) 2011-02-13 9:51
Beautiful colourful structured chaos. Very interesting image.
Sonata11 (33161) 2011-02-13 11:01
this palce is so crowded and makes kind of mistery atmosphere. Great composition with colors, sharpness, management of light, good contrast, exposure and good framed as well. A very interesing shot.
All the best,
hemantbuch (1649) 2011-02-13 11:05
Hi Hisashi, the splash of red in the foreground is just one of the many elements that make this busy and colorful picture such a joy to behold. Nice one...TFS!
nilotpal_patra (1684) 2011-02-14 0:47
Namaskar Hisashi Yuya,
It is realy, realy wonderful Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
mkamionka (29259) 2011-02-14 8:17
great wide composition here. This photo merges some action reportage part in the foreground with the interesting panorama of the town behind. The light is fantastic. I like very much the colors, it is so vivid, so eye catching.
ifanik (21679) 2011-02-14 14:38
Great photo my friend
You are the no. 1
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-02-16 5:51
really overcrowded photo ;-) But you really captured the atmosphere superbly!
abmdsudi (39660) 2011-02-16 8:00
Looks like a crazy and hectic place to be. I Like the atmosphere this image generates and can get a sense of what it would be like to be there. The scene nicely balanced with a good variety of activity going on, excellent light, color and crispness. Well composed and I think you have used depth of field very well here since those figs in FB in red and yellow are definitely the focus of the viewer's attention. They are placed perfectly to hold viewer's eye firm within the picture and I feel that these main characters bring the shot to life and link or connect with your image effectively. Lot of colors in mid and BG
creating great visual aspect whilst the white castle stunningly contrasts the dark gray sky. Awesome shot, good effort and well executed, Congrats
ciakgiak (30405) 2011-02-16 13:09
what a lovely scene, full of splendid colors and with an excellent quality.
I really like the attractive contrast with the dark sky and the suggestive atmosphere.
Congratulations and TFS.
PJE (20758) 2011-02-17 22:34
Hello Hisashi. I find the setting and title here very interesting. The number 1 on the tee shirt, and the white band with the number 75 on his jeans...and then like you say the chaos disorder of boats in the bay, the wonderful clouds in the sky above the castle on the distant shoreline. All together an interesting capture here.
adramad (35413) 2011-02-18 8:20
A stunning display, full of life and color, the abundance of boats in the harbor here is amazing, great color is a nice contrast with the sky so dramatic.
Very good management of light and color.
Have a nice weekend. Best regards.
macjake (52202) 2011-02-20 0:59
looking at this photo and the next one posted later, its amazing the overall busy nature of the area...such clutter and chaos, but perhaps its an organized chaos.
the colors are alive and vibrant, almost in need of sunglasses :) its like a rainbow out there.
the wide angle view shows us so much, its visual overload!
danyy (0) 2011-02-25 23:39
un ciel inquiétant qui donne des lumières vraiment particulières, les couleurs sont fortes, les contrastes aussi, On a l'impression de vivre un moment décisif.
My best regards.
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9619)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-16
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Food, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 320
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-13 0:00