Rhode Island (RI), shoe-horned between Connecticut and Massachusetts in New England, is the smallest of the 50 states comprising the United States. Providence, RI is the capitol and home to Brown, one of America's finest universities; Newport, is the site of some of the most palatial homes in the entire country. The state is also famous for its lobsters, although, to convey its reputation for crooked politicians, its detractors will characterize Rhode Island as, "... the state of lobsters and mobsters." I was in New England last weekend to attend a memorial service for physicist Norman Ramsey who passed away last November. Professor Ramsey, who received the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics for the invention of the atomic clock, was as gracious and kind as he was brilliant to the very end. I wrote a tribute to him four months ago for National Geographic Newswatch. I will also write a blog about the Ramsey Symposium that took place.
The scene is a beach in the sleepy fishing town of Matunuck, South County, Rhode Island, shortly before dusk.
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aliabazari (16170) 2012-03-06 21:42
Good picture in a beautiful frame. Beautiful sunset. Registration is good.
yeln (11516) 2012-03-06 21:43
zelo zanimiv pogled na malo naselje s prijetno pečeno plao. pravi prostor za spročanje in rekreacijo po napornem delu. zelo lepo se prelivajo barve skozi fotografijo. dober strel!!! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-03-06 21:59
Hi Bulent,You have captured a super scene here with this lady braving the elements to take a stroll on the beach, splendid Pov, love the light and colours which seam to add a calm mood, Tfs, Cheers Iain.
Olympos (1037) 2012-03-06 22:27
It is really a great photograph!
Everything is harmonically balanced in the frame, the human presence increases its artistic value.
Take care my friend.
Suppiluliuma (3913) 2012-03-06 22:36
The atmosphere of a shot generally reflects the inside world of the photographer, which is the case here, IMHO.
Life is a journey, sometimes a lonely one, which always ends somewhere. What counts is how we live up to the values and ideals we have.
My deep condolences Dear Bülent Bey.
Sevgilerimle, basiniz sagolsun...
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-03-06 22:38
Hello Bulent - I love the atmosphere of this shot, the figure may be alone but I get no sense of loneliness, the location fits her like a glove fits a hand. The colours are subtle and harmonious, the sea echoes the delicate colours in the sky. Peaceful and lovely. Warm regards rtosemary
JFS (32459) 2012-03-06 22:40
Beautiful smooth shot, delicious colors and scenery. I like the frame too.
Hasta luego amigo!
annjackman (21899) 2012-03-06 22:46
I very much like the muted colours amd quiet atmosphere marking the end of the day. The figure walking on the beach is wonderfully placed in the picture. A lovely image that has been very well framed.
Best wishes, Ann
heimann2 (1228) 2012-03-06 23:02
This is art! fantastic compostion and great colours make a great feeling looking at your pic
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-06 23:02
Une atmosphère particulière dans cette photo que l'on peut considérer comme un hommage au professeur Norman Ramsey. Des couleurs spéciales et une bonne composition avec cette silhouette solitaire qui semble s'éloigner de nous pour poursuivre son propre chemin.
Royaldevon (38904) 2012-03-06 23:45
Good Morning Bulent,
Your photograpg has the calm, gracious character of the person you describe, with the subdued tones commensurate with his passing.
Your composition is well conceived, with regard to thirds and strength of positioning. The framing co-ordinates well with the mood. Your details of textures and implied movement are good.
Have a lovely day,
cagla (4246) 2012-03-07 3:41
Bülent Bey, notlarınızı her zaman keyifle okuyorum, fotoğraflarınıza başka başka anlamlar katıyorlar, zihinlerde kalıcı kılıyorlar. Bu fotoğrafınızda tipik bir balıkçı köyünün sükunetini bakış açınızla çok güzel yansıtmışsınız, gökyüzü de çok güzelmiş. Elinize sağlık.
jhm (153036) 2012-03-07 4:06
When I see the houses in background is this not the most modern city of America, but perhaps a pleasant place for life close to the sea and very far of the busy city
Taken with the classic angle, for my the most beautiful.
Perfect perspective and depth picture
Excellent composition, pleasant colors too.
Very well done, TFS.
Sonata11 (33841) 2012-03-07 4:38
Fabulous photo of beautiful beach, interesting architecture with fantastic frame with amazing result. I love this atmosphere in this picture. Fantastic work. Congrats. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
cavli (1876) 2012-03-07 5:36
Merhaba Bülent Bey,
Çok güzel renkler ortaya çıkmış. kompozisyonunuzda çok güzel. çerçeve ile uyum muhteşem.
selamlar & saygılar
ebingul (1984) 2012-03-07 5:43
Merhaba Bülent bey,
Güzel bir POV ile yapılmış,güzel bir kompozisyon.Harika renkler,ışık ve netliğin yanısıra,kumsalda yürüyen kadının da varlığıyla ortaya nefis bir kare çıkmış.
Tebrikler ve esenlikler.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-07 8:31
Hi my friend
Light and good combination of top photos
congratulations Contreras best
Ricx (13495) 2012-03-07 11:32
Hi Bulent my friend, a wonderful tribute to a good friend and a man who contributed to the world peace. The lone figure itself indicates the peace and beauty of the beach. Lovely low light. Keep well . Rich
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-03-07 11:32
Ola Bulent ,
Que belo momento com esta senhora a passear o cão nesta praia sozinha em final de dia , lindas as casas de fundo , gostei muito das cores do céu , parabéns!!!
um abraço Gonçalo
ourania (45554) 2012-03-07 11:52
I like very much the early evening atmosphere of this picture, its rendered with a superb light and soft dark colours. The light is managed very well and we can see all the deatails and textures very clearly. The colour and the texture of the sea are wonderful and so are the subtle chromatic layers in the sky. This must be a lovely beach to take a walk.
All the best,
worldcitizen (8654) 2012-03-07 15:33
This is an atmospheric beach scene, that has the feeling of a painting. Perhaps, with your skill as an artist, you can one day create a painted version. :-) I like the triangular shape of the waves that have washed on shore, and the lone person on the sand.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-07 17:13
Although there are power lines in the background, the houses and coastal scenery conforms to what my imagination of New England in the 18th century was like. The twilight atmosphere complements this picture perfectly, and this photo could almost pass for a painting.
Hansaphotos (8081) 2012-03-08 6:13
A fine capture with such a great atmosphere. The lighting is excellent and brings out interesting shades of blue and grey. A nice piece of work:) TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
vasilpro (41317) 2012-03-08 11:46
Wonderful composition, beautiful scenery, lovely light and color tones, excellent POV, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
npecanhuk (75476) 2012-03-08 15:22
Pleasant-looking and truly beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure (soft light), colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
jemaflor (97361) 2012-03-09 2:43
Nice angle with this photo about beach, well the lonely people, interesting light capture.
m (0) 2012-03-09 3:35
fantastic colors and scenery, very cold and wild but with a touch of warmth in the sky. Like it a lot, the framing's excellent.
Kielia (24077) 2012-03-09 3:46
a wonderful photo with a great mood. It is very well composed and you have chosen an excellent POV. The colors are really beautiful. But the gentle light is also very pleasant. The lonely woman on the beach is the icing on the cake. My compliments!
holmertz (52820) 2012-03-09 10:46
The light, colors and composition might render this picture a place in your series from exhibitions. It has the qualities of a great 19th century painting.
agulberk (3794) 2012-03-09 19:58
Merhaba Sevgili Bülent Hocam.
Gökyüzünün altınımsı renginin denzin dalgaları üzerindeki yansıması ve sahildeki bayan modeliniz sessizliğin ve sakinliğin içinde göz kırpan bir hareket kazandırmış bu güzel tablonuza.
Selam,sevgi ve saygılarımla...
ChrisJ (114095) 2012-03-09 20:56
The massive rock retaining wall suggests that some of these houses were threatened by hurricane generated waves in the past. It seems urban planning was over ridden by a desire for the owners to have properties right on the beach, rather than a block or 2 back, away from the beach. Money talks. That said, the lonely deserted tranquil feeling of this near deserted beach is well captured. I like the pastel colors & superb sharpness. Tfs!
Fis2 (97739) 2012-03-10 0:38
Good framr, colors and light.
Person add savor of photo.
Very impressive picture.
Have a nice weekend.
bukitgolfb301 (41872) 2012-03-10 4:14
Hi my dear Bulent
Sorry for my late reaction.
Another great and impressive masterpiece as your trademark thema and style!
So artstic and fantastivc presentation indeed. Perfect and great framework and exposure are as usual.
I can perceive roughness of the lonely seaside.
Wondeful to see at weekend, indeed.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Saturday!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
abmdsudi (54107) 2012-03-10 6:29
Such a beautiful day you captured this one. Love to see the surf coming in, and to listen to the waves. Such peacefulness! against the sky as dusk fell. Beautiful tones, hues, light and elements & comp. The sole fig is an effective anchor, a strong focal point to complete the image. Great effort, a well thought out capture. Excellent write up as usual Congrats
golus (2893) 2012-03-10 12:36
Merhaba Bülent Bey,
Bu fotoğrafın bakış açısına, kompozisyonuna ve bilhassa gün batımı öncesinin harika ışığı altında oluşan pastel tonlarına bayıldım. Aynı zamanda bu kare için oluşturduğunuz çerçeve de son derece zevkli ve isabetli olmuş. Elinize sağlık. Selam ve saygılar,
TRB (14116) 2012-03-10 13:11
Kompozisyonu, renkleri, netliği ve kadrajı ile harika,
sade renkleri ve görüntüsü ile huzur veren tablo gibi bir sunum.Çerçeve rengi ve kalınlığı da çok yakıştı.
Elinize, emeğinize sağlık, saygılar
TopGeo (38216) 2012-03-10 14:59
Hello Bulent! I do not want to talk about people who left, but their work and their creations are then in my mind!
Awesome note and picture with many messages!
(Yes, I cannot hide it any longer: I usually select content over form. Instead of creating a graphically surprising image, I am more interested in capturing the inner truth. - Philippe Halsman - "An 'Astonish me' Sunday", A Sermon by Philippe Halsman, Popular)
paololg (31448) 2012-03-11 1:06
Ciao dear Bulent,
reading your interesting note it's possible understand that this is a place very charming and exclusive (maybe not for lobster LOL) and your photo shows it well. I love this scene, with the deserted beach and the beautiful houses in the BG with poles folded by the wind of the sea storms. Essential the person's presence to animate the scene and to give the proportion of the distances. Excellent, as always, the photo quality. Great shot, my friend, BRAVO!
Ciao, have a nice week!
mkamionka (36755) 2012-03-12 15:30
very realistic photo with a melancholic touch.
The sky seems gray and so is the whole scene and atmosphere. I like the walking person on the beach it adds some life to the scene.
Very well done,
mesutilgim (95262) 2012-03-13 14:26
Selam dear Bulent,
Amazing scenery, perfect layout. But the title is a topclass title !
TFS and best regards
Angshu (56758) 2012-03-14 6:30
Hello Professor 'A'
The low pastel light creates fine hues across the frame, more so on the water. Like the wide perspective with the curve of the shoreline with the gentle wave lapping on towards the shore. Not a picture I would immediately associate you with, but then with the corresponding note, Yes!
With Warm Regards
nikkitta (17066) 2012-03-16 5:59
Very nice capture of a fading day thinking of a friend who goes forever
The color ( blue in general) with the frame reflects your state of mind
The human figure add life
Well done, congrats
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-03-19 9:16
Very nice capture of Rhode Island beach but I'm sorry for the loss of colleague. I miss the New England area and the beautiful beaches as well as the fall colors. Great pov and dof with nice details. I like the colors of the sky. Well done, tfs.
thebest (4276) 2012-03-19 19:50
I like this image very much - A lovely balance of softly blended colours - Well done it is simply beautiful - I can see this beautifully framed image in my home.
Congratulations on such a rewarding photograph.
ikeharel (71525) 2012-03-21 8:56
The title was a bit intriguing, Bulent, but the very beautiful dusk scenery gave a calm ambiance to view.
A fine sea-shore to stroll, inspite of notable wind, and you convey this photo impressive as it is.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-03-30 8:40
A solemn sunset to end the day. Love the tones and the colors, the inclusion of the man adds interest to the scene. The square format works pretty well too. Well captured!
ines8 (6112) 2012-04-23 7:01
Merhaba Bulent Bey,
Wonderful picture, i love the subtle light and all these soft greys tones, a very sensitive composition.
kato (11630) 2012-08-10 19:49
This is so tasteful photograph, so it's impressive to see the coast village surrounding the calm atmosphere. It's interesting curved coast line and the ripple which rolls in to the seashore, too as well as the sky dyed to sunset color. And, a man walking along the seashore draws out a good impact as a story. It is a good work like nature paintings.
Have a nice weekend.