This is one of my archival photos taken in April 2004 on Maui, Hawaii. It is a scan from print.
It reminds me one of my favourite stories by Anthony de Mello:
The Contented Fisherman
The rich industrialist from the North was horrified to find the Southern fisherman lying lazily beside his boat, smoking a pipe.
"Why aren't you out fishing?" said the industrialist.
"Because I have caught enough fish for the day," said the fisherman.
"Why don't you catch some more?"
"What would I do with it?"
"You could earn more money" was the reply. "With that you could have a motor fixed to your boat and go into deeper waters and catch more fish.
"Then you would make enough to buy nylon nets. These would bring you more fish and more money. Soon you would have enough money to own two boats . . . maybe even a fleet of boats. The you would be a rich man like me."
"What would I do then?"
"The you could really enjoy life."
"What do you think I am doing right now?"
The story is so true. However I would like to send the camera which I can afford now to myself 10 years ago :)
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Sergiom (86177) 2012-06-03 5:36
J'aime beaucoup cette belle image qui fait rêver d'un voyage et d'une plage tranquille sous un palmier en regardant les vagues déferler vers nous.
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-06-03 11:58
la palma è da sempre considerato l'albero dell'ozio, della pace e della tranquillità.
Se poi la anteponi al mare, e ci metti sotto una coppia il gioco è fatto!
La composizione è bella e solare. Complimenti.
Un caro saluto
mesutilgim (96814) 2012-06-03 12:43
Very nice beachscenery from Hawaii, captured with perfect pov and layout.
The lonesome woman at beach puts life into the scenery.
Good chosen format.
TFS and best regards
williewhistler (16412) 2012-06-03 13:33
by keeping things simple you have got your message across perfectly,the reclining lady is well placed under the palm tree.
Best regards Les.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-06-03 13:37
This is a very nice image with peaceful atmosphere. The lonely lady looks like she is enjoying this solitude. The tree makes this more interesting. Nice color contracts .
emka (104334) 2012-06-03 23:43
cześć Mariusz, Jak chodzi łam na niemiecki w Kolonii, to kiedys omawialismy tę historyjke. Tekst byl troche dłuższy i po niemiecku, ale treść ta sama. Prawdziwe. Tyle że miejscowi na cudownej plażali Ngapali beach nie cieszą sie zyciem w ten sposób. Zaczynaja prace przed wschodem słońca, a konczą po zachodzie, 7 dni w tygodniu. Nie widziałam, zeby ktokolwiek choc chwile wypoczywał.
chciałabym sobie usiąść na troche kolo tej dziewczyny i popatrzeć na ocean...
TopGeo (38216) 2012-06-03 23:49
Hello Mariusz! A very wonderful photograph! A story with a nice picture with a meaningless memories nice life! It has beautiful colors and great clarity. The point of view and aspect ratio you selected is superb. The depth of field is great and it has good perspective. Thanks for sharing this beautiful capture with us. Bravo!"The you could really enjoy life." perfect!
alpi1500 (1520) 2012-06-04 2:00
Nice shot.I like this composition.
Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (33971) 2012-06-04 6:46
rzeczywiscie mozne podziwiac i odpoczywac w pieknym miejscu pod palma. Uwielbiam widok morza, szum fal, lekki podmuch witru. Zaraz wyobraznia pracuje. Sliczna pocztowka z nad morza. Kolorystyka, punkt widzenia, swiatlo, jakosc zdjecia sa doskonale. Patrzac na to zdjecie to az sie chce wakacji. Podoba mi sie bardzo.
tyro (26142) 2012-06-04 12:42
Your note is wonderful - what a lovely little story and one which we should often recall - it seems just so fitting in our modern-day materialistic society.
And a very fitting photograph too. And also a photograph of excellent quality considering that it has been scanned from a colour print. Lovely lighting and colours and excellent yet simple composition.
bukitgolfb301 (44359) 2012-06-04 17:00
Hi dear Mariusz, how are you?
Ya I wait for such a typical troppical image shot indeed. A fresh and so comfortable shot with best framework and best combination of each component. Oustanding clearness and sharpness are so wonderful as your trademark! Thanks for your sharing with nice job and have a good day!
Many thanks and best regards,
Takero, from sunny Tokyo
macjake (71113) 2012-06-04 21:21
Reading the story of the Contented Fisherman, it really rings home, i totally get the message he's sending.
I find that this photo is more about that story, that meaning, something that we usually see from Lisa :)
Every once in awhile its refreshing to reflect.
Well done in conveying that here.
Enjoy your day, enjoy your family :)
danos (101892) 2012-06-04 22:38
a really carefree snapshot for the woman who sitting on the sandy beach under the palm tree seeing the endless seascape view.
The off center placement of the palm tree in the frame,would did the image more effective.
Have a good day,danos
pajaran (64494) 2012-06-04 22:50
Dobar tekst sa lepom pricom ...
Lepo mesto na plazi i trenutak ...
Dobar snimka i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad, lepa fotografija.
Lepa plaza za odmor sa lepim pogledom na pucinu.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sa lepim secanjem na posetu Havajima.
Good article with nice story ...
Nice place on the beach and the moment ...
Good recording and display of beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful images.
Beautiful beach home with a beautiful view of the horizon.
Have a nice and successful day with beautiful memories of visiting Hawaii.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-05 1:06
this is a fascinating atmosphere with beautiful composition and lovely details, the colours and lights are splendid, expressive photo, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Graal (103038) 2012-06-05 2:49
tylko pozazdroscic, Hawaje odwiedziles. Ladny plazowy widok. Samotna palma i samotna kobieta patrzaca w dal. Romantyczne to troche. Te resztki innego drzewa troche zaklocaja harmonie kompozycji.
jhm (158016) 2012-06-05 3:37
Your scan from print is very well successful.
Nice through the big palmtree middle of the picture.
Excellent perspective and depth image.
Truly an colorfully picture.
Nice composition, good presentation, TFS.
Have a nice Tuesday,
josepmarin (58359) 2012-06-05 6:57
always it is interesting to see former photos recovered of our files, as in this case, with this scanned capture that still keeps a good quality.
I like the composition with the palm in the middle of the framing, and the woman sat on the sand, while she enjoy the Sun and the deserted beach.
It is a very suggestive and attractive image.
Well done, my friend.
ikeharel (76297) 2012-06-05 8:32
Apparently not so long ago it was, that we all use to take photos with film and print on paper, just less than 8 years passed...
Nice POV on a beach scenery, Mariusz, dreamy moment...
Waylim (25436) 2012-06-05 9:27
Beautiful and nostalgic image. The scan quality is good. I like the grain from the film image, it really give that sense of olden days. I love the peaceful and solitary mood you have capture with the the lone palm tree and lone person.
AiresSantos (56155) 2012-06-05 10:40
Wonderful place !...
I like a lot this type of places
Palms, sea, beach
Great POV and details
Have a nice evening
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-06-06 4:39
This picture reminded that life is made of good opportunities they should not be missed. This is an image of paradise and dream. The sea, beach, coconut, a pretty woman ... Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
adramad (48484) 2012-06-06 10:18
Simple per marvelous composition, an elegant palm, golden sand, a sea ideal ... that more could you want to relax ... your composition including Mrs. conveys the feeling of not only beauty, but of happiness and tranquility.
Great job, I love it.
Have a good day.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-06-06 11:58
The palm tree is sending my eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the activities on the beach. The lady enjoy the view.
nikkitta (17068) 2012-06-06 13:44
Nice history, a good one
Also great capture and composition of a dream place, beach, calm sea and lots of sun
Well done, congrats for capture and scan
Note: name of..?
Angshu (56760) 2012-06-07 4:49
Don't we all think so...revisiting the old places with our new cameras?
Very nice scene of the palm tree & the woman sitting, seemingly alone, on the beach looking at the distance & perhaps contemplating!
sacimar (27837) 2012-06-07 6:08
good image of this beach in Hawaii, I like the composition with the woman and the palm, it looks an excellent place to relax....
delpeoples (59482) 2012-06-07 6:27
As a new Daddy, I can imagine your opportunities to take new photos would be limited at the moment! But what joy! Anyway, to your photo, it has a great quality especially given its age. I like the vertical frame and the good colours. It's a nice scene, that sand and sea very inviting as we here start our Winter.
Stay well and I hope you're both getting some sleep!
mauro61 (52857) 2012-06-07 13:53
il sogno di ognuno di noi è quello di stare sotto una palma del genere a prendere il sole guardando il mare.
Foto di archivio che hai fatto bene a tirare fuori,
jemaflor (101437) 2012-06-10 1:28
Plaesant view well composed, a good place for a rest and a sea bath, nice soft and warm light, tfs, rainy day in France today !
Royaldevon (41909) 2012-06-19 0:54
I understand exactly what you mean about having the camera long ago. I have just visited a place that I photographed 6 years ago, when I had a much inferior camera. I will be interested to compare the results - although, they always say, it is the photographer that makes the difference rather than the camera. We will see!
This is the personification of peace and contentment. What more relaxing way to spend your time, the warm sun, a protectective tree, the soft sand, a book and the gentlt lapping of the tide.
Have a lovely day,
aliabazari (16252) 2012-10-10 19:07
Hi Mariusz drogi
Uwielbiam ciszę i spokój. Połączenie bardzo pięknym wyświetlaczu. Bardzo dobra ekspozycja.
Dziękuję za piękny rekord
fritzi007 (11904) 2012-10-25 11:30
der Traum vieler Menschen. Anthony de Mello ist ein großer Autour, in seinen Werken ist sehr viel Lebensweisheit!
Cricri (123866) 2016-08-30 12:28
Hawaii pays de rêve, je me vois très bien a la place de la personne a côté du palmier, regardent la mer, sans ordi, ni Gsm, juste écouter le bruit des vagues :-) je sais je rêve :-) très jolie composition, plaisante et reposante
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (39551)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-04-00
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 300, Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 II, Kodak Gold 100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-03 4:11