The photograph shows the rising sun in the direction of Lisbon, Portugal, 6030 km (3745 miles) from a beach at Corolla on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, USA. Lisbon and Corolla are almost at the same latitude (36.17° N for Corolla and 38.44° N for Lisbon). I was strolling along the beach at the ungodly hour of 5:22 am when I came across a fisherman, wistfully looking in the direction of Lisbon, where the time would have been 11:22 am, and the sun almost directly overhead.
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bema (26409) 2011-06-15 22:53
an interesting note, and for sure a very nice capture of that sunrise.. like a lot the colors and the perfect composition at all..
thanks for sharing, see you around, regards Bernd
daddo (26482) 2011-06-15 23:16
Merhaba Bulent Bey. You give the man a lot of credit placing such thoughts into his head. if he is like most people fishing, he is thinking little, if at all.(I know that is not possible, but the sound of the waves tends to numb the mind so early in the morning.) For you it seems to do the opposite. Nicely balanced composition and excellent exposure and colours. selamlar. Klaudio.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-06-15 23:22
Hi Bulent, Super photo of this scene in Portugal at 05.22,of this Fisherman,love how the sunrise rays catch the waves, lots of catching going on, Cheers Iain.
jemaflor (93143) 2011-06-15 23:39
Well captured, good light effect on the waves and lovely warm reflections, well composed with the man, tfs.
ManuMay (36097) 2011-06-15 23:58
You know...I love to wake up early and catch sunrises too!!
This is a very beautiful one, wich an excellent light management and colours, contrasts had been handled superbly this time...And the title is really great, creative, surpresive, clever!! Good idea!!
Have a nice day...
samson (1355) 2011-06-16 0:00
You are a sunrise person, I am not. I never get up early enough to catch a sunrise. Prefer sunsets. Except when I go fishing. Then I will be as crazy as the guy in the photo - catching fish in the dark
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-06-16 1:10
Hello Professor Atalay,
I thank you for the generous review. I did not know that they are pans, though I wondered why they didn't have a set of wings as they always do. I must re-correct the title and my note. Thank you for pointing out such an important error. I am learning.
Your thought is traveling to a far away place, to more than 6000 km away. There are numerous photos of sunsets, but it is rare to see a photo taken so early in the morning. Sunrise like this one certainly makes rising early in the morning worthwhile. Directly pointing camera at the sun, you have created a very dramatic beginning of another day. your photo looks far away. I can almost hear the sound of ocean waves. It is good to be an early riser. I am certain that this photo made getting up so early in the morning a pleasurable experience. I do not know if you have ever noticed, but it is certainly one of the most emotional photo that you present to us. With my at most compliments,
Very best regards,
serp2000 (43100) 2011-06-16 1:49
Good idea, excellent photo and very informative note.
ines8 (6112) 2011-06-16 2:02
Merhaba, Bulent Bey,
Splendid picture,fantastic colours, a very beautiful moment of the day with a magical light.
jhm (148640) 2011-06-16 3:39
One of the most beautiful picture out of your gallery.
Technical perfect, two big waves on the horizontal, line this gives a very well action image.
Also the fisherman give dynamic to the picture.
You took a splendid image with original colors, and lovely reflections.
Splendid composition, lovely presentation too.
Excellent done, TFS.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-06-16 4:44
Hello Bulent! Have a shot that leaves the eye to wander round the fisherman in a detail of the sea with waves! combined with the warm sky and the morning a pleasurable experience! is impressive and highlights the beauty and charm of the landscape! with variations of orange color in levels! Best regards
MLINES (12516) 2011-06-16 4:58
Hi Bulent, A warm and friendly image. Away from the maddening crowd. Early in the morning at the beach is often the best time of the day. All cares are forgotten here. TFS. Murray
Sonata11 (33737) 2011-06-16 4:58
This seascape is very well taken.Wonderful sunset. I love it.
Colors and sharpness are super.
Excellent composition, pleasant for look at.
Perfectly well done.
All the best,
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-06-16 5:55
Hello Bulent - I have been told that surf fishing is a wonderful way to unwind, perhaps this fisherman was miles away in his mind, or dreaming of the one that got away or perhaps just enjoying a beautiful sunrise. Thanks for sharing this beautifully composed image the colours of which are superb. I particularly like the orange highlights on the crests of the waves. best regards Rosemary
npecanhuk (73490) 2011-06-16 6:02
Lovely picture with a special composition with that informal fisherman!
I also enjoyed the management of light and colors!
TFS - congrats,
Nicou (136032) 2011-06-16 10:01
merveilleux ciel magique un rêve, superbe compo avec ce reflet,s quelle chance il a se pêcheur de se trouver dans un tel décor et ce vagues, superbe.
Bravo et maitié
patdeph (35748) 2011-06-16 10:38
i think that the colors are superb,it was early for a sunset,but this is exactly the same.Its reflection of the water is superb,and the fisherman is very well place for a good balance of the picture.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-06-16 10:47
Ola Bulent ,
beleza esta tua imagem com o nascer do sol no horizonte em linha com Lisboa :) , muito bonitos os tons dourados na agua, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
PaulVDV (26622) 2011-06-16 12:20
This sunrise is very nice with the whole sky in beautiful reddish tones and also giving a warm glow on the water surface.
Very good in this composition is the inclusion of the fisherman and his place on the picture with his fishing line reaching for the reflected sun.
Best regards, Paul
annjackman (21674) 2011-06-16 12:52
This was well worth the early morning stroll. The composition is very strong with the fisherman positioned in just the right place. The light on the water is very beautiful and I particularly like the way it is picked up on part of the waves. I might have considered cropping out the over-exposed sun but just a personal preference. An excellent and very enjoyable picture. Thankyou so much for sharing this.
Kind Regards, Ann
vasilpro (41215) 2011-06-16 15:02
Wonderful sunset composition, great atmosphere, beautiful scene with the fisherman and tha waves, excellent POV, smart title, lovely light and colors, TFS!
danyy (0) 2011-06-16 23:00
moment privilégié da la journée avec un contre jour assez facile à dompter, donnant des couleurs agrumes très agréables. Le premier plan apporte mouvement et fraicheur.
My best regards.
Graal (101694) 2011-06-16 23:36
nice composition and view. Good shot during the sunset time. Pleasant warm hues. Fine silhuette of lone angler. I like it.
Have a nice day.
tober (8797) 2011-06-16 23:58
Merhaba Sayın Hocam, ABD'nin Corolla sahili güne merhaba derken, Lizbon'da sardalya ızgaraların dumanı öğle yemeği için tütmeye başlamıştır bile.
Ellerinize sağlık, saygı ve sevgiler.
abmdsudi (50430) 2011-06-17 7:38
Love the way how you relate your attractive note to this wonderful image. A beautifully composed sunrise image with sufficient detail in shadow area. A picture of serenity and a dreamlike feel to it. There's a beautiful feel about this photo, love the varying shades of warm tones in the sky areas. A wondeful image, Brilliant work, Congrats, Best regards
Silvio1953 (136585) 2011-06-17 9:41
Ciao Bulent, romantic composition with fisherman, wonderful warm colors and splendid sunset light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
PS Artena is half an hour from Rome
subhendu_bagchi (26081) 2011-06-17 10:59
a nice atmosphere here. The reddish- orange tone is looking nice. Fisherman at left add depth to it. Like the light management very much which provided the colours in sea. A beautiful composition indeed. Tfs.
bukitgolfb301 (39578) 2011-06-17 16:34
Hi my dear Bulent
Sorry for my late reaction, as so busy weekday.
Another very artstic impressive shot as your own way.
Very dynmic and also fantastic presentation by perfect framework and well considered compostion as usual. Clear and sharp image as always, red color gradation is marvelous.
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good weekend!
jaywalker (16101) 2011-06-18 3:43
Hi Bulent, A very beautiful & warm looking sky, the colours are just gorgeous & the man with his fishing poll creates a peaceful feel to the shot, the have captured the breaking waves brilliantly, kind regards Wilson.
anokutan (15097) 2011-06-18 3:54
Bülent bey merhaba,
Çok güzel bir gün batımı karesi.Avcının yer alması karenizi canlandırmış.Bir balık eksik:))Saygılarımla.
Atousa (7131) 2011-06-18 6:21
A well composed shot with great elements n lovely atmosphere.. I really like the color of the sky n the reflections on the water.. thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Atousa
paololg (31448) 2011-06-18 7:06
Ciao dear Bulent,
me too, when I am in front of the sea, I like to think what exactly there is on the other side of the sea, and began to make linear calculations, often wrong :-)
You have captured a beautiful image, which shows that it always pays getting up early in the morning to have these beautiful colors. BRAVO!
Ciao, have a very nice Sunday!
emka (91492) 2011-06-18 10:50
Romantic view of the fisherman in thise early hour. I love the colours and the reflection of sun in long waves. He must have been also surprised to see you there. Very beautiful image.
I wonder what was fisherman's catch.
6030 km - long way. After my quite long recent journeys (something like 7000 km by buses and trains plus 19000 by planes) - I am saturated for a moment and enjoy being at home. But for how long?
yedirenk (11244) 2011-06-18 11:20
Merhaba Bülent hocam,
harika günbatımı amosferinde çok şanslı bir balıkçı doğrusu.ışık,yansımalar ve renk tonları muhteşem.dalgaların sesini duyar gibi oldum.güzel bir an..ellerinize sağlık hocam.selamlar,sevgiler
Fis2 (93727) 2011-06-18 14:21
A very interesting place.
I like frame and colors.
Very impressive picture.
Warm regards from Southern Wielkopolska, Poland
JCG (35129) 2011-06-19 1:38
Nothing like a good and beautiful sunrise to start the day !!! And here it is particularly pretty, this fisherman, even if it does not catch fish, has had the satisfaction of seeing these beautiful iridescent colors on the surface of the water. A beautiful and pleasant photo, thank you Bülent.
With all my friendships and a great Sunday,
Matthew-Watt (5934) 2011-06-19 2:28
Thanks for your visit to my Dalai Lama photo. This is a wonderful scene looking out to the vast horizon. While on the Gold Coast yesterday in southern Queensland I also looked towards the horizon knowing that New Zealand and South America could be found a great distance beyond. I enjoy the way that the sunlight catches the crest of the wave in this photo. Well done. Kind regards.
Kielia (24077) 2011-06-19 3:37
this is probably one of your most fascinating compositions accompanied by a very nice note that creates a melancholic atmosphere. The management of the light is excellent, it is amazing how the sun is illuminating the scene. But most of all I like the angler who plays an important role!
gunbud (34066) 2011-06-19 8:13
What a pleasant way to end the day who cares if you catch a fish.
The colors here are fantastic but what I like the most is how the golden light hits the gently rolling surf.
JFS (32459) 2011-06-19 10:03
What a wonderful rising! The human presence is very much appreciated. Delightful shot!
erhan1958 (15615) 2011-06-19 12:48
HARİKA BİR DÜŞÜNCE VE ÇEKİM
Charo (51210) 2011-06-19 14:52
It is a curious title for this picture, but it has its raison d'etre.
A great atmosphere with excellent composition, colors and dynamics.
PJE (20758) 2011-06-19 19:36
Hello Bulent. Regardless of the time difference between Lisbon and Corolla in North Carolina, what made this photo special is your excellent timing for sunrise and fisherman at the shoreline. I love how the photo is broken into three lines of thirds, closest wave, the horizon, and the sky. Add to that a wonderful glowing sunrise sky makes this a very nice day indeed. Thanks for sharing.
ymrk (15051) 2011-06-20 1:56
Muhteşem bir fotoğraf...Çekim zamanı,modelin konumu,gökyüzünün renk geçisi ve dalgalar...Bir ressam çekebilirdi ancak böyle bir fotoğrafı!Sevgiler hocam,
snunney (94777) 2011-06-20 2:18
A fine composition of this attractive sunset scene; I like how you have been able to balance the fisherman against the red ball of the setting sun. Also, the layered effect and the lovely range of red tones. Your note contributes much to the story and the atmosphere of the image.
ciakgiak (30427) 2011-06-20 14:05
credo che il pescatore non potesse immergersi in atmosfera migliore per pescare.
Molto bella quest'atmosfera che ci proponi, questo tramonto dalle mille sfumature di colore completato da un cielo rosso fuoco. Bravissimo.
Un caro abbraccio
jafadabret (56501) 2011-06-20 22:17
Une très belle prise avec ce pêcheur matinal face à la mer immense. J'aime l'équilibre entre l'homme et le soleil. Belles couleurs et beau graphisme !
mauro61 (52855) 2011-06-20 23:50
i tramonti racchiudono sempre splendide atmosfere come in questo caso.
Scena ben composta con il giovane con la canna da pesca sulla riva.
Immagine curata e ben presentata,
delpeoples (56722) 2011-06-21 3:42
Hello dear Bulent
Such a romantic scene, the sunrise, the colours, the lone fisherman. Seems idyllic really. The light off the water really is magical. You captured a special unforgettable moment, thanks for sharing it with us.
macjake (64590) 2011-06-22 12:33
thanks again for your kind words.
we had a very memorable trip, lots of great moments.
and yes, we even visited Berkley, rented a car and took the time to visit - visited the University there.
as for this shot, obviously, its the peaceful nature that is alluring and attractive.
dimmed lighting makes it romantic and soothing for the soul.
have a great day
Waylim (25484) 2011-06-22 13:01
Beautiful photo of the sunrise that reflection the mood of solitary and peace, a time to be appreciate what we have on this earth.
thanks for the photo and your thought.
pablominto (53746) 2011-06-24 23:17
The lazy surf of the Atlantic adds life to the scene!
And of course the angler is an interesting subject, I suspect he is in dreams as he admires this amazing sunset though, letting fish be fish...
A fine composition with a strong imaginary diagonal, lovely colour palette!
papagolf21 (95407) 2011-06-25 0:50
Bonjour, cher ami Bulent,
La mer est un élément capital pour la connaissance des peuples. La mer modèle les moeurs comme elle fait les rivages. Tous les peuples marins ont du caprice, sinon de la folie, dans l'âme.
Félicitations pour cette très belle image.
Docarmo (9639) 2011-06-25 6:55
It's an interesting point of view ;-)... look at the sunrise and see such a far point ;-) Not everybody thinks about it.
The fisherman seems to be more interested in the landscape than in what he is doing... I understand him... with such a beautiful sunrise!
Thanks for sharing,
sacavem (18620) 2011-06-27 2:43
I'm impressed by his wisdom geographically, mainly because I have in common the City of Lisbon. Thank you for your informative note.
..."Beautiful photograph, of a gift of our ground, it gives us these splendid spectacles everywhere in the world. In a friendly way of in love with the "rising and to lay down sun"...
Mari63 (4085) 2011-06-30 11:58
Ciao Bulent, splendida alba, un nuovo giorno sta per cominciare e c'è vita e cìè speranza.
Ottima esposizione. Mi piace la composizione con l'inclusione dell'uomo che pesca.
Didi (60356) 2011-07-03 23:02
Hi my friend
nice view in the sunset .
Very good management of the exposure and good frame quality.
s_lush (16134) 2011-07-09 22:57
The composition with a fisherman makes this colorful sunrise scene looking highly interesting and even philosophical. Excellent moment of capturing, beautiful waves, wonderful colors and perfect quality of the shot!
Angshu (56748) 2011-07-22 6:03
Dear Professor 'A'
A very nice sunset shot, along with your fantastic notes always take a new dimension. The exposure is good bringing out details from the shade. Like the crimson reflection of the sun, especially on the cusps of the waves.
With Warmest Regards
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-07-23 10:37
my friend Bulent
do you know how many times i seat at the edge of the sea and think where it is noght and day sametime depending where i see east or west
On the other hand i feel here the calmness of this place and the horor in Norway - my God it was very sad day today and thanks god there are such shots to calm you
many thanks my dear
kato (11630) 2011-09-08 9:18
You're capturing well seascape with sunset by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see rosy sky, the sea dyed to the sunset and a fisherman in front of beach. And, two big waves with spray of water draw out additional good effect for the whole.
clic (16596) 2011-09-25 9:53
Many thanks for your kind words Bulent
All the ingredients for an appealing setup are gathered in this "last encore" before the curtain falls for good: 3 horizontals that compete with the imaginairy diagonal linking the golden spotlight to the dumbfounded guy whose posture shows he's more interested by the magic moment than by fishing, given he's holding the line only by the right hand!!
shevchenko (19444) 2011-12-04 19:20
Creative shot with enlarge the setting sun, good capture to a man that fishing in the strong tide, distinct image, thanks for sharing an impressive sunset view.
mirosu (15972) 2013-11-21 23:00
Many thanks for your comments and also for congratulation, I appreciate it very much.
I remember your beautiful oak tree photo, I've put my comments on it that time.
I also like this beautiful sunrise photo. Sunrise & Sunset is one of my preferred photo subjects.
This is an excellent photo, the sun and fisher placement in the corners creates superb balance and harmony, the sunlight reflections add nice tones and the foaming water & the fisher add nice life to the scene. All in all superb photo in excellent light & nice colors.
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (37817)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 ED AF Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): MOODS OF THE SEA [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-15 22:50
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