It was risky to taken swimming in the Pacific Ocean on Manly Beach last Thursday; however some people have neglected the DANGER sign board. According to beach announcement some persons have been rescued from strong currents.
Manly – ‘seven miles from Sydney and thousand miles from care’ – can be reached in 30 minutes from Sydney Circular Quay on a traditional ferry.
The ferry may be quite slow but it gives excellent view of the passing harbor-side scenery.
Manly is a very nice holiday place with great beaches, perfect drinking place at Manly Wharf and The Corso, the street named after Corso in Rome, a street which is ending at the Pacific Ocean, nice place for eating, shopping or just sitting and watching the people around you.
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eldancer1 (35535) 2012-12-29 7:45
Why do people ignore warning signs? Is it the challenge? Nice capture of the woman from behind with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (49004) 2012-12-29 8:25
A fine composition of the woman in the foreground and the blurred man further back between two impresive waves. The well placed sign gives the scene a dramatic content, besides being a good eye-catcher with its bold red and black details.
rmajum (1151) 2012-12-29 8:38
Like this picture. The blurred background with waves and the sharp figure in foreground with the danger sign reading, a well composed picture, especially when the lady appears taking a picture. The color combination is attractive with adequate natural light.
Not sure the danger is from current or the... bikini.
Best wishes for the New Year.
lousat (87202) 2012-12-29 8:50
Hi Miro,great idea for a beach pic,i like this composition whit the surfer in the blurred background and whit a perfect dot of fire on the side B of the woman,very well done,have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (94310) 2012-12-29 9:06
fortunately she is safe from the strong currents,so we can see her to shot the man that try to swim with his surf.I like the balance of the scene as the excellent light and colour management.
I wish,to you and your family a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous New Year,Danos
maglex (1980) 2012-12-29 9:47
very nice pattern of bright and dark parts in this image. They are right with this warning sign, the current looks really strong :)
saxo042 (37792) 2012-12-29 15:18
It is indeed interesting to sit up here in the northern part of the world, where it is cold and dark, and being able to enjoy a picture with warmth and sunshine and see that it was taken just the other day. There are many interesting details here, the eye-catching sign is one of them. A nice triangular composition with excellent colours.
Happy New Year
mesutilgim (92402) 2012-12-29 23:18
The danger in my opinion is not the strong current but the model at right !
TFS and all the best for 2013.
Graal (101738) 2012-12-30 1:07
an interesting reportage from the beach. Good captured unusual situation. Image is well composed. Photo well done.
Have a nice day and Happy New Year 2013!
Nicou (136236) 2012-12-30 1:48
Géniale compo en tout cas je crois pas que c'est la dame qui fait danger, elle est très belle superbe quelle image sympa génial.
Bravo et amitié
bayno (18344) 2012-12-30 5:35
excellent BG...the scene is funny and well composed, good managed of dept and a wonderful tones...
all the best for the new here...
pierrefonds (63372) 2012-12-30 5:37
The blurred background is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the warning sign and of the the woman probably taking a picture. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day and Happy New Year 2013.
TopGeo (38216) 2012-12-30 9:35
A fine composition of the woman in beach in the foreground and black details BG. As with the other picture, the lighting is just so lovely. The scene of ocean, a danger the wonderful reflections on the rippled water, to the right of the picture. Happy New Year!
Sonata11 (33737) 2012-12-30 17:07
interesting composition of this scene. Frankly, you captured wonderfrully. I want to wishing you and your family Happy, Healty New Year 2013.
All the best,
delpeoples (56726) 2012-12-30 20:09
You were in Sydney and didn't tell me? :( I would have loved to take you for a Tour - I grew up here in Manly, so it's lovely to see such a funny, unusual and artistic photo. What a great photo and I really hope you enjoyed Australia. Maybe we can meet next time! Anyway, I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and fun 2013. All the best dear friend.
bukitgolfb301 (39676) 2012-12-31 1:21
Hi dear Miro
Wow a nice bikini lady's image, best match with the last day of 2013, haha--. I hope 2013 will be a good year for us. Thanks for your nice postings and your sincere attention to me. Have a good new year!
Takero from cold Tokyo
UlfE (14641) 2012-12-31 3:00
Really well spotted and great timing. The sign, the lady and the gentleman are all very well postioned. To focus on the sign was absolutely correct here. Even if the gentleman is blurred and in the background the focus is on him because the sign and the lady works as a lead-in. TFS and Happy New Year!
Fis2 (93889) 2012-12-31 7:39
Lovely scene... ;)
Good frame and depth.
Curious reportorial shot.
I wish you all the best for you and family in this New Year 2013!
fabbs99 (17129) 2012-12-31 18:26
A Happy New Year and wish you all the best for 2013.Pretty exciting stuff right on the block .Hope to see more exciting things in 2013 from you.The bold colors are a pleasure for the eyes. Great POV and good composition.Very Well done,my friend.
Warmest regards and a happy festive season to you
jacquest (18927) 2013-01-07 8:59
If the lady has probelms with the current, I would gladly volunteer to go and help :)
The two main elements in this image are well placed and the blurred background keeps the attention on them. The light is good and gives warm colors.
thebest (4276) 2013-01-09 0:20
Cheeky shot - My husband would like this.... Danger - danger from the woman or tide... sorry it is just my sense of humour - lovely shot Miro - Excellent perspective & clarity.
batalay (37855) 2013-01-27 19:46
I'm glad the code worked for you and you were able to spiff up your overview page. I like this shot with the obsidian sharp sign, and the blond used as a counterpoint to the sign.
PS now you can use that code as frequently as you like.
abmdsudi (50554) 2013-01-28 19:26
Love your sneaky one! and a good technique, grab her unaware to make the picture speaks even the danger sign begs to be included in the shot Its nicely juxtapositioned to hold the focus on with lovely glimpses of everything within the frame to liven this shot. Shallow depth of field enhance the main subjects further. Indeed a delightful street candid well spotted and presented. Great capture. Congrats
cpontoal (254) 2013-01-29 17:21
very funy this foto. I liked.
fabianoleite (10464) 2013-01-31 12:53
Peopla always defy rules, and sometimes pay an expensive price for that. Anyway you showed it well, with the defying surfist and the prudent woman in contrast. Useful work, well done!
ikeharel (67245) 2013-02-14 8:56
Very dangerous... to stroll along the beach and twist the head on her...you might bump in another warning sign pole...
Good evening Miro,
Nice spotted on the Australia summer time beach, with mystery: how she would look if saw you, and react.
Good clarity on short range, a bit blured on far, but not much disturbance .
jcpix (13846) 2013-02-17 20:56
Love the depth of field on this one, the multiple layers of focus really strengthens the composition. The commonly posted sign is probably not something most people would think to use as subject matter, but with what's included in this shot makes it work perfectly. I guess some people just don't heed to caution! It's a nice, added bonus that you were able to also photograph the photographer...at least I assume that's what she's doing with her hands in front of her face like that!? Nice moment captured and put together. Well done.
maria-v1981 (10932) 2013-03-11 6:47
Funny details in your composition for using the lady and the sign together. The waves show to us that the place is not safe for swim. Very creative moment.
Have a nice evening,
Cricri (115557) 2013-08-21 9:17
Intéressante composition, des vagues assez fortes qui un plaisir pour les surfeurs, mais un danger au vu de la plaque, la dame semble avoir un appareil photo et immortaliser la scène comme tu la faite, belle réalisation
mkamionka (34647) 2015-07-24 7:06
great beach scene! Very well captured. The sign together with a woman bathing near it plus she is photograohing someone else even deeper in water...
Fantastic reportage photo.
Have a great weekend,
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (15984)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-27
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 55-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 DX GED V, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Best of Australia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-29 7:34