The summer is short for the beach sellers of our state, Paraná, in the southern Brazil. People just enjoy the beaches from middle december untill the Carnaval, with some extra little activity during march. We have been living some extra summer days right now, with temperatures around pleasant 25-28C, but the beaches are almost empty, believe me, like gost cities.
In a few days the autumm will open its wings over us (where the hell is the autumn now?) and the temperatures will fall down to 15-20C and the beach sellers will do anything else untill december. Well, I am sure that they already are doing something different to live..
Here you see a woman in the middle of february selling cotton candies, weathervanes (I don´t know if is it the right name) and the local typical and famous "barquilha" (You can find it beside the wheel. It is a large, sweet and thin crust home made with flour and water). Its very cheap.
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InasiaJones (30028) 2007-04-25 21:33
Great composition, where the beach emptiness you’re talking about is tangible.
The colours are beautiful particularly the pastel blue of the water. The saleswoman stands out perfectly from the background. The candies add a nice and rich touch to the image.
banyanman (7772) 2007-04-25 22:18
Good composition, Zeca - I like how you have excluded the horizon to focus attention on the beach seller on her bike. It would have been good if she was a bit brighter, but of course she is too far away for a fill-flash and if you had opened another stop the sea would have been over-exposed - so this was probably the best compromise. Intereting note too. Cheers. . . David
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2007-04-26 7:51
I like this simple composition it is so clean and clear. Magnificent, this truly is wonderful shot.
lucasgalodoido (21046) 2007-04-26 9:05
Brasileira mesma essa imagem! Gostei da nitidez e da luminosidade!
Parabéns e Abraço!
pboehringer (770) 2007-04-26 11:42
A pessoa esta colocada exatamente no canto correto, apesar de eu nao estar convencido que esta forma de venda na praia ser a mais apropriada. Trabalho duro para pedalar na areia e ela passa rapidamente pelos vendedores sem eles terem tempo em pensar sobre uma compra. Quando finalmente a decisao ta ai e la ja se foi ...
feather (51128) 2007-04-26 12:17
Well composed image leaving plenty of space in front of the cyclist for her to ride into. The background of sea is both interesting and unusual.
lasscor (7640) 2007-04-26 16:53
Lovely beach scene.
Lovely blue pastel water, waves, and touch of colors given by the cotton candies ("barbe à papa" in french language).
berseph (1758) 2007-04-26 23:56
Must be difficult bike riding on the beach. I'm about as far away from a beach now that I can be unfortunately; hopefully soon though. Love your post here; the candy she is selling really lights up the scene.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-04-27 10:03
I like this picture.
Soft colors are pleasant, and you framed perfectly the seller, IMO.
toto (0) 2007-04-27 12:06
Belle photo, bien prise,bien cadrée, bons détails bien nets. La femme est bien placée, elle peut encore pédaler avant de sortire de la photo. Amitiés Thomas
Docarmo (9639) 2007-04-27 12:12
Linda foto, com o destaque do colorido "arsenal" da bicicleta. O contraste com o azul do mar (que está magnífico) ficou muito artístico. A imagem associada à sua nota informativa nos transporta à praia e às mudanças sazonais.
Maria do Carmo
agbonavita (0) 2007-04-27 19:02
Olá Zeca, gosto da composição, acredito que faltou um pouco de luz o que prejudicou um pouco as cores. Vejo queatingiu a marca dos 8000 pontos, parabéns amigo.
axiotea (21647) 2007-04-28 2:48
I wish the temperature could be between 25/28°C which is very pleasant, because where i stay is more like 35/40°C since weeks!
Good capture of the seller riding her bicycle, in search of eventual customers, but as you said in your note the beaches are almost empty. The colors are well rendered and the one from the candy-floss is an eye catcher. A good framing as well.
pablominto (53744) 2007-04-28 2:53
A simple composition, well balanced and with attractive details!
Beach actgion is well captured, the surf is an attractive bonus!
cobbydale (1958) 2007-04-29 6:48
A fine composition Jose, and a great use of your telephoto lens to get this. Good colours too.
kermit350 (9012) 2007-04-29 11:59
Hello, a bicycle on a beach it is not very frequent, that was to be painful for these salesmen under a high temperature of 25° - 28°, detail them bicycle are quite visible as well as the tire rallys to take part in the bet dakars, one feels almost the marine spray, sincerely............................Hello José, un vélo sur une plage c’est peu fréquent, cela devait être pénible pour ces vendeurs sous une température élevée de 25° - 28°, les détailles de la bicyclette sont bien visible ainsi que les pneu rallyes pour participer au pari dakars, l’on ressent presque les embruns marins, bien amicalement
Cretense (68671) 2007-04-30 7:25
Great daily life scene and excellent portrait. Simple but perfect composition and a very natural take with a journalistic aproach. Congratulations!
Flavia (10352) 2007-04-30 23:47
Gosto da simplicidade desta foto. O momento certo, a vendedora parece perdida em seus pensamentos enquanto pedala... Belas cores e nitidez perfeita.
Burberry1 (6041) 2007-05-01 11:37
Great, natural shot,
fantastic moment, good wxposure and timing.
I like the compo and calm atmosphere here.
A g n i e s z k a
Floydian (30970) 2007-05-02 6:25
Very nice catch with that lady on the bike and the way you placed here a bit to the right is well thought.
Great note also...thanks.
siolaw (37642) 2007-05-02 9:36
A very nice capture of this cycling beach seller, with good framing and subject position, nice colors and sharpness.. it could be a little brighter but no problem as it is still nice!
lucasdasilva (557) 2007-05-03 8:44
I am bak after holyday in USA. And I see you have some veri good images here. This good and simple and position also.
scobert (5355) 2007-06-27 12:18
You have taken the tropical and beach scenes with such passion and thoughtfulness. Your great variety of photos comes with your intimate knowledge of the area and your experience as a photographer. This is a wonderful photograph!
JEPC (1305) 2007-07-13 9:59
Ótimo registro da atividade, sempre alegre e colorida, dos vendedores de praia do Brasil.
- Copyright: Jose A Hauer (zeca) (19762)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-02-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Beach sellers, People, Stunners - part III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-25 20:30