Vina Del Mar or "vineyard by the sea" is Chile's 4th largest city. Its located on the western coast, about 1.5 hours drive from the capital Santiago.
We stopped off here to grab lunch before continuing on to Valparaiso, as most people do.
As we were waiting for our bus, we spent some time on the beach, and wouldn't you know it, this lone fisherman with his red hat was here all by himself.
Hope you like it
Enjoy your weekend everyone
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Sergiom (45527) 2013-08-10 4:39
Il penche par en avant comme si il devait braver un vent fort de face. Seul au monde avec sa cane contre les vagues et les poissons. La composition est excellente.
snunney (72762) 2013-08-10 4:59
An image that emphasises the vastness of the ocean with that wonderful sky and the lone fisherman standing in the surf. I like the light and colours.
Janusz1974 (2497) 2013-08-10 5:53
Wonderful shot! I like the composition, with the lone fisherman silhouetted against the water. Superb!
jadesgran (3993) 2013-08-10 6:34
How wonderful to have the whole beach to yourself!The fisherman is suitably placed in the frame and with the soft colours of sky and sea it makes a very pleasing shot.
chrisvek (6995) 2013-08-10 6:51
Another excellent photo of your gallery.Awesome details and magnificent atmosphere.Great lightning usage and depth.Simple but very good framing.
All the best
frunchy (1517) 2013-08-10 7:11
i like your new love for nature pics, especially that you use a wide lens to capture such scenes.
Simple Image, but well composed, good horizon Position and good Placement of the fishermen. I can imagine how wonderful this lonelines on such a beach must be.
TFS, best regards, F.
holmertz (31340) 2013-08-10 10:45
That red cap means a lot. He chose it well for you. It's really the only little detail that breaks the dominance of mild grey, blue, green and brown tones. Sometimes small details can make or break a picture.
emka (64182) 2013-08-10 11:53
Hi Craing, how strange that on this beach there was only this one fisherman in a red cap. Good tiny red accent. Wasn't he wet the next moment? . Nice view of the angry sea.
jcpix (6596) 2013-08-10 13:55
Looks like he's about to fall forward into the surf! :) Aren't these just some of the best...the unintended, happenstance kind of opportunities? Some of the pictures I've taken that I enjoy the most are the ones where I've simply sat down for a rest and had something catch my eye that would have otherwise gone completely unnoticed.
Love what you've done to not only take advantage of the situation, but how you've arranged it to have that feeling of isolation. May not have had the best light for contrast...but hey, those kinds of things are out of our control. That being said, you've still come away with nice, soft tones and your usual keen eye for composition and sharp focus. Hope he got his catch!
Take care my friend,
lousat (64243) 2013-08-10 15:27
Hi Craig,a minimalistic composition,very nice and peacefull,i can hear only the sound of the sea and the wind on my face,a beautiful capture under a very nice sky,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-08-10 17:10
beautiful one Craig...anything that has to do with the sea it fascinates me and this is a beauty of color and of contrast!!
all the best
Sonata11 (31245) 2013-08-10 21:53
very beautiful composition of fisherman and the beautiful beach with an amazingly beautiful photo job. Awesome !!! I love it.
All the best and have a great WE,
jjcordier (67292) 2013-08-10 23:02
Il y a plus "d'écume" dans le ciel que sur la mer! je ne sais pas si la pêche a été bonne pour l'homme mais, toi, tu as fait une jolie prise!
Nicou (105903) 2013-08-11 0:02
Fantastique vue quel ciel blanc et ces forme il se fond il est merveilleux avec les vagues blanches et ce pêcheurs grandiose compo.
Bravo et amitié
marabu61 (5879) 2013-08-11 4:16
I am always surprised that there is fish to catch in the surf on the beach, but as one can see these fishermen on many a beach around the world, I suppose there is.
Great open sky and good perspective on the fisherman.
I could imagine that this scene would work very well in black and white also? It could make a very moody shot then.
have a great sunday
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-08-11 6:45
He looks almost lost as he faces out into the vast sea, and there is a good sense of him being alone in your capture. Great positioning of him in the frame too.
cagla (3794) 2013-08-11 9:20
Hi Craig, nature photos were not your favorite but I think with your last uploads you showed that you're an expert in them too. The effect of the wide lens on clouds is wonderful. I loved the place. Thanks for sharing.
worldcitizen (5629) 2013-08-11 17:38
I really like this sea view, and the vast cloudy sky in this shot. I also think you included just the right amount of sand in the lower left corner. I must admit, though, that with this wide angle capture, it looks like that poor fisherman is being pulled towards the sea by some giant invisible magnet! Ha ha! It's a good thing his feet are planted firmly in the sand beneath him. :-)
Indrasish (2351) 2013-08-12 0:45
Excellent Shot Dear Craig,
Love the composition with this lonely fisherman.. Superb image quality and awesome fg and bg.. Love the cloudy sky.. But if you upload it with BW version it will be also best..
Good afternoon and wish you all the best..
Didi (51327) 2013-08-14 8:55
Interesting priority to the sky with soft lights ambiance
Very nice scene
marina7 (7162) 2013-08-18 12:33
you have your own version of "the man and the sea" (he's definitely not old) and it's a stunning one. I always wonder how you manage to get the most awesome sky patterns in your shots. Here it's a perfect match with the sea and the waves, as if by design. Oh, and the red cap... a cherry on the cake?:))
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (45588)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-10 4:18