This is another photo taken at Näset in Gothenburg.
Along shores and beaches you very often find this kind of life saving equipment. You have seen them in many of my pictures here on TE, very much because I like the red elements in my pictures.
Sweden is a very safety oriented nation. Safety belts for car is a Swedish invention and were first introduced in Volvo in 1959. Cyclists are recommended to always wear helmets. Children who play near water should wear life jackets. There is no end to the authorities´ care for the safety of the citizens.
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Buin (42504) 2009-05-13 23:54
Hi Gunnar (again;-)!
Great, really great. The composition is outstanding here. The inclusion of this wonderul and impressive cloud makes this picture something special. The colour of the rock gives a gorgeous contrast to the blue of the sky. Only some "ingredients" - but a really worth-seeing photo!
dip (23890) 2009-05-14 0:01
Wonderful image Gunnar!
Colors,light management,clarity and sharpness,all are superb!
very well seen and composed,
Disabled_A (0) 2009-05-14 0:41
I confirm: Sweden is a very safety oriented country! :) I can't help welcoming it. (Unfortunately I can't say the same about Russia where the situation is quite the opposite!)
At the same time, this photo looks a little funny to me- not because of the "red element" but because of the composition: this huge white cloud among the others in the blue sky is a very funny BG for the "red element" in the FG :)
Here we see an interesting combination of dynamism (clouds in the BG and the diagonal slope) and static nature (rock).
Excellent light management and very good rich colours! I begin to envy your camera ;)
ophelcia (0) 2009-05-14 0:45
It's a great shot, especially that the equipment is on the rocks, there's no water in the capture...But this is Sweden, safety first...wait if there's tide up...
batalay (40203) 2009-05-14 1:00
The colors and textures are very impressive in your photograph, and indeed the bright red pole and life preserver add dramatic contrasts to both the rock formation and the magnificent cerulean sky. The cloud formation is a bonus, seemingly bursting out from the dome of the rock. Finally, I am grateful for the informative note.
Warm regards from Virginia,
snunney (105613) 2009-05-14 1:05
An unusual and interesting landscape composition with good tonal contrasts. The life belt station adds a different dimension but I especially like the lovely and unusual cloud over the hill; this is the star for me. Very good light, colours and sharpness. It is possible to have too much of a good thing you know ;-)
JanD (0) 2009-05-14 1:58
Very interesting composition. Funny picture. Nice colors, very nice brightness.
Royaldevon (42615) 2009-05-14 2:30
Having spent much of my life with small children, their care and safety education is paramount.
I like your shot for several reasons. Like you, I find that red always enlivens a shot, the clouds are those that you pray for when doing photography, the sharp details are excellent and you have great saturation.
holmertz (58340) 2009-05-14 4:50
This has to be one of your best contributions. It's so simple, but that combination of red elements (including the ladder and the pole) against the naked rock and that peculiar cloud, and the blue sky above, is simply outstanding. You have certainly come a long way since joining TE.
PS and the title too.
ellelloo (6572) 2009-05-14 6:50
A wonderful composition! That impressive cloud on the background of the ladder and pole and the diagonal of the rock are really attractive. I also like the textures of the rock, which are so clearly visible in your razor sharp photo. Perfect light management and very good colours. Bravo! Thanks for the note as well.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-05-14 7:30
A well exposed shot and nicely composed. What struck me was the cloud looming closer. You were at the right place at the right time.
nirvana73 (0) 2009-05-14 13:42
Hello Dear GUnnar
i like blue colors and clouds
good landscape picture
thansk for sharing
Fis2 (105242) 2009-05-14 13:51
Your photo is interesting.
A very nice place.
I like the composition and frame.
Excellent sharpness and light.
The sky add savor of photo.
Greetings from Poland
papagolf21 (108151) 2009-05-14 14:47
Bonsoir, mon ami Gunnar,
Il y a toujours dans vos compositions un attrait particulier. Ici, encore, vous faites preuve d'une belle originalité en nous présentant un cadrage tout particulier en faisant référence à la prévention.
Magnifique tache de couleur et cet étrange environnement. Très belle lumière. Impact réussi sur le lecteur.
skoogmi (39) 2009-05-14 22:46
Kanske är det som Gert säger, en av dina bästa bilder. Hur som helst, en mycket stilren komposition med att alldeles speciellt stratocumulusmoln.
danyy (0) 2009-05-14 23:14
Un ciel très spectaculaire Gunnar,
il m'impresssionne et tu sais que j'aqime les ciels qui ont du caractère, ses teintes contrastent bien avec les roches plus ternes et chaudes.
emka (105648) 2009-05-14 23:45
Hi Gunnar, I noticed it already in your previos picture that the children catching crabs were wearing jackets. Now I understand why. I think it very wise. A bir surrealistic this equipment on the rock. I like the view of the cloud - it is so white1
riclopes (35577) 2009-05-15 0:59
Olá Gunnar, splendid composition made with the safety equipment against the cloud exploding in the sky. The combination of colors and shapes resulted on an atractive creative picture.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-05-15 1:02
Hello Gunnar! Excellent idea, very interesting place. Wonderful sky and cloud. Beautiful light and colours. Good shot. Good luck!
wolf38 (31296) 2009-05-15 2:37
Hello Gunnar. I can only be astonished at the fantastic photos with the small G10. Your current photo is a combination of landscape and graphic organization. The cloud is particularly interesting in the background. Altogether protruding. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Kielia (24077) 2009-05-15 9:10
an excellent contribution to TE! The image is very beautiful, especially the nice contrasts make it very attractive but also your note is highly appreciated! TFS!
alibasarir (15580) 2009-05-15 11:38
nefis mavi renk tonuna sahip gökyüzü ve adeta coşmuş beyaz renk bulutlar harika görünüyor.çok güzel bir bakış açısı olmuş elinize sağlık.
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-05-15 14:07
Well seen, the view is beautiful, great colours and a good composition. The lighting is well done.
elitsa (509) 2009-05-16 12:45
I like this photo very much.. Red&White elements are really nice and the background is just excellent! Vivid colors and good composition! Compliments! And i like your comment :)
jafadabret (56501) 2009-05-16 23:12
J'aime les couleurs et la lumière de cette composition. Le nuage et le rocher semblent là pour mettre les accessoires de sauvetage en valeur. Beau travail !
windosil (1158) 2009-05-17 2:07
Good morning, Gunnar.
The title and the thumbnail made me expect to see an explosion! The reality is much better. The spreading cloud is a great background for the tall pole, the amount of red is just right, and perfect against the colour of the rock. Another great picture with interesting note.
mafegan (8624) 2009-05-18 0:23
A first glance a strange photo - life saving equipment in the middle of a rocky landscape - and no water in sight! Then there is the exploding cloud directly above. Your message about safety is very enlightening. Tfs, Marlene
vinicio (23423) 2009-05-19 9:09
Useful informations and image of high and beautiful contrasts of colors, well seen and done Gunnar, simple but effective image, compliments.
Have a nice tomorrow
UlfE (14641) 2009-05-19 10:47
Very well seen and a funny composition and an unusual subject. I really enjoy such posts. TFS and have a nice evening!
molla (7129) 2009-05-25 0:56
isn't this exactly what we need in time of regression, the knowledge that if we start sinking more there will be some on on shore trowing this life buy.
mesutilgim (97222) 2009-06-01 11:38
A pity that I had missed this one !
Amazing compo which can be easily take place in any contemporary art exhibition place.
Congratulations and TFS
COSTANTINO (68962) 2009-06-12 21:58
A nice scene which looks like a scene from another planet with the rocks around..The sky with the clouds
make the difference,an impressive composition which brings another meaning
regards and compliments
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37966)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-13 23:48
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