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Not gone fishing

Not gone fishing
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Copyright: Hannes du Buisson (bemawu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 58 N: 75] (1641)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-02
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Mood
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-10 10:56
Viewed: 6122
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The day after new year, after enjoying excellent weather the whole holiday, things turned and a nasty wind started to blow. Nobody came close to the beach, obviously giving me a nice opportunity to get a shot without people in the background. One can almost see and feel the cold and wind here...

Oh, and I forgot to add - right in front of you lies Sylvia Shoal, one of the most unspoilt and pristine reefs in the world. If you scuba dive, this is the place you have to go. From here to Vilanculo are of the few places in the world where you still find the Dugong, a mammal responsible for the myth of mermaids. So the story goes: These Dugong females have boobs, like woman. They feed on sea grass. When they surface, sometimes they have sea grass on their heads, which looked like long hair. This, jointly with the boobs and sailors too long away from home (and their woman) made them belief it was mermaids. Off course the Rum must have played a signicant role too.. :-)

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  • Great 
  • Rob Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 180 W: 5 N: 15] (1455)
  • [2007-05-10 11:25]

Hi Hannes, great mix of textures and tones. :)

Hello Hannes!
Lovely place!!!
Great colours and good clarity in your composition!
Nice perspective!
Excellent done!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-05-10 12:19]

Hi Hannes,
Superb sea landscape with a very animated sky and sea! I can feel the wind which agitate the straw of the hute's roof. The beautiful composition reveals your very good sense of space. Textures and colors are stunning! Very well done! Annie

Hello Hannes!
Beautiful composed photo with just great stormy atmosphere.Nice colours and POV.

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  • Kicki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 0 N: 53] (1189)
  • [2007-05-10 12:51]

Fantastic coloyrs and composition! I love it:)

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  • BMYNBR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 2 N: 130] (1410)
  • [2007-05-10 13:03]


This does give some spectacular clouds Hannes!
A very nice and good composition...
hmm... would love to be there for a bit.
well... not now.. have to prepare for China now!

Absolutely a great image Hannes. Baie mooi!

Hi Hannes,

Lovely image, terrific saturation ,colours and sharpness. I have just got my new 22" lcd monitor and your image looks almost 3D.


Good subject, well framed, good exposure, stunning coloring...

Hi Hannes,

Beautiful colours and lovely sy in your pictur.
Nice POV.
Well done!


  • Great 
  • cora Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 13] (455)
  • [2007-05-10 21:43]

wuau hannes! this place is incredible. you select a good pice of the beach. excelent colours and textures. Realmente Envidiable.gracias
fantastic. besos

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2007-05-10 23:48]

Hi Hannes...
Very nice picture, the composition is just perfect, I like the warm tones on the sun, George

Exceelent Hannes. Lovely tropical colours, a good POV and well detailed. An ever so slight tilt to the horizon but not enough to spoil the image. TFS,

A beautiful crisp and clean shot Hannes. Excellent colours and composition.
Greetings from Greece

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  • Rusty1 (79)
  • [2007-05-11 2:51]

I like the very vivid colours, especially the boat. Thanks for the info as well which made for very interesting reading. I wish more of us would take the time to do the same for interesting places.

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
  • [2007-05-11 11:56]

Great shot Hannes. Very interesting colours and good composition, TFS.

Hi there hannes ... This photo has just the right mix of everything , personally I love it . From the little hut , to the old rugged looking boat with some bright colors inculded on it , blue water with white caps , blue sky with clouds , sandy beach with vegetation . Overall , just an awesome shot . Great work . Thanks for sharing .

Hi there!
What a great capture - WOW!
I love the crisp details in everything in the shot! The colours are sharp too, and your composition is perfect.
Superb title too!
Well done!

Hello Hannes,
your image is an open window to the seaside! Excellent colours and clarity! The point you chose to take this one is very good. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,

Beautiful work - wonderful composition and point of view. I love the colours and the fresh atmosphere.

stunning image Hannes - great editing. We will see you there later this year!


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2007-10-01 2:21]

Excellent image...
Excellent composition and colors...
Greetings from Montenegro...

Lovely. The clouds create a stunning atmosphere. Moz seems to be like that. We've experienced the same type of quick weather changes there. A pity we missed Inhambane. Seems to be a stunning place.

Hi Bemawu, lovely photo, great colours and depth of field, and pov.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Hannes.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

looks like a painting! magnifico!

we had a tv sitcom about "dugong" and she is ugly. :-)

  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-12-03 20:52]

Nice chilly mood captured with wind and colours. TFS. K2

Beautiful photo with excellent composition and colours. We can feel the wind.

wow hannes a perfect shot
very good composition great lights and perfect
colours I love this shot
best regards Toba
ps:i will add to my favorites

  • Great 
  • datis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 104 W: 4 N: 30] (642)
  • [2008-05-02 8:45]

Very nice color composes. Perfect.

very nice shot. perfect tone and sharpness

Hi, Hannes, perfect...

I love it. Excellent landscape photography. Looks like a painting.

Hello Hannes,

waaauw great shot ! Nice to look at. Good colours and light.


Simply beautiful!

Hello Hannes,
this image displays great personality.
There is very good symmetrical balance in the composition. Colours are top class and the sharpness and overall photographic quality are excellent.

Best regards, Daniel

wonderful photo....scene. just love it. it looks like my home...where I live in Florida USA, my small town still has the natural beaches with little population. and we still have the beauty of natural vegetation. Also, I've visited Africa and LOVE it there and the people (and of course the animals). I'm new to TL and this is the first time I saw your photo. thank you! You made me smile. :-)

WOW, the colors are great, everything is well in focus. The clouds add depth and the shore line adds great DOF! You can see the wind in the hut and that makes it look mystical. The gren up front paired with the colors of the boat are awesome.Couldn't be better, great job!

Hello Hannes

Nice colors, Sharpness, details..


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