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photoblog image Sketches from the Forgotten Coast: The Harmony

Sketches from the Forgotten Coast: The Harmony

Before I ventured out on my fishing walk into the depth of the shallow bay, I sat down for half an hour right at the edge of the water, just absorbing the scenery and the tranquil sounds of nature. After a while my mind started framing possible shots and I found myself abandoning the fishing gears and walking back to the car for the camera.

This is a rare case of me shooting landscape.

Sketches from the Forgotten Coast: The Harmony

Before I ventured out on my fishing walk into the depth of the shallow bay, I sat down for half an hour right at the edge of the water, just absorbing the scenery and the tranquil sounds of nature. After a while my mind started framing possible shots and I found myself abandoning the fishing gears and walking back to the car for the camera.

This is a rare case of me shooting landscape.

comments (14)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Jun 2008, 02:09
Nice "everyone is a winner" story, VZ.

The fish get to stay in their realm...
VZ bags a beautiful landscape...
VZ's adoring public get to enjoy the fruits of the outing...

Oooops! What about VZ's missus, who was looking forward to a fish dinner? Well...there is always another box of frozen fish cutlets in the bottom of the freezer, I suppose...
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. It's really hard to beat your logic, Ray. I'm touched with your concerns about VZ's missus. Remember, how I started my short story? "Before I ventured out on my fishing walk...". The result of this walk was a few 4-5 pound beautiful sea trouts. The frozen cutlets were a thing of past. smile
  • Nigel Clack
  • Struggling to type at the gym..
  • 3 Jun 2008, 07:56
Nicely balanced, I like the subtle cloud line too.
vz-nostalgia: It took me a lifetime to learn the skill of keeping things in balance, Nig. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jun 2008, 08:42
A well balanced photo- I like the curved lines of the grass, the dancing lines of the clouds, the horizontal, almost parallel lines of land, water, sky, the vertical lines of the lonely tree, the fisher standing in the water, the boat, the soft silhouetttes in the background, the soft reflections, only b&w- "the harmony indeed and the whole scene breathes tranquillity and quietness- I love this pic and would have my forgotten my time and my aims, too!
vz-nostalgia: "...only b&w..." I see you're longing for a color, Ms. Philine. smile Be patient, I'm in a monochrome mood nowadays. When time comes, I'll post in color. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 3 Jun 2008, 08:43
'VZ's adoring public get to enjoy the fruits of the outing'.....what a way to say it...what a way to capture this landscape...what a story to tell, I think Natalya would not mind that you get some fish from the freezer and prepare a delightful meal..the tree on the left does make the picture to me....
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. No, Ms. Astrid. No frozen fish is accepted in this house. I got my family spoiled with a fresh daily catch. smile
Regarding the tree. Yep. Of course. It holds the image. Without it everything would fall apart.
I agree with Philine and Astrid - that tree is great....

Fishing is a good peaceful way to spend a day, in my opinion smile
vz-nostalgia: For me fishing is not only peaceful, Aksel, it has a meditative quality. I fully submerge into the nature and absorb every little thing around me: a couple of sting rays passing by in silence a few feet from me; a trout jumping out of water, chasing minnows; an egret walking along the shore line, doing the same thing I do, i.e. fishing; a giant turtle pops her head right in front of me... That's a recharge time for me. smile
Well I suggest you do some more.
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. I'll try, Bill, but the beauty of most landscapes are so elusive and almost impossible to reproduce in photography.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jun 2008, 15:17
I like the composition of this one - love the sweep of the land into the water and that wavy line of clouds and of course the gloriously dark silhouette of the tree.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: Well, seems you described everything in the picture, Ingrid. Could've said "nice shot" instead. Hahahaha. Just kidding. smile
When everything else fails, a good composition always helps. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jun 2008, 16:37
"only b&w"- no, today a kind of praise for you - because stressing this impression of harmony by b&w!
vz-nostalgia: Oops. Apparently, I misread you. Do you really think it's much harder to achieve a sense of harmony in b&w?
Magnificent.

The tree is stunning and I like the fact that the eye is drawn to both sides of the frame.
vz-nostalgia: That fact is called a balance, Paul. smile
That single tree combined with the walker and the boaters makes a great shot.
vz-nostalgia: I would agree with you on that, Mike.
I bet you still have remnants of snow in your part of Canada. smile
  • Ginnie
  • back from Hawaii!
  • 5 Jun 2008, 02:18
I can tell this isn't Lake Lanier, VZ! (sigh) But wherever it is, it clearly struck a chord in you that inspired you. Thanks for passing it on to us!
vz-nostalgia: No, Ms. Ginnie. Not Lake Lanier. That's St. Joseph's Bay at Cape San Blas in between Panama City and Apalachicola, Florida.
  • makoto
  • Sapporo, Japan
  • 5 Jun 2008, 04:42
Beautiful shot. I want to go to there with my wide-angle lens. What a wonderful place.
vz-nostalgia: Sure. Come over, Makoto, while dollar is still at the bottom. smile
Harmonious symphony of thirds.
vz-nostalgia: The Thirds is the Canon of photography. Do I sound like Pachelbel? smile
I love fishing, used to go all the time with my dad when I was young. It's a nice departure doing landscapes, we're both in a stage of transition and experimentation right now it seems honey. Isn't it exciting!

Hugs

Lisa x
vz-nostalgia: It seems like a stage of transition is my permanent stage, Ms. Lisa. smile
Landscape photography requires much more serious approach and knowledge than I currently possess. I will probably leave it till better times. smile
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