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Digging for bait

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 25 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

As the sun sets over Swansea Bay a solitary figure on the beach searches for bait.
This is posted in advance in case I did hit the road earlier and haven't got back quite yet, in the spirit of keeping things moving along so to speak.

NIKON D70s 1/80 second F/8.0 90 mm (35mm equiv.)

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

wow
its a great composition
i like the framing and colors here
its really impressive
well done

25 Jan 2010 5:50am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

absolutely beautiful image! what a lovely sunset, and so nicely captured

25 Jan 2010 6:01am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely shot with nice light..brings back happy memories of digging for bate with my Dad early in the morning when I was a child.

25 Jan 2010 6:36am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

love the lone figure

25 Jan 2010 6:37am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nice impression of the sunset and the low tide and the wideness of the beach. Great catch.

25 Jan 2010 7:30am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

What a fabulous shot! Just love those textures!

25 Jan 2010 9:42am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

and all alone...lucky person, great photo Grouser :)

25 Jan 2010 10:27am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An image with a huge space but full of light and shadow. A small figure humanizes this big empty space!

25 Jan 2010 1:27pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Nicely captured. What kind of bait are they looking for in this wet ground?

25 Jan 2010 4:51pm

@Self-Indulgence: Lugg Worms I think, or possibly shell fish of some kind

k@ from Paris, France

The leaving man giving the scale is so good here, love this blue hue and the whole atmosphere, speaks of loneliness as much of freedom, sometimes they go hand in hand before we're ready for a true meeting...

25 Jan 2010 5:35pm

don from Spokane, United States

A fine low-water shot of the bay. I like the lonely feeling the tiny figure creates in this shot. Well done.

25 Jan 2010 5:57pm

thami from Morocco

Superbe ambiance marine baignée de lumière!

25 Jan 2010 6:01pm

tataray from France

Les couleurs sont splendides et ce paysage superbe .
Génial.

25 Jan 2010 6:42pm

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

the colors and the composition are wonderful! Did you have rain boots on? Did you get to squish around making funny noises with your shoes? ....It looks awfully muddy ;)

25 Jan 2010 6:56pm

@Marion: It's sand, though the colours in the shot don't give that impression, and was quite firm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love those inky tones in the sand . . the whole image has a feeling of time slowly ticking . . the way it often feels faced with tides.

25 Jan 2010 7:58pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Beautiful colors of sky and textures of sand where reflected light. The space is huge and we have a great sense of freedom.

25 Jan 2010 8:20pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

beautiful capture...the essence of loneliness.


...or of digging for worms!

25 Jan 2010 8:25pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is a slow burner which just grows on me.

25 Jan 2010 8:37pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

What a lonely time consuming hobby, a beautiful shot as the light is fading.

25 Jan 2010 9:25pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

What a beauty! Great lighting and tones. I like the composition and POV a lot.

25 Jan 2010 10:27pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i've seen people lie down in mud like that and reach their whole arm into the sand looking for clams or some nonsense.
beautiful, grouser.

26 Jan 2010 2:17am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I will congratulate you on the mood here while you are there! best...jerry

26 Jan 2010 3:30am

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Love this lighted line near the man...he seems to be surching "her" (the light) and the first level and angle composed the rest of your picture very well.

26 Jan 2010 2:39pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Very nice image !

26 Jan 2010 2:59pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

A nice moment,nicely captured !!

26 Jan 2010 4:12pm

NIKON D70s
1/80 second
F/8.0
90 mm (35mm equiv.)

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