E.J.Wilkins

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Optimism?

A fisherman. I thought it was at Praia da Rocha, to the north of Lisbon not too far from Obidos, but I think I may have the wrong name.

The sea that day was magnificent. It isn't quite as perilous as it looks, the beach slopes downwards quite steeply and we were watching from quite a distance, a fair bit higher up.

Optimism?

A fisherman. I thought it was at Praia da Rocha, to the north of Lisbon not too far from Obidos, but I think I may have the wrong name.

The sea that day was magnificent. It isn't quite as perilous as it looks, the beach slopes downwards quite steeply and we were watching from quite a distance, a fair bit higher up.

comments (16)

Great shot Ellie!
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 23 Jun 2007, 01:16
I'd rather him than me. I've never quite managed to get into fishing. The sea IS magnificent..
What fabulous surf. Only after extreme storms do we ever get surf like that on PEI. A beach I go to in Mexico that is famous for surfing is like this. I love it so much, the sound, the smell and the feel of the spray is magic. Thanks for this. It made my day.
That sea is great and I wonder how the break is a liitle furhter back as I think surfers might like it but I hate fishing, no time for it but my best mate loves it, I think I'll show him this one Ellie.
EJWilkins: What I liked as much as anything else was the lumpy horizon, I was so pleased it came out on the pictures I took ... and I took a couple or three wink
I'm not so fond of fishing either, but I enjoy eating them
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 23 Jun 2007, 02:44
It's a great action shot, Ellie. I love the bombastic sea and I'd gladly fish like this if I had all the right equipment and had the sea so accessible!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jun 2007, 03:07
This is great! Pastel colours are an interesting counter-point to the roiling sea. I like how your perspective...looking down onto the beach...have made the sea seem huge.
Wow, that's beautiful. It must have been wonderful to actually be there.
EJWilkins: It was, I got some quite good pictures too, but just haven't got round to using them yet smile
  • Kay
  • 23 Jun 2007, 04:29
This is a powerful image, Ellie! Very well done. Makes you think of how powerful the ocean is...if only we can harness that kind of energy!
Wow what a wave !!! Nice movement shot Ellie
Ellie, this is really cool. The perspective shows the man dwarfed by the powerful sea.
The guy seems so little in front of the wild ocean... and you're right, he is optimistic !! smile
Nice picture Ellie - brings back many memories of when I used to beach fish like this in the UK. Got wet and cold many times caught few fish but couldn't get enough of it. David.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jun 2007, 13:27
The rough sea, the fisherman and his action - this could have been somewhere on the SA coast. Great shot.
EJWilkins: It was the Atlantic coast of Portugal in February, so the same bit of sea just a bit further north wink
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 24 Jun 2007, 16:01
A very energetic image, looks like the fisherman will have to run backwards at a high rate of knots very soon. Well caught.
Un mar embravecido que has captado muy bien, a├▒adiendo al pescador y haciendo una hermosa composici├│n! smile

An enraged sea that you have caught very well, adding to the fisherman and making a beautiful composition! smile
  • milou
  • sunny Southampton
  • 10 Jul 2007, 12:58
Good wave action.

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