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The fog carries  the horizon away to the sunrise...
The fog carries the horizon away to the sunrise...

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Contre-jour (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 17.5-45mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Paternoster Fishing Village
Date: Apr 1, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Black and White, Rural
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2007

With a nod to Ted Hughes' "Gog":

The horizon bears the rocks and trees away into the twilight.
I lie down. I become darkness.

On the beach in the fog - these little fishing rowing boats slid in onto the beach, out of the mist every half hour or so - silent and smooth. They were carrying lobsters. Very poor, depressed area of the West Coast: a major fish factory was shut down a while ago, leaving many families destitute.

Paternoster Fishing Village, West Coast, Cape. Early morning fog and fishermen.

Place: 38 out of 332
Avg (all users): 6.1299
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8553
Avg (non-participants): 6.3366
Views since voting: 1162
Views during voting: 277
Votes: 177
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/12/2007 06:43:05 PM
This photo feels ancient, like a ritual time of fishing participated in throughout the ages.
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04/11/2007 02:16:41 PM
I had this as one of my top picks glad to see it do well, it is a wonderful photo!

Message edited by author 2007-04-11 14:54:13.
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04/11/2007 02:10:49 PM
Wonderful! You should sell this as a print.
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04/11/2007 11:29:54 AM
Thanks Jutilda, Sandy and Germaine - your opinions mean a lot. Pleased that there was some recognition of my efforts. I do like this one too. Somehow the placing this time round didn't hurt much...must be growing that thick skin!
04/11/2007 11:10:31 AM
38th? Woah. I thought it was magnificent. Maybe too subtle for the DPC crowd.
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04/11/2007 11:00:28 AM
Excellent capture of the "non-horizon". I love the texture of the water in the foreground.
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04/11/2007 10:37:38 AM
Wow! This one is AWESOME! It belongs on the front page in my opinion! Congratulations on obtaining such a wonderful photo!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/09/2007 02:24:15 PM
Wonderful exposure on this photo. The light really add to the charm of this grandfather/grandson outting(or at least that's the story I'm seeing). Well done!
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04/06/2007 02:52:06 AM
One of the best. I can almost hear the non-verbal communication between two old friends who have done this drill hundreds of times. Of course it probably turns verbal when one of the men drops the others fishing pole!

edited for mixed up words ;)

Message edited by author 2007-04-11 02:30:24.
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04/05/2007 07:23:03 PM
Anticipation. Doesn't really conform well to theme
04/04/2007 07:58:53 PM
like this alot, great composition and tones.
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04/04/2007 11:13:09 AM
Well done. I Like it. There are a distracting point in the upper right. I don´t know what´s that.
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04/04/2007 10:51:44 AM
oh nice. i'd probably lighten it up a bit to lose the horizon completely or should i say: let the light carry away the horizon, 8
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04/04/2007 09:31:43 AM
This is absolutely stunning. I love the midtones and shadows, creating silhouette, yet you can still distinguish details on both of the men. The boat creates a lovely line as well. 10
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