SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 1 – VISITING NEGOMBO – FISHING IN THE LAGOON

by Antonio Gil January. 29, 2019 819 views

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♫♫ Peter Gabriel-The Family and the Fishing Net ♫♫

Fishing Reasons –

a poem by Edgar Albert Guest

Fish can be bought in the market place,
So it isn't the fish I'm after.
I want to get free from the care-drawn face
And back to an honest laughter,
I want to get out where the skies are clean
And rest by a river's brink,
I want to get out where the woods are green
And I want a few hours to think.
Oh, it isn't the fish I am greedy for,
It's the chatter and song of birds,
And the talk of trees that I've known before.
I am weary of selfish words.
I want to stretch out, just my soul and I,
In a place from the strife afar,
And let a few care-filled hours pass by
As I think of the things that are.
Oh, it isn't the fish that I go to get,
Though there's joy in a swishing line
And a splendid thrill when my grip I set
And a small mouthed bass is mine!
But my soul seems cramped in the stifling air
That is heavy with talk of gain
And I want to get out where the world is fair
And there isn't so much of pain.
Fish can be bought in the market place
But I long for the running streams,
And I want to be free from the care-drawn face
And the city of dreadful dreams.
I want to stretch out, just my soul and I
On a sun-kissed river shore,
And be, as a few mad hours rush by,
The man that I am, once more.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#1 - there is so much going on, I couldn't look away for a long time! Imaging it would be a puzzle with 2000 pieces.
#4 - it has such a calm mood, although its a very busy situation. B/w works perfect! The other one may have the more interesting composition, but it's neverteless less interesting. I don't know why.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Like your perspective about #1 smile
I agree with you on #4. Thanks dear friend

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José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#5 +1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Obrigado Zé. Abraço

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José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#4 +1+1

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José Manuel 11 months, 2 weeks ago

#1 +1

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Russell Smith 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Another beautiful series . I am amazed by how colorful the buses and boats are . Here they are rather boring for the most part .

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 11 months, 3 weeks ago

This is typical from these regions. The more, the merrier

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Bethany Plonski 11 months, 3 weeks ago

So many things to love here! #4 and 5 are my favorites, but not just because of all the wonderful birds! grinning I love the sense of stillness and use of light and shadow.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 11 months, 3 weeks ago

My favorites too my friend. Thank you so much

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Andi Saw 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Forgot reading glasses; I read "Finishing" instead of fishing, and I thought you fell in the water! smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Andi Saw 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Hahahahaha. You're the best

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Bill Baird 11 months, 3 weeks ago

The "C's" -----  Color and Clarity with great detail thrown in. Great series !

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bill Baird 11 months, 3 weeks ago

That's a very interesting comment Bill - The 'C's' smile Thank you

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Camellia Staab 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I love looking at these photo in the enlarged mode because there is some much detail in them and in the smaller version you miss a lot of them.  #4 &5 are very nice. At first I didn't particularly like  #5's tone but as I scrolled up and down looking at the different perspectives the golden glow stood out. Very nicely done as always,.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thank you dear friend. I've mixed these different tones to have a larger range of tones in the post.

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Francesc 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Fantastic set ..I love the fishers ...Great composition

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks my friend. It was a great spot to take pictures

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Björn Roose 11 months, 3 weeks ago

#5 is great ! And in #1 you perfectly managed to have an overview of the harbour AND the focus on this guy on the right smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Björn Roose 11 months, 3 weeks ago

There were lots of good photo opportunities in this small walk by the lagoon banks. Thanks for the comment my friend

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Berckmans Peter 11 months, 3 weeks ago

nice edit on the bus, it really had to stand out from the restinnocent+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 11 months, 3 weeks ago

That was my main purpose. thanks my friend

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