SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 1 – VISITING NEGOMBO – DRY FISH

by Antonio Gil February. 02, 2019 804 views
Drying fish at the beach

Drying fish at the beach

The big ones chasing the small ones – Teresa's picture

The big ones chasing the small ones – Teresa's picture

♫♫ Sri Lanka Negombo Dry Fish Market ♫♫

“Dry Fish”

a poem by Na Hee-Deok

Let’s stay in the darkness a while longer, you said.
We don’t know if this is love, you thought.
But the moment your body reached my hand
I knew it was from fear.
You, a dry fish lying on the ground
crackling lightly.
I rubbed my body not to freeze to death;
you spit to wet your scales.
Your scales shone briefly in the darkness,
and there was no reason for you to know my fears.
Me, fearing a growing light like water
streaming into darkness and drenching it;
you, continuing to spit onto your scales.

A long time after, I stared at the dry redfin on the worn table.
It was my first time seeing one, yet I knew you at first sight. Knew you
because they say redfin are caught on autumn evenings upstream beneath the Namdae ice.
But now, scales are broken and once shining eyes are dimmed.
On the old the table splashed in autumn light, the redfins are without words.

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José Manuel 11 months, 3 weeks ago

#6 Estou a falar desta.............. O foco incide apenas sobre a parte inicial do plano deixando o fundo gradualmente desfocado. smile+1

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Fish! I would have taken a billion pictures! Great angles and perspectives!

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I did take a billion pictures smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Bethany Plonski 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Love the perspective in #2 and #6. I never expected to find beauty in dried (drying?) fish!

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

There's beauty in almost everything if we try harder smile Thanks dear Bethany

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
José Manuel 11 months, 3 weeks ago

#3 +1

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
José Manuel 11 months, 3 weeks ago

#1 +1 #5 +1

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Eu gosto mais da #6. smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
José Manuel Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 3 weeks ago

deixa lá ver melhor.................. talvez tenhas razão. Aquele desfoque para o fundo dá-lhe um ar diferente.  Parabens.

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Exatamente. A profundidade de campo funcionou melhor nesta. Obrigado Zé

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
José Manuel Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Estaremos a falar da mesma?? 
Esta não tem profundidade de campo, daí o desfoque final. Deve ter feito uma abertura "f" bem grande, 4 ou 5 de "f"........... ou não estaremos a falar da mesma coisa???

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Eu falei em profundidade de campo no sentido lato. Aqui, era precisamente a pouca profundidade claro. Bem observado Zé

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Francesc 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Great work...Happy Sunday Antonio

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Happy Sunday my friend, and thank you

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Amazing place & very creative perspectives/camera work!
I'm surprised the drying fish are not covered with flies, as they dry......

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 11 months, 3 weeks ago

So was I, but the true was there weren't almost any around. Thanks my friend

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I wonder why........... when there were so many things available to eat & lay their eggs???
Always a pleasure,  Amigo!
Cheers/Salud!

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 11 months, 3 weeks ago

It's a mystery my friend smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I would say so!

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Heike 11 months, 3 weeks ago

You should make a puzzle from #3... People will hate you smile smile Great set Antonio!

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Heike 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Hahahahahaha. What a fantastic idea. smile Thanks dear Heike

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Love these! Not a fan of dried fish though smile

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

Thanks Camellia. Here in my country we ate dry cod that is amazingly good. I didn't try dry fish in Sri Lanka though

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Bill Baird 11 months, 3 weeks ago

What a series ………….. again ! Good work !

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

Thanks for the support Bill. Have a great day

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Nice work,did you try some? Not my fav food dry fish

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

Thanks Peter. No I didn't. Here we ate more vegetarian food and some fresh fish that was very good.

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
Björn Roose 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Wow, another great series, Antonio AND Teresa ! +1

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

Thanks Björn. Lots of photo opportunities here. smile

11 months, 3 weeks ago Edited
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