February 5, 2013

Fishers, Haiti

Photograph by Guy Mokia, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos

This long-exposure photo was taken in Jeremie, Haiti, as local fishermen tried to salvage a ship that got stuck, using the waves to bring pieces of the ship back to shore.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I find this tableau to be hauntingly beautiful, from the smoothed waves to the ghostlike figures in the surf. I get the feeling of time passing as the waves roll in, first carrying pieces of the ship ashore, then ultimately erasing the entire scene. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor


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20 comments
SANDRA CHAPMAN
SANDRA CHAPMAN

This is beautiful in black and white. I would love to paint it in oils. May I please??

vipin rohilla
vipin rohilla

this picture is really telling a story ................

Toan Dang
Toan Dang

like in the heaven. what an amazing picture! 


Tarachand Singh
Tarachand Singh

Cool.....God is great and how beautifully He created this world


Tarachand Singh
Tarachand Singh

Cool.....God is great and how beautifully He created this world


Merre Cris Elayon
Merre Cris Elayon

Wow ! What a shot! There's no need of putting other details about the photo 'cause the photo already depicts it.. cool...

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

Hey, I hit "Like" for Barney's last comment and it says something about "unlike"..So, just in case I hit the wrong "Like" or something is wrong, Barney, I totally understand where you are coming from and agree...Hence sayings such as "Viva La Difference"!  I find it so encouraging that we comment and are kind, honest, but supportive in our comments.  Does that "unlike" thing mean that we can subtract our likes??...Ah, some of us are not "totally technologically savy"!  Thanks, Barney. 

pala lechat
pala lechat

I get it, and I love it. It is dream-like and beckons the viewer to drift away toward illusive mysteries.

SamanthaLyn Samuelson
SamanthaLyn Samuelson

There is a timeless, yet alive, quality.  The softness in the  blending of whites and grey as the depth goes on and on and on....  Intriguing the crashed ship; and the blended softness in movements of the people.  Keeps my eye moving and returning to look again! 

Guy Mokia
Guy Mokia

I wanted to thank NG for picking my image for photo of the day !!!!

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

I don't know, I think I'd like the short-exposure version better. While I have learned not to say anything when I don't have anything to nice to say (you can thank Myra for that), I have to say I don't get it.

Meghan Murphy
Meghan Murphy moderator expert

Hi @SamanthaLyn Samuelson S. That's right, the "Unlike" is there so you can take back your like. Thanks for the question, and I'm glad you're enjoying the conversation!

water bird
water bird

@Barney Blasterson  

i guess the wonderful thing..is that moods, timing and how one feels at any given time can affect how we think and feel about a photo.. i almost always agree with you (not always vice versa):-) and thats whats unique!  this time round ... happy that " i get this one :-) and its exactly that dreaminess that P lecht and Samantha mention combined with the sensation of movement that the choppy waves underline and the movment in the figure that gives an almost "ghostly" feel..   but i think it is so wonderful that not all photos speak to the same persons or have the same impact.  otherwise ...what a boring and flat world!


Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

@water bird @Barney Blasterson You are wise and very diplomatic water bird, and may I say good for the Photo Of The Day site. Not everybody's going to like every photo, I do get that. And like I said to Tatum the other day, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But I have to be honest, I don't see ghostly, I see blurry. And again like I said to Tatum, who cares what I think. I especially  hope the photographer Guy Mokia doesn't care what I think. He seems to have a great sense of good subject matter, in this case I just wasn't crazy about the end result. 

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