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Sal and its beaches

Sal and its beaches
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Copyright: Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12700 W: 377 N: 10618] (117548)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma Zoom 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-02 23:10
Viewed: 924
Points: 74
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]

A view of the beach of Santa Maria at the end of Sal, a capverdian island without mountains (so different with mountains in Santo Antao (last posts on TE), but with beautiful beaches ... this island of Cape Verde has become a hotbed of seaside tourism and kite surfing. There are still some fishermen in this village, you can see their boats on the beach, near the pier.

danos, ikeharel, ktanska, papagolf21, Lidka, ChrisJ, Royaldevon, snunney, pierrefonds, ric50, Cricri, Fis2, PaulVDV, COSTANTINO, adramad, worldcitizen, gervaso, mcmtanyel, fotka has marked this note useful
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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-03-02 23:15]

Hello Jean,
the characteristic local boats 'resting' on the sandy beach making the scene so beautiful.The warm light enhance even more the charmy of the place.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10619 W: 146 N: 26757] (128339)
  • [2018-03-03 0:09]

Hello Jean, after the mountainous landscape, now the nice view of the boats on the beach. it is sandy, and wide, and no tourists, we see just locals and the kids playing. Nice picture.

Kind regrad s Malgo

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10389 W: 174 N: 18540] (82599)
  • [2018-03-03 0:21]


each time I cross the ocean to europe we pass above this island and heard about it and its flight control system because it is the first one after brazil and ocean. very beautiful compo using the shapes of the boats in different positions. TFS this image from this place.

take care


Hi Jean,
So you visited more than one island on your visit to Capa Verde. Sand beaches and boats are certainly a Sal thing. These three make an excellent combination.

Bonjour, cher Jean,
Merci de nous éviter de parcourir 4.000 km pour voir cette superbe plage !
Il règne une lumière très agréable.
Merci pour le partage (toujours très apprécié).

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6128 W: 277 N: 11966] (91892)
  • [2018-03-03 0:55]
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Bonjour Jean ,
Je ne crois pas que c'est l'île que je préfèrerais , mais la plage est magnifique et les bateaux très pittoresques.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-03-03 1:00]

Dear Jean!
Nice boats.
Nice beach.
Fine weather, bright and colours.
Good POV and DOF.
Perfect cut.
What a wonderful picture.
Well done!

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14772 W: 1051 N: 30223] (141791)
  • [2018-03-03 1:34]

Hello Jean,

Good warm cold colour contrasts between the red and blue with superb sharpness & framing. Good to place the horizon line on the 1/3 axis away from the centre. Tfs!

Hello Jean,

In the depth of wintery storms, this is a very pleasing and endearing photograph.

The boats make excellent focal points, colourful, sharp and setting the mood for the scene which is definitely slow and relaxed.

Have a lovely w/e,
Bev :-)

Hello Jean,
My eldest daughter and her husband have just booked a holiday in Santa Maria; I have sent them a copy of your picture so they know what to expect. Excellent composition, very well framed with a beautiful long perspective. I like very much the warm lights and colours. Lovely to behold on a cold March day in South-West France.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14379 W: 0 N: 16314] (174773)
  • [2018-03-03 2:32]

Hello Jean

quel jeu de barque au repos sur ce sable cette plage sueprbe et la perspective en fond la profondeur fanbtastique image et decor avec des vagues blanches en fodn sueprbe.
Bravo et amitie

Bonjour Jean

Lovely, relaxed, everyday beach scene. That is everyday for the people living there, looking out of my window at the cold, I sometimes wish it was everyday for me...

Lovely picture from a place I know mainly for the music. We are big fans of Cesaria Evora here.


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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9600 W: 57 N: 16384] (60548)
  • [2018-03-03 3:49]

Hello Jean,
I really love the contrast of the dark grey cloudy sky and the warm tones of the sunlit sand. The two boats in fine colours too are very well placed in the foreground. Excellent photo, very good composition.

Bonjour Jean,

L'étendue de la plage crée de la profondeur. Tu as bien capturé les activités à la plage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails des barques et des maisons. J'apprécie les différentes teintes de l'eau. Bonne journée.


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  • ric50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 202] (769)
  • [2018-03-03 5:55]

Hi Jean,
Beautiful colors in this beach scene. The sand looks lovely and the colors and position of the three boats are very nice. Well done.

Kind Regards,


Oi, Jean!

Foto muito bonita, as cores são lindas e a luz é excelente. A areia possui uma textura interessante. Composição bem pensada com esses barcos.
Ficou bom!

Bonjour Jean,

J'aime beaucoup cette lumière sur les barques qui contraste bien avec le ciel qui semble très gris sur l'horizon.Une envie soudaine d'aller dans le sud.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3588 W: 0 N: 8388] (59347)
  • [2018-03-03 8:44]

Beautiful view of this sandy beach, very well composed with colorful boats in the FG, perfect depth and beautiful light
regards Ryszard

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12184 W: 126 N: 21980] (112225)
  • [2018-03-03 10:42]
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Salut Jean,capture magnifique de la plage de Sal,sans doutes l'ile ou il n'ya vraiment rien a voir face ausx autres...ehhe...mais tu as bien capturee' cet endroit sur la mer avec une qualite' parfaite. Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16066 W: 159 N: 28010] (147264)
  • [2018-03-03 11:09]

Bonjour Jean
Belle lumière tamiser, la mise en avant plan des barques accentue la profondeur, les couleurs sont belles, vraiment une très belle composition
Bonne soirée

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10209 W: 161 N: 16898] (129581)
  • [2018-03-03 11:27]

Witaj Jean!
A very nice view from beach.
Excellent frame, colors and sharpness.
The boats add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Have a good weekend.

Bonjour Jean,
Le sable de cette plage a une très belle couleur, magnifique en combinaison avec la couleur de l'océan.
Les bateaux sont également beaux et donnent une bonne profondeur dans l'image.
Un peu plus loin le football est joué sur la plage.
Amicalement, Paul

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day Sunday
simple but nice
interesting and impressive
I live the simpicity and both
boats dominating the beach
it is my favorite subject
for a photo the fishing and the boats
excelletn chosen point of view

Ciao Jean
un paesaggio molto diverso dalle montagne precedenti, qui è tutto....piatto, con le barche colorate che portano interesse alla spiaggia.
Buona domenica

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 129 N: 1168] (7747)
  • [2018-03-03 15:51]

Hi Jean
Beautiful scene of this common day in the beach where the boats are the main focal points. I like the perfect exposure as well as the sharpness.


Hello Jean,
Very nice capture of this beautiful and calm beach scenery. Perfect pov and layout, very good sharpness.
TFS and have a nice weekend

Hi Jean
very good photo all around, the horizon line is perfectly placed at the 1/3 mark, the exposure is spot on, and the colours are as well. attractive fg setup with the boats in different positions. cheers

Ciao Jean, lovely composition with nice boatse, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Jean.
What an impressive beach of fine sand, charming the little town in the background, the boats stranded in the sand add great beauty to the composition.
Magnificent color and brightness.
Well done. I love the photo.
Enjoy a good week.
Very best regards.

HI Jean,
Excellent shot.
Well composed and in a fine well balanced setting regarding light and colours. Perfectly details.

I like of this!
Best regards

Hello Jean,
This small group of boats make a wonderful subject, especially the one in front with the turquoise color. The lighting is warm, and the water looks calm. The boats seem to be resting comfortably, unaware of the action taking place in the distance. :-)

ciao Jean,
I remember this beautiful beaches and this uforgetable lights, TFS,
ciao, Giacomo

Hello, Jean!

The golden tones of the sand make a beautiful contrast with the boats and with the sea in the background. The scene was captured with very good light and depth! Wonderful place and composition! Well done!

Bonjour Jean,
I like your reportage from Cape Verde, which shows so many different aspects of these islands. But what is quite important for me is a beach since I travel with a little girl and for her the beach is something attractive. This picture is quite important for me then: clearly demonstrating that the beaches are of great quality with fine sand and clean. The boats decorate the foreground nicely adding so much interest and color to the scene.
Excellent reportage,

A beautiful beach into atlantic ocean .
very traditional with very few tourists.

Hello Jean,
This is a lovely beach drenched in sunshine and beautified by colorful boats.

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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 510 W: 9 N: 1249] (5891)
  • [2018-03-20 6:01]

Hi Jean Saint,
I see that you escape cold winter to Cape Verde.
Beautiful beach with fishermen boats in the FG.
Fantastic place to spend holiday.
Picture is well done with great quality.
Kind regards,

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