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Small talk on the beach

Small talk on the beach
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11649 W: 126 N: 20954] (108189)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-11-20
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
Exposure: 1/21 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Small Talk [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-04-26 0:56
Viewed: 2042
Points: 96
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Today I also wanted to contribute to the series of images called small talk. On the beach of Santa Maria del Mar there is little work for the police, few tourists and no danger. So everyone is known as a family, and this cop spends time talking to this fisherman.

Oggi ho voluto contribuire anche io alla serie di immagini detta small talk. Sulla spiaggia di Santa Maria del Mar c'è poco lavoro per la polizia, pochissimi turisti e nessun caso di pericolo. Quindi tutti si conoscono come una famiglia, e questo poliziotto trascorre il tempo parlando con questo pescatore.

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Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa talasima. Lepo mesto za razgovor sa lepim pogledom na pucinu.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Beautiful view of the moment, a good text ...
Good work nicely demonstrated, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured with waves. Nice place for a conversation with a beautiful view of the open sea.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9461 W: 157 N: 15282] (123067)
  • [2017-04-26 1:07]

Witaj Luciano!
Nice scene from beach.
Excellent shot, curious moment.
Good POV and composition.
Have a nice day.

Hello Luciano,

Maybe there is more than small talk here: it seems that the police officer or security guard stopped the guy who appears to be involved some kind of activity with that two buckets. Or not and they are just talking about everyday things.

Nice observation anyway!
Best Wishes,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9017 W: 57 N: 15135] (56094)
  • [2017-04-26 1:30]

Hello Luciano,
Excellent capture of this encounter between the policeman and the fisherman, probably discussing who and what they had caught that day. Perfect sharpness and there's such a fine sunlight here. The two men stand out wonderfully against the rough sea.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2677 W: 1317 N: 2987] (38375)
  • [2017-04-26 1:55]

Bonjour Luciano

C'est aussi un thème de Will! La mer démontée sert de cadre à cette rencontre de deux amis: un policier en exercice et un pêcheur qui s'apprête à chercher des coquillages.
Bonne journée

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14161 W: 1033 N: 28276] (134812)
  • [2017-04-26 3:09]

Caio Luciano

The man's red shirt contrasts superbly against the bg blue sea & sky. Good sharpness and density levels with nice repetition of the white capped waves. Tfs!

Bonjour Luciano,

Tu as bien capturé la puissance des vagues et de la conversation amicale entre les deux hommes. la prise de vue permet de de voir certains détails des vagues. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13695 W: 0 N: 16033] (168264)
  • [2017-04-26 4:51]


fantastique vue quels personnages et ce vélo sur la plage avec en fond les vague ce bleu splendide compo.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Luciano,
I thought I had the copyright for small talk, but all right, you can have it for free ;-).
This also suits the "nothing special" theme well: two guys talking on the beach, nice colours, nice waves and a quiet atmosphere.
Greetings from Baku,

Hello Luciano,

you captured an interesting scene here with these two men talking, I like the composition with the bike and the beautiful sea in the back, well done,

Best regards,


Hello Luciano
A magnificent composition, with this image that shows a moment of day to day, with the talk of this police and the man of the bicycle, an impetuous sea as background, remains ideal.
A pretty colorful, powering image.
Magnificent management of brightness and sharpness, to enjoy with the details.
Well seen and fulfilled. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Bonjour, cher Luciano,
Encore une bien belle image avec ces personnages en pleine discussion face à la mer en mouvement, rouleaux emplis d'écume.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15359 W: 159 N: 26900] (140972)
  • [2017-04-26 9:09]

ciao Luciano
Belle capture de ces deus personnes discutant au bord de la mer qui elle semble bien colère :-) belle lumière, couleurs, superbe
belle soirée

Ciao Luciano, graziosa scena e mare fantastico, peccato che dalla foto non si possa sentire cosa stiano dicendo, in compenso si sente il rumore del mare, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24291 W: 523 N: 40622] (174858)
  • [2017-04-26 10:23]

Ciao Luciano,

I think the policeman controled the fisherman, this is the small talking between the two people.
You create nice depth and perspective
Also nice colours.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice evening,

Ciao Luciano, molto buona immagine di questo interessante scena di vita quotidiana sulla spiaggia, splendidamente catturata in questa immagine interessante con nitidezza buona, la luce, il colore e la qualità. Ottimo lavoro perfettamente fatto, i miei complimenti il mio amico. Grazie per aver condiviso questo lavoro interessante.

Buona sera e felice resto della settimana.
Tutto il meglio dal sud della Spagna.

Hello dear Luciano,
Very well observed adn captured.
Perfect pov and layout.
Nice framed.

TFS and best regards

Ciao Luciano
ti sei lasciato prendere dal giochino pure tu.
In realtà è una cosa simpatica e ci si può sbizzarrire cercando i personaggi più diversi tra loro, proprio come in questo caso.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10008 W: 144 N: 25073] (122437)
  • [2017-04-26 15:05]

Ciao Luciano, The small talk picture also from you? Nice scene of the friendly talk of the cop with the local fisherman. Excellent composition. Impressive view of the sea.

Kind regrad s Malgo

Hello, Luciano!

The colors of the Caribbean, I miss it so much after one year away from it! It is a perfect background for this interesting daily life scene, captured with very nice colors and sharpness! Wonderful composition! Very well done!

ciao Luciano che bella questa foto! colpisce subito per i colori le onde e i 2 nitidi e ben a fuoco soggetti in primo piano, una scena molto naturale e spontanea

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10448 W: 174 N: 17679] (78539)
  • [2017-04-26 16:36]


nice background with the colors of the sea and the waves. these two men in FG are perfectly positioned and natural. very nice moment of the local daily life.



Hello Luciano,
An excellent contribution to the theme, the red shirt made the photo! We should thank Gert for starting the series. I think I'll make a Small Talk theme and add all these photos there.

Ciao Luciano,
Bella carateristica scena del mare,ottima nitideza ,
belli colori,ed ottimo POV,
bella la presenza umana,
Cari saluti

I wonder how great it would be to see that wonderful water everyday in your daily routine... Great scene, simple and attractive.


Exchanging ideas about the best spot for fishing, Luciano, a nice moment on picture.
The high waves gave a good dynamism to the scene.
Buona giornata,

Hello Luciano
Splendid observation and an excellent idea to immortalize this conversation of these two man.
They both have a pose that express a serious talk/
Beautiful work
Have a nice day
Groet Rob

Hello Luciano,

once again your preferred theme "beaches" and you did it very well. Perfect composition, excellent light managment and clarity. I like the shot very much.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg


Ciao caro Luciano,

It's so good to know that there are places where little crime occurs and the policeman is just a friendly figure rather than an overworked law enforcer!
I'm so curious to know what they are discussing!
I think that's the real attraction of your shot; you have given us such clear visual details that we want to complete the whole!
What a beautiful location!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3292 W: 0 N: 7498] (55125)
  • [2017-04-27 7:44]

I can see the sea was rough, it can disturb the conversation :)
A very nice photo with waves in the BG
regards Ryszard

Ciao Luciano,
Most of all I like very much the background here: the surface of the sea has a lovely pattern and of course a fantastic green color!
The guys having a chat add certainly a lot of life and interest. The bring so much color too.
Very well spotted! I have usually avoided people in my photos but recently more and more often I include them as well.
Great reportage,

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 0 N: 1311] (12425)
  • [2017-04-28 10:13]

luciano hello my friend! i could look at this shot for hours! look at that sea! great close crop,color,POV..tfs dale

Excellent capture. Very good light management with fine colours and clarity.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2685 W: 0 N: 2998] (20536)
  • [2017-04-28 13:52]

Ciao Luciano Of course, those guys demonstrate a casual posture that suits well to some idle talk about bad fishing conditions in choppy sea! I also notice that many subject matters are incentives for you to demonstrate your self-admitted passion for seasides! Many compliments for this peaceful mood! Ciao

Ciao Luciano,
It's nice to see these friendly people chatting on the beach, while the waves rise and fall in front of them. The color of the water is very pretty, and I like your tight crop, too. This looks like a very relaxed place, and I can imagine the breeze blowing off the ocean.

Hello Luciano

Another nice scene from a Cuban beach. It`s a pleasant daily life scene. Very well observed encounter between the poilce officer and the fisherman. Beautifully composed picture. Very nice work:) TFS.

Greetings, Erling

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2017-04-30 5:00]
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Ciao Luciano. La terra continua a ruotare, le onde continuano a muoversi, gli uomini passano tempo a parlare. La natura dinamica ei due uomini stazionari creano un vivido contrasto. Colori belli. Devo chiederti se conosci una pittoresca cittadina non lontana da Roma, dove potrei passare un giorno prima di prendere l'aereo da Roma. Tutto il meglio. Klaudio.

Hello Luciano,

Je trouve cette photo vibrante, à la fois par la couleur et la lumière, avec ce bleu de la mer, du ciel, du panier, en fait... il y a plein de bleus... et le rose intense du polo...

Mais aussi par les regards et la conversation silencieuse entre ces deux hommes...

Une scène de la vie quotidienne prise sur le vif...

Très très réussi,



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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 129 N: 1121] (7455)
  • [2017-05-04 20:51]

Hi Luciano
Natural attitude of these men, good depth of field and tight framing, resulting on a nice composition.
A simple daily life moment well captured.

Tfs & regards

Ciao Luciano,
Un petit passage sur TE ce soir et dans ta galerie.
Une scène de vie quotidienne bien capturée avec une mer superbe en toile de fond. Bravo!

Ciao Luciano!
Lovely picture!
You capture a unique moment in a very special way!
I love the breaking waves in the background!
TFS - congrats,

Hello Luciano,
Nice entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere, very good photo quality, well done!

Best regards

Ciao Luciano,

What a gorgeous view with the waves rolling in, and a policeman speaking with a local fisherman. The two individuals and the bike are sharp and colorful, the astonishingly beautiful Caribbean presents an endless backdrop.

Warm regards,


Hi Luciano
this is a wonderful addition to the small talk theme, maybe one of the best ones i've seen. perhaps thats because of the attractive bg scenery of the ocean and its colors :)

the bike wheels, the pink shirt, the waves, the lighting, it all works so well, I wouldn't want to change anything.

Hi, Luciano,
Perhaps I passed by this theme. I have seen the images of Small talk series. If it is common idea, I like it and I'd like to add some pictures from my camera as well.
Good report from Cuba, I don't know them but I hope this fisherman is good man, without any problems with the law.
Excellent daily life shot fith so attractive background!
Best wishes,

Dalgaların sesini, rüzgarın uğultusunu, denizin kokusunu hissedebiliyorum,

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3862 W: 2 N: 6406] (32244)
  • [2017-05-30 16:27]

Hello Luciano
Interesting scene from beach, grat capture from this place.Clarity and sharpness are perfect made.
Good work, fine presentation.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 380 W: 101 N: 906] (357)
  • [2017-12-31 1:33]

Dear Luciano!
Fine scene and scenery.
Fine men. fine poses.
Superb policeman and cyclist.
Nice sea in the background.
Fine weather, light and colours.
Good exposure and capture.
Gorgeous effect.
Well done!

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