The Sands by maggiemae

The Sands

Up on a hill overlooking this beach, I saw tiny figures moving around. It wasn't till I downloaded this picture that I realised they were setting nets! At Castlepoint on the east coast of NZ.

Three good things:
1. Plenty of good things to photograph especially the lighthouse.
2. A sunny verandah in the hotel with a swinging sign saying "Booze and Bullshit area"
3. Some weird characters about including an elderly man in a tigerskin G string and nothing else!
Looks like they are Whitebaiting.. great shot.. like the # 2 but #3 sounds a bit scary..
October 15th, 2015  
Very dramatic photo...love the comp and wee figures.
October 15th, 2015  
@julzmaioro It looks like a white baiting net, Julia but didn't know they had whitebait here. Its an area known for paua and crayfish!
October 15th, 2015  
You are having fun...the mind boggles at the tiger skin & G string! Love this very different photo.fave fir me. The pale colours & the perfectly clear tiny figures going about their business sheeting nets .....everyday life in NZ. Happy birthday. X
October 15th, 2015  
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Your #3 made me smile; an elderly man in a tigerskin G string and nothing else!
October 15th, 2015  
Beautiful. Fav
October 15th, 2015  
Wide open space , it looks a wonderful place to be by the sea
October 15th, 2015  
Love this shot -Fav. Giggles for your dialogue.
October 15th, 2015  
@happypat Thanks Pat - I was really trying with those small figures - without a tripod!
October 15th, 2015  
Fascinating. We've seen these nets before, never saw them being laid out.
October 15th, 2015  
Euuuughhh for the tigerskin G string! but a fav for this lovely shot :)
October 15th, 2015  
Great scale in this shot...neat tones...#3 make me laugh
October 15th, 2015  
Love this photo but anxiously waiting for the old guy in the g string!!!
October 15th, 2015  
Wonderful shot.
October 15th, 2015  
Well this is turning into quite a trip with all the sights you're seeing! Such an interesting scene in your photo too.
October 15th, 2015  
Excellent shot
October 15th, 2015  
Interesting to see, what an expanse of beach. Interesting things to photo eh, so where's the guy in the tiger skin?!
October 15th, 2015  
Wonderful scene and capture!
October 15th, 2015  
nicely seen and excellent use of scale and minimalistic people
October 15th, 2015  
excellent
October 15th, 2015  
This is delicate and understated - your deft touch has produced a superb image Maggiemae - an instant Fav for me.
October 16th, 2015  
@vignouse Thank you kind Sir!
October 16th, 2015  
First a terrific shot with the bonus of discovered content! Well done!
Second #3 How fascinating ! Weird , but fascinating!
October 16th, 2015  
Great shot- such an interesting curve with the water there. Love the way it leads through the picture.
October 16th, 2015  
This has a wonderful alien landscape vibe
October 16th, 2015  
Wow and Fav!!!!!
October 16th, 2015  
Wonderful POV. It looks so vast, and even more so when you see the tiny figures. I also had a very good chuckle when I read #3.
October 16th, 2015  
Wonderful composition with such beautiful sweeping lines! The people are a perfect focus and give the scene great scale. Fav!
October 16th, 2015  
How amazing view, looks like a painting
October 16th, 2015  
Instant Fav! Love those little people!
October 16th, 2015  
The people give the scene perspective.
October 16th, 2015  
super
October 16th, 2015  
What a great shot, I love that you got the people as well.
October 16th, 2015  
Super capture of an interesting landscape.
October 16th, 2015  
Interesting shot.
October 16th, 2015  
Great image. Love your number 2 too. Did you do a portrait for #3?
October 16th, 2015  
wonderful catch and image!!
October 16th, 2015  
Wonderful capture!!
October 17th, 2015  
Fantastic image!
October 17th, 2015  
Beautiful.
October 17th, 2015  
Amazing shot ! Very beautiful beach.
October 17th, 2015  
Lovely composition
October 17th, 2015  
FANtastic view!! Great perspective!
October 18th, 2015  
Another beauty - a wonderful shot. I stuffed myself with whitebait on the west coast last week.
October 20th, 2015  
@snaphappi Lucky lady! We have had lots of fish which is so delicious but no whitebait on this coast, I think!
October 20th, 2015  
Lovely sandy beach shot.
October 22nd, 2015  
Loved your three good things, especially #3!! It sounds like the places you are visiting are inviting some interesting characters!! The people in this shot look so tiny, and the place is so empty....could be the face of the moon!!
October 22nd, 2015  
Great capture
October 23rd, 2015  
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