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Agats Town - part 7

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 28 May 2012 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Sports ground and town square in the town of Agats. And we complain about the condition of our football pitches!

The whole town extends over the mangroves. Built above the tidal river, a network of boardwalks and wooden platforms serve as roads, paths and public places.

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 11 mm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

So amazing to think of even the play area constructed like this, superb image Stephen

28 May 2012 6:33am

amir from mashhad, Iran

nice !!!!!!!!

28 May 2012 7:10am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Playing sports on a wood surface should not be easy but when we love we are not careful this is not it? beautiful composition

28 May 2012 7:58am

@Marie LC: Thanks, Marie. Yes, just like playing indoors on a wooden court - only here the planks are a bit rougher!

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Nice composition & POV...

28 May 2012 8:27am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Génial ce document !! La première fois que je vois un terrain en bois ! Bravo et bonne journée

28 May 2012 8:40am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Football on wooden planks?
Well you cannot fault their innovation.

28 May 2012 8:49am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Just amazed at their tenacity and ability to work with the constraints of the place

28 May 2012 9:09am

tataray from france, France

Belle action.... Belles couleurs))

28 May 2012 9:22am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely and naturally framed. Looks as though they could do with a fisherman to mend the nets:)

28 May 2012 9:27am

@grouser: Thanks, Grouser. Yes - they would not catch many fish with nets like this!

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie capture de la lumière ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

28 May 2012 10:02am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The sport is good hobby.

28 May 2012 10:24am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

A sliding tackle is out of the question...)

28 May 2012 10:49am

Z from Shanghai, China

Lovely pov from behind the goal ;) I like the colors here..it will be fun to play football here ( wooden ground will be interesting!)

28 May 2012 11:57am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ist ja Gefährlich. Die Hauptsache sie treiben Sport. Gut gemacht.

28 May 2012 12:07pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Very interesting composition in excellent framing and angle.

The skies in your photography like always amazingly beautiful !

28 May 2012 12:17pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful image . Love this net !

28 May 2012 12:29pm

@Mariana M.: Thanks, Mariana. Yes, a town that spends so much time fishing should be able to repair a net!

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Un bon filet pour attraper du très gros poisson !
Excellent début de semaine lumineuse!

28 May 2012 12:56pm

arvin from sari, Iran

Very beautiful and very scenic
I love this scene

28 May 2012 2:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is so interesting. I cannot imagine playing on those boards but at least they are playing. Great POV through the net!

28 May 2012 2:21pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Superb capture and beautiful framing!

28 May 2012 2:43pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Amazing how the sports area is on boards, great documented capture!

28 May 2012 3:11pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Football truly is the most popular sport in the entire world! Great shot of this makeshift pitch, Stephen!

28 May 2012 3:35pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An exceptional view ... I love it! A hug, Adela

28 May 2012 4:00pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Wow ! Great image. I can't help, but to think when someone would fall, the splinters they would get.

28 May 2012 4:01pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

first time I see wooden field - excellent image

28 May 2012 4:05pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Effectively play the above should not be easy! Splendid framing. Good day.

28 May 2012 4:17pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très beua cpatage derrière le but quel effet le filet et ces jeunes.
Belle soirée

28 May 2012 4:19pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely a lot harder to fall on! Wonderful though that they have created this play area! Nicely captured Stephen! ;-)

28 May 2012 6:22pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful 16mm view here, Stephen! I love this deep wood texture and tonality, topped off by clouds that seem alive.

28 May 2012 7:06pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is a most intriguing place ... everything built of wood, a storey or so above the water/mangroves ... must be quite a job to keep all these boardwalks etc. in good condition ...

28 May 2012 7:28pm

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

very nice.

28 May 2012 7:45pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Must have to wear knee pads for this one. Love the contrast and colour,
a beautiful photo !~

28 May 2012 7:52pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Ha, that would make a slippery surface for tropical ice hockey when it rains!

28 May 2012 7:54pm

10fraction from Rennes, France

excellent symmetry and nice urban shot

28 May 2012 9:05pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

...and think that everything is built right over the water surface on boards ... stunning !!! Impressive view of this great place with fabulous colors and light ...

28 May 2012 9:41pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Excellent timing for this composition - almost as if he is imprisoned by the netting but walking to freedom.

29 May 2012 4:13am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I wondered where they played. What a great space for this village to gather and play sports. A beautiful image.

29 May 2012 4:52am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Incredible, how we manage everything no matter where and what.

29 May 2012 7:51am

Bron from Canberra, Australia

Very eccentric net-weaving Stephen! Like the pov.

29 May 2012 9:28am

Céline from New York, United States

Nice POV and colors!

30 May 2012 7:44am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful composition. Great details of the football ground on wooden platform. I like the angle. :)

30 May 2012 5:21pm

1/250 second
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