Life near the sea

I feel that the days that I live near the sea transmit to me emotions that transcend to the common place, of my days in the routine of home and work.
I’ve always lived far from the sea all my life. I only see the sea and the beaches on some summer holidays.
The days seem longer. The days seem to run more slowly, lazily.
Watching the sea, the waves, the fishing boats that leave very early in the morning from the coast and come back at dusk, often bringing the result of good fishing, sometimes not so much, is very enriching and calms me down.

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Garopaba Beach. Santa Catarina State. South of Brasil.
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Garopaba Beach. Santa Catarina State. South of Brasil.
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Garopaba Beach. Santa Catarina State. South of Brasil.

Watching the birds that land on the beach or making real acrobatic flights, fluttering in search of food transports me, makes me travel to other distant places, to other worlds.
My gaze wanders in many places, sometimes in the sea, sometimes in the mountains behind me, and often reaches far greater distances than those I see when I am in continental regions.

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Garopaba Beach. Santa Catarina State. South of Brasil.
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Garopaba Beach. Santa Catarina State. South of Brasil.
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Garopaba Beach. Santa Catarina State. South of Brasil.

And the photograph fills these beautiful moments of observation even more. The photographs complete these moments in the form of images that record my feelings forever.

That’s why I always say (parodying a phrase from a great Brazilian poet named Ferreira Gullar that says “art exists because life is not enough”): “photography exists because life is not enough”.

Happy 2019!!!

Published by Antonio Mozeto

I'm an amateur photographer based in the city of São Carlos, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. I used to make photographs since I was about 15-17 years old. My first camera was a Olympus Trip, an analogue camera. Many years after that I switched to several digital cameras. Presently I own a Nikon D500 with a small set of lenses and a Fujifilm X100T 23mm. A few years after my retirement as an university professor, after teaching Environmental Chemistry at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) for 45 years, I decided to invest money and time dedicating myself more seriously to photography. I´ve taken on-line courses as well as I´ve participated to various photography festival across Brazil. By far, my biggest interest is street photography. And in it, I'm interested in portraits, everyday street scenes and architecture.

2 thoughts on “Life near the sea

  1. Olá companheiro
    Tudo bem?
    Deu um banho de extrato de tomate nos peixes? Que espécie é esta?

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    1. Oi Marcos…só agora vi seu comentário aqui no site…sou meio novo aqui ainda…esse peixe?…a Tere perguntou a um pescador e ele disse que é “olho de boi”….é verdade: ele tem um olhão!!…abraço Marquinho!!!

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