Life of brazilian fishermen

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by Rui Lopes, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Everybody knows, Brazil is not a rich country. However, people over there is not hungry thanks to their natural resources. I decided to share some moments of their relationship with the sea:

    Going to the boat:
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    Yes, this is the boat:
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    Fishermen taxi service:
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    Preparing the boat:
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    Risking his life at 6a.m.:
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    And sometimes doing extra hours with tourists:
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    Their life is hard but they seem to be happy.

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  2. Awsum!
    I like the car barge, what kind of vehicle is that sunbuggy?
    Brazil is so good.
    Is this Bahia?
     
  3. Ptchfork

    Ptchfork

    159
    Jul 8, 2007
    New York City
    Wow... you really captured them...
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great captures
     
  5. Super pictures...that boat in #2 must weigh a lot, and, taken quite a bit of time to carve out of that tree!
     
  6. Thanks for all the kind comments.

    NZ Doug: Yes, some are in Bahia.
    The car is a popular one they use everywhere, called buggy. It is built on a VW plattform and uses an old VW engine from the 50's moved by a mix of fuel/alcohol. The body is glass fiber and it is very easy to find people building and coating their buggy body at home... This vehicle runs and jumps all the sand beaches and dunes you can imagine. That's why you can find in the middle of a beach things like this (translation: maximum speed allowed):
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    Thanks and Regards.
     
  7. haze2

    haze2

    780
    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Great images. I'm in the Sheraton Rio right now, but I seldom have time to get out and take pictures on these trips. Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Thanks for the wonderful images. I now have a little better understanding of the people.

    Mike
     
  9. The barge is really cool.
     
  10. nancyr

    nancyr

    Feb 14, 2006
    La Jolla, CA
    Superb shots! Love the color and composition in #2 (boat). Not just your regular tourist stuff.
     
  11. Vazquez

    Vazquez

    14
    Jul 19, 2007
    Portugal
    Rui,
    I am also portuguese from Lisbon. I am new to this "cafe" but so far I do enjoy it!

    Now, what wonderful set of pictures you've got from Brazil, specially these about the fishermen! Where did you take it? I mean the first and second? And how did the man over the rocks capture the fish?
    Congratulations.
     
  12. Arif

    Arif Guest

    Rui,

    Nice pictures again! I like how you reach out to people and capture the place.

    Thanks for posting!
     
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