A Bad Day Fishing Is Better Than ….

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Fishermen, Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fishermen, Praia Vermelha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

On a warm, sunny day like this I don’t think that these guys cared too much about how many fish they caught. In Rio de Janeiro it seems like people have plenty of time to enjoy the ocean and the beaches.

On the busy beaches, like Copacabana and Ipanema, there are football and volleyball games strewn as far as the eye can see. They start early and continue under the lights after dark.

This is Praia Vermelha, or Red Beach. It is on a quiet bay with a commanding view of the famous mountain called Pão de Açúcar, or Sugarloaf.

This group of fishermen looked like they spent a lot of their days on this bay. I hope they had better fishing results on other days than what we saw. They couldn’t feed their families or make a living on the few fish they caught while we were there.

But they were jovial. Even though it was a ‘bad’ day of fishing results it seemed like they would rather do this than real work. This was just a quick snapshot out of a restaurant window.  Photo: 1/750 s at f/5.6.

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