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Published: August 2, 2013
Assol, Caesarea, Israel, 2013. Inspired by Scarlet Sails.
Scarlet Sails (Russian: Алые паруса, Alye parusa) is a 1961 Soviet film produced by Mosfilm and directed by Alexandr Ptushko. It is based on Alexander Grin's 1923 adventure novel. The story is a romantic fantasy and is described as a "fairy tale", though it contains no overtly supernatural elements.
The setting is a small fishing village. The former seaman Longren raises his daughter Assol alone after losing his beloved wife, making a meager living by selling the toy boats he carves from wood. As a child, Assol encounters an old man who claims to be a wizard and promises the girl that one day a prince will come on a ship with scarlet sails to carry her away. The villagers scoff but Assol believes her dream will come true one day.
Arthur Grey is a nobleman's son who breaks away from his cruel father to pursue a life at sea, and eventually becomes the captain of a merchant vessel. Having set to port at Assol's village, he spies the young maiden sleeping in the forest and falls in love. After inquiring in the village he learns of Assol's dream and sets about to make it come true.
P.S. Black cat like to black spy :)
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Image size
2448x3264px 4.76 MB
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
16 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 30, 2013, 6:11:40 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh
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AnnaZLoveHobbyist General Artist
Шикарный кадр! И название классное! 
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Spasibo, eto slychainaya fotka, mne osobenno kotik nraitsya...
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Не за что))) А котик здесь хорошо вписывается)))))
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Aga, poidet nalevo pesn' zavodit, naprava skazki govorit :)
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LOL! Просто он решил на Вас посмотреть и себя показать.
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:D Klassnui kotik :)
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Love the background story. Once upon a time when I was young, I left the sea to find a lover for my life, and now, a lifetime since, we have four granddaughters! So it seems more real than fairy-tale to me. But as for the photo, I think its absolutely great, with texture, color, composition that all are a delight, the ocean. a pretty girl, and a cat to boot! Personally, I could not ask for more out of an image. Its a short subject movie in a single still.
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Thank you very much for kind words and for awesome real story!  I glad for you and your family and wish you lot happy years and long good life like fairy-tale :) :hug:
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I like much this fragment of random scene, beautiful woman figure, lovely dress, beautiful quiet mood and special cat presence! :) :clap:
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Thank you very much for kind words, very appreciate!
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A composition very suggestive, beautiful the cat that looks at the camera. :love:
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Thank you very much :)
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TeaPhotographyProfessional General Artist
Wow, this is really beautiful Tanya! I just love the way it's composed! :clap:

What a wonderful story, too. :heart:
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Tea, thank you dear, glad you like :) :rose:
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It's a film still, and it would be perfect as a book cover. Well done! :)

(Sorry for my late reactions, haven't been onhere for a while...)
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Thank you very much! I only was in right time in right place :)
P.S. No problems, I am busy too :)
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BuntconeHobbyist Photographer
this kinda looks like a photo manipulation! such a freaky cat...
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Cat don't understand what is she do in his men's room.
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delicious shot!
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"Котяра", скорее всего, олицетворяет торговца, отказавшего девочке в помощи и поплатившегося, по законам жанра и совести...
Хороша твоя Ассоль. :clap:
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Кот тут мрачная фигура. Но на самом деле, думаю он был просто удивлен, что "мужская комната" занята дамой :). Девочка довольно странная простояла в этой позе очень долго, подозреваю, она читала молитву- на ней одежда религиозной... Я гонялась за котом, а нашла вот такой кадр...

Спасибо за отзыв :)

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Vipra-UrHobbyist Photographer
О, у тебя целая история... Хорошо, хоть кот не орал: "Прекратите снимать!" :-)
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