This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Diagonal Line(s).
This young man is fishing from the beach near Bentota, Sri Lanka, just before noon. His fishing pole, held on a diagonal, is no fancy rod and reel. Close to 15 feet long, reaching easily beyond the crashing waves, it appears to be bamboo rather than fiberglass, with a monofilament line shorter than the pole.
The body of water is the Laccadive Sea, which is a rich source of fish for the local population. In fact, directly behind him on the sand (not visible in the photo) is a long fishing net stretched out to dry and the drift gillnet fishermen who just brought in and distributed their catch are walking back home.
This photo was taken on February 20, 2018. Specs are:
Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/320 sec, 18 mm.