Un "poler" est l'homme se tenant à l'arrière d'un Mokoro et poussant sur une longue perche pour se déplacer dans les eaux peu profondes des innombrables canaux du delta de l'Okavango
A "poler" is the man standing in the stern of a Mokoro and pushing with a pole, to move around the shallow waters of the countless channels in the Okavango delta
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SteveH (6405) 2012-10-07 1:15
Hi Patrick, great shot. I prefer this to the previous shot as the power features more prominently. That the man is only seen in silhouette works well too and the hex posture over the rest of the image is perfect. Cheers Steve
Royaldevon (41825) 2012-10-07 1:24
A very atmospheric shot with the low light, the silhouettes and the last rays of the sun glinting on the water's surface.
I love how you have captured the poler so proud of the horizon with his pole making a fine diagonal across the frame.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Nicou (148528) 2012-10-07 2:05
quelle emrveille ce homme sur sa barque avec le long bâton pour avancer et quelle ambiance quel ciel ces tons doux ce cile un rêve merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
siudzi (34141) 2012-10-07 2:42
This is fantastic picture taken with great timing, amazing lighting effect and very smart composition. Eye-catching and cool shot. Well done, tfs!
Have a nice Sunday!
leo61 (0) 2012-10-07 2:47
Could be too from Inle lake dear Patrick!
Fantastic sillhouettes with the diagonal of this oar/ bamboo??? and wonderful sunset tones.
Regards and have a great sunday!
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-10-07 3:20
Bonjour Patrick - Lovely details here and very cleverly composed with the difficult contre-jour light. The glint on the water and the way the small splash of water is lit is super. Again a wonderful atmosphere. Warm regards Rosemary
jhm (157932) 2012-10-07 4:00
A lovely contrast image with the pink color tints in the water.
The man with boat is a real eye cather on these picture.
Excellent depth and perspective image.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant.
Nice composition, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
mesutilgim (96764) 2012-10-07 9:13
A real masterpiece ! Very good ligth and perfect effect.
TFS and best regards
brianmcc (6219) 2012-10-07 12:56
this is a beautifully atmospheric picture. the light of the sky casts a lovely mood across the whole picture. the mokoro and man are perfectly placed, silhouetted against the sky.
bukitgolfb301 (44295) 2012-10-07 16:05
Hi dear Patrick
Another powerful shot indeed. Great strong effect of back sun light. Very fantastic image indeed. Yes this is Africa! Thank you for your sharing with nice work and have a good new week!
Takero from Tokyo
delpeoples (59434) 2012-10-07 22:06
Salut cher Patrick
Interesting the word "poler" as in English slang "a poler" is someone who doesn't work very hard :) But this man obviously works very hard. And such a wonderful scene you;ve captured, so natural yet perfectly poised. The pastel lights and the half-sillhouette works so well here and I love the angle you have captured the man on. Wow, what a beautiful and atmospheric photo to add to your extraordinary gallery.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-10-07 22:12
Une délicieuse image avec un contrejour parfait. Dommage pour l'arbre qui "bouche" un peu l'image à droite.
mauro61 (52857) 2012-10-08 0:20
ottimamente eseguito questo controluce con il sole che scende al tramonto sul fiume.
Mi piace molto la tonalità che avvolge i soggetti della tua foto,
bayno (18344) 2012-10-08 7:42
beautiful backlight with a charming atmosphere, the silhouette of the paddler is pretty sharp, wonderful colors and a special light...
claudeD (40870) 2012-10-09 9:05
a great "bonsoir" to my neighbour at Nancy. Excellent picture with a perfect composition, very good colors and much atmosphere.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
abmdsudi (57168) 2012-10-10 5:43
Awesome colours in a very pleasant composition! with the setting sun hidden behind the silhouetted fig. Wonderful silent mood in photo and the clarity is amazing and your direct pov even enhances the peacefulness. Fine shot, Congrats.
Gigidusud (21247) 2012-10-10 12:27
Superbe scène au coucher du soleil avec le poler en silhouette.Une belle lumière et une atmosphère paisible.Bravo!
kordinator (21521) 2012-10-11 0:39
A real masterpiece.
Fine ligth and excellent effect.
I like a lot this your image.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-10-17 7:17
the shades of colors are so attactive that makes a direct impulse.
emka (104238) 2012-10-19 23:39
Hi Patrick, We have similar memories from Africa, you were there a bit earlier. Nice cruise in delta on sunset time. Romantic view. Have you tried to be poler also?
- Copyright: Patrick HUBERT (yquem46) (38752)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-07 1:10