I'm back to Douala right during the rainy season. Today, my wife and I met some friends to visit the Ossa lake located close to Edea at a two hours drive south of Douala. The sky was heavily cloudy as usual in August but we had some luck and the rain stopped few time.
Here, we took a shot from the Sanaga river, one of the major river from Cameroun. The water was heavily muddy. We were lucky to see that women padding along the shore. Surprisingly, people in the area benefit from descent tracks and are not cut from the rest of the world as I could imagine before getting there.
The Ossa lake itself was really dull. We stopped for a lunch on the heights of the lake then walked down to its shore. At that time, the rain came and I couldn't get any interesting shot. I'll have to come back there later this year.
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leo61 (0) 2007-08-12 14:15
Great POV and good timing .The boat is placed perfect in the gap between these plants.Wonderful colors of the river and good depth with the reflections at the horizon.
izmirli (3987) 2007-08-12 14:15
bonjour dear steven
beautiful atmosphere and river.wonderful boat and reflections.well done.
pat0500 (21561) 2007-08-12 14:25
Great picture and very nice point of view..!
Good framing and very good atmosphere indeed, good light and colours too.!
angeliki (211) 2007-08-12 14:37
i find your photo rather special, the compo is great and is also good framed. it seems like a card or painting. it has action and good reflections.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-08-12 14:38
TRes belle image du cameroun. Il regne une belle ambiance de quiétude.
C'est très beau
Cormac (26563) 2007-08-12 15:00
Perfect positioning! The boat is in just the right spot, with the grass and plants on the shore appearing to frame her as she moves along the river. Wonderful lighting too, with the reflection off the water making it appear very light and showing the boat in outline very well. Excellent!
thrudur84 (416) 2007-08-12 15:02
What a lovely lightning you got on this shot! It looks really peaceful and good positioning on the boat.
bostankorkulugu (42116) 2007-08-12 16:09
definitely the best shot i ve seen on TE tonite... the colour palette is amazing, especially on the river... such a beautiful compositon steven, congrats...
all the best
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-08-12 16:14
Very beautiful composition!
Nice colours and lovely reflexion!
evarol (196) 2007-08-12 21:13
This is a very National Geographic-esque photograph. The color progression from gray to red-brown of the river water is astonishing. The way you fit the boat in between the bushes creates a easy point of focus for the eye. Also, such a capture gives us a lesson about the culture in this part of the world. Thanks for sharing a photo that is both visually beautiful and also informative.
fabdemacedo (457) 2007-08-12 21:26
Bonjour Steven, belle athmosphere dans cette image, calme, on a le sentiment que le bateau glisse sur l'eau sans un bruit...
berek (40511) 2007-08-12 21:41
mystic atmosphere. I like clouds reflections and nature colours. well framed picture. have a nice week.
wolf38 (31282) 2007-08-12 22:56
Hello steven. Sanaga river. A strangely mysterious and fascinating picture from a strange country. Very beautifully and worth seeing. Best regards, Wolfgang.
jjcordier (77502) 2007-08-12 23:08
Belle image, très bien composée, aux très jolies couleurs. Les pluies ont l'air d'être au rendez-vous cette année....signe de fertilité des champs pour l'avenir et de bonnes récoltes si nécesaires.
daddo (24934) 2007-08-12 23:30
Hi Steven. A fine composition, evocative of the fecundity of Africa's rainy areas. Beautiful colour of the water and mysterious light. The woman in her canoe stands out superbly. Regards. Klaudio.
sevy (15365) 2007-08-12 23:42
Les couleurs sont vraiment tres fortes sur ta photo: le vert dense de la vegetation qui encadre dans un V la couleur cuivre du lac qui porte la barque et vers le haut les teintes gris-bleues des nuages lourds de pluie.
Ta photo attire vraiment le regard,
Dpbours (222) 2007-08-13 0:05
You see the thumbnail and you know it has to be Africa, though I haven't been in Cameroon yet. I worked in Angola and Sudan for a bit longer time and it were wonderful experiences.
Nice point of view and right on time with the woman entering the shot! Very nice, and with a good note!
jmdaoudal (82) 2007-08-13 9:23
Il y a de la couleur, du "tropique" avec l'humidité...
Beau paysage seulement meublé par la "marchande".
Didi (57740) 2007-08-13 9:32
Une image intéressante et curieuse par son ciel gris qui s'oppose à la luminosité du cours d'eau, le tout agrémenté par la position de la pirogue en point fort.
laroze (965) 2007-08-14 1:12
J'aime beaucoup la couleur un peu rosé du fleuve en contraste avec le ciel un peu gris et la végétation sombre.Jolie composition avec cette barque au 1er plan.Ambiance sereine
luisafonso (862) 2007-09-04 6:44
A very peaceful image with great luminosity once again. The pastel colors are marvelous. These stormy weathers really produces great pictures. The composition is simple, but who needs complexity when simplicity can produce such beautiful results? Love the quality of the white on the woman's shirt.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cameroon [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-12 14:10
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