Wasini Island lies just off the southernmost point of Kenya in the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Reserve.
Essentially unspoiled (there are no roads or cars on the island) and entirely different in terms of culture and landscape from the mainland, this peaceful island invites exploration. It features a picturesquely sculptured rocky coastline, low rag-coral forest cover, numerous venerable baobab tees and two small Muslim villages, the most frequently visited being Wasini Village, whose friendly and welcoming villagers inhabit a settlement believed to have been founded by Chinese and Arab traders some four- hundred-years ago; and which still features the ruins of those civilizations.
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golus (2893) 2012-03-10 23:02
Strong composition and brilliant use of existing light there. The interplay of light and shades adds much to the charcter of the scene. I also liked the narrow path that leads the eye to the sea, gives a nice depth sense. Colors produced are very natural and balanced, sharpness is flawless. I liked it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
saxo042 (31856) 2012-03-10 23:08
A well composed picture with the little path leading the eye to the hut. Very saturated and intense colours. The tree provides some interesting patterns.
emka (58982) 2012-03-10 23:17
Very inviting photo. It must be wonderful to explore the area, looking for original plants and trees. Superb composition with the path guiding us to the beach. fantastic cpolours and light management.
yeln (11502) 2012-03-10 23:33
zelo zanimiv pogled na malo turistič naselje s prijetno plao. pravi prostor za spročanje in rekreacijo. zelo lepo se prelivajo barve skozi fotografijo. dober strel!!! TFS!
lep dan, vojko
siolaw (37626) 2012-03-10 23:47
The northern part of the Kenyan coast around Lamu is now rated as extremely unsafe and most coutries discourage their nationals from going there... hoefully you did not face any trouble in the south!
Colourful and bright view with the little path leading the eye down to the sea.
Cool view with nice trees too!
ciakgiak (30337) 2012-03-11 0:14
What a magnificent place, you used a perfect POV to show us.
I like a lot the vertical format, the perfect saturation and the strong colors.
It's Also really beautiful to sede the branches against the intense blue sky.
Congratulations, have a great Sunday.
Royaldevon (18339) 2012-03-11 0:18
Good Morning Rosemary,
You describe the scene beautifully.
It is a real invitation to follow the shadow-dappled path, between the vegetation, past the baobab? trees and discover the focal thatched hut. All the features are well positioned, it is sharp and nicely saturated.
Have a lovely day,
dkmurphys (37399) 2012-03-11 0:18
A splendid place in great natural colors. I like the vegetation and the traditional hut.
Enjoy a fine Sunday.
marina7 (6134) 2012-03-11 0:55
That's really lovely. The pattern of branches looks so delicate and I like the polarized colors and the overall atmosphere of serenity. Thanks and best regards,
ChrisJ (87654) 2012-03-11 1:16
Love the graphism & repetition of the boabab trees with the fg path adding nice lead in lines and natural perspective. The reddish yellow colour also contrasts superbly against that wonderful blue sky. Good sharpness & punchy light contrasts. Have a great Sunday!
Nicou (98741) 2012-03-11 1:30
quelle compo et iamge superbe ce chemin au milieu de ces beaux arbres, fantastique cpatage, bravo.
Merci et amitié
Ninello52 (7065) 2012-03-11 3:17
Nature simply amazing! Those beautiful trees and cacti with the sea bottom! Delightful place. I like how you made the color values! Brava!
Best regards, Nino.
timecapturer (31250) 2012-03-11 3:57
classic composition that is so enticing and beautifully idyllic. Love the light here and of course the amazing trees and greenery that look so glorious against the blue sea and sky. Stunning!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
brianmcc (5536) 2012-03-11 4:52
this is looking very much like a paradise island. the view along the little path is excellent leading towards the water. the trees and vegetation frame the scene very nicely. the sky is a wonderfulblue colour. and although the sea is only just visible, it is the other elements all working so well together that let us know that the beach will be equally impressive.
lgir (6215) 2012-03-11 6:20
superb color rendering and contrast for whole image in relief.
Very nice composition with these mini baobab.
Sergiom (40141) 2012-03-11 6:33
Le regard suit naturellement le petit sentier dans l'image , il se frotte doucement aux arbres et continue vers l'abri sur la plage. Un beau cadrage vertical qui donne de la profondeur à l'image.
siudzi (24681) 2012-03-11 8:33
Eye-catching image with a strong composition built with a superb sense of depth. The extremely good saturation makes it outstanding and so beautiful! Well taken. Bravo!
ktanska (21631) 2012-03-11 9:40
Beautiful angle on this tropical seaside view. This give right away feeling of carefully planned getaway. And those trees with massive trunks are impressive. Good light too.
mvdisco (16474) 2012-03-11 19:52
A beautiful perpective of the path and great composition of this lovely scene with nice tone of colors and light,
Excellent point of view and details,
Lovely blue sky too,
ifege (9503) 2012-03-11 23:24
A well composed and interesting photo (and note) Rosemary. Great colour emphasising the winding path.
jjcordier (63042) 2012-03-12 1:10
Belle photo aux superbes couleurs de ce magnifique endroit et de ses superbes baobabs.
tyro (13579) 2012-03-12 1:50
Thank you for an interesting note here and also for a very useful link to a Google map - in fact, if you click on the multicoloured "Google" logo on your map, you can see a full-size Google map and then, if you use the little yellow man, you will not see any "street level" roads but you will see lots of little blue dots, each of which represents a photograph from this island. It is very interesting to compare those photographs with yours too.
But this is a finely composed shot, the little sandy path leading us directly to the roofed structure by the sea surrounded by weird baobab trees. Lovely vibrant colours, perfect exposure and stunning detail and sharpness.
cavli (1874) 2012-03-12 6:55
satured colors and very nice contrasting. sharp and vbrillant image. very well seen and composed. tfs
sacimar (25957) 2012-03-12 8:08
good image of this place, I like the perspective you chose following the path, the blue sky is a perfect background, well seen,
Lidschlag (62) 2012-03-12 11:44
You have a way with ways. :))
Seems it is trademark of yours using pathways to guide ones eyes into the picture.
These trees look out of the world, from another planet.
Wish I coud see them in person one day.
Very nice colors and color contrast. Orange and Blue have always been my favourits.
RhodieIke (9207) 2012-03-13 6:26
Love this Rosemary, the Baobab's remind me of Zim. Warm, exotic, lush holiday coastal scene. You have captured, managed and presented this most magnificently.Have a pleasant evening, Cheers Iain.
angel66 (1006) 2012-03-13 10:06
what a nice place! Great picture with great sharpness.
I like the POV...this is a perfect photo! :)
Noel_Byrne (8055) 2012-03-14 6:42
I love the leading line in this, drawing the eye to that wonderful blue sky and beach. Those trees are realyl unique too. Tremendous colour too.
Cricri (87288) 2012-03-14 12:56
Oh celle ci me plaît aussi, j'aime la décoration des arbres, les plantes exotiques, le bleu de la mer et du cil, l'abri aux toit de paille, c'est avec plaisir que je prendrais ce chemin, splendide
Miguel82 (8567) 2012-03-15 12:10
So beautiful place
I like the baobabs
danyy (0) 2012-03-16 2:48
quelles magnifiques couleurs !!
J'aime beaucoup la force de l'orangé du sentier.
Il permet aussi au ciel de bien s'exprimer avec ses bleus intenses.
Un cadrage vertical qui convient bien à cette photo très tropicale.
jusninasirun (17144) 2012-03-23 1:10
I like the choice of tall frame capturing this path fenced by agave leading to the hut. Nice details with the view of blue sea and spotless sky.
tatadalou (3327) 2012-03-31 11:50
Beautiful composition which shows a very nice garden island. One regret, the slightly darkness overall. Another adjustment might have helped to clarify more this beautiful landscape.