I had the opportunity to organize a regata with the people of the Vezo village of Salary.
A part the pleasure of sailing freely on this enchanted sea it was the chance to call some musicians from the Mikea forest that entertained all the village while waiting on the beach the arrival of the lakanas.
A celebration for all the village!
A special thanks to Francesco and Claire that gave me this chance.
The Vezo is the term the semi-nomadic coastal people of southern Madagascar use to refer to people that have become accustomed to live from sea fishing. They currently populate most of the littoral zone along Madagascar’s west coast between Toliara and Mahajunga. They do not identify with an ethnic group but instead with their way of life. Because of their semi-nomadic marine migrations their population is difficult to determine and has been estimated by counting the dugout canoes called pirogues (lakanas in Malagasy language) around Madagascar.
"Vezo" literally means, the people who fish, but also has been know to mean 'to struggle with the sea'.
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rikko77 (10861) 2010-06-23 13:14
immagine forte, bellissima, piena di vita come se ne vedono poche. Il sorriso di questo ragazzo è bello come questo mare. Bravissimo e complimenti.
faletiz (10377) 2010-06-23 13:19
una regata singolare, diversa dalle solite,con colori magnifici e illuminata dal bellissimo sorriso del ragazzo in primo piano. Splendida immagine, complimenti!
chandrapranil (1085) 2010-06-23 13:59
You haev captured the moment very well. The is beautifully framed and the sharpness is first class as is the DOF and contrast.
Thank you for sharing.
everlasting (15238) 2010-06-24 2:11
Great action photo Luca and well chosen POV spacing the two sailors!
Sergiom (81703) 2010-06-24 6:17
Photo très vivante. Le sourire de cet homme est contagieux et on percoit la joie de vivre.
Très belle composition colorée
eversmile (11636) 2010-06-24 13:23
A joyful picture with a dynamical figurehead!
The colors are beautiful and you captured the action very well. The sharpness is remarkable. But, above all, I love the mood of carefreeness that comes out from it! Congratulations,
papera (14198) 2010-06-25 11:28
bellissima la luce e vividi i colori, ma e' soprattutto il sorriso del ragazzo, questo suo sporgersi dalla barca, la sensazione di liberta', la gioia di sentirsi vivi che traspare dal volto e dal gesto che trovo fantastici.
rivedere una foto del genere deve riportarti alla mente emozioni indescrivibili :)
buon fine settimana,
totoamoto (1569) 2010-06-26 23:34
Géniale, couleur, action gaieté sont au rendez-vous...
Prisley (1485) 2010-06-28 13:50
Wow! That's a Blast!
This pic is EXCELLENT!! I totally love it for the joy it conveys. That smile is a gift and your talent pays him back with a great pic, well balanced...again with wonderful light. Goes to my favs'
devimeuxbe (58557) 2010-06-29 3:26
amazing light for this unusual and joyfull shot. I am happy to see you still on TE some time.
All the best
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon 80-200 f2.8D ED
- Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-23 13:02
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