Church at Lac Rose (please click here)... the lake where you could see the rose colours of the alga only when the sun shines and some ripples are seen on the water (on the rigth you could see a small part of the lake in the background).
The lake is also known for its high salt content close to 40%. The lake also has a small salt collecting industry. This is the church of the salt collectors working 6-7 hours a day in the lake In order to protect their skin, they rub their skin with "Beurre de Karité" (shea butter, produced from shea nuts obtained from the Shea nut tree), which is an emollient to avoid the skin to burn.
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Royaldevon (40316) 2009-11-05 0:56
Good Morning Achim,
What interesting notes to accompany your picture.
This is certainly fulfilling the TE aspirations of learning about the world through photography.
How unusual, to me, to see a church on a beach. But it is beautifully cared for as shown by this sharp, nicely angled shot. Very well composed and with interesting human content.
Have a good day,
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-11-05 1:17
Small but beautiful this Church at Lac Rose.
Nice perspective, excellent sharpness and light
Have a nice day
Vasa (515) 2009-11-05 2:25
With you, I am in Senegal now. Together we make the tour of the world. Great motif from Retba and so useful note, dear friend Achim. Friendly
delpeoples (58804) 2009-11-05 2:32
Hi Achim, we do not see enough of this wonderful country on TE, so thank you for bringing it to us. I like the effect of the graphic base upon which the church stands and also the angle used in your POV. Extreme light has been dealt with well and the depth is excellent. Nice work, TFS, Lisa.
nirvana73 (0) 2009-11-05 3:00
very nice church
light,colors and POV
thanks for sharing and explanations
ChrisJ (116098) 2009-11-05 4:18
Excellent sharpness, but I would increase both brightness & contrast. Good colour contrasts & composition. Tfs!
snunney (101674) 2009-11-05 4:32
A well chosen angle of view on the church to show us two sides of the architecture and put it in the context of its surroundings. Good colours and sharpness.
Nicou (145190) 2009-11-05 4:48
quelle doucuer dans les tons, une emrveille, mangigique cadrage sur cette église avec ce ciel doux, fantastique.
merci et amitié
Gerrit (52097) 2009-11-05 5:32
remarkable place on the beach for a little church.
Excellent composition and beautiful light
hopsy_life (101) 2009-11-05 5:53
a nice unusual chruch on the beach. Very nice colors
diomed (13926) 2009-11-05 8:09
small and delightfull colored church. Great sharp and light management, excellent POV.
Silvio1953 (146681) 2009-11-05 13:14
Ciao Achim, good POV on nice little church, beautiful composition, wonderful perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (68121) 2009-11-05 15:50
The corner point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the architeture of two sides of the church. The trees are framing well the church. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors of the picture. have a nice day.
gunbud (34066) 2009-11-05 16:06
Lovely little African church seen in sharp detail and standing out nicely against the blue sky.
Excellent informative note as well.
yedirenk (11244) 2009-11-05 16:32
very interesting and very lovely church with nice colours and shape.very small but eye catcher..very good point of view and superb framed..TFS
pablominto (53746) 2009-11-06 4:16
This is a pretty little church, well built and with good details!
I notice the expanded foundation, to cover the sandy ground...
A fine point of view, good colours and details in this house of worship!
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-11-06 8:17
Hi, Achim -
Nice photo in the spirit of TE and fascinating note. Also good light handling in harsh midday sun.
JCG (35129) 2009-11-06 9:15
Indeed I remember your photograph well on this lake to the astonishing color… This small church is also original by its architecture and its situation on sand. Pretty framing which emphasizes it well, the colors are pleasant. Well done Achim and thank you for your instructive note.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
rodgerg (55767) 2009-11-06 11:05
An excellent presentation of this lovely small church. The framind and especially the POV well selected give an idea of the structur of the edifice. Interesting element of life with the peoples on the left nad great propsect open on the right of the image.
Have a nice WE,
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-11-09 0:32
Hello Achim! Nice church, very interesting architecture, wonderful place, good light and colours, very good POV and capture. Well done!
Angshu (56760) 2009-11-09 23:59
I think you had shared a picture of this coloured lake earlier. The church has quite unique an architecture and what's surprising is the crescent and star at the top, both on the spire as well as above the gate...haven't seen such a symbol in a church before..A good informative note to boot
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43669)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-4
- Exposure: f/11, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2009/03 Westafrica
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-05 0:02