The twin villages of Joal and Fadiout (Fadiouth) are 110 km south of Dakar. Joal, on the mainland, was the birthplace of poet and first Senegalese president Léopold Sédar Senghor. A long wooden bridge Joal is connected Fadiout.
Fadiout is build on an island that's made almost entirely of clam shells. Fadiout is home of an very interesting cementary of hundreds of Christian graves, each marked by a cross and a pile of shell, as well as hundreds of Muslim graves.
I have upload a workshop so that you could see the shells in detail
Exposure Time: 1/512
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 17/1 mm
Date Taken: 2009-03-08 14:26
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Buin (42468) 2009-06-23 8:56
Das ist ein wirklich rundum interessanter Beitrag im Sinne von TE! Dieser Friedhof ist ja einfach unglaublich und diese Bäume wirken richtig gespenstisch in dieser ungewöhnlichen Umgebung. Ein tolles Foto aus einer "anderen Welt"!
Grüße aus dem sonnig-warmen Westfalen!
paura (47186) 2009-06-23 10:02
Uma daquelas fotografias profundamente interessante, mostrando em forte imagem detalhes do dia-a-dia do povo. Beleza de trabalho.
lousat (93606) 2009-06-23 13:05
Hi Achim,i remember very well this place,i been there 7 years ago ....when the digitals pics don't exist..eehehe.....very great sharpness,decisive to show perfeclty this shell's cemetery,beautiful point of view and perfects lights and colors! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
hay_kes (31435) 2009-06-23 14:23
Different photo vith interesting composition.TFS.
Vasa (515) 2009-06-23 16:27
So good thematic picture, Achim, friend. Even I create a personal collection of this subject in the world. All countries have different presentation. Nice idea and very good realization in the strong sunny day.
lucasgalodoido (23057) 2009-06-23 17:57
nice picture of this cemetery, and good details in ypur capture. Great job, my friend.
dareco (17134) 2009-06-23 22:33
When I was looking at this earlier I shared it with my family, a most amazing place!!! I have never seen anything like this!! I enjoy seeing pictures of cemetaries but this is the most unique ever! Fantastic detail!! TFS
danyy (0) 2009-06-23 23:52
un endroit très aride pris avec beaucoup de netteté et de maitrise des lumières très dures. Ces quelques arbres ont du mal à apporter un peu d'ombre.
Des couelurs assez douces qui se marient bien et un endroit naturellement calme.
Graal (103034) 2009-06-24 0:03
unusual cemetery, good reportage from Senegal. Well done photo, good documental shot. I like it.
mikeo (12129) 2009-06-24 0:18
What an amazing place...with so unbelievable atmosphere...unusual cementary...
Thanks a lot for sharing!
pablominto (53746) 2009-06-24 3:41
This is a totally amazing place, first time I see a cemetery where shells make an important part!
I like the composition with inclusion of the trees, in fact they look a bit dried out too...
Good details in a place well worth to know about!
Gerrit (52097) 2009-06-24 5:17
interesting sun backed cemetary with those suffering trees and all those remarkable crosses.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-06-24 5:47
I appreciate this beautiful image symbolic system and his typical trees. The light is particularly controlled. Very pleasant and interesting composition. The ws and your note are quite as interesting. Cheer.
Have a nice day
foozi (7101) 2009-06-24 6:55
lovely trees in their graphic forms. It gives such a great visual impact when looking at them. Beautiful composition with the graves.
Very unique and it is well presented and I thank you sharing this shot.
danos (99816) 2009-06-24 8:33
a nice reportage shot from Senegal with the Christian graves and the crosses to dominate the scene.I wonder how so many graves are found in a Muslim country.The shells in the WS complete the scene and make it more effective.
Have a nice afternoon,Danos
hopsy_life (101) 2009-06-24 9:32
It’s a nice shot and you took it well. I like its composition. Also, the light is fine.
belido (19934) 2009-06-24 10:21
very interesting shot. I like the graphism provided by the trees and crosses. Unusual and well presented. Great job!
TopGeo (38216) 2009-06-24 11:16
Hallo Achim! They is a picture strange other very near the human life a cemetery it reminds us that exist also life and death
jmdias (65561) 2009-06-24 17:18
very interesting cemetery. I liked the shapes of the trees and the crosses, interesting texture of the ground
gunbud (34066) 2009-06-24 19:10
Very nuique cemetery in the desert with the white crosses standing out brilliantly in this rich textured golden sands.
The gnarly trees really stand out well against this pale blue sky.
bobocortis (16026) 2009-06-25 4:48
This image pushes to the meditation.
It's interesting to see these plants growing in an arid land near where the dead people rest.
Velera (237) 2009-06-26 6:01
It’s a nice shot and you took it well. I like its composition.
dvlazar (6662) 2009-06-26 18:52
Some unique places you share! This is nice for the similarities between the trees and the crosses. Well shot
siolaw (38292) 2009-06-27 0:35
You found an incredible cemetary there! Strong sun but correct exposure, sharp details and realistic textures.
pierrefonds (68103) 2009-06-27 17:13
The trees are framing well the cemetery. The point of view is allowing us to see the details and colors of the cross and of the shells. The blue sky is sending a light which has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
JCG (35129) 2009-06-30 11:19
Cemetery very simple and representative of these countries known as “poor”, it has only the crosses there to be found between all these identical tombs. Interesting photograph where these two trees bring the element of life in the image. I like much the quality of the photograph as well in clearness as in the management of the lights. Thank you Achim.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
ruisc_pt (11090) 2009-07-01 7:23
Impressive image. Great composition
dip (23890) 2009-07-01 21:44
Außergewöhnlich und sehr interessant!
kaum zu glauben was es so alles gibt auf der Erde!
Silversnow (2319) 2009-07-05 7:17
Impressive contrast and quite unusual sight you have there, I would never have guessed those were all seashells... Were they brought up on shore or did they accumulate naturally??
Angshu (56760) 2009-07-05 21:04
A most amazing place...a village on an island made by clam shells! It's always a learning experience browsing your gallery, because of the amount of things we learn about the world! The trees look quite similar to baobabs, and maybe their close relatives. Thanks for the WS as well & the informative note!
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43669)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-08
- Categories: Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 40D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 2009/03 Westafrica
- Theme(s): All Saints Cemeteries I, All saints Cemeteries III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-23 7:43