After a long journey in Southern Africa we arrived to Zanzibar for a relaxing week with sun, bath and restaurants. Beautiful traditional boats everywhere, caught my interest and i decided to read more about them when i returned home.(it was a lovely place by the way):)
Dhow is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with lateen sails used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. The exact origins of the dhow are lost to history. Most scholars believe that it originated in China from 600 B.C. to 600 A.D (wikipedia)
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saxo042 (37602) 2013-11-19 7:49
En intressant vinkel du tog den här bilden ur, låg du i vattnet? Men båten är mycket fint placerad och den långa förtöjningslinan sitter också helt rätt i bilden. De vackra och harmoniska färgerna gör inte bilden sämre.
PS har det stormat mycket på Nordsjön?
holmertz (44420) 2013-11-19 7:54
En smart komponerad och perfekt beskuren bild. Färgerna är fantastiska och den gamla båten är verkligen ett exempel på fina hantverkstraditioner. Ta gärna fram fler bilder av den här kvalitén ur dina gömmor.
dta (70941) 2013-11-19 7:56
Hello Boa ,
Amazing colors of teh water , and a picturesque and beautiful old boat . I like the idea of the composition , but not totally convinced by the framing in the high part : I suppose that ther is a reason why you've cropped the prew ?
lousat (81646) 2013-11-19 8:01
Hi Boa,a very original way to show us the typical local boat,taken in Nungwi,on the top of the island,magnificent idea and great result whit bright details and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
rigoletto (34269) 2013-11-19 8:36
hi boa. yours was a great trip, typically ending up in refreshing zanzibar (though, mine started from zanzibar, ended up in african dust, lol). i assume you were in the water while taking this. it has a very original low pov and a strange crop at the top, but the overall effect is stunning. beautiful green waters of zanzibar...
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-11-19 9:05
Hello Boa - Love you low POV here and the fact that there is nothing in the frame to distract. The colours are key here with the boat and gorgeous sea in perfect harmony. Cleverly composed shot. Warm regards Rosemary
worldcitizen (7485) 2013-11-19 10:38
Very interesting and strong POV. It seems like you were actually in the water, swimming maybe, when you took the photo. :-) I like the different shades of blue, and the way you cropped the dhow. Very nice. :-)
cornejo (35117) 2013-11-19 10:45
Hi Boa, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with the bow of the boat floating interest on a beautiful turquoise sea, beautifully captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
All the best from southern Spain.
Fis2 (89347) 2013-11-19 13:57
I like POV and composition.
Excellent colors and light.
jhm (143445) 2013-11-24 3:33
You took these boat very close with all details as extra touch on these picture.
I love these nice picture this cares for depth and perspective.
Colours and sharpness be pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Gigidusud (17673) 2013-11-29 14:50
Great composition with original framing. Splendid turquoise water and nice reflections. I like it!
Cricri (110627) 2013-11-30 12:03
Je trouve la prise en gros plan génial, avec le remous et les reflets sur l'avant plan, les détails et couleurs sont extraordinaire, c'est une très belle réalisation
adores (40354) 2013-11-30 15:08
They may also have their origin on the Portuguese ones:)!I've seen many in the UAE but Zanzibar is a place I'd like to visit!
I like this composition and the way you framed the details and textures of the old dhow. The colour of the water is excellent also!
mesutilgim (88484) 2013-12-08 13:14
Very nice capture of this Dow with perfect pov and very good pictorial layout.
TFS and best regards
Didi (58748) 2013-12-09 11:39
Very original composition, you had a very good inspiration
The low point of view is very interesting
Corry (4508) 2013-12-09 12:16
Très intéressant ce plan rapproché du bateau avec un léger reflet sur l'eau. La couleur de l'eau est magnifique. Bien fait.
danos (89887) 2013-12-11 12:09
excellent the close up view of teh traditional boat to contrast perfect the with the colours tints of the sea.Excellent the light and the colour management as the beauty and the details of the scene.
Sergiom (66209) 2013-12-12 4:51
J'aime vraiment beaucoup ce plan serré sur la coque de ce bateau. Le point de vue est superbe et le cadrage des plus intéressants. Les couleurs sont magnifiques.
macjake (60580) 2013-12-19 10:33
wonderful photo here my friend! So cool that i really wish that I had been there to photograph it myself!
Its great how you're seemingly taking this as your submerged in the water. love the way the water looks, and of course the pov is A+
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-01-08 16:32
Most pictures of dhows from Tanzania on TE show off the unique sail, but you show us that the hull is equally interesting & photo worthy. Great POV where the viewer is almost eye-level with the ocean. The texture of the water is also fantastic, especially in the areas where the ship is delicately reflected. Thanks for sharing a beautiful & original shot!
Hanssie (10441) 2014-04-15 0:58
Now this is a superb cropped photo, so simple but never seen, so, it's original too !
Colours are amazing !
As said, a superb photo, really love it !
- Copyright: Boa Kristiansson (boa) (6265)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-08
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 18-50 2.8, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-11-19 7:45
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