A fisherman on the shore of Stone Town, Zanzibar Island, Tanzania. A typical Indian Sea boat passing by in the background.
Zanzibar is an autonomous island belonging to Tanzania. It used to be the seat of the historical Oman State and the centre of African slavery. Arabic influence is all over the place, the religion being one of them. Zanzibar is 99% muslim.
The name of the Tanzanian federation is the combination of the mainland Tanganyika and the island of Zanzibar, hence, the name Tan-zania.
Cropped, increased contrast, applied gradual toning & retouches.
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batalay (33405) 2011-02-15 23:18
Dear Erdem Bey,
Your note adds drama to this photo from 4 1/2 years ago. As a youngster I used to be an avid stamp collector, and the names of Tanganyika and Zanzibar struck a nostalgic chord for me. I'm very happy to see this exotic shot, especially with the timeless sailing boat, evocative of the Egyptian felucca in the background.
yquem46 (35320) 2011-02-16 1:13
Content de voir une photo de Zanzibar, de ce pêcheur avec le dhow en BG
Très belle lumière
annjackman (15529) 2011-02-16 1:43
An excellent composition with the sharp boat and man in the foreground. The out of focus boat further back suits the image and provides a lovely shape for the background.
Kind Regards, Ann
SnapRJW (23602) 2011-02-16 1:58
Hello Erdem - I like your use of DOF on this one; the main focus is on the fisherman but the dhow in the backgroung sets the context well. best regards Rosemary
papera (13842) 2011-02-21 11:56
dhows and fishing in Zanzibar seems to be a fascinating subjects - in last month's LFI there was an extensive photo spread (in b/w) on this topic, really beautiful.
there is a quiet pride in this man's eyes, the way he looks into your direction, caressed by the sunlight and against sea, sky and dhow as backdrop.
the clarity of the image is impressive, considering the distance...
as a kid I didn't know Zanzibar was a real place - to me it was just an exotic faraway island and the name of a chocolate-hazelnut candy bar they sell in Italy during Xmas... still my favourite :)
have a good evening,
raphaelhcm (760) 2011-02-21 20:53
Superb composition of your picture with perfect light.
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3855)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon EF 75-300 mm f/4-5.6 III USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Tanzania: The land of the beautiful
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-15 22:29
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