A woman in local colourful dress collecting seaweed on the shore of Matemwe in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Seaweed farming started in Japan in the 17th centruy in Tokyo Bay. In autumn, farmers would throw bamboo branches into shallow, muddy water, where the spores of the seaweed would collect. A few weeks later these branches would be moved to a river estuary. The nutrients from the river would help the seaweed to grow.
In the 1940s, the Japanese improved this method by placing nets of synthetic material tied to bamboo poles. This effectively doubled the production. A cheaper variant of this method is called the hibi method: simple ropes stretched between bamboo poles.
The practice of seaweed farming has long since spread beyond Japan. In 1997 it was estimated that 40,000 people in the Philippines made their living through seaweed farming. Cultivation is also common in all of southeast Asia, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, and the United States.
Zanzibar is also a cultivation site of seaweed. Locals plant poles on the shallow waters of the coast. After a few weeks, during the low tide, they start harvesting the seaweed forming on the poles.
Sometimes, they continue their work under full sun, emerged in water till their waist. We were told that the seaweed was exported to the Far East, to be used as food ingredients.
Cropped, increased sharpness, saturation, contrast, shades, corrected the axis, applied reouches & Neat Image.
Exif: ISO 100, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/320
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scyntilla (1844) 2010-12-23 1:17
Renkler ve kompozisyon çok güzel ama gözlerim biraz daha netlik aradı. Bu haliyle de güzel ama. Notunuz çok ilginç. Elinize sağlık ve teşekkürler.
CLODO (26402) 2010-12-23 2:09
Colorfull saree, amongst the green waves. But too centered (remove the right part of your shot).
lilito (3456) 2010-12-23 3:14
Une belle image de mer, la femme est un sujet coloré et suggestif, je trouve cependant, que la saturations est un peu forte...
Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année!
specialist (1173) 2010-12-23 6:08
a very 'colorful' but somehow minimalist composition showing one doesn't need much to create an effective visual to display a strong sense of subjectivity. well-seen and presented Erdem the Suppiluliuma ;)
BennyV (13058) 2010-12-23 10:21
This time no comment on the crop from me. In fact, I quite like the central position here.
Also about the heavy saturation that I commented upon in an earlier picture of yours, that doesn't bother me at all in this shot.
For me it all adds up, it works. The resulting effect is that of a woman not so much walking in the water, but floating just above it on her way to some infinite beyond.
Thumbs up from me! Not buts, no maybe's!
kmangwani (338) 2011-06-14 3:03
Wonderful flow of colors -blue to sea green to the bright green dress. The little splash is just too good.
kvananthnaag (483) 2013-06-18 2:09
Amazing photo with beautiful colors and gradation of colors on the sea bed and the best part is also the matching of the colors of the lady's robe with the colors of the seabed..amazing picture..tfs :)
- 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
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Tanzania: The land of the beautiful
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-22 22:28
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