Bit of a boat theme..
showing the brightly painted Bugis phinisi schooner undergoing repairs at the traditional Kalimas Harbour along Brantas River, in old city of Surabaya. Caught this shot on a slightly cloudy morning and I was impressed by the usual bold colours.
When sailing in the Indonesian waters one invariably meets one of these majestic traditional schooners at full sail. These are the Bugis phinisis typically about eight meters wide and thirty meters long. The Bugis people, one of the 350 ethnics who are native of South Sulawesi are well known in history as master shipbuilders and respected master seafarers who traditionally turned to the sea for their living.
For their navigational skills and sheer courage have guided their famous wooden schooners over unbounded ocean and along the treacherous coastlines of Southeast Asia, Northern Australia and to as far as Madagascar. Synonymous to Bugis people, these proud phinisis have plied those waters for at least four and a half centuries, long....long before the Dutch colonised Indonesia, guided only by the stars, their sixth sense and amazingly without a single nail being used in the construction of the phinisi....
Today these phinisis still play a vital role in transportation and inter-island trade crossing three time zones within the archipelago's 17000 islands
Workshop1: Straight on shot, phinisis - first and second from right- safely berthed at Kalimas Harbour, Old Surabaya, East Java.
Workshop2: Bold colored phinisi with the famous trade mark - the pointed prow, taken at Paotere Harbour, Makassar South Sulawesi.
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jemaflor (74392) 2013-09-28 10:09
geat shot, excellent effect with depth, colors and reflections, interesting also with these people.
ourania (19024) 2013-09-28 10:26
composition and framing are superb, your picture is featuring a captivating collection of perspectives, their interaction creates a brilliant effect, a graphical context that gives us a fascinating sense of depth and scale and describes an unusual and very intriguing view from the harbour. I love both the moody and the bright colours as well as the way they are laid out in the frame. The workshop pictures are graphical, interesting and lovely too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
Fis2 (77192) 2013-09-28 10:48
Good composition and POV.
Reflections add savor of photo.
I like it.
npecanhuk (56480) 2013-09-28 11:14
Great picture here!
Special regards to the wonderful colors and superb composition!
I loved the title too!
TFS - congrats,
pyffepa (625) 2013-09-28 11:27
What an intriguing photograph, you caught the right POV.
I appreciate the colors and the simplicity of the curved lines. Even colored rubbishes participate to the composition.
Gigidusud (10460) 2013-09-28 12:14
Great capture of this painting scene with nice colors and an impressive depth. Wel done!
Have a nice week-end.
siudzi (27877) 2013-09-28 12:40
Beautiful colorful composition with strong and elegant layout. Perfectly observed and presented. Eye catching image. Well done!
Have a nice weekend!
Wanda1 (14424) 2013-09-28 22:17
I always find that boats make great subjects, and who would not love this brightly coloured one. It really makes a splash of vibrancy in your frame as our eye is immediately drawn in by it and then onto the workers. The workers present a good idea of scale, and the fact that you have not included in the full boat makes it feel even bigger. I also love the converging reflections on the water of the two boats, once again drawing our attention to the workers by forming a sort of arrow. Great!
papagolf21 (79778) 2013-09-28 23:41
Encore une image très réussie, qui s'en plaindrait !
L'idée est très originale et le résultat est de qualité.
CLODO (26652) 2013-09-29 2:06
A very appealing perspective given by the boats shapes and colors and their reflections in the still water leading the eye on the painters at work. where were you located to take this picture?
Noel_Byrne (13742) 2013-09-29 2:25
I like this a lot, there is a great sense of the tight space the man works in, and we see the fine vessel from a totally new vantage point. Your workshop shows the boat as a whole, great as its a fine one with that long prow. Very bold striking colors and a unique scene, nicely done.
All the best
Romano46 (11951) 2013-09-29 3:20
ogni tua foto è un trionfo di colore e un esempio di composizione.
Sei sempre alla ricerca di bei soggetti e cogli sempre nel segno. Anche questa tua ultima opera si presenta assai gradevole con la contrapposizione del rosso e del verde che dominano il fotogramma mentre l'uomo che compare nella scena rende molto bene le proporzioni del soggetto.
Ottimi , come tuo solito, tutti i parametri di carattere tecnico.
Ciao e buona domenica
rychem (13918) 2013-09-29 9:11
This color combination is superb, very nice graphism of the shapes, good light and composition
Schnappilic (9144) 2013-09-29 9:11
A nice framing using curves, reflections and vivid colors. A real good picture!
rbassin (13479) 2013-09-29 9:16
une très belle compo avec de superbes couleurs.
j'aime bien les courbes qui se reflètent à la surface de l'eau.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-29 9:17
Now that's a great shot! Vivid colours but more importantly the curved lines all lead to the men who are painting the boat! The lines create graphical shapes that provide a very appealing underlying abstract structure to the shot. I like it a lot - wish I had taken it!
Very well composed - congratulations.
adramad (31195) 2013-09-29 9:47
Wonderful composition on this plane closed in on part of the hull of the vessel, which appears to be repaired, beautiful reflections that give a beautiful color curves, people at the bottom of the picture give a good perspective.
Stunning pictures of WS also.
Very good image quality, sharpness also.
Enjoy a happy Sunday.
Silvio1953 (106048) 2013-09-29 10:46
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with fantastic reflections, wonderful colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mirosu (8466) 2013-09-30 1:53
High-end quality photo. I like all at your amazing shot: excellent color balance, superb light and reflections, razor sharpness and superb details of the boat. The choice of tight crop is excellent. Well done my friend.
Wish you a very nice week.
dkmurphys (42699) 2013-09-30 3:55
What a splendid detail. You had a great idea for this capture, perfect work!
Enjoy a fine new week.
Cricri (92599) 2013-09-30 6:31
Superbe le cadrage des bateaux avec les reflets toutes en courbes, des détails super bien rendu avec une scène intéressante du travailleur, belle présentation, intéressante images en WS
eldancer1 (20950) 2013-09-30 6:56
Even the simplest of things or ordinary chore can look beautiful through a creative photographer's lens. I like the pov with good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
delpeoples (48910) 2013-09-30 9:13
I'm back from my travels and have missed my friends on TE.
What an artistic and eye catching photo. I love the curved lines and the reflections. The rich colours and textures of the boat are magnetic and draw the eye further into the frame. It almost looks like an abstract painting, but we know it is not. Superb job.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
Graal (92340) 2013-09-30 22:57
interesting reportage and presentation of work during the repair of boats. Good 3 shots, here and in WS. Nice colors. Interesting note.
Have a nice day.
Waylim (23502) 2013-10-02 19:08
Wow, when I saw the thumb and I thought was that a person at the end of the boat? This is really a great shot with fantastic perspective, the person make the boat really much bigger. Without the person, we may not be able to tell just how big it really it. Love the strong line and shape with rich color and deep tone. Excellent composition and I love the reflection of the boat on the right.
mcmtanyel (5580) 2013-10-07 20:42
From the thumbnail I thought this was one of those row-boat sized fishing boats. Even after I saw the full-sided photo, I couldn't believe it, for a second or two, I thought you had photoshopped those people on the side. Reflections and the colors are lovely. The schooner looks like a giant watermelon, as a matter of fact, it does need a good coat of paint.
PS. The tilt was intentional.
adores (31019) 2013-10-13 15:48
A really unusual shot! The pov is great and I love these colours that catch our eye and lead us to the man working in background. Light is just perfect!
COSTANTINO (44335) 2013-10-15 11:22
a shot that has everyhting
colors and designs
colors and reflections
adidas5nb (2973) 2013-10-22 19:53
beautiful colorful frame with fantastic curvy lines and geometry that makes the pic so very attractive.love the reflection.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (32795)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-11
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-28 9:06