Centuries of evolution have produced Indonesian fishing boats that are superbly functional and beautifully crafted. These proud sailing crafts that fishermen take in the beauty and design of their boats are fashioned of local natural materials and because of their flexible design can withstand the continual punishment of wind and waves at high seas.
For hundreds of thousands of Indonesian fishermen and their families, these boats are clearly a matter of life and death. The boats are intimately intertwined with the lives of the people, and strong ancient traditions prescribe how a boat must be built and launched. Elaborate ceremonies are conducted to attract the life-spirit that dwells within a boat, including the symbolic wedding of its male and female parts.
These are local traditional fishing boats docking at a picturesque Sendang Biru fishing village awaiting tidal change, south of Malang City East Java. Taken on a slight cloudy late afternoon as these crafts are safely sheltered along the narrow channel by Sempu Island in the background. Exposed directly to the wide open Indian Ocean, most of beaches on East Java's south coast are proned to sea erosion due to the continuous crashing surf and strong wind. So this is the natural safe haven for anchoring away from hostile condition of the sea which has constantly changed the unsheltered coastal lines.
Workshop1: Enjoy the colours close up. The 'awak awak' or crew members having a much needed break but their life cycle will continue soon after sundown
Workshop2: Proud prows neatly arranged as they wait patiently before once again setting off towards Indian Ocean
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emilbo (21457) 2013-09-26 10:12
Quelle photo!... et ça ne manque pas de couleurs. Ces bateaux de pêche sont merveilleux et leurs propriétaires doivent en être fier. Excellente prise, bel éclairage, merveilleuses couleurs et beau reflets.
dta (56542) 2013-09-26 10:52
Hello Abmdsudi ,
For sure , these boats are full of colors ! An attractive composition , with splendid reflections and a beautiful sky .
The Ws are excellent , too .
kato (9500) 2013-09-26 10:58
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see colorful fishing boats with the tasteful decoration which is standing by at the shoal of the seashore. I know well that the fisherman is peole working under severe nature environment of rough sea or storm etc,. Probably, for such a reason, this is work peculiar to a male.
Noel_Byrne (13234) 2013-09-26 11:02
My first thought on seeing this was of a row of ancient dragons along the shore, waiting to go on land and attack. The points of the flags remind me of the scales and horns, and the colors are those I would associate with such creatures. A beautiful viewpoint to show this fine scene, and the threatening sky behind makes a wonderful backdrop. Love your note too, and thanks for the great workshop. Really nicely done, I am really pleased to see this excellent shot today, the epitome of Trekearth.
All the best
mesutilgim (72900) 2013-09-26 11:06
Wonderfull capture, quite interesting.
A good sample of the unlimited phantasy of the Asian people, you nowhere would be able to see such colorfull painted boats in the western hemisphere. A pity !
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
SWEETFREEDOM (19902) 2013-09-26 11:27
these colored boats are really eye-catching. good light and details.
Waylim (23310) 2013-09-26 11:46
I have not yet been to Indonesia, your images from here certainly makes me wish to go there sooner than later, even though it is already on my list. There is so much to look at here even at this size, there so much details and such an array of color palette. It also show how colorful is the culture of the people here. Excellent shot, my complement and appreciation.
Fis2 (76922) 2013-09-26 12:39
A very interesting boats.
I like POV and composition.
Excellent colors and light.
Silvio1953 (105381) 2013-09-26 13:29
Ciao Abmdsudi, great parade of fantastic boats, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (18532) 2013-09-26 13:33
the perspective works excellently in your well considered frame offering us a very rewarding and busy view along the colourful array of fishing boats. The intense play of intricate details and colours is engaging and irresistible. I like very much how you've completed the frame with the water, the landscape and the sky. The warm light has a delightful effect on all the colours, also for the creation of space around the boats. I love the details, colours and reflections of the workshop pictures as well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Romano46 (11393) 2013-09-26 14:44
il trionfo del colore! Una composizione ricca di bei soggetti e di colori brillanti che attirano l'attenzione, una bella luce ed un cielo pennellato che fa da piacevole sfondo; il tutto condensato in una bella fotografia che documenta un particolare aspetto dell'Isola di Giava.
Ciao e buona notte
bukitgolfb301 (32600) 2013-09-26 19:15
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH, how are you?
Another fantatsic image full of vivid colors in the best framework and composition. I like this tatseful and significant color touch so much. Reflecting with your high sense and inspiration.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero
SnapRJW (23538) 2013-09-26 22:29
Hello Abmdsudi - Boats make an attractive subject and these colourful beauties are a fantastic example of traditional craft. Looking at the WS shots, one can see the obvious pride that goes into producing these highly decorated vessels with their colourful designs. You have captured a good waterfront atmosphere here. Warm regards Rosemary
COSTANTINO (44087) 2013-09-26 22:34
I love boats and fishing but thse indonesian
fishing boats are beautifully crafted
it is a different and impressive shot
everyhting in this capture is excelent
even the blue sky with the moving clouds
dkmurphys (42431) 2013-09-26 22:51
A splendid capture of this colored chaos. Amazing graphical effect of the painted boats. Well taken, enjoy a fine day.
jjcordier (67180) 2013-09-26 23:04
Les trois photos présentent de belle façon ces barques colorées caractéristiques. J'aime beaucoup le WS1.
danos (78040) 2013-09-26 23:44
a really beautiful sight with all these traditional boats to are the eye catching of the viewers as the visitors.I like the excellent presentation,the light and the colour management as the beauty of the scene.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-09-27 3:02
I didn't know that you could paint a boat with so many colours! Like life - it is colourful sometimes and dark at other times. Like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis - it struggles but eventually is clothed in such beautiful colours. Judging by your note these boats tell a similar story.
Well composed image and interesting note!
pajaran (41611) 2013-09-27 6:11
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o Indonezanskim camcima, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na ribarske camce, lepih boja.
Dobar rad, sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano pristaniste sa camcima i trenutak sa oblacima.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Interesting and good article on Indonesian boats, with the given data ...
Nice view of the fishing boats, beautiful colors.
Good work, with beautiful photographs of the workshop, showed nice pier with the boats and the moment the clouds.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend.
eldancer1 (20728) 2013-09-27 7:56
I like the way Asian cultures decorates ordinary things such boats and in the Philippines their jeepneys. Awesome capture of those highly decorated boats. Love the colors. Very well done, tfs.
adramad (30865) 2013-09-27 9:42
Wow ...... that profusion of color in these original boats, superb POV offers us the perfect alignment so that we can enjoy its charm, magnificent perspective with abundant vegetation, of the sea side, beautiful sky that adds beauty to the composition.
A perfect colorful natural.
A very bright image with optimum clarity.
Magnificent note as usual in the presentation of your work.
Have a nice weekend.
All the best.
rychem (13584) 2013-09-27 10:59
Full color palette!, excellent shot with great diagonal composition, very well done
Cricri (92095) 2013-09-27 22:51
Quelle beauté ces bateaux colorées, la lumière et la présentation est magnifique
bayno (18334) 2013-09-28 0:31
Hello Abmdsudi ,
beautiful light and beautiful vivid colors, the diagonal of the fishing fleet gives us a nice atmosphere that communicates life and work, excellent framing and depth, it seems slightly out of focus...beautiful details in the WS...
have a good WE...
nikkitta (8885) 2013-09-28 16:46
At first view the are similar at the Chinese ones, after reading your ( as always) informative note I realized the role they play in Indonesian people and they cared about them
Anyway they manage to work in in very colorful boats, must be nice to watch them sailing
Like WS one , like watching the way they enjoy a bit of rest
Original, creative and informative post, deserved being posted at TE
Have a good Sunday
Graal (92118) 2013-09-28 23:36
very nice colourful boats here. Good shot and comment in note. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
claudeD (26916) 2013-09-29 10:30
Wonderful composition for this very fine picture. I like the colors and excellent clarity of the picture.You did a wonderful photojob here.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mkamionka (27051) 2013-09-29 12:14
very good capture of these traditionally colorful boats. The area where they are seems so busy with colors and shapes. The light was great which we also see further behind. The boats are set against a lovely view full of atmosphere.
shevchenko (18725) 2013-10-02 0:46
Good pov and good frame to show boats parking at the harbour, unique colourful local fishing boats, nice WS photos to show more selected boats, distinct photo, good shoot.
mcmtanyel (5173) 2013-10-05 13:19
You have captured a lovely cacophony of colors (if you can use that word for color). It is busy with colors but also very pleasant. Well seen and impeccably captured.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-14 22:56
a fantasy of colors, a festival of joy, I enjoyed very much the close up, your note and your image conclude a very professional and extraordinary work!
all the best
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (32471)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-07
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: NIKON D200, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 100 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-26 8:57