Since the earliest times of human settlement of Indonesia, her seas have been the natural lanes of migration, communication and commerce. Not surprisingly, today’s inhabitants of the Malay Archipelago inherit the perhaps most sophisticated maritime tradition of our World; and, it was this legacy of seafaring and trade that unified the immense diversity of people and customs of more than 13.000 islands into a cultural zone once known as the Malay World, which mellowed into the modern nation of Indonesia. The vehicles of these developments were the 'perahus', the countless types of indigenous sailing vessels of the Archipelago, an important part of the Indonesian heritage.
This is another version of a sleek indigenous vessel, a traditional dug-out fishing canoe that use a triangular sail found in the north coast of East Java, a type of canoe featuring two lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are fastened to both sides of the main hull, thus increases the stability of the canoe. Outrigger canoes can be quite fast, yet are also capable of being paddled and sailed in rougher water. They are usually highly decorated as can be seen here on a beach in Situbondo.
WShop1: Overall side view and scale reference
Wshop2: Creative decoration on the pointed bow
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ciakgiak (30379) 2012-04-06 8:22
bello il POV basso che mette in grande risalto la bella struttura ad ali di gabbiano di questa imbarcazione, che molto somiglia ad un catamarano.
Splendidi i colori, la luce e la nitidezza dell'immagine. Un caro abbraccio.
lousat (63989) 2012-04-06 8:33
Beautiful idea this point of view to create an imposing perspective.Perfect moment whit the best light,excellents details and high saturation as i like.Very well done,have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
corjan3 (1935) 2012-04-06 8:37
You really zoomed in here and what a pleasure to view this fabulous image. I have been to China several times but Indonesia remains a desired destination. The colours and composition here are are marvelous and your accompanying note is such a pleasure for its richness in information. Thank you and best wishes.
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-06 8:42
Fotoğrafı bütün olarak çok beğendim.güzel ayrıntılara sahip.tebrik ediyorum.selamlar
holmertz (31174) 2012-04-06 11:10
This is a strange creature you found on the beach. From this POV the boat really looks like a giant and very colourful insect. Along with the additional photos, and the note, we get a good idea of the construction of thse boats, their importance to the local people and their place in history, also the great care taken by people to make them look good. They do take pride in what is probably their most treasured belonging,
patdeph (35742) 2012-04-06 11:27
this is the same boats that I saw in Bali,and I remember they were very photogenic with their beautiful colors.You have taken this one from an original POV, enhancing the graphism of its different lines.We can also see very well how thin is the hull of the boat.Superb!
williewhistler (9787) 2012-04-06 11:32
Hello Abmdsudi,the polarizer has saturated the clear blue sky making a perfect BG for the brightly coloured vessel that has such interesting curves.
Your chosen low POV has resulted in a fine composition that has great visual impact.
Best regards Les.
Fis2 (76896) 2012-04-06 11:34
A very curious boat.
I like POV and composition.
jjcordier (67118) 2012-04-07 0:13
Excellent cadrage et superbe lumière qui sublime les couleurs de l'embarcation. Une photo de très belle qualité.
timecapturer (36924) 2012-04-07 3:36
a superb POV and quite wonderful composition. Love the graphic here and the perfect details and clarity. A clever observation and quite stunning presentation. Bravo!
Regards - Brian.
bukitgolfb301 (32574) 2012-04-07 5:31
Hello my dear Abmdsudi YTH
Sorry again for my late recation.
Ya great idea for shot from top.
I can perceive the deep smell for great RI. Marvelous tasteful color and nice day light control.
Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero in Tokyo, now full of Sakura
TopGeo (38080) 2012-04-07 5:48
This is a strange boat on the beach. Excellent this POV with strong dynamic the boat really looks like a giant and very colourful bird. Amazing landscape photography, beautiful place! Excellent idea, excellent details and high saturation! I like it framing and colours,
chrisvek (6995) 2012-04-07 6:11
Very good shoot with plenty of colors.Very nice zoom in the folded cloth.Nice composition.Congrats.
Have a nice Weekend,
faubry (35373) 2012-04-07 10:46
Good evening Abmdsudi,
Looks like a huge spider beached, but this one is not scary, it is colored as desired, imposing boat, well composed picture as usual;
Have a good weekend
bayno (18334) 2012-04-07 21:31
beautiful boat that resembles a catamaran, the light is wonderful and beautiful vivid colors, I really like your low POV and framing, great image quality, the horizon of the sea hangs a little to the right ...very nice also the 2 WS...
have a good sunday...
dkmurphys (42389) 2012-04-07 23:36
Great colors along with this perspective lines are making an attractive scene. Well done, have a Happy Easter!
jusninasirun (17146) 2012-04-08 0:21
Salam my friend.
I like the chosen angle for this wonderful shot. The shape and colors are intriguing with so much details to be seen. Very good composition from you and the sky cooperates well with this shot.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.
CLODO (26345) 2012-04-08 2:04
Good use of a wide angle to play with the lines, good light to illuminate this boat and the colored hull, and the low POV gives a stunning effect.
jhm (127843) 2012-04-08 3:31
The shape and colors are intriguing with so much details to be seen of these specially boat.
You chose a very well angle with a lot depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent composition, nice done, TFS.
Have a nice Easterday,
Cricri (92015) 2012-04-08 4:07
J'aime l'originalité du cadrage, les couleurs variés sous un joli fond bleu, superbe lumière et deux WS qui complète a merveille cette composition extra
batalay (33377) 2012-04-08 10:36
This is a colorful, sharp and exotic shot from Indonesia that I see you shot four years ago. I like the unusual symmetric vantage point you've chosen. The note is also very informative, and I thank you for that. The out rigger was such a stable structure to navigate the waters of South East Asia. I saw variations of this while visiting French Polynesia three months ago. (I wrote a short message to you earlier about the Singapore flag).
macjake (45540) 2012-04-09 5:06
this post is almost 100% different from your last post!this one is down to the ground level :)
Its not too often we get to see these aqua green/blue colors in photo's, so its a nice addition.
its a photo full of various colors, and i do enjoy the perspective you've chosen aswell.
enjoy your day
vasilpro (40557) 2012-04-09 11:13
Wonderful composition, excellent POV and perspective, beautiful atmosphere, lovely light and contrast, vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
jlbrthnn (79789) 2012-04-10 0:25
The framing is centered right to create a dramatic effect. The light, colors, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
josepmarin (56467) 2012-04-10 3:13
the image has a high graphical quality and a few splendid colors, which emphasize the beauty of this indigenous fishing canoe, which you have caught in a visual very effective angle, with an elegant perspective of its lines.
Both WS allow us to enjoy its magnificent decorative painting, as well to see the entire canoe, for to complete your work wonderfully.
Excellent light and natural colors, in a superb work.
danyy (0) 2012-04-11 6:00
un angle de prise de vue vraiment bien recherché. Si on ajoute à cela des lumières naturelles parfaitement capturé, la vibrance des couleurs et le niveau de définition, cette scène très simple devient un plaisir pour les yeux.
sacavem (18604) 2012-04-13 6:37
Beautiful composition with the dug-out fishing very well positioned in low profile.Excellent details, very well framed and done.
TFS and greetings
jemaflor (73990) 2012-04-14 8:33
Well framed with this pov, interesting effect with these lines,nice depth, splendid colors, excellent light management.
cornejo (22404) 2012-04-17 9:08
Abmdsudi Hello, very nice shot of this interesting boat with a lovely light, great composition and realization. Very nice and charming work, congratulations my friend. Good day and happy week. Tfs.
Best regards and best wishes.
Angshu (52878) 2012-04-20 2:32
The low POV & the close quarter approach works very well with the wide lens here. teh folded mast head creates a godo & effective lead-in from the top left of the frame. Good light brings out nice colours. I also appreciate the 2 workshops, of which the details of the bow is very interesting! Fine work indeed!
eldancer1 (20674) 2012-04-27 9:31
I like your pov of this outrigger. And I am very familiar with the roles of those tiny boats in places like Malay archipelago and the Philippines. Nicely captured with good details. wonderful colors and saturation. Well done, tfs.
ourania (18490) 2012-11-17 13:22
a lovely simple composition and superb perspective that bestows the tight frame with a very appealing dynamism. Each line, piece and colour has its own important role in describing the boat and the place in an effective and attractive way. I love the warm light, the vivid colours and textures, the graphic shadows that break the symmetry and the distant view of the sea which is vast even though it's represented by the slightest slice in the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
aliabazari (10282) 2012-12-02 19:16
Hi abmdsudi Dear
Jump shot and good angle and carefully done. Attractive.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (32471)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-31
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: NIKON D200, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-06 8:10
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