Bright clear weather, Senggigi fishing village, West Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara Province and a little bit of symmetry more or less a straight-on and compressed perspective.
From a morning photo walk along a quiet beach showing the lone exotic dug-in traditional fishing canoe at rest used by the indigenous "Sasak" the native inhabitants of this island. A lovely artfully designed complete with a pair of 'eyes' - the prominent features and the survival tradition- believed to 'help' protect the fishermen while they are out at sea. The other intriguing characteristic is the two lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are fastened to both sides of the main hull, thus increases stability of the craft on water.
This highly decorated outrigger canoe, nicknamed the 'spider' can be quite fast, yet are also capable of being paddled and sailed in rougher water using a triangular sail. This is one of the countless types of traditional sailing vessels found in Indonesia archipelago - the maritime nation with 13000 islands spanning three time zones!
WS: Closer look at the bulging 'eye' and decor on the prow..
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CLODO (29342) 2014-06-08 5:41
it looks as a big fish just put on the sand of the beach. Nice colors and a human face feeling too.
umutlu101 (13381) 2014-06-08 6:00
jâvais pris un comme ça à amet
Noel_Byrne (21508) 2014-06-08 6:28
This is cool. while I have seen boats with eyes before, this is the first time I have ever seen one with these weird googly eyes! It makes an interesting capture, and especially so taken head on like this, as it makes this boat look very much alive. Very well chosen view to breath so much life into the boat, this had made me smile :)
pajaran (48997) 2014-06-08 7:14
Interesantan tekst o camcu sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na camac i konstrukciju ...
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici, lepo pokazan camac, lepe boje.
Lep camac u tradicionalnoj izradi.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the boat with a description ...
Nice view of the boat and the construction ...
Good work with beautiful photography workshop, demonstrated good boat, beautiful colors.
Nice boat in traditional construction.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Nicou (117324) 2014-06-08 7:29
Avec ces deux yeux noirs qui nous regardent quelle iamge et compo quelle vue et captage ce blanc avec deux ailes jaune et orange sueprbe cadrage on dirait un oiseau sueprbe.
danos (83629) 2014-06-08 7:31
very nice symmetric scene with the painting on this traditional fishing canoe to be very inviting and creative an attractive photo.
I like the brilliant light and colour management as the excellent presentation.
Silvio1953 (116981) 2014-06-08 8:14
Ciao Abmdsudi, fun composition with fantastic colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (82448) 2014-06-08 10:39
Excellent POV and composition.
I like colors and light.
Very impressive eyes!
photographer_sg (3151) 2014-06-08 11:35
this is a lively photograph that is fun to watch. The colours are exocellent and add to the visual appeal of this nice symmetrical composition.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
PaulVDV (20719) 2014-06-08 11:38
Usually we see the boats with eyes in a side view, as we usually see pictures of birds.
From this POV it looks a little like a human face, with a nose, a mouth and a beard :)
And with a giant, brightly coloured headwear.
Unless the latter are huge horns ...
Best regards, Paul
adramad (35671) 2014-06-08 15:19
Certainly .... those eyes painted on the boat seems that we are facing ...., highly original design it with those big wooden arms, which I think should be to increase safety at sea, their color highlights ideal, on the beautiful blue sea.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Happy start to the week.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-06-08 16:11
original, creative, unique, funny and cute shot!!
things that someone can find just by being at the beach..bright and nice shot!!
jjcordier (73764) 2014-06-09 0:19
Une façon originale de décorer ce bateau traditionnel. Tu l'as bien exploitée dans cette photo intéressante.
dip (23528) 2014-06-09 0:35
beautiful and colorful the fishing boat,and also creative with these "3D" eyes...
well seen and captured,
jemaflor (81410) 2014-06-09 1:27
Well framed with these impressive eyes, nice colors too, well presented, tfs.
shreya2000 (901) 2014-06-09 2:27
another nice pic from your gallery. The colours are absolutely very fine. Pretty clear picture. In my opinion subject should have been in right side or left side of the pic. what is ur opinion?
Sergiom (55401) 2014-06-09 5:41
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage serré et surtout ensoleillé sur le devant de cette embarcation qui semble nous regarder directement dans les yeux, comme pour nous hypnotiser.
Oceania (4588) 2014-06-09 6:34
It looks like a fish, or like a bird. It's a tool of transportation, or a great craftsmanship. This picture was very nicely taken. Thanks for sharing.
rychem (20079) 2014-06-09 8:48
Great, fantastic shot, beautifully decorated boat, perfect shot
ourania (27260) 2014-06-09 9:26
I like very much both this tight framing and the even tighter one in the workshop. Both pictures look like portraits. The eyes are attractive and manage to become the main focal points in this symmetrical composition. I like very much how they are surrounded by textures and colours that are natural and characteristic. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Kielia (22913) 2014-06-10 9:11
excellent photo work, you have chosen an outstanding POV to capture this interesting boat against the blue sea. The contrast of the colors is amazing. The image looks like art work. A great idea and a successful execution! My compliments also for the nice notes!
eldancer1 (25644) 2014-06-10 10:12
We Asian people are very superstitious bunch, I remember growing up with my grandmother in the family farm. I like the design of this outrigger and it's very colorful. Good head-on pov showing the important aspects of the design. Sharp details. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (10935) 2014-06-10 18:59
Very clever decoration, the canoe imitates its prey. Nice detail and colors, a very cute photo.
mirosu (12684) 2014-06-11 2:31
Excellent symmetrical arrangement, superb details. Beautiful boat, excellent colors. In Indonesia we can see many of such creative items, not only boats. This one is a perfect example of man creativity and photographer's skill. I like how you arranged the boat in the frame, the tight crop is superb option. I like it very much.
Very well done.
emka (73847) 2014-06-11 22:28
The eyes on the boats are quite often. But these are very iompressive, like real eyes. Very unique shape of the boat. Narrow composition, it could be a bit wider to have the boat in the whole. Very nice shot anyway.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Cricri (101873) 2014-06-14 8:02
Une décoration magnifique, l'on dirait une tête de poisson avec ces gros yeux qui nous regarde, j'aime les couleurs aussi, le WS est un POV intéressant
Angshu (54921) 2014-06-18 4:30
The boat looks more like a cat fish with bulging black eyes with the outriggers comparable to the whiskers. Lovely colours and fine contrast with the blue water in the BG...
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (40258)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-25
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-08 5:28