Traditionally, many different kinds of boats have been used as fishing boats to catch fish in the sea, or on a lake or river. Even today, many traditional fishing boats are still in use. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), at the end of 2004, the world fishing fleet consisted of about 4 million vessels, of which 2.7 million were undecked (open) boats. While nearly all decked vessels were mechanized, only one-third of the undecked fishing boats were powered, usually with outboard engines. The remaining 1.8 million boats were traditional craft of various types, operated by sail and oars.
Carvel construction dates back even earlier. The design of the luzzu is believed to date back at least to Phoenician times. A luzzu is a double-ended carvel-built fishing boat from the Maltese islands. Traditionally, they are brightly painted in shades of yellow, red, green and blue, and the bow is normally pointed with a pair of eyes. These eyes may be the modern survival of an ancient Phoenician custom (also practiced by the ancient Greeks); they are sometimes (and probably inaccurately) referred to as the Eye of Horus or of Osiris. The luzzu has survived because it tends to be a sturdy and stable boat even in bad weather. Originally, the luzzu was equipped with sails although nowadays almost all are motorised, with onboard diesel engines being the most common.
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lousat (72181) 2011-05-18 3:09
Hi Foozi.You're a great master in the choice of points of view and this another beautiful example.Magnificent composition and perspective,great colors and sharpness as i like.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
SnapRJW (29246) 2011-05-18 4:17
Hello Foozi - Your WA lens emphasises the thrust of the bow of the fishing boat and the boat becomes the dominant element in the shot. I may have been tempted to crop the dock area from the shot although it adds balance but little interest. Very well managed light and colour. Best regards Rosemary
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-05-18 4:36
Fantastic shot of this fishing boat. The colors of the boat are superb. I like the tone and the sharpness of the image.
Urs (14082) 2011-05-18 5:09
you certainly did not have a nice day, the sky was very cloudy and the sea looks muddy, red-brownish. However exactly these not so perfect circumstances made the shot work, the color contrasts are very bold and dynamic. DOF and POV are fine. Well done.
dta (62866) 2011-05-18 5:37
Hello Foozy ,
Interesting composition , with the excellent effect of the low POV . The color od the water is amazing .
abmdsudi (39482) 2011-05-18 6:26
An ntriguing shot of a fishing boat in vibrant colors, the striking red and green really catch the eyes in with patterns given by the boat. The murky water like this just enhances the colour contrast greatly. Good compo well set-off by the vertical as great partial frame and leads the eye nicely. Great use of wide lens and closeness to the subject to accentuate the effect and you have made the boat really stand out. Good clarity and exposure well managed, superb detail and sharpness. A pleasure to view. Well done. TFS
TopGeo (38168) 2011-05-18 6:53
Interesting composition with fishing boats and combination of colors and the position gave an impressive picture and a good prospect! Perfect idea! Thanks for share,have a nice day
sacavem (18610) 2011-05-18 7:34
Really really like this POV.I like the colours and reflections.Very well sharpness,contrast,light management and sharpness.
pierrefonds (54890) 2011-05-18 7:44
The boat is sending my eyes toward the tree line which is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the boat. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
serp2000 (37859) 2011-05-18 9:27
I'd like to add my compliments to you!
Fine framework! Excellent colours and an interesting composition. Good useful note too.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-05-18 10:07
buona inquadratura con i soggetti su due piani distinti e la linea della riva a delimitare la scena.
Buona sequenza dei due elementi verticali in FG,
Atousa (7123) 2011-05-18 23:07
A nice shot of this interesting traditional fishing boat.. I like the way you used low angle to give more emphasis to the main subject.. good colors n composition too.. nice to hear they are still in use.
a fine presentation.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
geoant68 (2751) 2011-05-18 23:59
the view of the place is outstanding with the native boat to be placed perfect in the image.The colours of the boat, contrast perfect with the mud of the river.
shevchenko (19051) 2011-05-19 2:04
This is really the typical color of our river especially in the rainy day, good frame to a parking sampan, distinct image in a cloudy day, good shoot.
corjan3 (2025) 2011-05-19 4:50
A strikingly sharp image accompanied by a very informative note. The soft colours are very pleasing and all the elements are well placed in the frame. A pleasure to view. Thank you and best wishes.
timecapturer (45107) 2011-05-19 5:56
a superb composition with impressive detail and clarity. Your POV is so effective as is your light management. A striking and captivating image, well presented.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-05-19 8:35
fantastic these hazel water, beautiful details and composition.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (25243) 2011-05-19 8:46
excellent composition here. Great colourful atmosphere. Like the fishing boat with the contrasting muddy colour of water. Excellent composition with very nice depth. Tfs.
agulberk (3794) 2011-05-19 9:44
Salam dear friend Foozi,
Very nice fishing boat which has superb colors on the muddy water under blue sky with dramatic clouds. Very well composition and good presentation.
Have good days
pajaran (48349) 2011-05-19 10:23
Vrlo interesantan tekst sa podacima o ribarskim camcima ...
Lep pogled na pramac vezanog ribarskog camca, mutnu vodu, obalu sa drvecem i nebo sa interesantnim oblacima, lepa fotografija.
Dobar snimak i kompozicija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Very interesting article with information about the fishermen's boats ...
Nice view of the bow tied fishing boat, muddy water shore with trees and sky with clouds, interesting, beautiful photos.
Good shot and composition, my congratulations on the good work.
All the best.
fabianoleite (9371) 2011-05-19 16:44
I like the low POV showing the fine details and colors of the boat, and the brown river and background complete a nice composition. Good work, congratulations!
Robert1969 (6858) 2011-05-20 10:10
The very good lower point of view makes the boat bigger and makes also that it comes free from the background.
The open space, right in the picture, creates an extra calmness (very good composition) and the very good light makes the picture complete...Good work.
jhm (135058) 2011-05-21 0:37
You placed the boat excellent to the left side this gives more space to the right side for a panorama sight.
There are lots of beautiful detail in this perfectly harmonious pictures.
You chose a very well angle.
Nice perspective and depth image.
Sharpness and clarity are lovely for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
pablominto (53744) 2011-05-24 4:15
A dynamic composition with a strong sense of depth!
The traditional boat stands strong in the frame, fine details in the old wooden construction...
Judged by the colour of the water I assume there is a river near by..!
La_Tulipe (2798) 2011-05-26 10:23
Un POV judicieusement choisi: embarcation aux couleurs chaleureuse? photographie côté proue qui donne de l'allure, amplifié par le décentrage, le tout sous un ciel très clair et une eau colorée et bien lumineuse.
Charo (51210) 2011-06-11 14:14
Very good composition with this wonderful traditional boat with his helmet literally on the water surface.
Excellent colors and very good depth and definition.
eldancer1 (25105) 2011-06-13 12:57
Very nice capture of this fishing boat. I like your pov and it has a good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
paninho (2931) 2011-06-18 9:08
Belle photo! Excellente composition et lumière! J'aime beaucoup le premier plan, ainsi que les reflets dans l'eau.
Kielia (22913) 2011-06-20 1:52
I appreciate this fascinating image a lot, it is showing this interesting boat from a very well working POV. Excellent perspective and a very good management of the light! My compliments – also for the interesting note!
jmdias (52500) 2012-04-10 16:12
very nice pov showing the boat in a nice angle. I liked the contrast between its colors and the muddy waters. nice image.
kato (11630) 2012-04-22 22:37
You're capturing well this pastoral landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see traditional fishing boat with unique shape and colorful body. And, the greenery in behind draws out a good atmosphere as well as the reflection projected to the river.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) (7101)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma AF 10-20mm
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-18 3:06