Jusni from Kedah state flew into Kuching the day before and this late afternoon, we joined him to take a stroll along the waterfront waiting for sunset happening. As we arrived to meet him for 1st time since joining TE, he was already busy shooting. A brief introduction and greeting later, we were soon busy shooting in the warm afternoon sun.
Seen here was the boatman busy taking passengers home to their village across the river to the north side of Kuching city. Pay USD0.10 for the ride.
Prior to 1984, this part of the river was used heavily for transportation and cargo handling, and most boats would anchor along the riverbanks. Then the wharves were torn down and beautification waterfront development was built. Later the Sarawak River was dammed up by a causeway/barrage at its lower end downstream. For people on the north side, this could be a blessing because the current of the flow trickled down to slow speed, although some attributed city flooding over the years to this project.
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roges (1212) 2009-04-27 10:29
Hi Bill !
A super catch.
I very much colors and the contrast offered by them.
An excellent player that I like much.
Have a pleasant evening,
PaulVDV (31173) 2009-04-27 11:23
I think the boatman really wanted you to shoot the publicity on the roof :)
I like the waves on the river, the vivid red and its contrast with the water and the superb reflection of the boatman.
Best regards, Paul
serp2000 (45312) 2009-04-27 11:24
Very interesting shot, good note. Excellent POV, nice colours and reflection. TFS!
besnard (57102) 2009-04-27 12:06
Une bonne prise en plongée sur ce bâteau riche en couleur. Tu nous propose un des aspects de la vie quotidienne très intéressant.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
cfreire (11741) 2009-04-27 12:20
Beautiful shot with vivid colors and contrasts. The highlights are beautiful and attractive. Excellent pov and framing. Well done. Regards, Consuelo
bobocortis (16026) 2009-04-27 12:22
The low sun gives a warm light.
Amazing reflection and great contrast blue / red / yellow.
Disabled_A (0) 2009-04-27 12:54
first of all, my impression: an extremely bright and rich - almost fiery - combination of two main colours (red and yellow) which create a special "fiery" effect - against the quiet dark-blue background. I also like the composition and the rippled water.
Very unusual shot! and an interesting Note!
Warm greetings from Moscow,
dareco (17134) 2009-04-27 16:46
Very nice composition! I love the colors and the reflection. Good job! TFS
phwall (6785) 2009-04-27 17:37
This man seems to be getting a fair turn of speed and he's only rowing, he must have a well practiced technique.
Beautiful light, the setting sun has really given this image some magic.
Wow, 10 cents a passenger, that's a hard way to make a living.
Very nice work, and thank you for your informative and well written note.
manojtnair (435) 2009-04-27 21:31
nice patterns on the water. good lighting. bright colours on the roof and unusual roof with sharp top. to me in the thumbnail it looked as if it is a overturned boat. tfs.
Wanda1 (15142) 2009-04-27 21:50
Red and blue always make a nice combination and here together with the warm glow it's great to bring out the colurs. Love the rippled reflection and the man in action rowing.
azaf1 (15929) 2009-04-27 22:38
Good morning Bill
A striking combination of red and blue that is really eyecatching. Great framing with excellent reflection and strong contrasts.
Have a good day and TFS
emka (104210) 2009-04-27 23:49
Hi Bill, Superb photo with beautiful warm colours. I have never seen such a boat. Very interesting.
ManuMay (36287) 2009-04-28 7:00
Nice scene..and great note...Thanks!!
Thanks for let us know something about this world, bringing this different life... We must appreciate what we have!! ;)
Your image it is special, because the intention and the way you have composed, hues and reflections, the water sensation...great my friend!!
Have a very nice day.
vuthithienthu (12) 2009-04-28 7:14
have a good day
lrw1966 (1632) 2009-04-28 10:16
Marvelous capture. Amazing colors, reflections and modern advertising on this old form of transportation. Really nicely done with excellent notes. Thanks
Kielia (24077) 2009-04-28 11:10
this is a shot very much to my liking! Very unusual boat, but very interesting. Your note is giving me an excellent idea about transportation on this fascinating river. Amazing colors and light, the reflection is really beautiful. TFS!
jmdias (67187) 2009-04-28 16:02
interesting kind of boat. I liked the colors and the light. good contrast and pov
Atousa (7131) 2009-04-28 23:49
A nice daily life shot n a good combination of warm colors of the boat n its reflection and the cold color of the background..well seen n captured..thank you.
Best regards, Atousa
paura (47186) 2009-04-29 4:03
A fully interesting image in your well composed photography. Nice framing and technical exposure settings. well done!
vincz (19113) 2009-04-29 7:43
Beautiful reflection with so deep clors. I also like very much the texture of the water.
sayeed_rahman (6459) 2009-04-29 9:33
Technically flawless..i wish you could make a composition out of the reflection only..there is some definition and the reach of your equipment is there you could have gone for it...would have been a cracker you know..
the red is so sharp...uuuuuuh...well caught Bill..cant take my eyes off it..funny huh ? :))
ciakgiak (30433) 2009-04-29 15:11
The low light makes the colors so warm and pleasant.
I like so much the amazing reflections and the great contrast between the blue and the red color.
Excellent composition dear friend.
shevchenko (20548) 2009-04-29 19:28
Lovely smooth water surface with wave, clear to see evening sunlight shining on the boat, good capture to the rowing man, nice intensive of color, well done.
UlfE (14641) 2009-04-29 21:18
Superb daily life scene and what a marvellous lighting. Very, very attractive colours and reflection. Perfect positioning of the boat. One of your best pictures. TFS and have a nice day!
Nicou (148458) 2009-04-30 0:30
superbe image, quel reflet, quelle couleurd donce et cette athmosphère mangigiuqe, de toute beauté.
Bravo et amitié
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-04-30 2:58
Superb reflections in this fien picture with the boat and man
Fine colours and contrast
Have a nice weekend
Philippe (11836) 2009-04-30 8:25
Hi, Bill. The orange boat stands out very well against the dark waters. It forms a nice diagonal line in the image and there are lovely reflections. This man has a very strange way of rowing, but I suppose this due to the protection behind him which prevents him from putting the rows in the middle of the boat.
Have a nice day,
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-04-30 10:55
Ola Bill ,
Que cena mais interessante em tons de vermelho e azul , bonitos reflexos , gostei muito da luz a bater no homem , bom enquadramento da foto ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
toto (0) 2009-04-30 11:23
belle photo de cette embarcation fermée de cette façon sert peut etre aussi de maison a cet homme.
Jolies couleurs, bonne netteté, magnifique réflection et beau bouillonnement de l' eau a l' avant de la barque, qui montre bien la vitesse et le déplacement de ce bateau.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-04-30 20:17
Hello Bill, one day I'm going to to take a ride in a sampan or Tambang & maybe it will be a red one called Hot Link. ;-), one day. Nice light & colour, especially the contrast between the red boat & blue water. The setting sun gives it a golden glow, a nice touch.
Cretense (68703) 2009-05-01 4:05
Excellent daily life scene, excellent portrait! Great tight framing, simple but effective composition, beautiful "heavy" colours! Congratulations!
axiotea (21651) 2009-05-01 8:36
You've got the light right on the boatman and his reflection which gave an interesting contrast with the darker elements. The 'oily' texture and the riddles of the water are pleasant to look at...
BTW, I'm glad you did not mind I've shown 'your royal gate' to the whole world and thanks for the invitations ;))
The motorbike rider just came back to Goa few days ago...and we are going tomorrow for a short trip (of course by motorbike ;))
Longroute (19396) 2009-05-02 3:36
Blue-red-yellow: the most popular colours all together!
A neat and simple composition of great impact for this intense coloured boat and its fine reflection. Perfect position in the photo. The result is remarkable and pleasurable.
pierrefonds (69777) 2009-05-02 18:14
The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the action of the person rowing the boat. The quality of the light is ehancing the colors of the picture. Have a nice day.
hmusty (171) 2009-05-04 9:30
Hi Bill, o hisashiburi, long time no see.
Kinda miss you, really. I'm sorry for MIA so long.
Got busy and got stuck with what to post for TE. I will post photos regularly from now on.
Am I too late to comment on this photo? It'so clear and I learn much from the exif data, thanks.
How does it feel to have a buddy for photo hunting? Must be fun.
And about the river, I just hope any development done for it, at the end is totally for the sake of the people and environmental.
All the best, Henny.
jemaflor (101285) 2009-05-04 10:12
Very nice your shot, great light and colors, interesting reflections on water, well managed for a good result.
parbo (11092) 2009-05-06 11:41
Splendid effect of latest day lights worked perfectly on red boat and red wore boatman. Their reflections and layout in dark blue of water are just spectacular. Congratulations.
foozi (7101) 2009-05-06 18:19
excellent presentation with superbs clarity. I love the reflection very much and the dense colours are brilliant.
Well done and the ripples are captivating.
Charo (51212) 2009-05-07 12:55
Super frame closed on the boat and its occupants. Splendid texture and water reflections. Good job!
pablominto (53746) 2009-05-10 1:13
A classical composition with appealing simplicity!
The colour palette is stunning and the warmth in the evening light reflects perfectly off the blue water...
Good diagonal movement into the frame, and I notice the technique for propulsion!
tempocativo (476) 2009-05-14 15:03
Olá Bill, muito interessante esta fotografia. Gostei muito das cores e da perspectiva. Boas notas.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-05-20 8:58
Les couleurs et les reflets de cette photo sont superbes. J'aime cette composition qui isole cette embarcation dans le bleu de l'eau.
stego (24132) 2009-06-03 13:14
I remember at least another post of yours with this or a much similar boat. What stands out the most is the light and colours, with the warm yellow light of the sun glowing of the front of the deep red boat. The reflections on the dark water are also amazing. The compo is simple, but very accomplished, I like the central placement of the man and the boat on the diagonal. Besides everything else, it is also a great portrait of daily life.
Urs (14082) 2009-06-09 20:12
What a coincidence, I saw your critic on Jusni's site when I was writing a critic myself. Tomorrow I will meet Jusni in Alor Star together with two other friends from the Olympus forum for some photo hunting in Kuala Kedah. You see, the world really is small.
Your beautiful picture in late afternoon light is a perfect shot capturing nicely the reflection in the water as well. Vivid colors and great DOF. A very good job.
mafegan (8624) 2009-06-13 22:43
The low yellow light, bright red reflections and the unusual rowing method all help make Hotlink a good composition. Tfs, Marlene
- Copyright: Bill Laucp (trekks) (14348)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D700, AF Nikkor 70-300mm f4-5.6 G, 4Gb Sandisk ultra II
- Exposure: f/4.2, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-27 10:27