photo by James Bezzi
Typical foot-rowing on Inle lake
A tribute to James and Elisa
He took this photo
But he never had the chance to see it.
He sank in the water of Kaladan river two years ago
With his wife and other five people
He left part of the luggage and his rolls of films
In a hotel in Sittwe
This is why we have this images
several of my slideshow
In our city
And with his last unviewed images
I greeted them the last time
Commenting his trip
Like he was there
In the same place
where we met monthly
We had a sort of date
On the Arakan coast
But they didn’t come
(I arrived there from another place)
And only at home I knew why.
This photo is a tribute to James Bezzi and his wife Elisa Ferracin killed with other three italians and two locals by a cyclone who overturned their boat near Mrauk-U while they’re on the way back to Sittwe in November 2004.
Along my next journey in Myanmar I will visit again Mrauk-U...
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arunabha (184) 2006-11-11 12:19
A very beautiful POV with beautiful color and clarity. A befitting tribute to your friend.
gramma (3519) 2006-11-11 12:20
Très bel hommage à tes amis James et Elisa.
L'image est vraiment très agréable, surtout de part ces tons bleutés et sa netteté. Il est difficile de penser que cette eau si calme soit également le théâtre de spectacles aussi tristes.
En ce qui concerne la photographie, un seul regret, que nous ne profitions que d'une partie de cette scène.
mystic (84) 2006-11-11 12:25
The shadows on blue impress me lot. The blue is very sharp, aligned with costume of the subject.
Also it is very touching to pay tribute to your friends with such a beautiful photo and that nice note.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-11-11 12:26
superbe picture, your friend was a great photographer.
I knew the history and I thought about them when I was going to Mrauk U.
I didn't know they were your friends...
Sad story but superb picture.
guillaumejm (0) 2006-11-11 12:37
Beatifull colors. the blue is amazing. And I like the way the water is going up on the oar. The coloiur also of fishing device is great. Only one regrest perhaps, not to see the man completely.
The aspect of water surface is wonderfull : so quiet. the boat seems to fly over it without even touching it.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-11-11 12:38
Thanks for this tribute.
The focus on the boat is beautifull.
The blue dominante color also.
You have lost a friend and i am so sorry.
It's also important to say that accidents are the most important part of the mortality for travellers.
More than anything else.
Have a good trip in Myanmar this time.
Just a question : do you take any chimioprophylaxy for malariae ?
gabrielpat (7163) 2006-11-11 16:24
Un bel hommage avec cette photo.Si le thème est vu et revu,il y a beaucoup d'originalité dans celle ci,belle dominante bleue qui se marie bien avec le doré de la nasse.
Et j'adore la rame qui plonge dans l'eau comme un pinceau dans la peinture.
lasscor (7640) 2006-11-11 16:42
Wonderful hommage to your friends, very touching note.
It's a wonderful composition, full of sensibility.
lestans (17168) 2006-11-11 17:38
Una foto meravigliosa!
e una storia terribile per la splendida persona capace di fare una simile foto.
Grazie per averla mostrata
fap77 (506) 2006-11-12 0:12
Great detail and colors! Very well seen and executed. A fine photograph.
jjcordier (79297) 2006-11-12 1:53
L'image est absolument magnifique et c'est un bel hommage que tu rends ainsi à tes deux amis disparus.
SamB (1948) 2006-11-12 2:01
Nice work, the strong dominant blue color scheme with yellow/orange accents really holds my attention well--the careful control over color selection really reduces distractions. The geometry, pulling strongly from the bottom left to the top right, keeps this picture very dynamic.
Furachan (0) 2006-11-12 3:40
Great shot, awesome in fact, and a wonderful tribute to yur friends, Luca. Of corse I would have absolutely believed it was your shot, you know, because we have grwn accustomed t this kind of exacting beauty from you.
All the best,
Philippe (11836) 2006-11-12 4:17
Hi, Luca. This a very nice tribute to your friend. The photo is very sharp and perfectly exposed. I like the different tones of blue that give unity to the picture. I also like the fact that you only show us the lower part of the body to emphasize the graceful movement. Nice reflections on the water.
sam224 (6215) 2006-11-12 4:30
Ho letto la tua nota e devo ammettere che mi ha commosso ripensare a quei momenti in cui il telegiornale annunciava la disgrazia da te descritta. Ricordo distintamente quel momento..
Quanto alla foto dire che è bellissima non è altro che sminuirne il valore: uno scatto perfetto che coglie un dettaglio stupendo con colori e luci fantastici.
Grazie di averla inserita nel tuo portfolio in trekearth.
Floydian (30970) 2006-11-12 5:32
A very touching story, a great tribute to a lost friend.
Your picture is excellent, beautiful deep blue colour tones, which really makes this picture pop-out my screen.
A tight crop but in an excellent composition...perfect..!!!
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-11-12 5:48
Ciao Luca, un grandissimo tributo onorato con una foto meravigliosa!sono molto contenta che tu l' abbia pubblicata in suo onore!è un bellissimo omaggio ad un amico!
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-11-12 5:53
This is simply masterpiece with great blue tones and emphasise the main, important subject.
Great note and fantastic idea.
Thank U and all the best to U in your next yourney to Myanmar, agnieszka
vapours (8264) 2006-11-12 21:11
A fantastic amount of blue in this shot Luca, the water provides a great background for this scene and the almost golden yellow also looks good. Great work.
everlasting (15358) 2006-11-13 14:54
Luca, what a poignant post and touching story. A beautiful trobute to James & Eliza. The faceless rower seems very apt.
Take care on your trip, Luca
leiju (1697) 2006-11-21 17:13
What a beautiful tribute.
What a magnificent shot.
What a tragic ending.
Thank You for sharing his vision and your love :)
All the best,
mdetay (4865) 2006-11-25 6:09
Excellent shot and amazing colors.
Great composition. Well done.
Cheers from Hong Kong.
Scharan (14144) 2006-11-25 22:18
Foto maravilhosa, composição e cores excelentes.
Grande abraço e boas fotos.
albertopiubello (2623) 2006-11-30 13:05
la foto è bella, senza dubbio, e le critiche che hai ricevuto dicono già tutto.
Ma la nota è toccante.
Devi essere una persona davvero speciale: lo percepisco dalle tue foto, dagli scritti, dai sorrisi che distribuisci, dal senso dell'amicizia che traspare un po' ovunque.
Georges (11185) 2006-12-06 16:57
Tres jolie prise ou les teintes bleutées sont de toutes beautés.
J'adore ce cadrage et cette qualité sur les détails.
sanjacobi (92) 2006-12-10 9:20
Wonderful photo, great tribute.
marietom (34609) 2006-12-29 6:48
Magnifique image, et très bel hommage...
tibervince (781) 2007-01-03 23:44
Fantastic picture... with a strong meaning to you...
voightlanderfan (0) 2007-01-04 5:55
Tres belle hmmage Luca,Bravo.
baladeva (252) 2008-07-13 20:27
thanks, very touchy :(
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites - portraits/people 01, BLUE COLOUR 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-11-11 12:03
- Favorites: 9 [view]