Sea gypsies (Badjaos) preparing for work, early morning, Cebu, Philippines.
They are actually waiting for cruise ships and ferries to arrive at the wharf - for tourists to throw coins to the water so they can dive for them.
For close-up photos of the Badjaos, please go to cunejo200's portfolio. Some of his earlier postings are the most remarkable photographic records of the displaced Badjaos I have seen. One example is this one.
The Badjaos used to live in Mindanao in Southern Philippines.
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borka (264) 2006-12-29 17:08
A unique photo and perfect composition,
Happy New Year!
hyasar (7769) 2006-12-29 17:09
This is very impressive shot. Colors, figures and composition are amazing.
congratulations and happy new year,
guillaumejm (0) 2006-12-29 17:11
Lovely colours and shadow effect with the people on the boat.
Bjostad (306) 2006-12-29 21:22
Great silhouette and colors!
partha (14020) 2006-12-29 22:00
Great shot. The composition is simple and strong enough. A bit saturated colour tone but it looks nice,
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2006-12-30 1:50
Beautiful early morning shot, that orange glow is special. But its the boat with the buzz of activities that really stands out.
Best Wishes for The New Year
pablominto (53744) 2006-12-30 3:01
Awesome morning colours, telling about another hot day to come!
Well composed image, where the silhouetted activity in the banca capture my attention... And keeps it!
Angshu (55295) 2006-12-30 5:22
Superb golden colours with the silhouettes of Badjaos...I'd admired Danilo's superb photos of this tribespeople and you compliment his photos well with this one
Best wishes for the new year
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-12-30 6:55
Love the golden warm colors and silhouette on this beautiful composition. I am amazed by the movements of the people in a small banca. Many thanks for the plug. Happy New Year. Danilo
vincz (19113) 2006-12-30 10:25
Wonderful shot with this so shiny orange colours ofsunrise. the composition is perfect with the silhouettes and the trees in he background. Very good work.
alford (3961) 2007-01-04 6:48
Hello Ken! I hope someday to visit the place and see them...they actually teach in our elementary/primary school about the history of these people. Your shot actually shows more the beauty of the sunset and surroundings, and it look slike they're one happy family enjoying their fishing activity. But then your notes clearly explains how their life is. Good colors and sharpness! rgds.
Standa (1877) 2007-02-15 14:43
nice two-coloured photo. Simple but impressiv.
- Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) (3408)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Philippines, January 2006
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-29 17:06
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