I would say this is not so typical Sri lankan landscape, and this view reminds me some European places, but the catamarans are marks of a local life.
A catamaran is geometry-stabilized, that is, it derives its stability from its wide beam, rather than having a ballasted keel like a monohull. Being ballast-free and lighter than a monohull, a catamaran can have a very shallow draught. The two hulls will be much finer than a monohull's, the reduced drag allowing faster speeds. A sailing multihull will heel much less than a sailing monohull, so its sails spill less wind and are more efficient. The limited heeling means the ride may be more comfortable for passengers and crew, although catamarans can exhibit an unsettling "hobby-horse" motion. Unlike a self-righting monohull, if a gust causes a sailing catamaran to capsize, it may be impossible to right the multihull; but having no ballast, an upturned catamaran will be unlikely to sink.
A catamaran's two hulls are joined by some structure, the most basic being a frame, formed of akas. More sophisticated catamarans combine accommodation into the bridging superstructure. Catamarans may be driven by sail and/or engine. Originally catamarans were small yachts, but now some ships and ferries have adopted this hull layout because it allows increase speed, stability and comfort.
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Nicou (122084) 2014-01-26 0:35
Merveilleux ensemble avec ce bel arbre quelle forme ronde et ampleur et comme il se reflète devant le petites barques c'est sueprbe.
cornejo (31550) 2014-01-26 1:17
Hi Serguei, very good view of this scenario bonit boats with interesting characteristics of the country, very well composed and captured by a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
snunney (83839) 2014-01-26 2:20
This is a most pleasant composition, pleasing in its very simplicity. It is nicely lit and has agreeable natural colours and excellent sharpness.
Romano46 (18454) 2014-01-26 3:58
bella e suggestiva questa immagine .
Splendida anche la nitidezza ed eccellenti i colori.
Particolarmente efficace la composizione.
Peccato che il formato verticale non entri interamente nel video e non ne permetta una visione più agevole.
Ciao e buona domenica
Gigidusud (15891) 2014-01-26 5:09
Beautiful composition with nice reflections on the water and a great peaceful atmosphere. I like it!
Have a nice Sunday my friend.
Sergiom (60142) 2014-01-26 5:41
Un très beau point de vue sur cette rive ensoleillée ou les barques se reposent entre deux pêches. La lumière est magnifique et fait bien ressortir les détails.
amaryllis (34827) 2014-01-26 5:47
une belle présentation en carré avec ces pyrogues et surtout le reflet de cet arbre dans l'eau
bon cadrage et belles couleurs
Lord_Of_Chaos (0) 2014-01-26 6:15
Nice picture of the river.
Excellent captured boats.
npecanhuk (65566) 2014-01-26 7:09
It seems to be a very pleasant place!
That's a very beautiful and attractive picture for sure!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, large vertical format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
saxo042 (37566) 2014-01-26 7:27
The big tree is beautifully reflected in the water. A peaceful and pleasant scene with these special boats resting on the shore. Attractive colours and a good note.
Noel_Byrne (24315) 2014-01-26 7:53
You captured such perfect light here! Amazing scene, and your composition is just perfect. The tree is just perfectly placed in the frame, and has a fine reflection, a nice touch to include its whole reflection too which balances it out nicely. Fascinating looking boats too.
The sky in this shot looks like it is promising rain!
All the best
jurek1951 (42156) 2014-01-26 8:11
Good composition.Very nice colors and lights.
excellent interesting picture.well done.
photoray (12207) 2014-01-27 6:44
Idyllic scene, the two outriggers resting on the bank with the dominant tree mirrored in the calm water.
In the West we call this type of vessel an "outrigger", due to its light narrow hull with a outrig balance flotation attached.
Outriggers are very popular in the Hawaiian Islands and throughout the Pacific.
tatadalou (6083) 2014-02-03 13:21
I like the atmosphere of the picture, with these two pirogues in front of the nice landscape. I would have cropped half of the bottom, I think the reflection of the tree is not sufficiently eye-catching to keep so much water.
COSTANTINO (55564) 2014-02-23 2:24
excellent sharpness and lightness
I love this kind of atmosphere
so calm and peaceful
it has natural and beautiful colors
fritzi007 (5440) 2014-04-05 4:33
ich muss dir Recht geben, dies Landschaft ist nicht so typisch für Sri Lanka. Dein Foto ist wirklich sehr gut, es gefällt mir, gratuliere.
Viele Grüße aus dem frühlingshaften Österreich +20°