This image was took in the formerly Mosquiot Coast, today Gracias a Dios Departement, the large eastern area of Honduras, covered by the forest, rather remote and inaccessible by land, though local airlines nd missions fly to the main cities or by boat along the rivers.
This image was took from the boat during the 3 days travel to Puerto Lempira, somewhere in the forest along a snakeshape large river (i don't remember the name), then along the Caribean Coast and finally inside a large lagoon where is located Puerto Lempira.
What there's in Puerto Lempire?
What to do?
Nothing to do.
Someting to watch or visit?
So...why Puerto Lempira, 3 days totally of travel sleeping on the desk of a long boat, covered by mosquitos all the days, eating terrifiant flat fish and completely wet all the day, with 38-40░ and the 99% of humidity...why?
I don't know.
I remember only that we met a guy in a posada, drinking a cerveza in the small city of Catacamas that told us that he was preparing a travel to go to his parents in Puerto Lempira, by boat. Totally 200 kilometers on a river and along the coast.
It was something of "different".
Alone, us 4, with a couple of guys, both Garifuna (an ethnic group of mixed ancestry, Amerindian and Carib people), on 2 long boats.
Running 15-18 hours per day on this wonderful green and blue world, the sound of the monkeys, the sound of the forest on the night, that damned mosquitos all the day, and 4 or 5 "villages" along the coasts.
Huts, just huts, as thousands of years ago.
Completely isolated from the rest of the world, without streets, telephone, television, cars, nothing.
It was the also my last picture of that days, then i found just Reversal film/Slides in Puerto Lempira, where there was really nothing to do...We rest there less than 48 hours, then with a small plane of a Mission we back in Ahus, a tiny village of the Mosquito Coast and from there with another plane we back in La Ceiba.
After that 5 days on a long boat in the middle of the nothing, after the air travels on old airplanes i thinked "Gracias a Dios", that is the modern name of that departement of Houndurs, but that in Spanish means "Thanks to God"...
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ChrisJ (91168) 2008-04-24 2:00
A wonderful colour contrast, between the blue sky, & red earth & roofs. Good sharpness & upward pov. Tfs!
albertopiubello (2623) 2008-04-24 2:15
Fantastico! Immagino la situazione, avendo giÓ vissuto situazioni simili... Ogni volta sono combattuto tra il gusto dell'avventura e la paura dell'esasperazione che ti prende in quelle circostanze... Ho giÓ detto bastaaaa mille volte eppure ci ricasco sempre :)
Nella tua foto c'Ŕ tutto il fascino e la disperazione di una landa desolata.
feather (51128) 2008-04-24 2:16
The large sky works well in the composition. I like the inverted V of the huts on the hill, and the framing with the tree on the left.
Interesting story Paolo. The things we do just because......
Jeppo (17635) 2008-04-24 3:15
i colori sono molto intensi e caldi.
la storia legata a questa immagine Ú interessante. ti chiedi il perchÚ andare in un posto? curiositÓ...pu˛ darsi...spirito di avventura...probabile...o forse non importa la metÓ ma quanto il viaggio
Morac (27419) 2008-04-24 4:51
Superb composition or the sky dominates with the top of this village of countryside.
stefanocer (10642) 2008-04-24 6:20
Deve essere stata una di quelle esperienze che si ricordano .... nel bene e nel male .... comunque sono ricordi , il villaggio ha un'aspetto molto primitivo Paolo , ben fatto e thanks to share .
carper (96) 2008-04-24 9:57
very nice shot here Paolo,
good orginal shot, fantastic sky good light and very nice details, the composition is very interesting, good photojob, have a nice evening.
brandstaetter (15913) 2008-04-24 10:12
un villaggio di un altro mondo..catturato in una luce perfetta..
Grazie anche per la nota, ho visto una volta un paese del genere, Tres Garantias, Messico, Yucatan, pochi chilometri dal confine di Guatemala..
Ciao, complimenti, Christian
lestans (16896) 2008-04-24 11:07
Ciao Paolo!! Che storia ci racconti! Giorni e giorni nel nulla. Ti capisco: a volthe capita di mettersi in testa che un posto vada assolutamente visitato, che sia un posto da scoprire, un posto speciale non ancora avvicinato dal turismo. E invece... i posti molto turistici sono guarda caso i posti pi¨ belli!
La foto mi piace: le capanne e il cielo: frende l'idea di quello che ci racconti, Ŕ ben composta e di buona qualitÓ la scansione.
Gerrit (43763) 2008-04-24 17:17
It look also like that, far from everything.
leo61 (0) 2008-04-24 21:11
Great POV and good compositionwith these huts on top of the little hill.I like the light at them and the contrast with the sky.
Have a nice weekend,
Silvio1953 (105343) 2008-04-25 0:33
E grazie a te, Paolo, che ci fai vedere questo delizioso gruppo di casupole accovacciato su una splendida collinetta, magnifici colori e bellissima nota, bravo, ciao Silvio
Clementi (52514) 2008-04-25 0:37
bellissima foto di un posto molto particolare , interessante la nota .
jhm (127883) 2008-04-25 3:25
I think not that the name of the place here so can are important, alone the picture is very nice.
For a scanning picture very well done, composition and colours are very nice.
Good note and presentation
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
jonathan_hart (21270) 2008-04-25 8:32
you don't show a lot but it's enough to see the beauty of this kind of architecture, nice composition with a lot of sky, good job
Cretense (68671) 2008-04-25 9:26
wow, this looks like the top of the world! Very daring framing and composition, leaving such space for the sky really enhances that feeling of being at the edje! Beautiful little huts! Great light managment, impressive colours! Congratulations!
paura (47166) 2008-04-25 14:40
A fotografia estß uma beleza, com composišŃo de primeira e excelentes ajustes tÚcnicos.
plimrn (21344) 2008-04-25 14:41
Buon Giorno Paolo,
It is a unique and beautiful photo with the huts highlighted against the beautiful sky. It can't have been easy to find a place wherwe the huts were clear of the jungle. The jungle river shots I tried were quite dark and gloomy - then again, I didn't stick to it as long as you did.
Not all adventures turn out to be fun and so some people quit travelling, although it seems that you're not in that group.
nwoehnl (122) 2008-04-28 1:09
Ciao Paolo. Very interesting picture, in which I like the low positioning of the simple characteristic houses. The color setting is very appealing and I appreciated reading your interesting notes. The scanning quality came out pretty good, too. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41218)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1995-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon N80
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): 1995 From Panama to Mexico by bus [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-24 1:54