Typical watercraft of the Kunas to go through the archipelago of San Blas, composed of 365 islands in the Panamanian Caribbean. I had the opportunity to make a tour through the nearest islands on a canoe like this. To buy a beer, I had to swim to the neighbor island, Isla Perro, in the background of the picture. The inhabitants of that island (only a family) had to buy the ice from the next inhabited island, where there was an energy generator.
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batalay (39927) 2013-09-17 20:11
Very appropriate title for the shot, the tiny island lying ahead, and the dugout in the foreground. I like the composition and colors very much in this photograph. Bravo.
mohammad_H (10058) 2013-09-17 21:22
old, broken boat in foreground and background beautiful island, beautiful view of the extent of the depth, clarity, good quality
jadesgran (5431) 2013-09-17 21:49
The island in the distance looks idyllic, but i don`t fancy getting there in the dug out.
Well composed .format suits the picture.
willperrett (11664) 2013-09-18 1:15
Quiet, subdued colours for a quiet, meditative scene. Your use of a wide angle has created an eye-catching composition, with the canoe in the foreground leading our eyes towards the island, and incidentally has given you great depth of field. I'm so glad you've resisted the temptation artificially to saturate the colours in Photoshop. Great work.
shevchenko (20548) 2013-09-18 2:08
Good vertical format to frame the boat on the beach and the island in background, good perspective effect, fascinating nature view although it is a cloudy day, informative note to introduce their daily activities and living style on the islands, thanks for sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-09-18 2:45
the boat in FG is surely not the mode of transportation to reach that beautiful island at background. Your composition is superb with excellent depth and clarity. Enjoyed it a lot.
jhm (157892) 2013-09-18 4:16
Incredible all these islands and also so small.
Excellent depth and perspective.
The canoe in foreground is the real eye catcher on these picture.
This everything in nice colours and excellent sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
Nicou (148498) 2013-09-18 4:22
quelle vue sur cette barque sueprbe sur le sable et typique avec l'île en fond quelle iamge et cpatage sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (57168) 2013-09-18 5:49
That's the thing about photographs, they bring back memories of enjoyable occasions as you have described. Good fg for this small island with the inviting canoe dominates as strong subject of interest. A well composed on the grey day with good clarity. Well done.
Graal (103038) 2013-09-18 5:52
amazing composition with the damaged boat on FG. Fine look on the island. Good photo-work and presentation.
Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-09-18 7:50
Awesome composition! I like the symbolism of the boat to the island. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (150289) 2013-09-18 10:55
Ciao Alexandre, lovely composition with beautiful boat in FG, excellent clarity, fasxcinating reflections, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (101321) 2013-09-18 10:57
Good effect with this well seen wide angle, perfect depth for the view, good sharpness, tfs.
williewhistler (16412) 2013-09-18 14:44
pin sharp and perfectly balanced.
Very nicely composed with the boat perfectly placed in relation to the distant island.
jcpix (13930) 2013-09-18 21:03
I guess swimming to each island for food and beverage is not a bad way to go with scenery and water like this! :) Not only that, it helps keep you in shape! That little fact adds so much more interest to an already intriguing image. Stylish composition, using both strong vertical and more subtle horizontal lines and perspectives. I really like the rustic colors and textures from the old boat. All very nicely defined and composed for best effect. Nicely done! Have a great day ahead.
mirosu (16273) 2013-09-19 4:13
Excellent photo. The boat in front is very good focal point of this photo. There is a great use of depth of field to hold the viewer in the foreground boat as well as the small island in BG and the excellent lighting conditions have allowed for very good color saturation. The overall impact is very strong. Very well done.
danos (101794) 2013-09-19 7:46
excellent the scenery with the wooden native watercraft to lead-in the eye on the woody islet on the backdrop.Excellent presentation with the details of the scene to enhanced from the vivid colours of the scene.
Kugart (1778) 2013-09-19 14:10
Lovely composition looking down the length of the old canoe on the beach with the little island in the background. Great colours and clarity. When I look at this photograph I can't help think about the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-09-20 0:40
another great picture in your gallery!
I´m really impressed how you composed the scene-especially the FG with so nicely zoomed boad creates here kind of 3D feeling of the scene.
The small island in the BG looks magnificent.
Superb composition with nice,well-saturated colors(even despite cloudy weather you were able to bring out them excellently).
papagolf21 (106811) 2013-09-20 5:06
Image paradisiaque. Merci du partage. Belle ambiance générale d'ensemble.
Très bonne journée.
adramad (48426) 2013-09-20 7:30
A very explanatory and interesting note, that helps us make better this great composition, I like the POV of this typical boat in the foreground on the sand, while in the background we see the small island, are the lush vegetation and a calm sea in silver color ..
Very well managed exposure, and optimal sharpness.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
kato (11630) 2013-09-20 10:50
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the tasteful seaside by sand, old/yellow boat, calm sea and small island. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and excellent color combination.
corjan3 (2109) 2013-09-20 10:59
What an image with fantastic DOF and beautiful colours and composition! Pure pleasure to view. Well done.
m (0) 2013-09-20 11:06
this is a delightful composition and I like its soft look under the overcast sky. Calm, subdued and relaxing. Nice job.
Thanks and best wishes
tedesse (25135) 2013-09-20 11:47
Nice view of old boat on the shore and a beautiful island in the background.
Beautiful colors and good image sharpness.
Royaldevon (41819) 2013-09-20 12:02
Your title prepares us nicely for the subject; a deserted beach and an abandoned boat.
You have captured the f/g details with great sharpness, relaying textures and surface undulations.
I like the composition, the boat guiding us into the distance. Maybe a slightly more angled position would have been more artistically pleasing.
My war regards,
PiotrF (21502) 2013-09-20 14:15
Nice view of idyllic island , amazing landscape. Very good vertical frame.Excellent captured, composition, colour and presentation be superb.Very well done
emilbo (22616) 2013-09-20 14:33
Peut-être que j'embarquerais à bord de ce bateau mais seulement pour aller à l'île que l'on voit. Je ne sais pas si ce vieux bateau prend encore la mer mais ta photo est intéressante et bien éclairée malgré un ciel nuageux.
Félicitations!... et bonne fin de semaine,
pajaran (64410) 2013-09-20 23:04
Interesantan tekst o ostrvu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na camac i malo ostrvo.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
An interesting article on the island, with the given data ...
Nice view of the boat and a small island.
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place shown.
All the best for the weekend.
PaulVDV (31177) 2013-09-21 0:34
What a small but beautiful dream island!
And what a special name it has!
The boat on the FG points nicely to the island.
Best regards, Paul
ikeharel (76145) 2013-09-21 0:41
managed to post the boat as indicating its role in life, carry tourists to the beautiful small island - by itself looks as a small heaven.
Fine vertical crop, well used the mild light condition, DOF and clarity.
Bom fim de semana,
siudzi (34141) 2013-09-21 13:41
The blue sky is not obligatory to take a superb shot -- your post is a great proof of that! Like the way you focus our attention on the wooden boat captured in the foreground which leads us to the small island in the background. Excellent composition. Classy and original! TFS.
zoomer (6) 2013-09-23 14:25
Hi,interessting and romantic scene with excellent colors and clarity.You got an amazing DOF,friendly regards Wolf.
Cricri (123740) 2013-09-25 11:05
Bon cadrage de la barque donnant de la profondeur et guidant a la fois le regard vers cette petite ile, doux reflets sous le ciel brumeux
photoray (13981) 2013-09-26 16:25
Interesting view of the dugout canoe resting on the sandy beach with the tiny Isla Diablo in the background with dense palm trees.
The island's name "Diablo" reminds me, my university's mascot was the "Diablos" but was considered politically incorrect and was changed to 'golden eagles'. (California State University at Los Angeles).
ourania (49861) 2013-09-28 10:05
a very fine composition, fascinating in its simplicity, offering us an eloquent and effective illustration of your note. It's amazing how you've managed to include in this minimal frame all we need to know in order to get acquainted with this place. I love the perspective and the interaction among the few parts of the composition, all of them attractive. The textures stand out in a significant and delightful way. I also love the colours and the mood as well as the sky looking like a soft wall behind the island. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
holmertz (57389) 2013-10-07 8:25
This is a very fine composition with an excellent balance between the canoe and the distant island. The discreet tones of light brown, grey and green are very nice. I like your amusing note about the problems of having a beer.
jmdias (67209) 2013-10-09 17:13
mesmo com o tempo fechado a foto ficou muito bonita. muito bacana a maneira como vc usou o bote e a ilhota. o local parece ser fabuloso. belo trabalho.
Angshu (56760) 2013-10-17 2:24
The vertical view with the wide side of the lens creates a distortion in the FG, which I like. The boat creates a good interest also leading us into the scene. Good work!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-10-17 21:05
Alexandre, I'd like to take this little vessel of the Kunas and go across to the Isla del Diablo and stay there forever...no cell, no PC, this would really be a dream come true...
fantastic picture, my compliments and thanks for giving me ideas of how to dissapear!!!
nikkitta (17068) 2013-11-22 15:44
Que nota mas aventurera de una super experiencia, no habia mosquitos?
Buen formato vertical con la idilica isla al fondo rodeada de un ambiente brumoso
Un saludo Y GPC
fabianoleite (11971) 2014-04-13 16:57
Onde está o Wilson? Queria ver como ficou sua barba após alguns meses na ilha deserta. Bom composição contrapondo a ilha com o barquinho no primeiro plano. Bela fotografia.
- Copyright: Alexandre Baptista (gervaso) (16489)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-31
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon Powershot A640
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Caribbean Sea [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-17 17:26