When it is low tide in Kiribati, the inside of the atolls become vast areas of exposed sand banks stranding any boats that may be moored there. Like the first picture of Kiribati that I posted two days ago, I like this one because it illustrates just how uncrowded the islands are and how nice it is to find a place where there are no other tourists. There are actually three people in this photograph – they are the specks about 2-3 mm below the horizon towards the centre and centre-right of the picture. They are local people on the sand banks collecting shell fish. By the time the tide comes up again, they will each have collected a large sack of crustaceans, which form part of the staple diet of the Gilbertese.
This shot was taken looking west across the Temaiku Bight, not far from Tarawa’s airport. PP: cropped at bottom, levels adjusted, contrast +9, saturation +7, unsharp mask.
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eladen (239) 2005-07-20 11:35
What a wonderful photo! The clarity and colors are great. I especially like how you've captured the differing hues of the water. Nicely done.
tityop (6225) 2005-07-20 11:37
Vraiment sublime cette photo, j'adore toutes ces nuances de bleus et ce petit bateau qui contraster avec le payasage.
Vraiment superbe !!!
tropicalrips (0) 2005-07-20 13:14
beautiful colors and composition, good sharpness
keribar (43841) 2005-07-20 16:05
Here is picture that deserves well more points. There are absolutely no " if only"s everything is so perfect, starting from the light , the colors and the composition.
You deserve a BIG " Hurrah " Izzet
leonorkuhn (16235) 2005-07-20 16:52
Good shot. Wonderful place. Great colours, sharp and lightness. Well done.
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-07-21 9:44
Nice shot David;
The colors are superb, and the detail great. Your right, this photo does convey the feeling of being alone. Like a deserted island of sorts.
Tayon (1985) 2005-07-25 22:52
Again the colours you got are fantastic. The composition is great. And the owner of the boat ? He just leave it till the water comes up ? And if you don't tell nobody could find the two people. I can't even knowing they're there.
jbweasle (9393) 2005-12-18 6:07
Hello David - this one popped up randomly for me and instantly grabbed me with its bright colours. The blue of the sea and sky are complemented by the rich golden colour on the boat. Very good composition too with the boat in the corner and pointing towards the centre of the frame.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-01-16 6:57
Muy buen tiro de profuindidad con un paisaje encantador.
La composición esta genial ya que sin la embarcación la foto no diria mucho.
Muy buen trabajo
elmec (12210) 2006-04-27 16:12
This is beautiful place and great photo!
I like the composition with the bot and the so clear water!
Very good done!
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-07-27 7:57
beautiful image!Valeria Italy
totoamoto (1569) 2007-12-25 23:36
Très belle composition..
On à l'impression que la mer est glaçée.. Un fort contraste avec la réalité de p=la photo..J'aiime bien
- Copyright: David Astley (banyanman) (7789)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor AF-S 24-120/3.5-5.6G ED, UV
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2005-07-20 11:20
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