Today in the radio I heard about the village in Poland called Wielkanoc (in Polish Easter). So why not a photo from my archive. The impressive moais on Easter Island.
The name "Easter Island" was given by the island's first recorded European visitor, the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who encountered it on Easter Sunday 1722, while searching for Davis or David's island. Roggeveen named it Paasch-Eyland (18th century Dutch for "Easter Island"). The island's official Spanish name, Isla de Pascua, also means "Easter Island".
The current Polynesian name of the island, Rapa Nui, "Big Rapa", was coined after the slave raids of the early 1860s, and refers to the island's topographic resemblance to the island of Rapa in the Bass Islands of the Austral Islands group. However Thor Heyerdahl argued that Rapa was the original name of Easter Island, and that Rapa Iti was named by refugees from there.
The phrase Te pito o te henua has been said to be the original name of the island since Alphonse Pinart gave it the romantic translation "the Navel of the World" in his Voyage à l'Île de Pâques, published in 1877. According to Barthel (1974), oral tradition has it that the island was first named Te pito o te kainga a Hau Maka "The little piece of land of Hau
Easter Island is one of the world's most isolated inhabited islands. Its closest inhabited neighbour is Pitcairn Island, 2,075 km to the west, with fewer than 100 inhabitants.
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williewhistler (16412) 2012-04-08 12:44
Hello Malgo,the inclusion of the people on the winding track give some sense of scale and the size of these most interesting statues.
There is good detail and wonderful colours in a very well presented shot.
Best regards Les.
PaulVDV (31871) 2012-04-08 14:09
Wow, Easter Island, that was a very special destination. I've always found these stone statues very intriguing, in their size as well as in their origin.
They really look impressive in that abandoned landscape (apart of two visitors it looks deserted).
Good composition with the diagonal line of the green hill and with the small track between the moai.
I didn't know that there is a village named Easter in Poland. But I do know that there's a town called 'Hel'. Fortunately not 'Hell' :)
Best regards, Paul
brianmcc (6221) 2012-04-08 14:27
your viewpoint is excellent here looking along the little path with the beautiful landscape in the distance. you have framed this very well with the larger statues well placed to catch the viewers eye. lovely bright colours, especially the white clouds in the blue sky.
carlo62 (54088) 2012-04-08 14:42
bella accoppiata tra l'isola e la Pasuqa :)
Ottima composizione, luogo bellissimo e pieno di fascino condito da mistero.
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-04-08 15:15
Molto interessanti queste particolari sculture disseminate per il sentiero.
Complimenti per la grande qualità con cui le hai fotografate, con una buona luce e colori molto piacevoli. Buone feste amica mia.
tedesse (25135) 2012-04-08 15:42
Dzieki Tobie dowiedzialem sie ze w Polsce,w wojewodztwie malopolskim, w powiecie miechowskim, w gminie Golcza znajduje sie wies o nazwie Wielkanoc!
Fantastyczny wdok z tymi kamiennymi twarzami, piekne kolory i dobra ostrosc.
tyro (26142) 2012-04-08 16:15
What a most appropriate picture for Easter!
How on earth did you get to Easter Island? Was this a special trip or part of a longer trip? That must have been a wonderful experience!
The carved heads, of which we have all read about and seen in pictures, are perfectly placed beside the winding path and the distant walkers add even more interest as well as a sense of scale to the picture.
Gorgeous colours, perfect exposure and excellent detail.
Miguel82 (27726) 2012-04-08 16:24
a superb view of this world famous place
nice colors and pov, beautiful monoliths
bukitgolfb301 (44789) 2012-04-08 17:19
Hello my dear Malgo, a great waorld traveler
A great secnenry / architecture shot !
You were there too.
Very well considered and perfect framework.
Clear and sharp presentation is as usual.
Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good new start of week,
Takero in Tokyo
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-04-08 17:27
Nice shot from the island that is timely for the season. I like the details of these statues with human features for scale. Lovely view and thanks for sharing.
serp2000 (45536) 2012-04-08 20:20
Wow! My congratulations, Malgo! Good contribution to an Easter celebrating. Have you got plans to visit Antarctica or the Moon next time, for example? )))
Have a great new week!
Dragut (14) 2012-04-08 22:39
bayno (18344) 2012-04-08 23:15
I see in your life you've traveled a lot, already we all know the famous and mysterious statues, but to see them taken from you is definitely something else, excellent human presence that gives the proportions, beautiful light and colors, stunning sharpness and framing...
have a good day...
jjcordier (79297) 2012-04-08 23:37
Voilà une façon très originale de fêter Pâques avec cette très bonne photo de l'île du même nom. Jolie et intéressante composition mettant particulièrement bien ne valeur ces étonnantes statues.
mesutilgim (97162) 2012-04-08 23:41
Hello dear Malgorzata,
Nice capture from 2007, dedicated to this very special day !
You couldn't find a better one !
Good pov and good layout.
I only wonder if the info you've given on technical data (focal length : 459-100) is correct ??
TFS and best regards
Jeppo (17645) 2012-04-09 2:02
ladna fotka od wielkanoc otok ;)
just a question: I'm considering the idea to go over there next summer. do you think the place is the long journey worth?
diomed (13926) 2012-04-09 2:37
WOWW, what a great present for us, Malgo: an image from the Easter island in the Easter sunday.
Superb, misterious sculptures, fairy atmosphere.
Have a nice aftere Easter time
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-04-09 2:47
piekny widok.Znakomite zdjecie biorac pod uwage czas i Swieta,ktore teraz obchodzimy.Tylko chyba pogoda lepsza niz teraz u nas:)Jedynie szkoda,ze wyspa jest tak daleko.
Same posagi robia niesamowite wrazenie i jednoczesnie intryguja.Ciekawy,czy kiedykolwiek sie dowiemy kiedy i w jakim celu powstaly.
saxo042 (37966) 2012-04-09 8:18
Good timing to present this photo now! You seem to have been everywhere in the world (but still not in Finland...) These stone sculptures are really impressive and your picture is also very good with pleasant colours.
dkmurphys (63663) 2012-04-09 10:28
Perfect choice for the special day. An interesting place, I envy you for visiting it. Happy Easter to you too.
abmdsudi (57176) 2012-04-09 11:03
An astonishing image and great archaeological sites, you are lucky person being on the Island. This is excellent capture, I have seen programmes about Easter Island and the Moai on the tv but i never thought to see one so close and so brilliantly shown and detailled. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Quality shot as always. Congrats
adramad (48960) 2012-04-09 13:11
Absolutely wonderful this composition, is a superb and has captured a stunning POV of these famous sculptures, I like the diagonal cut of the hill, which provides a marked contrast in color with the beautiful sky.
Perfect management of light, razor sharp to highlight this beautiful natural color
Silvio1953 (151589) 2012-04-11 6:26
Ciao Malgorzata, grazie per la buona Pasqua che contraccambio con colpevole ritardo, spero mi perdonerai, favolosa cartolina dall'isola di Pasqua con ben riprese le famose sculture, fantastico cielo, splendida luce e bei colori naturali, bravissima, ciao Silvio
batalay (40201) 2012-04-14 9:30
A detailed note informs this photo very effectively. I had no idea you had visited Easter Island, but then where have you not visited. I see that you shot the photo in late January. Are there distinct seasons on the island? Warm regards and have a good weekend, Malgorzata. Regards to your family,
delpeoples (59684) 2012-04-14 17:50
Cara Itchy Feet
I have been very slack with my critiquing lately, work is getting me down and my feet are getting too itchy :) So thank you - belatedly - for your Easter greetings. I hope you and your family had a lovely Easter. What a clever photo, one from your archives. It misses a little bit of sharpness but more than makes up for it with the way you have composed it, the good perspective and great colours. Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful weekend.
dale54 (8768) 2013-11-19 12:23
malgorzata hello..been enjoying your chile pic's.superb capture you give us,nice angle,light and color!tfs. dale
Matyas (0) 2015-11-28 1:08
Czesc Malgosia! Cos wspanialego te rzezby. Lata temu kombinowalismy z kolega z pracy, aby prysnac na tydzien na Wyspy Wielkanocne, ale nic z tego nie wyszlo. Kolege wywalili z roboty, a mnie przeszla ochota. Dobre zdjecie. Zaczynam kombinowac na nowo. Pozdrawiam!