In my last post I said I would show more photos of the Salkantay Trek, and I'll keep that promise as I will alternate the photos.
Here we have another Moai Statue on Easter Island. I really wanted to get a photo where it shows the details in the stone and I think this one does that fairly well.
The Moai were carved out of a nearby volcano. At the volcano itself you can see 2 Moai were still 'in progress' during the carving stage - very cool indeed as you can see the figures shaped right into the side of the volcanic rock.
This Moai here is very tall, much taller than me! My guess is he's about 15 feet - some reached heights of 35 feet.
Hope you like it
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besnard (52211) 2013-06-07 22:33
Une belle prise d'une de ces célèbres statues qui ont fait couler beaucoup d'encre quant à leur provenance.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
jjcordier (73704) 2013-06-07 22:57
C'est toujours impressionnant de voir ces énigmatiques statues, même si les conditions de lumière ne semblaient pas idéales ici.
siudzi (32645) 2013-06-07 23:30
Another spectacular shot taken on Easter Island! Your composition is very classy and elegant based on the rules. Like the eye-catching effect created by the strong contrast of colors and perfectly executed quality of your work. Excellent!
emka (73761) 2013-06-07 23:33
Hi Craig, It is perhaps the most classic view from Easter Island, it reminds me a big morel (mushroom). The details of the carving are nicely shown here indeed. It is funny for me that people in Canada or Australia are not using the International System of Units. "he's about 15 feet" -I do not imagine how much it is.
15 feet = 4.5 m. Much taller!
Janusz1974 (2755) 2013-06-07 23:58
I like look of the interesting statue from the Easter island.
Very nice textures on the sculpture
The light management is very good.
carlo62 (28369) 2013-06-08 0:14
questo scatto da alla scultura una imponenza elegante.
La statua sembra dominare tutto e tutti, dall'alto dei suoi millenni, è ancora li a dimostrazione di un mondo che non è ancora finito.
Bravo, un altro bellissimo scatto, che conferma la tua passione e la tua voglia di coronare il tuo sogno.
ikeharel (53025) 2013-06-08 1:52
An impressive one statue from many that built along the coast of Easter-island, other side of the world for us...
A monumental display, legendery origion. Once I red an article in the National-Gerographic about those statues, the intriguing and interesting place that still a mystery.
Cheers for the long & far trip taken, and showing such a place.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
timecapturer (45633) 2013-06-08 2:27
iconic Easter Island shot this and captured superbly with perfect light and POV that emphasises its height, presence and beauty. Glorious texturing and the statue stands out so beautifully against the green and blue of earth and sky. Awesome!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
snunney (79973) 2013-06-08 2:58
I like this composition very much with the giant statue beautifully silhouetted against the glorious sky. Good placement of the horizon to archive the desired effect. Superb technical presentation.
jemaflor (81352) 2013-06-08 7:56
always impressive these statues, well presneted, perfect angle, format and sharpness, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (21434) 2013-06-08 8:06
This is such an incredible place, and you've composed this guy really well looking out over the landscape, and throwing that shadow into the greenery. I really like how the line of his jaw matches perfectly with the line of the land, keeping his whole face against the blue sky.
All the best
worldcitizen (6519) 2013-06-08 8:30
I like the simple elegance of this shot. The green and blue of the grass and sky are the perfect compliments to Mr. Moai and his shadow. I was channel surfing the other day, and a travel show about Easter Island popped up! It was interesting to get more info on the culture and history. It's definitely a fascinating place.
rogerl (1544) 2013-06-08 9:23
Craig, I like this profile view of the statue, with a general diagonal feel to the shot from the shadow, the path, and the hillside matching the nose. The stone detail is fine. I'm still surprised by the isolation of this figure; I expected many more of them together in one place. Thanks.
ChrisJ (94836) 2013-06-08 10:24
A nice blue sky backdrop and the enigmatic statue is perfectly positioned on the vertical 1/3 axis to comply withe the golden mean. Good sharpness and superb graphism. Excellent textural details in the pitted, volcanic stone. Tfs!
krzychu30 (15344) 2013-06-08 10:31
classic,but really stunning view!
I like also the POV you chose here.It harmonizes well with the light,which helps you to bring out so nicely textures of the Moai Statue.
First class quality and lovely,well-contrasting colors.
Have a good weekend
mcmtanyel (10891) 2013-06-08 12:55
What an ugly figure this is! But is is captured and displayed beautifully, which makes this photo so precious. Thanks for sharing with us these trademarks of Easter Island so elegantly.
lousat (72855) 2013-06-08 16:00
Hi Craig,not the best moment for the light,the mohai is just a dark silhouette,but i like a lot your brave attempt from this fantastic place,great atmosphere,magnificent background and excellent exposure.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2013-06-08 16:14
Hi dear Craig
Sorry for my late reaction, as so busy weekday just paosting only---.
So impressive image in the best frameworked and composition.
The contatst of light and shade is very wisely done.
Sharp and clear prensetation is as usual. .
Thanks a lot and have a beuatiful Sunday!
Takero from hot and sunny Tokyo
jcpix (11648) 2013-06-08 19:42
To state the obvious, your pictures from this trip are a big success here on TE! :) I must admit, it's been a long time since I've paid a great deal of attention to Easter Island...but these images have reinvigorated the interest. Always intriguing for sure, but I think due to its remote location it kind of gets lost in the higher profile cities around the world. All of that aside, this is another awesome shot! Great positioning...with this Moai looking outward, and your placement slightly behind, it feels to put me right along side. The blue/green color combo is always pleasing, and the texture is really strong. Nailed it again! Hope you're having a good weekend.
PaulVDV (20711) 2013-06-08 20:10
The remoteness of Easter Island and the many questions raised by the Moai and the culture that has produced them have made pictures of these statues always very attractive to me.
This photo shows beautifully the weatherworn statue in the abandoned area.
I was wondering how many Moai are there on the island ...
Best regards, Paul
Nicou (117264) 2013-06-08 23:47
quelle vue et image sueprbe compo et patentage quelle forme cette oeuvre d'art quel rendu sur cette roche et position dans l'image une splendeur sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
marabu61 (7443) 2013-06-09 2:35
You hope that we like it? I love it. As you the statues of Easter Islands have had a magical spell on me since I first heard of them as a little boy. Unfortunately I haven't had the opportunity yet to visit.
Love the framing and the way we look together with the head over the lovely landscape. Love the shadow as well.
I just never realized that the Easter Islands where so green.
have a good sunday
delpeoples (52731) 2013-06-09 5:48
Great shot of this wise old fella. You chose the vertical frame well here, accentuating his height and how slim he is. The colours are excellent, very natural and beautiful and I love the incredible depth to the image.
abmdsudi (40174) 2013-06-09 6:32
An intriguing image and great archaeological sites, you lucky person being on the Island. This is excellent capture seeing this one so close and so brilliantly shown and detailled. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Quality shot as always. Congrats
papagolf21 (83444) 2013-06-09 11:42
Je me permets de faire un arrêt sur cette très belle composition.
Le choix du cadrage est parfait pour rendre compte de l'importance de ces statues.
J'admire et contemple.
Royaldevon (26815) 2013-06-10 0:56
Oh, I'm so envious!
What a great place to visit and photograph!
Let me just say, I love your composition, in which we are sharing the timeless view with this unique statue.
Have a lovely day,
annjackman (18153) 2013-06-11 0:09
What an adventure you must have had. Easter island is one of those far away places that you learn about at school but rarely visited. I like the simple way that you have composed this with the statue dominating the shot to one side and casting a long shadow. The detail on the stone is clearly visible against the green grass and blue sky. Excellent quality.
Kind Regards, Ann
maloutim (9629) 2013-06-13 0:40
Another very effective capture of this lone statue against the green hill and blue sky !
I like the very neat profile of the huge head and its elongated shadow on the grass.
Great contrast between the dark statue and the bright landscape in the background.
Thanks for sharing.
claudeD (30817) 2013-06-16 8:00
very good contribution to TE showing this world famous monuments from Easter Islands. I like your picture very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
josepmarin (57583) 2013-06-19 12:17
Hi, my friend Craig,
yes, in this sharp image we can admire the details of the carved stone in the Moai, caught by means of an efficient close-up.
I like the good light, the shade of the Moai on the grass, and its beautiful contrast with the blue sky.
A great composition, skilfully executed.
jmdias (52918) 2013-10-18 2:05
this POV is very interesting and rare to see. the sculpture looks much more slim here than seen from the usual front POV. excellent use of the shadows and light.
batalay (34795) 2013-12-13 6:02
Your photos and notes are both spectacular, causing me to salivate over our prospective visit to Easter Islands. We are actually doing Cruise #4201 of tye Crystal Symphony from Valparaiso to Papeete, Tahiti. I will email you separately about your trip.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (52920)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-24
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-07 22:25