I wanted to post this photo because its the same composition of the Moai statue I posted before, but this time in much different lighting.
My previous photo (titled contemplation) was taken before sunrise and the Moai was casted in a total silhouette, with a hint of colors in the bg.
Now the landscape is illuminated a bit more, and you can see how large the tiny Island looks from this vantage point.
In the bg, you can see the long line of 15 Moai standing together.
This was one of my favorite locations on the Island, truly magical. This early in the morning we were totally alone, nobody around us at all, except for a few wild horses galloping and occasionally stopping to eat the grass. They literally galloped directly infront of my tripod! You really do feel the need to pinch yourself when standing here, because you just don't believe what you're seeing.
I'll post 2 WS photos, one of the 15 Moai statues, and another photo of some Ocean views.
Hope you like it
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tyro (22986) 2013-10-21 2:12
Of course I like it - no I don't - I love it!!
The light here is truly magical and you have captured the moment and the scene perfectly. The bright sky contrasts well with the dark Moai and the grassland around but yet we can still see perfect details in both the deepest shadows and also in the brightest parts of the image.
Your composition is excellent, the light and colours are divine and the details and sharpness, as always, are exquisite.
serp2000 (42552) 2013-10-21 2:28
Hi, Craig, my neighbor today,
So dramatic sky... The clouds add more expression to this composition from the end of the world. Very interesting report, I think it was not cheap jorney, isn't it?
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-21 2:46
penso che una delle più belle combinazioni in fotografia possa essere quella formata dalle statue dell'Isola di Pasqua, un cielo nuvoloso quale questo ripreso ed un grandangolo piuttosto spinto che aggiunge drammaticà all'azione, tutte cose racchiuse in questo tuo scatto, splendido ricordo della tua visita in questo magico luogo.
Ciao e buona settimana
jhm (146618) 2013-10-21 3:37
Chile an country where we little picture of see.
This old statue in foreground leads us to very far in background
The different colours care for a very well picture.
Excellent composition and good photo work.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
gervaso (12488) 2013-10-21 3:59
That's one the places that I want to go soon! At the beginning of the year there was a great sales promotion to the Easter Island by TAM and LAN, but I lost it... The sunset captured is beautiful with the Moai in the foreground! Wonderful composition! Very good job!
subhendu_bagchi (25991) 2013-10-21 4:27
Hi Craig, a nice shot here. Love the semi-silhouetted stone made artwork. Very dramatic light condition and you tackled it superbly to bring out some details from the rock. Great background. A very well composed one. Tfs.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-21 4:28
love this! It is so effective at giving us an insight as to what this amazing little island is like. The light and ambience it imparts is both magical and sublime. A real sense of quiet and calm at what must have been an unforgettable experience. Stunning imagery and a real gem of a shot!
Have a great week - Brian.
Sergiom (70616) 2013-10-21 5:08
Tu es un des rares chanceux qui ont eu le plaisir de visiter cette île mythique et quelle belle photo tu en as rapporté. La composition est excellente avec cette statue placée adroitement devant le soleil couchant.
snunney (92542) 2013-10-21 5:16
The mood is quite sublime. Perfectly composed and ideally exposed. Great stuff!
Noel_Byrne (28162) 2013-10-21 5:17
You really should be getting paid by the tourist board here, every time I see one of your posts I wish I wish I wish I had something planned to see this place. The light here is incredible, very mystical which is perfectly fitting for such a strange place. I love that we can see all of the other statues off in the distance too, brilliant scene.
All the best
Silvio1953 (133778) 2013-10-21 5:59
Ciao Craig , lovely composition with foamous moai on fantastic cloudy sky, splendid light and wonderul colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Oceania (5202) 2013-10-21 7:38
This is the dream place to be visited, lucky you.
The mysterious statue as a silhouette, stands before the grey sky and the hint of orange sunrise. I'm sure this is one of your masterpieces.
holmertz (47100) 2013-10-21 10:11
I can't deny the magic of this place and in this light. The clouds seem to have been delivered as ordered. I will save a lot of money looking at this and your other photos instead of going all the way there myself. But you should have tried to make a link to the earlier picture to make the comparizon easier :-).
Have a good week.
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-21 10:29
I love big dramatic sky's like this and it certainly gives the whole scene a certain mystique . The little bit of colour in the early morning light lets us see how baron this landscape is. Really nice presentation Craig. Thanks
siudzi (34141) 2013-10-21 10:48
Love it! Perfectly seen and composed scene captured with really special lighting conditions to build such an eye-catching picture. Very well done. Thanks for sharing!
PaulVDV (25589) 2013-10-21 12:03
I've the feeling that you were always just by yourself to discover this mysterious island.
I love the desolation of this coast where the mysterious Moai make a great impression.
The clouds in the sky add to that secretive image of the island where most of us will never get.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (79289) 2013-10-21 23:12
La météo du moment contribue à créer une atmosphère très particulière, un brin inquiétante, à cette très bonne photo. J'aime aussi les WS avec les 15 Moai alignés et le Moai jaune -)
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-21 23:21
Hello Craig - This shot gives the impression of an timeless and continuing environment. The statues stand aloof, unconcerned by those who view them. It's strange that these man-made icons should appear to have their own personality and existence which transcends mankind. A fascinating shot which raises many questions for me about these inanimate 'beings' and the relationship their creators had both with them and the natural world. Powerful and mysterious! Warm regards rosemary
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-10-22 0:09
it´s easy to understand why you want to get back there so much.
The combination of these Moai statues and so beautiful light makes the shot very moody.It´s tranquil and above all so mysterious.
I´m also impressed how excellently you were able to depict details and colors in the FG so good.
Have a nice day
lgir (7267) 2013-10-22 9:10
clouds and light gives a special atmosphere that goes well with the place.
I love the staging
adramad (42015) 2013-10-22 10:43
A gorgeous sky, which adds a touch of drama in this spectacular composition, with this moai in the foreground and a flat landscape and green, which gives a sense of loneliness.
Good brightness and sharpness, very natural with a colorful and enjoyable.
Very well done. I like
Have a nice day.
pajaran (56594) 2013-10-22 13:47
Dobar tekst o mestu i statuama, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazana statua i trenutak sa oblacima.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good article about the place and statues, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful statues and demonstrated moment with clouds.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work with beautiful photographs of the workshop.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
rogerl (1616) 2013-10-22 14:33
Craig, this shot has really nice mood lighting; glad you resisted trying to lighten everything up. The clouds seem to point directly at the head of the Moai in the foreground. This really does look like an amazing place. Thanks.
Didi (59684) 2013-10-22 15:29
Magnificient view and I note a vey good lights control, I like very much this particular ambiance
Good frame quality
emka (89373) 2013-10-22 23:45
Also for me it was my favorite location with the line of fifteen moais standing back to the sea. Magical view here with a really special light. Excellent composition and the clouds seem to radiate from moai. Marvelous light and colour.
warm regards from Warsaw
Highmountains (2674) 2013-10-23 0:46
Overwhelming …. I can just about feel the thrill The ancient structures stand against an awesome background of the sea and the sky.... The sensations are surely primal. The photograph is so well structured that the reaction of the viewer is strong and immediate. The long lines of dark clouds, the coastline, the small line of statues, the strands of old pathways in the bottom-left: all seem to merge into the primary subject of the Moal – which is set against a well lit background on the right.... We live in a beautiful world Craig. Thanks for sharing the moment.
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-10-23 8:26
nice to be back after really busy summer and lovely to see more of your pictures. This one is really stunning with very well chosen POV and dramatic sky for a background to this interesting sculpture. Great place to visit and very well captured! My congratulations! I love the sparse light which adds to the whole atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing
Cricri (113605) 2013-10-24 9:47
Un endroit très mystérieux, qui insiste a la curiosité, forme spectaculaire de la statue, bonne profondeur, un ciel dramatique avec un instant de lumière bien capturer, sympat et intéressant les WS :-)
ourania (38952) 2013-10-24 12:18
both the close view of the lonely Moai and the distant view of the group of 15 are awesome. I believe it's wonderful and touching to have both views in the same frame, under such a fascinating lighting and in so rich and moody colours. Your point of view is superb, apart from an immense view, you've associated the dynamism of the clouds with the solitary Moai so intriguingly. The textures have been rendered marvellously, the breaking light is touching the scenery ever so mildly. Truly suggestive, congratulations and thank you! The workshop pictures are wonderful, their atmosphere is strikingly different.
All the best, have a lovely day,
willperrett (8989) 2013-10-30 13:05
Sorry I'm late critiquing this: I've been away for several weeks. I love the moody lighting, the subdued colours, and the pattern of clouds that seem to be pointing at the Moai statue. Excellent work.
adores (42267) 2013-10-30 15:43
It must be really magical at this time of the day, with no one around. I like the light and the sky. The composition is really great with the group of Moai in the background. Very well captured!
josepmarin (58087) 2013-10-31 1:17
Hi, my friend Craig,
the cloudy sky is very efficient aesthetically, the landscape is awesome, and I like your framing and the structure of your composition, with the solitary Moai in foreground, and the line of 15 Moai together in background.
The image is deep and sharp, and you managed well the light and the quality of colours for to give a nice atmosphere into this shot. I like both WS as well.
A great work.
brianmcc (6219) 2013-10-31 13:20
this is a very striking picture. the figure in the foreground is quite impressive, and i love how you have composed this with the row of figures behind the main one. the sky is also moody and adds to the overall drama of the picture. the colours and light are superb. a great picture.
kiks (11785) 2013-11-16 10:46
Magic photo with magic light at a magic place. I love the composition wth the statue at the fg
batalay (37449) 2013-12-09 12:32
This is an unusually successful photo of a Moai set against the rising sun. Until you pointed them out, I had missed the line of Moai statues. I have not seen all your shots from Chile yet, but was this part of a cruise, and, if so, what line?
An early Happy Holiday Season to you,
ecmel (1315) 2014-09-25 23:29
A beautiful and unique moment you captured here.
Easter Island always remember me the sad facts like eco-catastrophe as pointed out the book of Collapse(author Jared M. Diamond). Your photo represent that dramatic issue with perfect perspective and depth picture.
Greetings from Turkey
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (63172)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-25
- Categories: Nature, Ruins
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-21 1:53