Sorry for the lack of postings this past week, I've been a bit busier than usual.
Continuing with my little mini theme of showing the landscapes and daily life of Easter Island, I'll show you this photo and 2 more in the WS.
This gem of a view is literally just 5 min from the Airport landing strip :)
The Airport was only 5 min away (in a different direction) from the town center as well - if we had known that we could have walked! But the family we were staying with make a point to pick you up and greet you as you land! :)
There is a 'ring road' that you can drive, taking you around the Island, but not the entire Island. There are parts of it that are paved, parts of it that are flat dirt like you see here, and parts that are totally full of large large large pot holes which give you a severe headache and nausea! Guess you could say the road is a mixture of everything.
Thats why you need a jeep to get around. Renting a jeep is about $70 a day, well worth it! We rented ours for about 3 or 4 days. There's only 1 gas station for the entire Island, so sometimes you'll find a long lineup :)
I'd love to use the "Map View" to show you were this is on the Island, but it hasn't been working lately on TE, hopefully it'll be corrected soon.
Thanks for looking, and enjoy the other landscape views in the WS. Cheers
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olive224 (2719) 2013-12-02 6:13
Primary colors work well here in a simple but effective composition
snunney (101674) 2013-12-02 6:21
A well composed landscape with excellent light and colours and a magnificent sky, which brings great depth to the scene.
dta (79525) 2013-12-02 6:25
Hello Craig ,
The red track , the yellow flowery field , the blue ocean and the superb sky : four elements for a simple but beautiful landscape and a well balanced composition .
dkmurphys (60737) 2013-12-02 7:05
Simple and very beautiful. I like the way space opens and the natural amazing colors. Well taken.
holmertz (54969) 2013-12-02 9:59
I guess this nice coastal view could have been taken anywhere, but actually just knowing it's from Easter Island makes it a bit more interesting. (I'm even curious about what the village/town looks like.) The colors complement each other perfectly and they're very well saturated. The clouds are quite charming too.
cornejo (43859) 2013-12-02 10:17
Hi Craig, great photograph of this beautiful landscape really interesting island. I like this well composed and captured image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Gigidusud (21151) 2013-12-02 12:59
Beautiful landscape with fantastic contrast colors and great depth. I like it!
carlo62 (50840) 2013-12-02 13:53
un luogo fuori da ogni tempo e da ogni storia, con un suo fascino tutto particolare, credo ci sia un'atmosfera indescrivibile su questa isola.
ChrisJ (116098) 2013-12-02 14:20
Hello Craig ,
Dont you hate it when work gets in the way of play! Fantastic warm cold colour contrasts between the yellow flowers at bottom left, the red dirt road at right (which also adds good lead in lines & perspective) and the blue sky complete with interesting repetitive cloud patterns. Have a great and less stressful week!
mesutilgim (95810) 2013-12-02 14:36
Hello dear Craig,
Very nice landscape capture from Easter Island with good pov and layout.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and best regards
lousat (93660) 2013-12-02 14:59
Hi Craig,i like a lot this kind of places,far from the confusion and very peacefull,a jump in the nature in a magic scenery,great perspective,colors and details,nice game of lights and shadows on the hill on the right.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jcpix (13930) 2013-12-02 19:18
These are great Craig, I'm amazed that this is simply five minutes from the airport...it has a feeling of almost complete isolation!
What a dramatic, and yet relatively plain countryside you've shown us...each image feels to tell a different story of the island in its own unique way. I'm really loving the color pallet here, the rustic red road works as a sublime compliment to the blues and that touch of yellow amongst the green...and of course, the clouds play another big role in the sensation of vast open spaces.
The slightly lower point of view feels to make a connection with the land, and a brilliant idea to "stop and smell the roses" in order to obtain an image which most would not think to take. Another beauty! :)
jjcordier (79297) 2013-12-02 23:18
Très belle composition pour cette excellente photo de paysage. La lumière est belle, le ciel superbe et j'aime la touche de couleur apportée par les fleurs.
Nicou (145190) 2013-12-03 0:51
Quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe les petites fleurs jaune sur le sol en bombage ce ciel fuyant et l'immensité quelle panorama et vuie totale nature et ce bleu de la maer quel équilibre ende les plans sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (40316) 2013-12-03 1:31
Well, you have treated us to 3 for the price of 1, today! This doesn't in any way indicate that it is a shot of Easter Island but we know it is and that, somehow, makes it all the more interesting! It is full of warmth and colours, with a sky of fluffy clouds to add to the attraction (giving us lovely shadow contrasts on the ground) and a well chosen lead line to scoot us along!
Have a great day,
I, too,have been finding it hard to post regularly. Christmas time is always like this!
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-03 5:48
a fascinating shot again of the "other" Easter Island and one that shows that you did have some good weather too. It is an idyllic mix of earth, sky and ocean with a glorious red road that just wants the viewer to see more of what is around the bend. Beautiful - as are the workshops images too!
TFS - Brian.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-03 8:32
The brownish road, flowers, sea, land - everything in the lower third, and a beautiful sky with clouds cover the rest - unique composition. What I like most is the tone - in all three of them.
Thanks for sharing a fabulous set of landscapes.
With warm regards,
ktanska (28152) 2013-12-03 10:38
Open seaside landscape full of flowers remind me of Ireland. What a colourful view, even the road adds extra tones there. Big sky looks good too, especially on large size.
bartekp (4746) 2013-12-03 13:32
I like composition and colors on this photo. Clouds look like 3D.
Have a nice evening
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-12-03 18:12
beautiful open spaces makes me feel refreshed.really a fantastic place to be in.like the clouds.
Fis2 (100704) 2013-12-03 23:43
Excellent POV and composition.
Mics (980) 2013-12-04 20:38
Beautiful composition one can usually see in calendars :-). Great photo with sharp colors.
annjackman (21899) 2013-12-05 1:13
This is a such a wonderful example of how to make an interesting picture out of quite simple elements. The position of the dirt road sweeping in from the corner and the yellow flowers make the FG interesting. Then the space given to the lovely sky gives 'freedom' to this very well taken landscape. Stunning work.
Kind Regards, Ann
adramad (46970) 2013-12-05 8:03
Fascinating color swatch on this coast, an extraordinary contrast of the red dirt road, with the green and yellow flowers near the sea, the sky is stunning and complete a beautiful postcard nature.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well done. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
Silvio1953 (146681) 2013-12-05 9:43
Ciao Craig, fascinating landscape, superb sky, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fds (9457) 2013-12-05 9:46
dear friend wow great landscape with great colors green red and blu sky and whithe clouds
i licke very much this sea scape from Chile
great scharpnees and light dear friend
mvdisco (17794) 2013-12-05 11:19
Hi Craig, bonjour,
Very nice presentation and beautiful landscape too,
I like the way on the right and field flowers,
Amazing sky too & tone of colors,
All my compliments,
mkamionka (38385) 2013-12-06 3:33
what a beautiful seascape! I like very much this sky decorated nicely with the attractively shaped clouds. The road is red which adds a very nice surprising touch, plus you got also yellow flowers so that the range of colors is even wider. beautiful composition, pleasure to look at.
Have a great weekend, I am sure I will have a good one as well as Malgo is arriving here today in the evening :)
Hansaphotos (8253) 2013-12-06 14:36
Another fine shot from this remote place. Love the colours here. The brown/red road goes well together with the meadow with yellow flowers. The blue sky with the puffy clouds are really the icing of the cake. Very well done! TFS.
Sonata11 (33969) 2013-12-06 20:23
very beautiful composition of this gorgeous landscaping. Wonderfully composed with great light, colors, sharpness, clarity. Beautiful work.
Best regards and have a great weekend, Barbara
serp2000 (44694) 2013-12-08 3:19
Say me please what do Chile and Island have common in the nature and landscape? I think the Arctic and the Antarctic significantly affect to the climate.
Very nice composition, marvelous vivid colors. very interesting report, thanks for note.
Greetings from snowy Ural! I think it is not so big distance if we could be contact through the North Pole ;)
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-12-09 7:42
Beautiful scene! Love the wild flowers doting the field. Good lighting and nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (55618) 2013-12-09 22:55
Looks idyllic, you did wake up early, but I bet it was worthy. Craig, a beautiful little spot to capture and think the timing was right on to capture excellent variation in the colours, awesome cloud formations and great lighting, Well done, Congrats.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-12-15 17:08
Craig, this is indeed a gem of a view in all aspects..the brightness of the colors and the clear atmosphere prompt to a very natural and inviting place!!
yes, dreams do come true.....
josepmarin (58359) 2013-12-16 3:06
Hi my friend Craig,
there's not architecture in this composition, just a beautiful and wild landscape of Easter Island, which you offers us in order to see something more than Moais.
I like the good framing and the depth of image, in a nice perspective of the red path, and the good contrast with the vivid tones of the landscape and of the beautiful sky and the clouds.
All this have created a splendid composition.
robmal (2239) 2013-12-17 12:30
Great lanscape shot with amazing colours and quality, the sky with lovely clouds and perfect light is unbelievable beautiful, congratulatios
Best regards Robert.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (69777)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-02 6:05