Continuing with my plan to show you some other sites around Easter Island...wanting to show you that there's more to this remote destination than just Moai Statues.
There's really only 1 town or city centre on the entire Island, and its called Hanga Roa. It consists of 2 main boat launch sites, one of them seen here in the main photo just off to the right, a soccer pitch, 1 post office, an elementary school, and 1 main street which has the majority of the towns restaurants and stores to purchase your groceries. These grocery stores are very small and have only the essentials - more like a corner store.
I'll add a couple of WS photos, one of which will show you the soccer pitch. The scene here is the main boat launch site (off to the right) and directly infront of me is where locals go for a swim. If you want to just sit and float in the water you'll be to the right of the rocks, if you want to go surfing you'll go out further to the left of the rocks out into the ocean.
Just behind me were locals sunbathing, hanging out with friends, drinking beer. Its a very casual atmosphere on the Island.
Hope you like it
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Subhogen (4067) 2013-11-28 23:01
Amazing shot this one. I love the foggy water and the series of rocks just sticking out of it. WOW! Beautifully done!
emka (83992) 2013-11-28 23:18
very strange this fog a layer above the water. the photo is in Lisa style, she will love it. haha, the island is very remote, but on the island everything is close.
Regards from Liverpool, it was very interesting but I go farther
jemaflor (88059) 2013-11-28 23:38
Well managed, perfect time for exposure to get this effect for the waves, good light capture and depth result, tfs.
jjcordier (78330) 2013-11-28 23:50
Ta longue pose a créé un bel effet "mousseux" sur la mer et la lumière donne une atmosphère très intéressante à ta photo.
dkmurphys (51356) 2013-11-29 0:04
Lovely scene with that mysterious fog on the water. I like the pov and the open space of your image. Well taken.
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-11-29 0:44
Nicely done Craig, the textures across the water are delicate and lovely and the line of rocks leads the eye straight to the lights along the shoreline. I'm guessing with such a small population, the main economic activity here must be tourism. Quite a place! Thanks for the WS's, it's nice to see the context. Warm regards rosemary
Royaldevon (32543) 2013-11-29 2:05
You have created quite a different atmosphere, with your slow shutter speed, than is evident in your w/s. Here we have a mystical view from the seemingly vaporising water, swirling around the leading row of rocks, all heading towards the welcoming light. I like this shot very much.
The w/s bring us back to reality! I had to laugh, even Easter Island, so steeped in history, set alone in the middle of the ocean, has its football ground and teams!! Football transcends all boundaries!!
Have a great day,
Highmountains (2255) 2013-11-29 3:26
This is a beauty. The mystic feel comes from the 5 sec exposure and it is really well done. The predominance of grey bisected by the line of black rocks, the lights in the far coastline and the soft pink strip above the horizon gives the photograph an aura of enchantment.
Thanks for sharing. Appreciate the work that has gone behind this creation.
snunney (88246) 2013-11-29 4:53
The effect on the water of the slow shutter speed creates a particular mood, which is enhanced by the lighting. The eyes travel naturally across the line of rocks toward the town in the background. I like it very much indeed.
Sergiom (65111) 2013-11-29 5:01
Ces 5 secondes de temps d'exposition donnent une très belle texture à l'eau qui semble former un nuage de glace autour des rochers qui donnent de la profondeur à la composition.
tyro (21558) 2013-11-29 5:27
What a wonderful trio of beautiful photographs you have given us as well, of course, as an interesting note! It's wonderful to see some pictures of modern day life from Easter Island as opposed to ones of the famous Moai Statues, but what on Earth do the people who live here actaully do? Do they simply fish and farm and eat from provisions from the local small stores? I've looked on Wikipedia and it doesn't tell much about the place nowadays apart from all the ancient history.
Your main photograph is absolutely stunning, taken in low light with a long exposure which has softened and smoothed the water beautifully. It is, as always, amazingly sharp and crisp even at its full size where we can see full details of the distant town and the little harbour. And your two other pictures are delightful too, giving us an insight into daily life in this remote place.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-29 6:28
enjoying these non-touristy shots of Easter Island, it puts a different perspective and a touch of originality to what is, for most of us, a place we learnt about in school. Very dreamy this shot too with the silky tones and almost ethereal light. Like it a lot and thanks for the workshop ones too. Really fascinating.
Have a great weekend - B.
Thought of you today when I posted the Castle and Lamppost shot. Strange that they do not have any fancy ones in your part of the world. Obviously a gap in the market in North America, somebody could make a fortune. Go for it Craig!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-29 6:56
un altra delle tue riprese miracolose nelle quali la corta focale assuma il ruolo di protagonista.
Qui però cìè anche dell'altro: la gestione del tempo di posa che ha trasformato il mare in uno specchio da fiaba.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
rigoletto (34269) 2013-11-29 8:44
hi craig. it is interesting to read that such a high rated touristic place is actually too small. of course the remoteness is a fact, but i'd rather think of a larger town. if those statues would be somewhere in turkey there would be two possibilites: filling the vicinity with hundreds of huge hotels, so that you wouldn't even be able to find the statues or totally ignoring them... 5 seconds resulted in a gorgeous texture, which is usually said to be silk-like, but here, it has a more marble-look.
holmertz (43619) 2013-11-29 10:44
Bright lights, big city - that's what (almost) comes into my mind when I see this. I guess I will have to face the fact that Easter Island is now part of the modern world, like almost every other place on earth. I am still surprised to see a picture like this. Nice colors and light, though, and the rough rocks in the milky sea draw my eyes towards the hustle and bustle of Hanga Roa. By the way, which side won the soccer game? Are there enough people to form more than two teams? :-)
Have a nice weekend,
annjackman (20533) 2013-11-29 10:45
This is very atmospheric and helped considerably by your long exposure and use of a tripod. The line of rocks makes a fabulous lead-in to the bright lights of the town. Great photography.
Kind Regards, Ann
Noel_Byrne (26543) 2013-11-29 11:08
You know, I never even considered this to be a place with any significant human settlement, so thanks for sharing a unique insight into the island, especially with the workshop too. I love the main shot, the colored lights seem so appealing, and the rocks across the water look like the perfect path to fun. The only thing is that I would fear the water might be smoke, and there be dragons below. I really love that effect in the water, I wish I could do it, as it makes the light so beautiful too.
Great idea for a capture to compliment your other excellent posts from here.
All the best
Sonata11 (33526) 2013-11-29 13:26
this is impressive and spectacular composition of this scene and perfect moment of nature, splendid light and wonderfully framed. Well done!
Have a nice weekend, Barbara
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-11-29 17:48
great technique and camera work to make this shot so beautiful.love the light and the colors and the pov.
delpeoples (54425) 2013-11-29 19:52
Ooh I just love this. But you probably already knew that. I love that misted water, which gives this such a prehistoric atmosphere, very moody and mysterious. You balanced the light variations really well and I like how the line of the rocks guides the eye towards the landmass and the horizon.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day, night, whatever it is over there in Canuckland
willperrett (7786) 2013-11-30 5:16
A classic slow shutter image! The light, the silky sea, the composition with the line of rocks taking our eyes towards the town's lights: it all works a treat. And in the best tradition of TE, shows us a location few of us have visited.
saxo042 (37602) 2013-11-30 7:54
A very strange mood here with the mist floating along the surface. The distant buildings and lights add to this feeling. Interesting pictures, all of them.
mesutilgim (88122) 2013-11-30 12:07
A real "masterpiece" in your gallery !
Everything here regarding photographic qualifications is at it's best.
Perfect TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Cricri (110253) 2013-12-02 4:02
Bon POV de ces rochers qui nous guide vers les lumières, bel effet de l'eau donner par la longue pose comme un effet mousseux, belles images en WS, très belle réalisation
jcpix (13726) 2013-12-02 19:11
Wow, I would have never guessed this to be the same location...what a drastic difference in the overall vibe! High marks for the change in pace and originality this brings to the locale.
Not only that, but man have you created an awesome effect on the water here, and a smashing lead in with the rock formations. A masterfully minimal composition and setting transformed into a thing of beauty and intrigue.
One of my favorites too is this time of day when the artificial lights meet the natural light of the day. Cool WS pics to add another sense of the people and places that most don't see outside of the more well known Moai. Did the horses there have their own pitch to play on? :)
Really cool shot, even a bit mystical! Enjoy the rest of your evening. Take it easy.
Cheers from the desert,
wolf38 (31284) 2013-12-03 8:38
Hello Craig. This is a photo with a great effect. The different parts of the image complement each other very well. Total atmospheric and beautiful.
Silvio1953 (128231) 2013-12-03 9:51
Ciao Craig, fascinating composition, great exposure, magic atmosaphere, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Indrasish (2893) 2013-12-04 6:51
Excellent shot here.. 5 sec shutter speed works well here.. Excellent composition and superb image quality too.. I like the smokey effect in the water.. This one goes to my favorites.. Very well done my friend..
Good night and best wishes from Kolkata, India..
ChrisJ (102685) 2013-12-04 11:55
Looks like you've been taking tips from Lisa with her equally superb long time exposures of Sydney surf beaches! I like the soft silky effect from the motion blurred water. Well composed with the horizon line placed well above the center. The sunlit foreshore in the bg contrasts well against the shadowed fg. Tfs!
Kugart (1778) 2013-12-06 3:20
I'm not a big fan of foggy water because I think some people overdo it and use in the wrong scene but I must say you have used it in the perfect shot here with a good location and the correct atmosphere. Like the way the ridge of rocks appear just above the surface and act as a lead to the far shore with the colourful lights.
eldancer1 (30710) 2013-12-06 9:29
I like the effect of the slow speed on the mood, I should try this technique sometimes. Good lighting and nice details. Love the colors of those lights. Well done, tfs.
Hansaphotos (7205) 2013-12-06 14:28
Splenid shot, Craig. Stunning effect of the fog together with the 5 sec exposure. Fine lighting and excellent composition. Beautiful! Thanks.
Have a nice weekend.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-08 22:53
It's a gem of a shot. The waves, the line of stones leading towards the bank with tiny lights - created a dreamy atmosphere in this wonderful evening light.
Brilliant frame it is, thanks for sharing.
With warm regards,
Didi (58402) 2013-12-09 10:33
Very interesting composition with a nice using of the low speed
Very good lights management
batalay (36439) 2013-12-09 12:20
In one month we will be in Valparaiso, ready to board a cruise for Easter and Pitcairn Islands, on the way to Moorea and Tahiti. I cannot imagine seeing Valparaiso as a picture-perfect postcard such as you have produced. Just a fabulous photo.
ikeharel (61359) 2013-12-13 8:19
Superb 5 sec. exp. made the water looks as a slik-scarf covered the rocks and shore, Craig.
DOF and clarity are fabulous, and the illuminated houses on far wonderully seen.
Fine shot, great photojob.
Have a nice weekend,
adores (39808) 2013-12-16 9:49
Beutiful shot! The exposure is very good and I like this row of stones leading us to the houses in background. Well chosen moment with the lights already on!
Mics (793) 2013-12-16 18:47
Very well- managed shot.I like the clarity of details,light, exposure,composition,POV,..i think I like everything...
Angshu (56436) 2013-12-22 22:18
I love thiese type of shots...the slow exposure over the moving waters, creates an illusion of silken web over the stones. Does just that here with a fine exposure control and late pastel light. Thanks for the WSs which gives us a 360 degree view of the place
PS : In case if we do not interact within this week, I wish you, Tosca and all your loved ones a very merry Christmas
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (59902)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-28 22:55
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