Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world, at 3821 m above sea level. It is also South America's largest freshwater lake, with a surface area of approximately 8300 square kilometres.
The lake is shared by Peru and Bolivia. This shot is in the Peruvian side, on a trip from the coast to the island of Taquile.
About 1,700 people live on Taquile island, which is 5.5 by 1.6 km in size. The inhabitants are Quechua language speakers.
Taquileños are known for their fine handwoven textiles and clothing. The work of spinning and weaving is primarily done by the men.
Scanned from print.
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tcht (7565) 2006-04-07 6:05
Lighting is very effective and I like the colours too! Good perspective with good overall sharpness even though it's scanned. Nicely done.
vagabondtravels (6505) 2006-04-07 6:21
Nice colors. Great capture of daily life.
Davidwh (3662) 2006-04-07 7:06
Lovely capture of these interesting people.I really like how you caught their natural expressions and body language.Good composition making sure the man stearing wasn't missed out.The white is maybe a touch bright but I guees you had strong sunlight to deal with.Well done.
alekpet (4661) 2006-04-07 7:28
What impress me so much of this lake is its dark blue colour.
It seems that commuters have really a big topic to discuss.
Great capture, frame is nicely divided between the boat, tha lake and the sky.
josepmarin (55063) 2006-04-07 11:08
Great portrait of this four men in the boat. Its clothes and their cap, as well as the beautiful bronzed color of their skin is very pleasant.
The photo has very good definition, good lighting and beautiful and saturated colors.
syd1946 (18663) 2006-04-07 13:12
Excellent shot for this nice moment.Very interesting local "faces" and the dark
blue sky for backround made this photo
unique!Fine note also!
Have a nice weekend,
Gerrit (43743) 2006-04-07 13:58
Good shot of one of the universal things of the human kind. The wayb we act in conversation
The expression and poses are well captured.
Thanks and regards, gerrit
emjleclercq (15778) 2006-04-07 17:19
You are really jumping from one continent to another in a day time.
Very nice composition of these boatmen and especially of their finely wooven caps.
All the best,
alvaraalto (5473) 2006-04-07 18:08
Beautiful sunny and colourful picture. The man seems to argue if they are happy with the way you take this picture. But if you posted this lovely photo I think they did agree.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-04-07 19:22
Perfect composition of this men in the boat.
You captured very well the expressions and the relaxing mood of this conversation.
Great bright vivid colours.
pranab (5354) 2006-04-08 3:15
scanned but you did not loose the gravity of this image. it did not get lost in translation. good color and very expressive image of these gentlemen.
Galmeida (12559) 2006-04-08 3:37
This is a interesting and so well taken picture shot that you took so nicely in a close approach angle to these people crossing the lake Titicaca. Splendid perspective and fine enquadrement scenery view. The light and colors are a must here. Nice atmosphere, contrasting with the blue tone.
These words are only my appreciation and the way I see good work like this one you post to TE.
Very well seen, clear picture and a excelent composition. Congratulations and have a nice weekend.
Angshu (51174) 2006-04-08 4:00
Again a lovely picture from you...I like the colour contrasts & the fabulous colours of the headgears. The men appear to be in a intense conversation. One thing I noticed is the fabric of their headgear is similar to the bag in your post "The dream of a bag"
IvarsU (2499) 2006-04-08 9:43
One powerfull, dinamic scene of portraits! They are so bussy and emotional... I like composing (or croping) when people are on full size of picture.
pierrefonds (48387) 2006-04-08 11:31
A good POV of these commuters of the lake and the mountains in the background, the photo has a good composition and nice colors.
plimrn (21344) 2006-04-08 16:05
I really like the string colors in your compo and the way the men almost fill the frame. Also good is the way you have framed the men with the deep blue of the lake. Like David, I also like the natural expressions you captured,
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-03-28 11:45
Hi Daniel, today i want to make a virtual trip to this wonderful country...
I hope to visit this place in the future!
i like a lot this image, i like a lot to see a world so far...
This image is well taken, with the typical dresses and a beautiful background..
vinicio (23415) 2007-04-18 8:42
Attracted from the title I have discovered this beautiful image of life, I find it's nice and instructive in order to understand this people, well done, compliments.
I put this into my theme about the commuters, thanks Daniel.
- Copyright: daniel yoffe (pastadog) (12884)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1995-10-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Commuters, My People, My Rivers, Lakes and Seas [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-07 5:52