Fishing boat is going to fish. "Fisiboto" is a Sranan Tongo word that means "fishing boat" in English.
Sranan (also Sranan Tongo "Surinamean tongue", Surinaams, Surinamese, Suriname Creole , Taki Taki) is a creole language spoken as a first language by approximately 400,000 people in Suriname. It is the mother tongue of the Creoles. Sranan was previously referred to as the less politically correct nengre or negertaal (Dutch, "negrolanguage").
Since this language is shared between the Dutch-, Javanese-, Hindustani-, and Chinese-speaking communities, most Surinamese speak it as a first language.
Origins : The Sranan Tongo words for 'to know' and 'small children' are sabi and pikin which is due to the Portuguese having been the first explorers of the West African coast, where they developed a pidgin language from which a few words became common coin in interactions with Africans by explorers who came afterward, including the English. However, research has established that Sranan is fundamentally an English-based language, with an overlay of words from Dutch, due to the Dutch takeover of Surinam in 1667.
Sranan Tongo's lexicon is thus a fusion of English, Dutch, Portuguese and Central and West African languages. It began as a pidgin spoken primarily by African slaves in Suriname who often did not have a common African language. Sranan also became the language of communication between the slaves and the slave-owners, as the slaves were prohibited to speak Dutch. As other ethnic groups were brought to Suriname as contract workers, Sranan became a lingua franca.
Although the formal Dutch-based educational system repressed its use, Sranan became more accepted by the establishment over time, especially during the 1980s when it was popularized by Suriname's then former soldier president Desi Bouterse who often delivered national speeches in Sranan.
Sranan remains widely used in Suriname, especially in casual conversation where it is often mixed in freely with Dutch. People often greet each other using Sranan, saying for example "fa waka" (how are you) instead of the more formal Dutch "hoe gaat het" (how are you).
Sranan as a written language has existed since the late 19th century, and was given an official spelling by the government of Suriname on July 15, 1986 (resolution 4501). A small number of writers have used Sranan in their work, most notably the poet Henri Frans de Ziel ("Trefossa"), who also wrote Suriname's national anthem (the second verse is sung in Sranan Tongo).
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saxo042 (37602) 2008-11-18 10:06
This is definitely one of the best and most interesting notes I have read on TE so far! But of course, the photo is not bad either, otherwise I would not have opened the thumbprint... Beautiful clouds, good colours and composition!
gracious (20025) 2008-11-18 10:26
Merhaba my friend Ertugrul,
Thank you once again for such beautiful scenery from this great river with a fishing boat! thank you for the informative notes regarding the language knowledge!
great depth here with wonderful lighting and the awesome clouds formation over the river! simply fantistic!
take good care and my sincere regards to you and family in Suriname!
rodgerg (55767) 2008-11-18 11:14
A very nice between the sky and the river; in the sky an impression of tumult and on the river an impression of serenity. Composition well balanced too and a very good managment of light which gives beautiful reflections.
Have a good evening,
leo61 (0) 2008-11-18 11:26
I think this kind of clouds can only be found in the tropics.I love them and I like how you composed the image with 3/4 of this wonderful sky and the ship driving into the frame.
Longroute (19396) 2008-11-18 12:01
a small boat under great clouds, it reminds me something...(:-
The sky is really gorgious, it seems a charatteristic of your photos and your climate. And the boat to the right pointing to left makes a simple but effective composition. A beautiful light with strong contrast and colours. I like also the flat line of the horizon.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2008-11-18 12:04
Merhaba Ertuğrul Abi,
Gökyüzünün pamuksu görüntüsü gerçekten muhteşem. Ellerine sağlık, sade ve çok güzel bir kompozisyon...
Selam ve saygılarımla...
Charo (51210) 2008-11-18 13:39
The sky is spectacular with those big clouds very well defined reaching into infinity.
Excellent composition with very good detail and contrast.
Best regards my friend,
Gerrit (50880) 2008-11-18 14:02
a masterpiece. Fantastic composition.
The light is beautiful and the sky is perfect,
buscape (6219) 2008-11-18 17:23
very nice shot of this lonely boat under an amazing sky.
I like the position of the boat and the way it drives into the picture. Good colors and light. Exceptional sky with huge clouds. I like it a lot. Very well done.
jmcl (14535) 2008-11-18 20:45
Great note .. I love these low cloudscapes of yours .. the boat has a nice sense of place and is well positioned moving into the frame .. thoughtful emptiness.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-11-19 1:34
Merhaba my friend
I'm really jealous you can see and capture those scenes. A terrific sky allover, the thing I really love and a fishing boat only well placed on the left side. Sharp details and natural colors creating a feeling of freedom and openness
Have a great day
dumbo (4541) 2008-11-19 2:20
What a beautiful half cloudy sky and great composition with the boat. I like these colors.
amazon (12112) 2008-11-19 3:44
yine bulutlari dansettirmissiniz...sandal tam olmasi gereken yerde,ufuktaki kalin hat cok carpici,kutlarim,
mrs parbo'ya sevgiler,
ufukta memlekete yo l gorunuyor mu*bekleriz efemm)))
danos (89911) 2008-11-19 4:30
nice the fisiboto that passing by in front of our monitor.I like the placement of the horizon in a good position in the frame, as the lots and marvellous clouds in the sky.Well done.
paura (47166) 2008-11-19 5:32
Very beautiful composition here. Colors and lighting are really well-balanced. Well done!
sayat (2949) 2008-11-19 6:37
You ability and talent to capture the splendid sky is one of the best that exists in TE. A simple yet very strong composition with amazing capture of nature's beauty. Thanks for sharing.
gunbud (34066) 2008-11-19 14:57
Wonderful dramatic tropical sky with the big clouds
looming over the fisiboto cugging out of the tidal delta to the deep Atlantic.
I found your note to be very intersting with langauge history of this multi-cultural nation.
Juntas (7960) 2008-11-19 17:06
Hi Ertugrul. Simple and beautiful composition with that fishing boat arriving at the scene. Wonderful sky with great colors and depth. Well done. Paulo
ahmetgedikli (25587) 2008-11-20 13:10
Ağbi yine o dille yazdın galiba, yerel ama okunuşu kulağa hoş geliyor... Fotoğrafın ise kendisi konuşuyor. Bulutların altında, ben küçücük bir botum...
Ellerine sağlık, selamlar.
stego (24030) 2008-11-20 16:09
Did I ever tell you that I find fascinating how you manage to produce so much stunning photos of this great muddy river and its boats without being a bit boring?
As usual, it's a fabulous image, with an amazing sense of space that evokes freedom in its purest form.
Very interesting note! I had never heard of the Sranan.
paololg (31448) 2008-11-21 9:37
amazing image, with a sky of rare beauty. The clouds seem suspended in the air with a three-dimensional effect. The management of the light and the sharpness is magistral. Sincere compliment!
Ciao, happy w.e.
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-11-21 15:40
The simple composition is indicated for the dramatic clouds that are observed.
The atmosphere radiates calmness, with a horizon well-balanced and appropriate management of the lighting.
Spectacular views towards this beautiful sky.
Benedict (7076) 2008-11-22 5:50
such a wonderful scene! the notes are very informative. i am familiar with creole but sranan..:-), and i could never get a capture of a horizon this straight!
cheers for a safe weekened,
Vames (4356) 2008-11-22 6:02
hi Ertugrul,very nice composition and beautiful sky!salutare Vaios
kermit350 (9016) 2008-11-22 13:18
Merhaba Ertuğrul, a particular tonality bathes this place which appears out of the time, Sranan Tongo which sinks towards its fish bench by creating this opening towards this water level and its reflections is a visual delight, arkadasça selamlar ...................
Merhaba Ertuğrul, une tonalité particulière baigne cet endroit qui paraît hors du temps, Sranan Tongo qui fonce vers son banc de poissons en créant cette ouverture vers ce plan deau et ses reflets est un délice visuel, arkadasça selamlar
Vasa (16816) 2008-11-22 17:12
Hi Ertugrul, friend,
how many nice photos did you send about landscapes in Suriname!!
This is only one of them. I like so much visit your gallery - to catch the great sun of your country. Many thanks friend, have a good week end,
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-11-23 8:07
Merhaba Ertuğrul Bey,
Gökyüzü ve ufuk noktası muhteşem.Sade,etkili ve mükemmel bir kare.
Pitoncle (3745) 2008-11-23 8:31
Ta série de publications sur Suriname River est fantastique notamment grace au remarquable traitement de la lumière qui fait admirablement ressortir couleurs et détails dans des compositions minimalistes.
A bientôt sur TE pour de nouvelles aventures.
Nicou (128896) 2008-11-24 0:42
quel ciel, il est merveilleux, avec le ba^teau dans cette immensité, très belle image, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
edal (6804) 2008-11-24 4:46
Merhaba Ertugrul arkadas,
You are the photo-poet of this Suriname river! So beautiful again! Added to this beauty is the interesting note about the Sranan language.
axiotea (21649) 2008-11-24 20:55
When I first look at this photo, I've recognised straight away your trade mark ;) The "Fisiboto" is well positioned and adds distance to the far horizon. The sky taking an important place in the image is quite spectacular with its clouds giving the impression of movement. Your detailed note is very interesting too!
Have a nice day
Rafer (15675) 2008-11-25 21:40
Excelentes contrastes y muy buena profundidad...inmejorable
azizbilgili (2111) 2008-11-26 1:23
Merhaba Ertuğrul bey,
Paylaşımınız için teşekkürler,
sacavem (18614) 2008-11-27 8:11
Very nicely captured and composed shot from a very good POV.
Silvio1953 (129332) 2008-11-28 0:39
Ciao Ertugrul, altra madgnifica vista del Suriname, bella composizione con la barca ben disposta sulla destra, fantastico il cielo, bravo, ciao Silvio
Scharan (14144) 2008-11-28 10:51
Um trabalho muito bonito com uma composição simples e bela, onde a grandiosidade e proximidade das nuvens cria uma atmosfera diferente. O barco completa a composição, é um detalhe muito bonito.
lucasgalodoido (21223) 2008-12-01 12:31
uma vista interessante essa do grande rio e do barco solitário. A captura do céu ficou igualmente boa, belo trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço
g_panakia (4031) 2008-12-02 0:40
fa waka? interesting note and of course great shot!
i like the loneliness of the boat and the way you "put" it in your frame..the mood is quite melancholic whereas the sky is really impressive!!!
patdeph (35748) 2008-12-04 11:04
what a splendid sky!The big clouds give a really strong and impressive effect!I like the lonely boat in the vastness of the sea!Superb!
josepmarin (57885) 2008-12-08 10:04
Merhaba my friend Ertugrul,
Your photos of the river with its brown waters and a few fantastic skies always fascinate me.
You can catch skilfully the great aesthetic beauty of the clouds in the sky, and give them a lot of space in the framing in order that we could enjoy it.
But always there is some element that adds a graphical interesting detail, as in this case the fishing boat.
Excellent work, with a great graphical quality.
PS: yes, the intro photo is Mr. Grandson!!!
testmaniac (13508) 2008-12-13 11:29
Hello Ertugrul, simple shot with great great cloudy sky makes this photo very attractive!
TFS and regards,
gokanlam (6605) 2008-12-15 7:41
Merhaba Ertugrul Bey,
cok sade ama bir o kadar da etkileyici bir an! gokyuzu yuzdesini iyi ki fazla tutmussunuz, bulutlar nefis.. tekne de cok guzel bir yerde.. elinize saglik,
tpstrek (2168) 2009-01-19 2:06
Fantastic compo, with a great position of the boat. Good sharpness, colours and lightmanagement. Wonderful sky with dominating clouds.
bernardec (2235) 2009-02-08 23:03
Fisi fisi.... poisson en taki taki
Very intersting comment!
you really love Suriname!
and the picture show your passion for this marvellous country!
- Copyright: Ertugrul Kilic (parbo) (11092)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D2Xs, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, Digital RAW, Hoya PRO1 Digital Circular PL
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/180 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-18 10:00