Its always fun to re-visit trips taken from a year ago, and i've said it before that my trip to Easter Island was my all time favorite.
What a majestic place this little Island is, so much history, so much disaster, so much intrigue and questions left unanswered.
On a map, the Island is almost impossible to see, but when you rent a vehicle it becomes evident quickly its larger than you probably thought. The coastline views are spectacular, then at some point you will come across these Moai heads - how cool is that!
I composed this scene in such a way that i wanted him to appear as if he's peeking around the corner to see whats up :)
Then Noel came up with the Idea of it looking like a photo-bomb - thanks Noel :)
Hope you like it
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jurek1951 (41209) 2014-03-07 8:30
a superb photo of this place with spectacular composition and splendid details, the POV is excellent, great atmosphere,
claudeD (31695) 2014-03-07 9:14
we are neighbours on TE tonight. Very fine picture showing this intersting monument from Easter Islands. Must be an amazing destination. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
holmertz (39415) 2014-03-07 9:48
This guy makes me think of a dog with a large human face. He also looks like he could collapse any moment, or maybe it's just from this angle it looks so heavily leaning. These statues certainly are among the wonders of the world (whether on any list or not) and it must be a great experience to see them with your own eyes. But does little Easter Island actually beat Iceland with its collections of weird houses and abandoned airplanes?
Have a nice weekend,
Gigidusud (14595) 2014-03-07 10:00
Beautiful composition with nice graphic effect, splendid contrast colors and an amazing statue. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end.
gildasjan (41342) 2014-03-07 10:08
C'est vraiment un visage expressif de pierre qui contraste bien avec le superbe bleu de ce ciel.
cornejo (29965) 2014-03-07 10:29
Hi Craig, very good picture of this graceful composition with intent, very well captured in this beautiful 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 weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (22669) 2014-03-07 10:36
So you got photobombed by one of the giant heads, now THATS a moment to capture, haha. This is a brilliant composition, especially the shadow leading across the foreground. The greens and blues are incredibly vibrant. This looks like such a magical place, and your captures of it are a constant source of fascination for me.
All the best
Giustiniani (3290) 2014-03-07 10:50
une statue très expressive, la lumière est idéale pour mettre en valeur les reliefs. Belle capture, bien vu.
sabermonajati (9175) 2014-03-07 10:52
interesting and excellent frame you shot.
timecapturer (47320) 2014-03-07 11:35
love the originality here. OK Easter Island is fairly unique per se but to come up with a non-touristy shot is sheer genius. Hello Mr Genius! Love the jaunty almost drunken angle of this beautiful Moai head and the long shadow just adds to the effect superbly. Amazing! Beers all round I think!
Have a good weekend - B.
PaulVDV (21569) 2014-03-07 12:02
Despite the fact that this Moai is leaning far foward (almost collapsing) its shadow is remarkably long.
The shadow of its head points us well to that small piece of the Pacific in the corner.
You've placed the white clouds on the right place on the picture.
I can surely understand that this remote island has made a deep impression on you.
Best regards, Paul
Royaldevon (28329) 2014-03-07 14:41
I had to laugh at Noel's interpretation but it is accurate!
This is a fine photograph in its simplicity of natural colours, its thirds composition and it well placed focal image. But there is nothing simple about the image. It is big, it is strong and it poses the question, 'How did the islanders make such gigantic statues with simple tools? How did they move them? And what was their significance?'
Have a great w/e,
carlo62 (30409) 2014-03-07 14:50
fantastico titolo e bellissima foto.
Capisco la tua felicità per questo viaggio, credo sia veramente un luogo unico, l'aria che si respira deve essere piena di storia e di interrogativi.
Grazie per aver condiviso queste belle immagini con noi.
rogerl (1544) 2014-03-07 17:41
Craig, lovely shot with fantastic colors and great depth of tone. The composition together with the title are amusing, but the work stands on its own. Nicely done.
siudzi (32955) 2014-03-07 23:01
Really eye-catching post taken with strong composition,fantastic vivid tones and well executed contrast. The title says everything and was perfectly selected to the scene! Great one as always.
Have a nice weekend!
jjcordier (75080) 2014-03-07 23:20
Un cadrage intéressant qui fait ressembler ce moaï à un animal.
jemaflor (82874) 2014-03-07 23:32
Always interesting and strange to see these old sculpture, well framed and composed your view, beautiful colors, light is well captured, tfs.
saxo042 (37218) 2014-03-07 23:38
An impressive sculpture and a well composed picture. The shadow also is very important here, here you have a good chance to calculate the sun angle. I appreciate the map reference too. Very fine colours and a very beautiful weather that day.
SWEETFREEDOM (22172) 2014-03-08 4:59
well composed picture with great colors and details.
Romano46 (16586) 2014-03-08 6:46
queste famose statue sono sempre piacevoli da osservare e sono sempre motivo di riflessione pensando alla civiltà che aveva permesso la loro costruzione e la loro elevazione in un paesaggio altamente suggestivo.
Sempre buone le tue riprese sia dal punto di vista compositivo che da quello tecnico.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
omid266 (3914) 2014-03-08 20:10
** Salam Craig,
Very nice captured this monument ,
This is the first time that I see this statue in TE,
Nice text use for explain,
well done and Thanks ,
Good Luck and Enjoy life friend,
** Hope Protection for such these Heritages in globe**
jcpix (13338) 2014-03-08 22:39
And we're leeeaaaaning to the right...or at least I am while looking at this! :) Seriously, I literally titled my head when I first opened it up for a larger look.
Holy moly, it's dog man...you found and captured a photo in the likeness...the stories are true, he/it does exist! My oh my, what a strange and amusing Moai this one turned out to be. Did you ever see the movie Big Trouble? One of the characters gets sprayed in the face by a poisonous toad, starts to hallucinate and sees Martha Stewart's face on a mangy old dog...pretty funny bit. Seeing these always reminds me as well of Night at the Museum...was one of these giant heads ever chewing gum and making casual conversation as you were photographing them? lol
Love how you played up the lean and shadow, putting a fun twist on these cultured and mysterious works. We can definitely understand your fascination and love of this place, it's come through in your pictures...each one taken with conscious regard. Can never go wrong with the blue/green color combo, and you have just enough clouds for effect too. Haha, "photo-bombed," awesome! Have a good one. Take it easy.
krzychu30 (15440) 2014-03-09 4:33
I really like your approach to this subject,the way you framed it and of course...the title:)Noel is a real mine of good,funny ideas:)
So,the outcome of your cooperation is just brilliant!
Good idea to go away a little bit from "mysterious"look and character of these statues and to try to create something funny.
Have a nice sunday
emka (76213) 2014-03-09 16:17
Hi Craig, I saw your photo, and Buletn's , so I looked in my archive and I also posted one. Such a long trip and I had onnlu four photos in my gallery. Indeed, easter Island is a unique place and it was my dream to see. If someone told me thirty year ago that I would go there, I wouldn't believe. But this dream came true. It is worth dreaming:). But I had three places on the top of my list - Ester Island, Machu Picchu and Chichen Itza.
Funny shot, I like this shadow.
have a nice week
COSTANTINO (53577) 2014-03-10 11:26
strange impressive shot with a strange title too
amazing blue dominates this composition
delpeoples (52897) 2014-03-11 2:50
Jeez I've been Missing in Action, sorry for being so slack with the critiques.
And thanks to Noel for the great suggestion on the title. Our little Moai reminds me of the game Peep-o you play with kids, you know, hiding your eyes and then popping out and saying "peep-o!".
Anyway, I like the way you composed the shot, the colours are lovely and rich and the image is nice and sharp. On top of that, the subject matter is way cool.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-03-11 3:04
The shadow from the sidelight from the left adds good lead in lines towards the enigmatic statue. Good sharpness and shadow detail despite the dark volcanic rock. The groove in the center makes it look like its a 4 legged animal with a huge head. Good framing too. Tfs!
ikeharel (55170) 2014-03-12 10:57
A fine close range photo of one among many similar yet the mysterious statues of the Easter island.
Great contrast against blue sky and green slope.
Intriguing subject, well shown.
Fis2 (83856) 2014-03-12 14:21
A very curious place.
I like composition and colors.
Have a nice evening
fabbs99 (16151) 2014-03-15 23:58
Excellent shot of this picuresque Photo-Bomb!. Nice colors of the statue and the sky with excellent sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
mkamionka (30068) 2014-03-30 13:49
very funny indeed. This is probably the most original composition of one of the statues I have ever seen. Nice natural colors around, I like also that there is some fragment of the ocean in the very corner. That must have been an adventure indeed.
jmdias (54003) 2014-09-05 2:11
I guess I never had seen an image so close of these sculptures, look like the stones are the same volcanic stones we have here in my area.
very nice use of the tilted monument with these details around. well done.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (54824)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-24
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Pentax K7, SIGMA 8-16mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-07 8:21