The Sea Bajaus are sea gypsies, nomadically making a living around the waters on the eastern shore of Sabah. To them, the sea is everything much as like us landwalker, making the land our home. While for most of us, walking is the first thing after crawling, to these Sea Bajaus, that would probably be swimming.
These Sea Bajaus and other seaborne races along the east coastline of Sabah,the sea is not just a livelihood but a way of life and to their children, a playground.
The child was "launched" by his father. Standing astride his father's shoulder, the child lunged upward with the additional lift from his father's thrusting upward movement. You can see the trough developed from this launch at bottom left.
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jangliss (129) 2006-06-20 20:43
Beautiful action shot. Lovely composition and striking contrast between the dark skin and the pale sea.
Beautiful clarity in this shot and a very informative note.
nebeesley (77) 2006-06-20 20:47
This shot reminds me of another photo I've seen before...maybe on an album cover?....Can't remember.... I like it all the same....I love the fact that he/she looks like is tip toeing ON the water, it's great timing. A very good catch, love it, thank you for the note as well :)
poulinp (4530) 2006-06-20 20:48
Clear, and very sharp. The kid seems to walk on the water. I would have like him a bit more on the left, but he is at least not centered. Beautiful image.
shutterbug (531) 2006-06-20 20:56
Hey Rabani :)
I loove this photo! It is definitely GTF's... I have to know how the child got in this position...And your title, sooo funny...Great job Rabani. He looks like he his pretending to be an airplane and he is running along his makeshift water runway. Love it, love it, love it. TFS :D
rafelito (3648) 2006-06-20 20:57
Hi Rabani, Is a beautiful action shot in the sea.Clear, and very sharp too.Many regards, Rafael
vicki007 (109) 2006-06-20 21:25
He appears to be running on the water...perfect timing for the shot.
Also great contrast between blues of sky & water and his dark skin.
Informative note also.
bibiweb (8) 2006-06-21 0:08
This is really excellent! You've managed to capture the exact moment where this child seems to be walking on the water. I love the monchrome background and the way the boy's black, shiny body stands out against it. Great work!
Have a nice day.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-06-21 0:55
fantastic catch, appears to be running on water, and flying too. quite like in chinese movies :)
lovely colors and light.
photochick (72) 2006-06-21 1:47
Hi Rabani, I don't know if they have Calvin and Hobbes comics in Malasia but this photo could be the real life Calvin. Soooo Cute. Carie
markoci (3927) 2006-06-21 2:08
what a spectacular photo bani! (i can see you selling this to many a christian religious groups :-)... or (more seriously) inspirational publications) i mean not only is he walking on water, but he also has his hands spread out, just a few seconds before he takes off and flies away! just brilliant! will add it to my favs.
(wow, i can't believe it's been more than a year since my wonderful days in sabah!) hope you're doing o.k....
spence (65) 2006-06-21 2:53
Hello Rabani! Beautiful mood here - full of the joy of being a child with room to move. Perfectly timed. Love how his body glistens from the water and we see the soles of his feet. Nice work!
sarju (5324) 2006-06-25 2:13
what a fantastic timing with this photo.
this guy looks like a kid jesus walking on the water.
have a good day
regards ... sarju
- Copyright: Rabani HMA (rabani) (9645)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 350d (Rebel), Tamron AF28-300 XR
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-20 20:32
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