Kavala bay, a small but nonetheless vital pier located at the eastern tip of remote Kadavu island, in Fiji.
There are three main days in the fijian week, the other days are there to give people a rest in between : Saturday is for the village Rubgy match, Sunday goes for the church service and wednesday is teh busiest of all, with the weekly ferry arrival coming from the big city, Suva.
When Mo told me the ferry arrival was the main cultural experience, I thought she was joking at me. She was not : it was a cultural experience indeed.
The whole Kadavu people was there, spreading their whole life on the grassy landing field.
Since there are no roads on the 80km long Kadavu island, everyone comes and goes on a boat, everything happens on a boat : good news, bad news and even a start for a newlife.
Hence ferries carry altogether goods, friends and hope.
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rigoletto (34269) 2008-04-21 14:25
a cheesy and delightful color composition out of fresh green, orange and yellow/brown tones.
spots of scattered heads, a spontaneous moment of untidiness and mess. a harmonious gathering of chaotic elements...
my eyes look for a cat at the right bottom corner...
tigra (2968) 2008-04-21 19:24
Interesting capture of everyday life.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2008-04-22 3:17
The composition is interesting but it is lacking a certain something. I don't know maybe having a person closer to the foreground, but right now I do see the mess and I appreciate it, but I am missing a focal point. Anyway as I understand it this is where you spent your childhood no?
PS will be in Paris on May 8th, maybe we can organize a small get together.
parbo (11092) 2008-04-22 10:54
Hello Luko, Your scene reminds me same methods here too. Interesting capture as its subject while people were in hurry to move their goods early. Their excitements easily recognizable. Regards, Ertugrul
vapours (8264) 2008-04-22 13:58
I spent plenty a night over there pretending to know something about rugby. I can understand what Daniel has said, but it does seem your story or emphasis is more on the mess and the deliveries, in which case I think your composition here is fine.
coco (30439) 2008-04-22 23:28
Good and nice daily life and also good picture.
But maybe Daniel is right when he says there is no "certain something". However I like it, but it could and should be better.
Regards from Spain.
markgong (2840) 2008-04-23 21:44
Awesome shot Luko, great chaos and calm balanced in one. I have to agree with rbcy on the lack of a main foreground or that HCB decisive moment where a man is throwing a luggage to shore....it's selfish of me because when you created this wonderful complex photo, I get greedy and want to see that perfect shot.
nicoz (1979) 2008-04-28 3:22
For a tenth of a sec, I thought that you were moving to Fiji ;-)
Nice shot with the messy foreground and perfectly calm and peaceful BG.
mrbialy (2568) 2008-05-02 4:24
very good photo, clear and fresh, very good work
michiels (4170) 2008-06-19 4:26
Very interesting photo and text ... a place of the world that i think not many know. I like the journalistic way you portraited the daily life, the most important day like you say. The layers giving a terrific feeling of depth, and the most important thing first in plane ;)
a great photo !
yuo (1182) 2008-10-13 19:53
you composed these disorderly subject very well.
the two wood shelf is good accent.
- Copyright: Luko G R (Luko) (13998)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 24-105/4L IS
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 14:00