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Yamdena Island - part 2

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 13 September 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I am on the beach in a small fishing village at Yamdena Island. We dropped in unannounced to discover that not many people in the village were at home. Not really a surprise - it was a working day; and of course most people were out at their jobs. You could say they had 'gone fishing'!

The boys here on the beach are standing next to a fishing platform. As you can see, it is still under construction. The villagers take these floating huts out to open water - a comfortable and productive way to fish.

From what I saw, children on the island do not start school until they are a little older than these two boys.

NIKON D5000 1/125 second F/14.0 ISO 200 21 mm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A beautiful view, the colors are superb. Thank you for all indications, we learn a little more about these islands.

13 Sep 2012 5:36am

Visu...Elle Photography from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Impressive construction

13 Sep 2012 5:43am

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice picture!

13 Sep 2012 6:34am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

The colours are wonderful. Absolutely glorious light and exquisite details in this shot!!

13 Sep 2012 7:35am

Z from Shanghai, China

Beautiful colors and tones, as always !

13 Sep 2012 7:45am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nothing like fishing in luxury

13 Sep 2012 7:48am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice

13 Sep 2012 7:49am

k@ from Paris, France

Paradise on earth for the colors, kids seem tired, don't they ?

13 Sep 2012 7:55am

@k@: Yes, the tropical blues are very special. The kids were a little shy at our sudden arrival on the beach.

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic shot, special ligth, bravo

13 Sep 2012 8:57am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great frame

13 Sep 2012 9:03am

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

Great light! And the boys are very weel illuminated.

13 Sep 2012 9:06am

Heinz from Germany

Super dieses Licht und die Farben. Gute Info.

13 Sep 2012 9:07am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Enlightening, I'd love to see a picture taken from inside one of these floating huts when it is in use!

13 Sep 2012 9:09am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

I like this photo it has a good frame and shiny colors ,the subject of it is nice too . I like those kids

13 Sep 2012 9:23am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

almost a house boat then. Nicely documented

13 Sep 2012 9:36am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Time for school ...? Working so young? How many questions in his expression puzzled ... and how will we have to do it right? An excellent composition! Very nice!

13 Sep 2012 9:50am

yalda from Iran

very very beautiful colors
very nice clouds
beautiful sence & horizon

13 Sep 2012 9:53am

London Caller from United Kingdom

I love this floating platform!
Can they use it like a mobile home too? ;)

13 Sep 2012 9:54am

@London Caller: Yes, it could be a mobile home - guaranteed ocean views! From the ship, I saw a few of these out on the sea, but not close enough to get a good photo.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful cultural photograph here, Stephen! I don't know how comfortable I'd be on one of those, but I gues they do it all the time.

13 Sep 2012 11:06am

tataray from france, France

Belles explications. Mais cette plate-forme vogue vraiment au fil de l'eau ?...
Oh là là ...))

13 Sep 2012 11:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I can imagine that platform is gonna be better than working in a factory ! Fascinating look into the lives of others here.

13 Sep 2012 12:10pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Fabulous image ! Portrait and life of these kids is so well read from this image . Love it .

13 Sep 2012 12:20pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Elle est fabuleuse ta photo!! j'adore+++++ une superbe composition!! bravo+++++

13 Sep 2012 12:26pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superbe composition and incredible beautiful colors !

13 Sep 2012 12:36pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Ready for a Costa Cruise !! Lovely shot ! Phil

13 Sep 2012 12:44pm

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

lovely colours and composition...they must have been quite surprised to see you all turn up.

13 Sep 2012 1:48pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

White beach, blue skies=paradise. The fishing hut looks to be a great invention, and the two lads add a real human touch to the shot

13 Sep 2012 2:51pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the wide shot, the lighting, the colors and the scenery

13 Sep 2012 3:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The floating fishing hut looks like a good idea except in a storm. A wonderful shot with those colors.

13 Sep 2012 3:26pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful depths of colour, indeed, and a nifty fishing platform idea ! Love the kids here, perfectly placed.

13 Sep 2012 3:33pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great shot Stephen ! Love the different blues in the ocean. That platform probably would be an interesting place to fish from.

13 Sep 2012 5:07pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

Wonderful image I like seeing the children. The way they construct those floating fishing huts, is very similar to how we constructed our floating dock - using those same blue barrels.

13 Sep 2012 6:42pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful colors on the beach and turqouise water; the sand looks amazingly fine in texture ... the young boys look a little apprehensive ~ fantastic photo!

13 Sep 2012 8:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

You couldn't have asked for better weather! Incredible color captured in the water. It would be a relaxing day to fish.

13 Sep 2012 9:00pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

An island with bleached sand and Blue water sounds idyllic. Does it have a big community and authority ?

13 Sep 2012 9:02pm

Moein from Tehran, Iran

this is the best landscape that i seem today

13 Sep 2012 9:33pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image. The boys are really cute! What a creative idea!

13 Sep 2012 9:57pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Colors and light are magnificent ... Beautiful shot of this wonderful beach scene with those two little guys !!!

13 Sep 2012 11:29pm

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Une image plein soleil de l'enfance.
Les supporteurs de "United" du bout du monde.

14 Sep 2012 1:51am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

The boys are so cute. Great shot!

14 Sep 2012 2:31am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I'm loving that white sand, a lifestyle I could enjoy

14 Sep 2012 6:49am

P@sc@le from Nevers, France

Great shot ,I like a lot

14 Sep 2012 3:09pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Bravo ! It was only my REMIX yesterday and now I am happy to see this gorgeous image on a SPOTLIGHT !


14 Sep 2012 3:14pm

@Mariana M.: Glad you like it, Mariana. And thanks for the remix!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and, now, Congrats on the Spotlight too - nice one !

14 Sep 2012 3:32pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you, Lilly and Ronnie!

Florence from Paris, France

Congrats Stephen !

14 Sep 2012 3:47pm

@Florence: Merci, Florence!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

...and congratulations on te spotlight Stephen !

14 Sep 2012 3:48pm

@Mhelene: Merci, Mhelene!

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

14 Sep 2012 4:17pm

@omid: Thank you, Omid!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Congratulations, Stephen !

14 Sep 2012 4:21pm

@Rick: Many thanks, Rick!

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great colors! Great shot!

14 Sep 2012 4:22pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Congratulations, Steven ... a super shot!

14 Sep 2012 5:47pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you, Judy - glad you like it!

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot. Amazing colours. Love the floating hut and the two boys standing. And a wonderful sky. Love it. :)

15 Sep 2012 10:10am

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

Congratulations :)

15 Sep 2012 10:51am

@Mehdi Monadi: Thank you, Mehdi!

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Congrats on the spotlight, Stephen.

15 Sep 2012 12:55pm

@Jason Politte: Thanks, Jason!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Stephen. Well deserved!

15 Sep 2012 11:57pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks, Elaine!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Congrats for your spotlight too... :-))

17 Sep 2012 8:44am

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne!

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant frame and processing ... congrats, well deserved !

17 Sep 2012 6:55pm

@franz: Thank you, Franz!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

17 Sep 2012 9:23pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve!

1/125 second
ISO 200
21 mm