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Yamdena Island - part 12

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 27 September 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

A new school nears completion in the village of Matakus. Here, our group listens to details about education in the village. The biggest need, as we heard, was to equip classrooms with computers. I am very pleased to report on the generosity of my fellow cruise passengers during our brief visit. One of our group suggested we could donate our spare Rupiah to the school - to assist in buying computers. Our group of 60 turned this idea into a large donation.

The artifact sellers in nearby Sangliat Dol were disappointed that rough seas had prevented our planned expedition. It was our last day; and here in this fishing village, there was no opportunity to buy souvenirs or artifacts. Therefore, the donation we made to the school in Matakus was a great way to transfer our spare Rupiah to meet the needs of the local people.

This shot concludes my visit to Yamdena Island. It was only a last minute change of plan that led us to a quiet fishing village. I hope you enjoyed the tour!

NIKON D5000 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 200 28 mm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A wonderful way to use up your spare money, and so great that they value education so much

27 Sep 2012 5:35am

VISU...ELLE PHOTOGRAPHY from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely colored building

27 Sep 2012 5:52am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

beautiful colors !

27 Sep 2012 6:00am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!
so beautiful colors & lights!

27 Sep 2012 6:08am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Very nice colors for this new school. Congratulations for their help in this village. It's great.

27 Sep 2012 6:11am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

The colours of these buildings are fantastic, no wonder they are always so happy.

27 Sep 2012 6:12am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great idea..............

27 Sep 2012 6:39am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est par là ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


27 Sep 2012 7:10am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Lovely capture here as always. I love the colors as well.

27 Sep 2012 7:20am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Super colours, hope they achieve all that they want, and continue to make best use of tourism!

27 Sep 2012 7:59am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

tourist fantastic amateur photographers, great document

27 Sep 2012 8:07am

P-TER from Roeselare, Belgium

The bright colors come out beautiful!

27 Sep 2012 8:45am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What very kind folk you all are! Sounds like a very charitable act. Now, this is where I get accused of being a racial stereotypist.... If I ever had to describe an Australian, the chap on the right is it! Now you are going to tell me he wasn't an Oz!

27 Sep 2012 9:01am

@CElliottUK: Caught you out, Chris! The chap on the right is from NZ. As I recall, the young woman on the left is Canadian... and with the big Canon - from the USA.

London Caller from United Kingdom

Wow, that is a school!?
It's so colourful, I love it.
I thought it was a hotel resort or something.

27 Sep 2012 9:06am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Nice capture

27 Sep 2012 9:12am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle couleur et luminosité quelle compo sueprbe iamge de ces personnages devant la maison colorée

27 Sep 2012 9:50am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The hard life of travelers tourists! ... Very graphic! Best regards, Adela

27 Sep 2012 10:25am

franz from Baden, Austria

a very interesting stop-over with a generous and meaningful conclusion! i really do commend you and your group !!!

27 Sep 2012 10:29am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The hard life of travelers tourists! ... Very graphic! Best regards, Adela

27 Sep 2012 10:31am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic - I just love the vibrant colors here, Stephen! Well done on you and your group donating that money to the school.

27 Sep 2012 10:54am

yalda from Iran

Colorful ..Very nice colors for this new school. soft light

27 Sep 2012 11:04am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great photo of the group ! Colors are superb ! It was a wonderful interesting series .

27 Sep 2012 11:11am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

eye popping brightness and vibrant colours

27 Sep 2012 12:12pm

Z from Shanghai, China

really nice colors!!

27 Sep 2012 12:26pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The colors here are fabulous, and your donation was such a kind thing to do ! (that ladder looks unsafe by my own spoiled rotten North American painting contractor standards, by the way ;) I enjoyed the series, thanks !

27 Sep 2012 12:35pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Magnifique initiative, bravo à vous tous. Belle journée.

27 Sep 2012 1:37pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely colours.. I am sure your donation will be very much appreciated.

Excellent series.

27 Sep 2012 1:42pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

So nice with this tones !

27 Sep 2012 1:42pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A generous and meaningful contribution. Beautiful image with lovely colours. Nice to see the group here. Wonderful series, Stephen. Love it. :)

27 Sep 2012 2:03pm

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

very nice

27 Sep 2012 2:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a colorful and inviting place to be educated! You captured everyone's attention perfectly as they listened to the guide. What a wonderful gesture for everyone to donate their Rupiah to the school!

27 Sep 2012 5:24pm

tataray from france, France

Une jolie scène, et bien jolis chapeaux.))

27 Sep 2012 5:27pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Lovely colors.

27 Sep 2012 5:53pm

Florence from Paris, France

One single word comes to my mind looking at your shot : colorful. What a wonderful place. I find Paris so grey sometimes !

27 Sep 2012 6:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine commentary

27 Sep 2012 6:40pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

the most appealing detail on the image are these lovely, light colors of houses !

27 Sep 2012 8:01pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I just love the vivid colors! Beautiful! What a lovely thing to do! I am sure that the donation went a long way! Great image!

27 Sep 2012 8:10pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

A lovely way to spend your spare money ... Nice shot of this interesting place !!! The colors of the school are really great ...

27 Sep 2012 10:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, a great tour and brilliant way to help the kids with their education. Bravo!

28 Sep 2012 1:19am

Emma G from Canberra, Australia

another lovely colourful clear documentary shot from a fantastic series Stephen...before I read your comments I thought he was telling you all to leave his island!! That's great that you were all able to contribute to their school computers...I am sure that they will be talking about your surprise visit for years to come :)

28 Sep 2012 7:37am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Une dame qui est bien montée...en objectif !

28 Sep 2012 10:10am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

they are all attentive to the explanations and bravo to the group to help the school !

28 Sep 2012 10:43am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very good action on your part. Everything that improves the education of the young people can be great seed for the future.

28 Sep 2012 11:13am

Erika from Espoo, Finland

Wonderful colors. I also love the expressions on the people's faces.

1 Oct 2012 1:55pm

1/320 second
ISO 200
28 mm