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Uros Boat

Uros Boat
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Copyright: Pedro Oliveira (mr_pedro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 406 W: 200 N: 372] (4662)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-06
Categories: Macro
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 28-105mm D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-06 18:08
Viewed: 2702
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Uros Indians of Peru and Bolivia are a very interesting people. They live high in the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes and on Lake Titicaca on floating islands. They were forced onto the lake as the Incan Indians pushed further and further into their territory. The Uros Islands are made of reeds which grow naturally on the banks of Lake Titicaca. The reeds are matted down and added to as they disintegrate at the bottom. The islands float on the surface of the lake. The make their homes, their furniture and their boats out of the reeds. They also eat the tender bottoms of the reeds. The Uros Indians are known for their beautiful and intricate handwork, weaving, spinning, and embroidery.

source: http://indian-cultures.com/Cultures/uros.html

When we visited Puno we also went on to the lake Titicaca. Here we went on to the floating islands where the Uros indians live and we bought this souvenir. They had boats just like this one.

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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2006-02-06 18:37]
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Que de belles couleurs chaudes...

This is an interesting artifact, Pedro. I like the depth of field here, which gives implications of things beyond the frame of the photo and into my mind....

Excellent DOF Pedro, lovely crisp colours and all bundled up in a simple and effective frame. TFS

Composed very well, the forefront has careful details and the background is soft and spaced out well. The background accents the little boat, and the colour looks good too! Very nice shot.


Very interesting artifact, lovely colors and good detail. Informative note!

olá Pedro,

Bela fotografia, belas cores.
um artefato interessante.
gosto das cores e do fundo macio.
O detalhe frontal é belo.


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2006-06-20 23:57]

Hi Pedro, Good close up of this article. Very good colours. TFS. Murray.

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