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Ancient ways

Ancient ways
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Copyright: Ju Ha (Judy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 95 N: 154] (531)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-11
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-22 8:28
Viewed: 2187
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mocambique is one of the fewer places where there is still "some" unspoilt land and ancient ways practices. This picture if of a "dhow" - hand carved. There are many different sizes and variations, some with beautiful coloured sails and painting. If you every have the chance, you should try to hope from Island to Island in Mocambique on one of these. Great Fun.

Cropped the image, added some noise and a border - increased contrast - convert to B&W. Hope you enjoy.

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Hi Judy,

I reached this shot by 'Orphaned Photo' feature... *s* And wondering why it's without any critique. I like it. For several reasons: mostly the composition - very strong and vell balanced. I like the use of semi-silhouettes here. This doubles the impact - on one hand showing some details, on the other creating sort of artistic impression. Grain and b&w conversion with a touch of sepia (visible at least on my monitor - should I adjust it...? *s*) along with slight motion blur gives mood characteristic to old photos. I like this shot! tfs


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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2007-11-22 11:47]

Judy, I don't believe it. Someone who actually manages to be away for so long and then come back. Well, it gives me hope that someday I will be posting again. An interesting shot for your reappearance. Grainy black and white and one of those shots that make you wonder where the photographer was standing. That's always good. Hope we'll see more of each other's works in future.

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