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Dhow, Zanzibar


These are small vessels. They are essentially long narrow wooden canoes with two outriggers and a sail. It is a typical vessel for this area. I saw one on the open ocean between the mainland and Zanzibar many miles from any landfall. Every morning the dhows would ply up and down parallel to the beach. It was a perfect photo op. The only problem is that they were most active at about 5:30AM.


8 responses

  1. Sepia effect is very striking. Like this very much.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:00 am

  2. natural redhead

    Remarkable photo, Victor. And the sepia treatment looks superb. Good visual story and text.

    January 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

  3. Interesting use of Sepia in your photo. I heard recently from a talk with Ralph Velasco that the earlier you are out and about to take your photos the better.

    January 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    • I’m typically not a morning person. So to get a sunrise the sun had to rise and wake me from the brightness. We were staying in a cliff side resort and every morning it was just – jump out of bed and start shooting.

      January 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm

  4. Wonderful capture Victor.

    January 26, 2012 at 9:20 am

  5. EL

    Great shot! I miss Zanzibar, Dhows and amazing sunsets of this amazing island !

    January 28, 2012 at 6:24 am

  6. BoJo Photo

    The processing you chose on this one really fits the subject matter well. Great shot!

    January 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    • It just seemed right. Thanks.

      January 30, 2012 at 9:17 pm

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