November 4, 2011

Going Home

After the two boatmen in their banca (a wood boat with bamboo outriggers on each side) dropped us back at our resort, one used his long bamboo pole to push off from shore and home they went. It was late in the afternoon, the sun's rays were dancing on the water's surface, and I thought this contra-light silhouette scene would work in monochrome. Do you agree?

Batangas, 2011

Joining the communities at Weekend Reflection and Weekend in Black and White.

29 comments:

Malyss said...

I agree! I find this picture so romantic, strong, smart, and beautyful!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I, too, agree! Gorgeous B&W, wonderful reflections, composition and so romantic looking! Perfect capture for the day, Cisca! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sylvia

James said...

This picture has romance and mystery! Excellent shot!

EG Wow said...

This is so magical, Francisca!

Carver said...

I do agree. It's a wonderful shot.

Marie said...

I doo agree. Lovely photo with a feeling of romance.

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome capture dear Francisca, this picture brings me some feeling of nostalgia as well.And it also reminds me a movie scenery!
Hugs and a nice weekend for you,
Léia

Kay L. Davies said...

Black and white photos still tug at my heartstrings, as if my childhood has returned for an instant.
This is a glorious photo, Francisca. It makes me think of Joseph Conrad, and Hemingway, and all those men who wrote of the ocean in strong black ink.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Dragonstar said...

I totally agree! Wonderful shot.

Halcyon said...

Absolutely beautiful scene!

joo said...

It's simply beautiful!
have a great weekend:)

cieldequimper said...

Absolutely. It's dreamy.

But now I'm humming "it was late in the evening and all the girls out on the stoops..."

H said...

It definitely works in monochrome and you have lined up the boatman perfectly below the light shimmering on the water. Nice!

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful in mono, such sparkly water. The boat and the man make an interesting silhouette.

tapirgal said...

It's definitely working. I'm ready to curl up with a good film (noir).

Karen said...

I totally agree, it's perfect in B&W.

Vicki/Jake said...

Makes me feel I'm standing on the shore watching them retreat....

Lesley said...

I agree.

Lindy MacDuff said...

It's an absolutely stunning image!

Dorian Susan said...

What came out of my tender little mouth when I saw your image cannot be printed. I will say amazing. This is one to print and hang or to enter in a contest. Fantastic.

mary said...

I could only imagine how peaceful and quite this place. Awesome photo Francisca. Happy weekend!

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Woody said...

The reflection of the water is perfect, I like how it stops, then is scattered about like little jewels.

Kaori said...

Yes! This is fabulous! I like how quiet that water is. Do they row this boat or do they have a motor somewhere? It seems like a very big boat for just two men :D

joaquín said...

Fantastic!! I agree with you: it's better in black and white

Ann said...

I like the Philipino out rigger. Very clever.

awarewriter said...

This photo is truly lovely Francisca. The mood you captured is wonderful. I think you should print this large and hang it in a place of honor.

Andrea said...

I definitely agree, as I am a Francisca Photography fan. By the way, i think your boatman in Anilao is Ka Iyas, as that blue boat you used seems familiar.

☆☆Mumsy said...

Wow..love this image and the reflection on the water. It is beautiful in monochrome, and looked like an early evening shot.

Pat Tillett said...

I totally agree with you. This photo is amazing! I love it...