ARCHIVE 112 – DHOW OFF THE ISLAND OF LAMU (MONO)

 

 

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Dhow off the island of Lamu, on the Kenyan coast; July 1978.

In reality, the sky was a bright, featureless blue and the shore behind the boat was lined with the green foliage of mangroves.  The picture has now become very close to black and white, with the boat’s large lateen sail as the beautiful main subject.

I like the way in which the use of under exposure has brought out the sail’s pale tones.  The only remaining pale tones in the photo are those of (some of) the crew’s white clothes and hats, and the white line along the boat’s side.

OM-1 with 75-150 Zuiko at 150mm; Agfa CT18 colour slide rated at 64 ISO; method for conversion to mono – forgotten!
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

6 Responses to ARCHIVE 112 – DHOW OFF THE ISLAND OF LAMU (MONO)

  1. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful, Adrian. The way the light catches that sail is wonderful. The light dissects the dark perfectly.

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  2. paula graham says:

    Stunning photo and beautifully processed. Love it.

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  3. sheldonk2014 says:

    I love how you took it and made it black and white, it changes the whole dynamic of the shot. Great work. You know that Bogart was a boat person it looks to me that this could of been one of his shots. I have seen pictures of him and Lauren sailing. He had a boat like that

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Sheldon, I’m glad you like this – yes, reducing the tones of the sail from blazing white has helped it. No, I had no idea that Bogart was a boat person or that he had a dhow like this one – but its not hard to imagine – a classy individual! A very good New Year to you! Adrian

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