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.
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Technique: OM-1 with 75-150 Zuiko lens at 150mm; Agfa CT18 colour slide film rated at 64 ISO; method for conversion to mono – forgotten!
THE ARCHIVE KENYA SERIES
I’m re-posting photographs that I took in Kenya over 30 years ago. You can find more context here . Click onto the “Archive Kenya” tag (below) to see more of these film images from Kenya.