Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Seaside Village - Lanyu

We are just back from an amazing several days in this tiny town on Orchid island, home of the Yami tribe who have for centuries made their livelihood from the sea.


Yami boats - Lanyu

The hand carved and painted boats are legendary, as is the testosterone filled boat-launching ceremony, during which the village men will throw the boats in the air, then cast them to sea in hopes of a great season of flying fish catches.


Flying fish - Lanyu

3 Comments:

Anonymous Julio said...

I like this one

8.6.05  
Blogger Myself said...

Lanyu
Canon EOS 20D
6/7/2005 12:07:31 PM
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/125
Av( Aperture Value )11.0
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation -1 2/3
ISO Speed 100
Lens 35.0 - 80.0 mm
Focal Length 68.0 mm

Yami Boats
Canon EOS 20D
6/6/2005 7:10:33 AM
Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed )1/125
Av( Aperture Value )9.0
Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 400
Lens 80.0 - 210.0 mm
Focal Length 210.0 mm

Flying Fish
Canon EOS 20D
6/7/2005 10:57:39 AM
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )1/400
Av( Aperture Value )5.6
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 200
Lens 80.0 - 210.0 mm
Focal Length 210.0 mm

I really hate that we only had two days on the island. There are some absolutely awesome documentary pictures there, but that requires serious time and trust on the part of the Yami people who are very wary of tourists. These and the next few I post about Lanyu only scratch the surface. . .

8.6.05  
Blogger RainKing said...

That place looks really great. How did you take the first take? Flying?

9.6.05  

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