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Thanks for all the previous C&Cís on my Charlie, Fire and Rapa Nui uploads. Lots of helpful comments to be sure.

Just seeing how these look from a different perspective and in B&W (that some of you so helpfully suggested) as opposed the cyanotype I used before LINK

This is the Grande 15 Moai (pronounced: MO-EYE) from Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island or Rapa Nui as the Islanders call it.

These were carved between mostly between 1250 and 1500 as memorials to the leaders who died, so in a way they are gravestones.

The Kings bones were buried under the platforms and the Moai are carvings (out of the lava from the volcano) of the deceased Kings. They always faced inland looking over the clan. It was believed the spirits of the dead stayed with the clan. They did not fly off to some faraway heaven.

Thanks as always

Dianna

Camera:Nikon D70 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:MOAI RAPA NUI
Username:Diana Diana
Uploaded:23 Apr 2008 - 8:46 PM
Tags:Ahu tongariki, Architecture, Black & white, Easter island, Landscape / travel, Pacific ocean, Rapa nui
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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2008 - 8:56 PM

how fabulous
love this one
pareen

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2008 - 9:01 PM

love this classic view.
Ty

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2008 - 9:02 PM

Thanks Pareen and Ty Smile

Dianna

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User_Removed
23 Apr 2008 - 9:06 PM

Awesome image, excellent mono tones and comp

Mark

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2008 - 9:07 PM

Cheers Mark is it better than the cyanotype image In your opinion ?

Dianna

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23 Apr 2008 - 9:10 PM

nicely done Dianna.

Neil

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
23 Apr 2008 - 9:18 PM

Love this in mono Dianna

Dave

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User_Removed
23 Apr 2008 - 9:24 PM

I think the mono brings out the tones in the carving more, seems to make the Moai stand out

Mark

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SpeedAltStar
23 Apr 2008 - 9:32 PM

I love these images. I hope you've got more to come from your travels.

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dawnmichelle
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23 Apr 2008 - 9:52 PM

Awesome image

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2008 - 10:06 PM

more power given off from the mono version for me Smile

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Milla
Milla  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2008 - 11:15 PM

There is loads of drama in it, Dianna, and, as already has been said, works great in mono.

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
23 Apr 2008 - 11:50 PM

totally wonderful in mono too.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2008 - 1:02 AM

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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24 Apr 2008 - 6:55 AM

nice in b / w too

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imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2008 - 7:22 AM

Powerful looking image Dianna, fab tone and history lesson, keep em coming.

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Rylands  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2008 - 2:27 PM

Superb image
Ray

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2008 - 3:46 PM

super images and great narrative.

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2008 - 12:16 AM

thanks for the C&C's and indeed for the user award from Mark. It is always nice to get one of these Smile

Dianna

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Scott_Scot
2 May 2008 - 7:19 AM

Hi Dianna

Just catching up on your pf. Some astonishingly good shots from the Islands but this one really stands out.
Great composition!


Scotty

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2008 - 9:08 AM

Thanks Scotty

Dianna

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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 8:55 AM

Stunning image, I love the light on the statues and moody threatening sky
Tim

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stitchit  6 Singapore
9 May 2008 - 4:49 AM

make me wanna be there right now!! great expression

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