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By Diana
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


Tags: Architecture Rapa nui Black and white Easter island Ahu tongariki Pacific ocean Landscape and travel

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Paree 13 616 3
23 Apr 2008 8:56PM
how fabulous
love this one

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TyChee 13 275 1 United States
23 Apr 2008 9:01PM
love this classic view.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
23 Apr 2008 9:02PM
Thanks Pareen and Ty Smile

User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 9:06PM
Awesome image, excellent mono tones and comp

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
23 Apr 2008 9:07PM
Cheers Mark is it better than the cyanotype image In your opinion ?

NeilM 11 England
23 Apr 2008 9:10PM
nicely done Dianna.

Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
23 Apr 2008 9:18PM
Love this in mono Dianna

User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 9:24PM
I think the mono brings out the tones in the carving more, seems to make the Moai stand out

23 Apr 2008 9:32PM
I love these images. I hope you've got more to come from your travels.
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
23 Apr 2008 9:52PM
Awesome image
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
23 Apr 2008 10:06PM
more power given off from the mono version for me Smile
Milla 10 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2008 11:15PM
There is loads of drama in it, Dianna, and, as already has been said, works great in mono.
proz 13 205 United States
23 Apr 2008 11:50PM
totally wonderful in mono too.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Apr 2008 1:02AM
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
24 Apr 2008 6:55AM
nice in b / w too
imagio 11 12 1 England
24 Apr 2008 7:22AM
Powerful looking image Dianna, fab tone and history lesson, keep em coming.

Rylands 10 1 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2008 2:27PM
Superb image
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Apr 2008 3:46PM
super images and great narrative.
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
26 Apr 2008 12:16AM
thanks for the C&C's and indeed for the user award from Mark. It is always nice to get one of these Smile

Scott_Scot 13 4 4 Scotland
2 May 2008 7:19AM
Hi Dianna

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

Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
2 May 2008 9:08AM
Thanks Scotty

tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
5 May 2008 8:55AM
Stunning image, I love the light on the statues and moody threatening sky
9 May 2008 4:49AM
make me wanna be there right now!! great expression

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