Boats and ships
Waiting for the launch signal, sailors
of different categories keep position near the starting line. Intentional
underexposure creates a very good slide, but which is really hard to scan
I specially like this composition
of ferries on the Chacao channel, with all those horizontally oriented
lines and a jet aircraft in the sky.
This traditional means of transport
is being displaced by motor driven boats, but some people in Chiloé
don't shy away from efforts to keep the great sailboats alive! Chiloé's
boatbuilders have worldwide fame for their incredibly seaworthy products.
Even for short-distance commuting,
a modest sailboat is faster and more comfortable than a rowboat while being
a lot less expensive than a motorboat!
Last foundering place
After decades of service to humans,
this old ship now serves as a lookout post for seabirds. It looks forward
to a dark future several meters further down.
Hollowed tree trunks were the traditional
boats of the aboriginal people in Chile's extreme south. Sicknesses imported
from the Old World, starting to arrive with the Spanish conquerors and
not ending till now, have completely wiped out these peoples. This is recent
history; the 20th century started with a significant aboriginal population.
This boat is waiting for its next voyage, which will never happen.
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