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cementary of Joal-Fadiout

cementary of Joal-Fadiout
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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1128 W: 4 N: 813] (9935)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-08
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon 350 D
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-12 1:29
Viewed: 3928
Points: 30
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The cementary of Joal-Fadiout

The twin villages of Joal and Fadiout (Fadiouth) are 110 km south of Dakar. Joal, on the mainland, was the birthplace of poet and first Senegalese president Léopold Sédar Senghor. A long wooden bridge Joal is connected Fadiout.

Fadiout is build on an island that's made almost entirely of clam shells. Fadiout is home of an very interesting cementary of hundreds of Christian graves, each marked by a cross and a pile of shell, as well as hundreds of Muslim graves.

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Hi Achim
interesting place to visit.
well seen and captured.
the wonderful trees add intensity to the image.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-11-12 1:58]

Hello Achim,
Very interesting picture. Outstanding achievement and playback them. Splendid colors. A destination that should be visited. Very interesting and note in the introduction.
Have a nice day,

Hi Achim
Wonderful capture and cementary
Great perspective, light and details

Bonjour Achim,
Excellente et intéressante photo de ce cimetière,
Excellent point de vue et détails,
belle perpective et très joli avec ces arbres et arbustes,

Hello Achim,
Interesting grave style and well seen composition. I loved good light condition
Selahattin E

Bonjour Achim,
Vue impressionnante de ce cimetière qui ressemble à un jardin sous les arbres. J'aime surtout le chemin, très symbolique, qui mène vers l'arrière-plan qu'on ne voit pas mais qu'on devine : la mer ?, la vallée ? Comme le chemin après la mort.
Très belle maîtrise de la lumière.

Hi Achim,
Very interesting shot of this cementary.
Great POVand details.TFS.
Liebe grüsse,



This is a very dry place, indeed. Lots of ligh reflecting from the ground. The composition with the horizon coming down from the left to the right worked nicely.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-11-16 17:03]

Hi Achim,
Very interesting place, so dry, and burned by the sun. I like your composition, the path is a invitation for going beyond the horizon, beyond the death in a great light. Excellent! Annie

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-11-17 3:51]

Hi Achim

A very interesting post on the shell island cemetery. Good framing & sharpness. Tfs!

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-11-17 6:44]

Hello Achim.

Splendid composition in splendid, natural colours and light.
You got beautiful effect, it pleases me,
It congratulates realization.

Best wishes.

selam ACHIM
Fantastic shot. Definitely hypnotic...

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-17 7:32]


Quelle belle iamge, ce cimetière qui surplombant, avec le mervielleux baoba, et l'autrre arre, toutes ces croix grises et blanhes avec le rendu sur le gravier, paix aux mert et félicitation.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Achim!

I really like cemeteries. The tree on the right looks like one of those thousand year old trees. Do you know it's name?

I like your PoV here.

Thanks for sharing this!


Hi Achim!
Interesting capture and cementary,
Perfect lighting,fine colours and
Regards and tfs

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