The smoking house at Tanji, Gambia, along the Atlantic coast. The people smoke Bungafish here.
Nearly a mission impossible to go inside this building - but the lighting was so great for photography. I remember that my eyes were full of tears and I felt to be inside of a chimney. I can't descibe how hot it was here. In addition the smell of the fish at the whole area, not only in the house - everywhere. Really no fun for european noses.
In the WS could see how the fishes are sun-dried before.
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Graal (98670) 2007-02-02 2:50
amazing interior, fine view with the rays, good captured. Interesting photos in WS also. Good job.
robertosalguero (246) 2007-02-02 2:57
Achim this is a very interesting picture. I saw the workshop pictures and they show a process in three frames of how fish is prepared. The light coming through the ceiling is well captured here; something i am never able to do in cases like this. Nice work and TFS.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-02-02 3:04
Great capture of the fish lit by the sunrays. Good idea and performance.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-02-02 3:43
Very interesting capture, amazing light effect. Good note that help us to understand the context.
TFS and greetings
Paolo (41222) 2007-02-02 4:14
Hi Achim, beautiful capture of the ray of light and of that house of fish.
good exposure, POV and perspective.
i dont' want think about the smell...
besnard (53997) 2007-02-02 4:29
Très joli cliché avec le rayon de soleil bien capté sur les poissons. Celà donne une photo originale, intéressante et bien construite.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-02-02 5:28
This is a very interesting and particular photo. Excellent POV and impressive spectacle. Lights are impressive and spectacular. Superb shot!
Thank you, nice days
jafadabret (56501) 2007-02-02 5:29
Achim, c'est une excellente photo-reportage qui pourrait très bien se trouver dans une revue de géographie. J'aime l'atmosphère enfumée traversée par les rayons de soleil. Excellent travail agrémenté par une note et des photos complémentaires des plus intéressantes.
ktanska (25135) 2007-02-02 6:50
I can imagine how the smoke gets in your eyes, and smell of fish competes with it. Beautiful and original shot where sunrays show the smoke clearly.
snunney (86500) 2007-02-02 7:30
Interesting picture of everyday life. The sun rays are well captured and add a touch of dynamism.
vinicio (23423) 2007-02-02 8:33
Beautiful play with the light and the shadows Achim, good idea and atmosphere, compliments.
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2007-02-02 10:28
I cant beleive taht u passed trought inside and smell that fishbreath around :)lol musted be hard job.
As u say yes ray light and compo is great.
Ehh sometimes we have to get mission imposible for photo love.
TFS , regards
Buin (42350) 2007-02-02 14:50
Ein unglaublich stimmungsvolles Foto! Der Räuchervorgang kommt hier sehr gut zur Geltung und die diagonalen Sonnenstrahlen bringen Schönheit ins Bild. Ein banaler Vorgang, der hier zu etwas ganz Besonderem wird...
Grüße aus Siegen - und ein schönes Wochenende!
gilou530 (34) 2007-02-02 17:25
un fumoir a poissons ou l'ambiance enfumée est bien capturée,bonne maitrise de l'expo bravo
cobbydale (1958) 2007-02-02 17:58
It's a good shot Achim, I like the rays of light beaming down on the fish. Regarding the smell affecting the whole area, actually I've experienced that in the UK too, in a town that specialises in making kippers - a type of smoked herring which is poplular here.
adores (38709) 2007-02-02 18:50
Great photo this one. Great colours and the effect of the light is fabulous. Thanks for posting the others. They are all good but this one is really great!
pankajbajpai (376) 2007-02-03 2:40
another lovely shot,
excellent effect of light captured well,
tfs & regards
rossofuoco (7385) 2007-02-03 2:41
Foto suggestiva e molto bella per la sua esecuzione.
jemaflor (86670) 2007-02-03 3:24
Well seen this light, great effect on fishs and perfect light capture, interesting subject well taken.
Cricri (108775) 2007-02-03 9:03
belle prise de la lumiére qui donne un joli effet sur cette maison de poissons, intéressante note
UnTrained (0) 2007-02-03 9:15
diese Lichtstrahlen haben etwas ganz besonderes. Herrliche Aufnahme einer so alltäglichen Angelegenheit. Ich mag das einfallende Licht.
Gruß zurück aus dem Schnee, Ulf
Angelillo (9374) 2007-02-03 13:09
Extraordinay light, very well captured. You gives the scene an ambiance we can almost touch. And thanks to your note, we "read" the shot much better. Thanks. Have a nice weekend,
capthaddock (28790) 2007-02-03 15:33
Hi Achim -hmm, I don't think I've ever critiqued a photo from Gambia before, I know almost nothing about the place, now I know there is a lot of fish, I love the dusty sunbeam here.
berek (40511) 2007-02-04 3:49
interesting place . I like lights and idea. well done my friend. have a nice Sunday.
Giorgio (11279) 2007-02-05 8:43
- Beautiful composition in interior, the management of the light is excellent and and that was not to be easy, the sunbeams produce a superb effect, well done!
josepmarin (57833) 2007-02-05 11:41
The sunbeams entering diagonal they create a great visual effect to the photo, and give her a mysterious and agreeable lighting simultaneously.
Good work with the setting and the management of the light.
The note and the WS are very informative and help us to understand these traditions of other cultures.
I understand that it was difficult to take these photos as the strong smell that the fish had to detach while it dries off to the Sun.
evanrizo (456) 2007-02-05 13:37
Very good seen, the rays in this room and all the lightness works very good here.