This is in the dry season, in the Sangker River in the middle of Battambang, Cambodia's second largest city. The edge of the net is weighted so it is hard work to make each throw in 35 Celcius heat; all for a very small catch. I really like the exertion evident in his expression and hands.
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Luan (12971) 2005-03-03 8:37
Good timing Ian, you capture a nice moment.
RGatward (20050) 2005-03-03 9:52
Hi Ian, this is great. Not just an interesting daily life shot, but a fine dynamic compo too. I see your Olympus is still serving you well.
Robert_L (385) 2005-03-03 10:29
Nice work...fast shutter and good DOF!
jcandeli (40) 2005-03-03 11:18
I like the composition and subject. Nice clarity even though there is obviously a fast movement going on.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-03-03 12:00
Belle photo !
Nice shot !
Water (195) 2005-03-03 22:29
A very good photo!
ChrisJ (87654) 2005-03-04 3:43
Welcome back Ian! Long time no see.
A superb daily life shot of this fisherman from Cambodia. Excellent sharpness, color, & saturation. I like the horizontally layered composition, the reflections in the stream & the superb freezing of action at the decisive moment. Well done!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-03-05 2:38
Hi Ian, Welcome back.
Nice moment you captured here, the guy looks very concentrated.
It's a very good moment, the net not completely stretched out yet
alford (3961) 2005-03-05 9:58
A very beautiful decisive moment shot, Ian! Yes, I also like the man's expression! A photo full of action! Great timing! Focusing/sharpness is very good! rgds.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-03-05 17:11
Very dynamical shot, you pressed at the right time !
I like the expression of the man, he's very concentrated.
Well done !
emanuela (1257) 2005-05-08 15:41
you can see how beatiful and difficult this is ...... he is doing his best and the net is there flying, I like it because there is poetry in this flying object and in his attention on it in his expression and as you said his hands
Joffre (527) 2006-08-06 4:11
Hiya Ian, nice clear shot, good light on the subjects face, great movement, background is a touch distracting, wonderful capture!