Yangshuo is small town located in a gorgeous region formed by growing fields surrounded by amazing rock formations covered with green vegetation. These rock formations are called karst.
I spent one week cycling around Yangshou and everyday I thought I was in an unreal place!
This man was somewhere in the outskirts of Yangshuo watering his plantation. Around here, everybody seems to use this archaic watering method of throwing the water using a type of bucket at the end of a pole.
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pablominto (53746) 2005-12-09 3:42
Nice action captured here! Bit blurry, but a good composition and most of all telling a story!
banyanman (7789) 2005-12-09 4:18
Good action shot and good composition, Ricardo, but it is not very sharp. I can't tell whether that is due to focus or scanning (probably not due to a slow shutter speed because it looks quite bright and you have used quite a shallow DOF). Cheers . . . David
PS: I agree Yangshuo is a magic place - there is so much to photograph.
ChrisJ (117197) 2005-12-09 4:44
A good daily life shot from China. I like the freezing of the water droplets midair & the flattened perpective form the zoom. Parabens!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-12-09 4:51
Uma foto recuperada pelo Scanner é sempre um pouci difícil, e eu que o diga com algumas das minhas antigas. De qualquer forma o efeito de "Blur" dá lhe um acento e uma perspectiva visual muito interessante que com os elementos capturados dão a sensação de que as lentes da camara também estão a ser regadas com a água. Bom efeito e recuperação da foto.
PS: Na realidade o PICO está quase constantemente com nuvens e é sempre dificil apanhar um momento com o topo limpo. Obrigado pelas suas palavras e por partilhar. Um bom fim de semana e Parabéns.
coco (30439) 2005-12-09 6:04
It's a pity the poor scanned. The scene is great, and with less noise and more sharpness would be much better.
But I am sure that must be by the scanned.
sarhanp (124) 2005-12-09 6:50
very good daily life action photo, DOF is perfect.
berek (50506) 2005-12-09 7:45
great daily life picture . very good timing.
TFS. Have a nice day.
Sharpness : 8/10
Light : 9/10
Colour : 8/10
feather (51130) 2005-12-09 8:19
Excellent composition and you have timed your shot just right to capture the spraying water. I agree with others that there is a technical quality issue though; probably the scan
rosaline (0) 2005-12-09 9:29
Great composition of this daily life scene and gives us an insight to the lives of the people. The picture is a bit blurry, especially in the foreground. Watch out for the scan and the depth of field when photographing. Avoid camera shake as well. And my favourite: use a tripod!!!!
Good work, though.
jasmis (58397) 2005-12-09 9:48
Interesting idea and astonish effect. Superb exotic landscape. But what about focus?
timleahy (2195) 2005-12-09 10:44
Nice shot Ricardo, good composition and timing. Sharpness could be better as mentioned. I guess there are many activities in rural China that are still being done manually, that are done by machine in the "west".
Graal (103038) 2005-12-09 12:48
interesting scene from the work in China. It's a bit unsharpen. Good note.
Gerrit (52123) 2005-12-09 14:17
Good capture of the moment, but very well composed too. Great atmosphere and light.
I see you're a cyclist too. The best way to move around.
Thanks and regards, gerrit
nwoehnl (122) 2005-12-10 3:11
Hi Ricardo. This is a very impressive daily life scene with the farmer working in the field, and the splashing water droplets giving a very vivid touch - not least to the way in which they multiply the sunlight by reflecting it. The quality of the scanned photo - shot at long focal - is a bit of a problem here, but the moment that is shown is still a great one.
efigesta (12188) 2005-12-10 5:43
Bonita fotoo do dia a dia de um trabalhador do campo chines
boa ideia nesta composição com um bom gosto pela escolha
pitai (3985) 2005-12-10 7:13
I was wondering what the man in the Picture was doing. Hehehhe. Well, the note said it all. As a result we have a very nice composition. The elements are balanced. And the low horizon shows us a perspective from the ground that illustrates the action. I think that some definition may had been lost in the scanning process. Still a very fine composition. Congrats. Gabriel.
sarju (5324) 2005-12-10 10:27
Interesting photo, but I would have liked to see something like this.
I would have liked to see a sharper focus on this one ... but the mood you have captured is very good and thanks for sharing this
regards .... sarju
PS: I like the sparse vegetation in the foreground in the fields and also the hay stack in the background .. this one is very original photo .. thanks
gilou530 (34) 2005-12-13 17:13
le geste est bien saisi avec le nuage de l'eau, la netteté manque un peu mais cela donne l'impression de mouvement. bravo
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-12-14 10:32
This hand system to throw the water is very new to me... and this constitues a great information here.
The composition is attractive by the mouvement and the natural colors.
jbweasle (9395) 2006-01-17 15:15
Hello Ricardo, this is a great composition with the guy to one side and the water arcing across the frame. The water is wonderfully illuminated by the backlighting. Like several others I was wondering about the slight fuzziness of the image but your helpful messages explain all. It seems you have done well in difficult circumstances.
BlaiseCendrars (0) 2006-01-18 6:32
Hello Ricardo! I hope you are fine! well timed photo with great warm colours and nice motion. Very interesting to learn about his watering method. Tfs and best regards, Chris.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-02-14 10:11
Bonita instantanea y buen momento de captura mostrando el trabajo de este capesino. Buena compo y agudeza.
Tue (42064) 2006-03-28 8:45
Very nice picture to show the way the people in this region water their plantation. You captured the falling water well and the composition of the photo is good too. Well done!
xuaxo (6854) 2006-06-07 4:03
Aprecio essa postura de mostrar as fotos pelo que elas ilustram, deixando os problemas técnicos da qualidade para segundo plano. Se não fosse assim não teríamos oportunidade de ver esta interessante imagem da China.
Quanto ao enquadramento, preferia ver o homem mais afastado do extremo da imagem e também ver um pouco mais da água.
manatee (4668) 2006-07-07 19:51
this picture is amazing, in the beginig I can not see what he was using to irrigate this plants, I thougth this was a kind of pump hose.
the most inetresting in this picture is the ligth mixing with the drops of water, the effect is amazing, and the siluete of this persons make it beeter, the mistery is fascinant and magic.
noborders (1010) 2007-08-04 6:26
The water shining with the dark background make the scene attractive, we can understand that the farmer was moving and that's why he is a bit out of focus, not too disturbing for this action scene,
Bravo, I like the atmosphere,
paura (47186) 2008-06-09 3:19
Essa luz toda aí propiciou um incrível efeito na composição do que se vê. O chapéu do camarada também ficou um elemento forte, não sei o porquê.
Amaz (11475) 2009-11-03 10:13
Bela captura, amigo Ric!!
Impressionante efeito de queda dás gota d'água!!
Um abraço forte,
jmdias (67165) 2010-02-26 2:05
se não me engano já vi alguém da beira baixa usando um método assim para irrigar. belo registro da técnica e foto bem enquadrada. a nitidez ficou um poucon prejudicada pela luz difícil , mas a atmosfera de luz baixa ficou bonita.