A traditional mode of fishing in China involves the use of cormorants to catch fish. Fishermen on bamboo rafts use strong lights suspended over the water to attract the fish. The cormorants, which are tethered with rings round the base of their necks, catch the fish and then disgorge them for the fishermen (When their work is done the rings are removed so they can eat. These shows are regular features of the high season, or they can be arranged, along with riverboats for an evening's entertainment afloat. The boats are flat, narrow rafts consisting of five or six large, round bamboo trunks tied together and upturned at the stern. The fisherman stands on the raft, using a pole to propel the boat. His cormorants perch on his outstretched arms, diving on his command. One good cormorant can feed an entire family.
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SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2011-05-30 9:51
Hello Tony, this is just great! I love the mystery in your compo, i feel so privileged to be able to see this, the blue tones are amazing, tfs!
tchefi (1841) 2011-05-30 10:04
tOUT SIMPLEMENT MAGNIFIQUE; J'adore
wolf38 (31296) 2011-05-30 10:24
Hi Tony. A fantastic photo of beauty. Very atmospheric. Perfect composition, wonderful light and colors. High technical quality. Truly masterful. Your photo reminds me of my stay at the Li River 120 years ago. Rgds, Wolfgang.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-05-30 10:42
Hello Tony - This is so special, a delicate landscape with the fisherman adding a fabulous counterpoint. Top quality work, I wish I could give more than 2 points! Best regards Rosemaery
rigoletto (34279) 2011-05-30 10:50
This photo is truly beautiful.
I know this place very well from TE, but such a movie-like atmosphere, i have never seen presented before. the fog, the dim light, the gentleness of the silhouetted boats and people... all are there to create one thing: a unique, great atmosphere. so mysterious and romantic, and the vertical compo is the perfect choice. i like it a lot!
gtdtnow (0) 2011-05-30 12:04
Hi Tony, wonderfully done composition. Exposure is excellent, good notes, timing of light well done.
bayno (18344) 2011-05-30 12:10
Interesting shot, full of details, we see very well the cormorant. Very nice place and the light. Very well done. Good note.
romanaa (8016) 2011-05-30 14:08
fantastic image. I love the atmosphere of getting dark. Just enough light to define the background and not to disturb the image.
Well done, it is beautiful
yquem46 (38752) 2011-05-30 14:11
Really an outstanding shot !
No doubt that I'll have to go check your gallery
Have a nice evening
sroy63 (250) 2011-05-30 22:02
excellent picture under very low light. this showing a classic presentation of Chinese fisher man life.
sabermonajati (11383) 2011-05-31 2:59
pleasant and illusionary paysage you captured.
scyntilla (1844) 2011-05-31 4:04
Misterious and moody shot. You have captured the light so well. It carries te tranquility and the beauty of the moment so well. TFS.
lilito (3534) 2011-05-31 4:54
Quelle ambiance!!! Franchement je pourrais même écouter l'eau qui bouge tranquillement pendant la traversée du brouillard...
CLODO (35608) 2011-05-31 7:13
A dificuld picture to take due to the time when you took it. i like the mystery which comes, and congratulate you for the decisive moment, and management of the lights.
korbee (6619) 2011-06-01 16:48
This is magnificent tony,the hazy BG is making the whole photo like a dream!.
batalay (40181) 2012-05-29 10:43
Of the three photos I am critiquing from your collection, this is the best one yet. I see that you submitted it exactly one years ago. Warm regards,
- Copyright: Tony Mok (TMLH) (2496)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4, 1 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photographs to Remember [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-30 9:33
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