Cormorant fishing on the Li River, China.
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Floydian (30970) 2007-12-02 1:35
The picture looks very surrealistic, if it was taken from a Fantasy movie. You really understand your pp and it looks very beautiful in the way you are presenting it.
The warm tones and the striking composition with the boat is very good. That lamp in front...to good to be true...wonderful.
Wonder what equipment you are using?
Have a nice sunday, Henk
KLB (23723) 2007-12-02 1:36
What a great shot !
Colors are absolutly amazing, and the sharpness is perfect.
The way you've composed, with this "boat" which makes a diagonal is well seen.
The cormorant is stunnig indeed.
Very well done.
zhelach (3626) 2007-12-02 1:42
Fantastic lights and colors!
This place is (su)really beautiful!
TFS, regards, Zorica
JCG (35129) 2007-12-02 1:42
SPLENDID photograph, cheer. I like much the image processing which gives a side out of time to the moment. The landscape is fantastic. The catch of sight on the boat gives a beautiful depth to the image. I appreciate also much the lantern with this beautiful management of the beam of light. Sincerely I find that it is a true work of art this photograph. Still cheer and thank you for sharing.
With all my friendships and a good sunday,
eric77 (617) 2007-12-02 1:42
Phantastic capture of the moment! Composition is perfect, fantastic reflections and colours! POV give more impact to this photo
patdeph (35748) 2007-12-02 1:51
what a nice photo!The colours are wonderful,and there is a sublim luminosity!You have very well thought of your POV,everything is perfect,even the bird is streching its wings!A really marvellous and fascinating photo!Congratulations;
smarcell (19965) 2007-12-02 1:57
This is a high class picture. It could well fit on national Geographic.
Everything is perfect. the light, the POV, the subjects, the scene, the landscape behind, the lantern in the foreground.
corniste (4280) 2007-12-02 2:00
Fantastic shot! Why don't you tell us more about your camera and settings... You have may be the highest standard of picture quality on this site, but you do not like to speak so much about the "making of"! Did you really used a tripod and flash?
isa92 (128) 2007-12-02 2:04
C'est une splendide photographie.
J'aime beaucoup sa composition.
Morac (27723) 2007-12-02 2:24
Composition is perfect, fantastic reflections and colours! Phantastic capture of the moment!
What a great shot !
daddo (27756) 2007-12-02 2:26
Hi Mike. I have seen a number of shots with the same background and motif, but this one is exceptional. It is verging on perfection. Colour wise, composition wise, exposure wise... look, ZI can not see anything negative, just beauty that overwhelms the soul. I reckon this shot should be in those expensive calendars that feature spectacular places around the world. Superb. Regards. Klaudio.
robob (3648) 2007-12-02 2:37
Splendide image !
Excellente composition et cadrage,
Les couleurs sont magnifiques,
gary91 (15348) 2007-12-02 2:39
What a great picture... Perfectly composed and managed. The processing demonstrates a great mastering technique. This made me discover your web site and waouh.... I spend an hour on it wrowsing through the incredible pictures you have on it.
Compliments for this great work !
Have a nice sunday.
Best regards, Christian
brandstaetter (15915) 2007-12-02 3:49
nothing disturbs in this pic, no attribute of the modern world to see, the pic could have been taken 100 years ago. Perfect impression !
BennyV (20225) 2007-12-02 4:26
A classic Li River postcard. Great picture and excellent pp, but my favourite part of the picture is the bird flapping its wings. That is just perfect! Congratulations.
johnfreeman (2274) 2007-12-02 4:27
This is a fascinating and extremely well constructed photograph. I love the way all the individual elements - the boat, the lamp, the cormorant and the far riverbank - converge on the fisherman's face, which is the true focus, the eye of the picture. His enigmatic, almost mocking smile sums up the overall aura of mystery.
A real visual feast, congratulations!
meren (209) 2007-12-02 6:36
Very nice and full compasitions
I love the colors congratulations
Have good times.
jwmunro (286) 2007-12-02 8:09
Hello Mike -
This is a stunning image! The orange glow, the lantern filling in shadows, your use of flash, and the composition. What else can I say? This is a real keeper in my book. Well done!!!
Thank you for sharing.
photographer123 (6246) 2007-12-02 8:17
wow...what a shot..I dont know ,what should I say about this shot....wonderful...very best wishes...subir
kdialyna (3148) 2007-12-02 9:56
Excellent work, your photo gives the feeling from an other world.
Very good PP with the colors, gave the best results out of a great shot.
gilou530 (34) 2007-12-02 12:24
very great shot, the color are beautiful, the framing wonderful, fabulous environment with these particular colors,
baclama (18894) 2007-12-02 12:27
bravo,bravo,bravo..tout y est: des couleurs douces,l'oiseau,la lanterne,la barque,le sourire du monsieur,les montagnes,la mer...extraordinaire composition
angeliki (211) 2007-12-02 14:31
is this really a photo?
the scenery looks like it came out from a movie or something!!!
the composition is great, your POV too,
XavierJamonet (2213) 2007-12-02 15:42
I already knew this photograph since I've admired it in your Photo.net portfolio. This is an amazing picture with great dynamism in composition and colors.
Colors of the sky is simply outstanding. The cormorant attitude is perfect.
I don't know how to tell this in english, but I feel calm and serenity while looking this photograph.
(PS : sorry for my bad english... I'm french ^^)
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-12-02 16:03
Great atmosphere and very beautiful colours and light!
partha (14023) 2007-12-02 18:48
A dream shot for me. Everyting is just perfect. A true story and I am facinated.
Etienne_C (440) 2007-12-03 5:41
This is a wonderful shot ! The composition is very dynamic and the colors are simply amazing.
Congrats for all your portfolio, your pictures are very great !
jcdurka1 (1950) 2007-12-03 9:10
Very nice shot, amazing color and subject very well treated. I like a lot.
dilos (0) 2007-12-06 1:00
congratulations..I like the picture so much..and the title ..yes ts timeless
Amandine (1072) 2007-12-07 7:31
Hello Michael, very interesting pic ! I like the angle of the boat, it gives a good perspective to the pic, colors are beautifull an d your subject very nice. It's very well done, TSF.
sc07 (1292) 2007-12-12 15:19
Fantastic picture! Hard to believe it's true, it doesn't look realistic at all, it's more like a dream! Your composition is amazing, the colours are wonderful, and the atmosphere you captured here is a pure masterpiece! And high quality too...
emka (105446) 2007-12-16 15:47
Your shot of Li River is wonderful. The sharpness is excellent, but first of all the colour is very beautiful. everything is perfect here. Thank you very much for sharing
Manamo (3710) 2007-12-16 20:41
that picture is crazy! Totally surreal. First, the tones in the sky and in the water are very spectacular. Then, there are details everywhere, the lamp, the 2 cormorans, the clear shallow water, the stones under water, the boat, the hills...That's totally crazy. That light must have been hard to manage. It's hard to tell at what time of day it was because it looks so surrealistic.
There is some serious dodging and burning going on around the lamp, boat, cormoran, man...but that's all right. It works well. You definitely knew what you were doing .
flory (4848) 2007-12-16 22:44
but this is a spectacular view!documentary shot,light,the cormorants,the lamp....you have all the elements in one picture!
a fav for me and thanks!
lucinka (9976) 2007-12-17 0:39
Hi Michael, I know I've told you already, but thought I leave comment here as well. This is truly amazing shot and the title is just so right. It is truly Timeless photo and could have been taken any time. Fantastic composition, your shot has 3D feel as if the boat is just about the leave photo and come to my keyboard. Amazing work. Lucie
Didi (60590) 2007-12-17 3:05
This is the second great shot of the similar fisherman tooken a couple of years ago.
Your picture is also very good with an interesting perspective of the main subject great lights and very nice warm colours.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-12-22 5:17
Fabulous picture with amazing lighting. Added in my favorites.
TopGeo (38216) 2008-01-05 5:08
Hi Mike! excellent colourful picture The pink colours in the background and silhouettes and his amazing composition, fisherman with the cormorants and the important boat-canoe create a marvellous picture from the well-known river amazing that. I like a lot, you praise and greet
banyanman (7789) 2008-01-07 7:08
This is an incredibly good image, Michael. Perhaps a little heavy on the PP in places (halo effect around the cormorant's beak and the fisherman's hat), but you get away with it because the overall impact is like a work of art. I had a similar shot yet to post from my humble Nikon (I assume this is from your Hasselblad) but after seeing this I don't think I will bother. Cheers . . . David
sebinho342 (19317) 2008-01-13 4:03
Une des plus belles photos que j'ai jamais vu de ma vie ... sur TE et ailleurs
scalerman (26900) 2008-01-15 9:28
Michael: another supuber masterpiece. I met another photographer in India this trip who shot from almost the same vantage point. Missed the place this time through. wonderful use of the flash without being obtrusive. some more notes on post-processing would have been very much appreciated. regards, c
BoisBarb (10369) 2008-01-16 9:10
Magnifique cadrage, les couleurs sont chaudes et douces, l'atmosphère qui se dégage de cette photo est magique, bravo
jojo31 (1601) 2008-01-22 13:18
merveilleuse image avec des couleurs chaudes
excellents détails et splendide netteté
crettaz (2767) 2008-02-28 8:16
Extraordinaire cette photo, vraiement sublime... j'en perds mes mots. Bravo
Apex (336) 2008-03-07 9:20
Terrific photo. The soft lighting and warm colour provide a calm mood. The compo and POV is excellent. Looks almost like a painting.
abulafia (4900) 2008-03-07 9:31
Yes this is indeed timeless Michael!
It is extremely beautiful, what a mood!!
Everything is just spot on, looks like it is arranged! The flapping bird along with the lamp and boat jumping at us almost 3D like, not to mention the colors, light and even a couple of limestone cliffs did you manage to get room for.
thaprem (2558) 2008-04-03 5:10
Very Photo realistic, probably because of the HDR?
So well done...
Very dreamy & transporting me to a different time!
andrewooi (204) 2008-04-24 18:52
My gosh. Absolute stunner. Can't take my eyes off this picture. Congrats again.
tanthainium (24) 2008-05-12 1:27
Perfect composition and color. Congratulations with your perfect pic !!!
Nads (130) 2008-06-05 23:15
Bonjour magnifiques couleurs et quel sourire paisible sur le visage de cet homme, on devine bien qu'il ne faut pas grand chose pour être heureux dans cet endroit .
Cette prise est remplie de calme , on aurait vraiment envie d'y aller se reposer...
Amitiés , Nadine
smahlst (114) 2008-06-11 10:10
This is a spectacular image. Everything about it is perfect: the foreground interest of the lantern and cormorant, the angled lines of the boat, the soft, even lighting, of course the amazing subjects and backdrop. This is the kind of image that inspires me to keep shooting/creating!! :)
Mistral (15402) 2008-08-23 12:14
stunning image, the one you think: "I would have done it!"
MeAT (1174) 2008-09-07 6:23
This is an excellent photography! Taken right from a fairy tale book!
Was this an early picture or were you there for dusk?
CLODO (35608) 2008-09-21 10:05
You, have created an impressive shot, and with the discussions, we can understand the way you take it (it is really important in order to learn how to improve a good picture so it becomes an outstanding one).
dilane (861) 2008-09-23 7:46
je remercie ici clodo pour m'avoir fait découvrir cette merveilleuse photo, véritable laque chinoise - congratulations.daniel
AnaRita (1741) 2008-09-25 7:39
A lot of words came to my mind when saw this photo, bit it's hard to express such thoughts and feelings... This is simply perfect! Everything is perfect here! The light, the colors, the composition...
Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing!
jrj (34843) 2008-10-18 1:59
Congrate with the prize for this outstanding work M.
Perfect use of the format and subject. The best details under a divine light.
Janice (4403) 2008-10-18 20:53
Congratulations Micjhael on your win. (Seen in the TE Forums)
It is an awesome image, with beautiful scenery and colours.
It is like work of art - well done
faubry (35447) 2008-10-25 0:44
wonderful photo with a good light management... superb composition, thanks
jjcordier (79297) 2008-11-01 3:43
Sublimissime photo qui méritait amplement le premier prix. Félicitations!
Rooster_kool (860) 2008-11-14 13:45
Super stunning image.
brianerz (189) 2008-11-22 5:19
Fantastic. What a perfectly captured image of a practise that's dying out. Great composition, excellent capture of the mood. Well done.
aphro (135) 2008-11-22 5:35
no doubt a beautiful photo,
love your point of view and the moment taken,
wonderful colours and scenery,
can't imagine what it would have been like
in real life...to see this wonderful view
thanks for sharing(tfs),
rajhema (1873) 2008-11-22 6:57
Spectacular capture of this moment. Very sharp, colorful and serene atmosphere. Love this picture Michael. I'm not very good at taking pictures with humans. Apparently, leaving humans in a picture gives a good strength and substance and I should learn to do it. Most of my pictures are without human with just scenaries.
hdl (7035) 2009-01-15 12:30
superb shot! Great work; I love what you did here. One of the very best on TE.
Island (614) 2009-01-15 12:58
bosskokoss (2272) 2009-01-15 13:23
Hello Michael. Very, very good photo. Interseting color and good lighting. Congratulation on your great job. Regards Piotr.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2009-01-15 14:36
everything is perfect about htis photo, the alignment of compositional elements, the bird, the man, the boat, the beautiful background and magical light,
Prisley (1485) 2009-03-11 7:18
Stunning pic! not much to say...it looks surreal. have you used HRD technique? Splendid composition with a strong line to lead the eye from the man to the torch light through the boat, passing by the bird! well that's excellent timing too.
andywo (4725) 2009-04-26 4:12
It's just amazing shot, the scene and light are brilliant!
vmukherjee (612) 2009-06-22 3:14
Amazing shot! Te colours look wonderful. Also good composition. I specially like the position of boat! Thanks for sharing.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-06-22 3:25
Excellent work. Great DOF with amazing colour. What can I say. A 10 out of 10.
Urs (14082) 2009-06-22 3:31
Your pictures is timeless, that's very true. I like it despite the fact that I suspect that photoshop has boosted the red a bit. I know where you have taken it, in Yangshuo, I have been there several times. Nonetheless your picture is great, DOF, sharpness and colors are perfect. well done
Faros (12) 2009-06-22 3:39
Fantastic, just like a dream...
lamentforicarus (393) 2009-06-30 15:04
Michael, the color and light in this shot are unbelievably gorgeous. The majestic peaks of Guangxi provide the perfect backdrop for this scene of serenity. Excellent POV and composition. Thank you for sharing!
JugnuToor (159) 2009-08-13 7:43
is the bird tied to the boat? excellent shot.
Disparador (164) 2009-08-31 14:18
Everything it´s with an excellent good taste. This is one of my favourite work and i will remember that to inspire in my shots.
teo (259) 2010-01-29 5:14
Perfect composition and superb colors!
gmg (4202) 2010-01-29 5:35
A wonderful picture. Absolutely well done, with great composition light, hues and colours.
irimi (890) 2010-01-29 5:44
I believe you used a graduated filter to hold the brightness of the sky. The exposure, fill light is just at the right amount. Beautiful composition and photography. Thanks for sharing.
golden (2289) 2010-03-14 10:29
Fantastic shot Michael!
Great light and colors.
svefay (810) 2010-05-10 3:32
a wonderfull shot.
ccameraguy (383) 2010-06-06 17:16
A terrific image - Just like a painting
Glint (6171) 2010-08-09 8:12
a featured photo on the site's main page, and rightly so. You won't need a critique from or any more points.But I'll give them anyway. Perfect;y composed with a wonderful atmospheric light and bg to die for. Just like to say well done.
javierphoto (168) 2010-08-30 7:13
HakanGunes (90) 2010-11-22 22:47
Has been a fantastic photo. I want to see a place to go. Thats definitely want to take the photograph. Congratulations. However, I would not saying. Was a little picture, photograph such as being estranged. However, even in a simple way very, very nice.
grigand (20182) 2011-04-11 11:36
the compo and light are wonderful !!!
ravinmb (1303) 2011-05-19 8:03
This is the most beautiful pictures I have seen from your collection. The total composition is perfect. The local fisherman, the unique boat, the bird, the lantern, and the background with the warm sunset light is absolutely stunning.. Thanks for sharing and hope to see more pictures from you.. This is like a dream picture / art that everyone wants to see.
Have a brilliant day ahead..
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-05-29 22:21
This isn't only a picture with a great quality, it's also a picture that tells a story and it's a picture that's timeless..My compliments.
LondonBoy (1738) 2011-07-13 11:55
itanibilal (71) 2011-09-16 6:00
Its like a dream, Timeless & Limitless.
All the elements to make a shot wonderful& magnificent
are in this shot.
Gigidusud (21247) 2012-03-18 13:18
Fantastic shot!Nice composition with pastel tones and beautiful details.Splendid reflections.I like it!
blagov58 (291) 2012-03-18 19:05
the picture looks very unreal - it's so beautiful. I like it's diagonal composition, as well as positions of the objects in the shot. Nice color gamma. Well done.
marbling2004 (81) 2012-11-10 0:43
warm and very beautiful pictures. I was jealous and wanted to see the places you go
onphoto (1253) 2013-01-26 5:02
Wow, it could be cover photo for NG!
fredon (5052) 2013-09-14 3:42
Amazing light and tones. The fisherman and the cormorant are perfectly captured. Great atmosphere !
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-24 0:12
eye, technic, pov, pp...everything is absolutly great!!!
tolgakanik (259) 2017-01-10 12:46
Great shot! I have learnt something new today. Thanks for writing about the graduated ND bit. Did you play with the white balance at the time of the shot? All the best.
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