When I was in india this time the monsoon was just over and the fisherman were preparing their 'boat' made of three tree trunks put together by sting for the season opener... I talked to them and they were all excited to be able to go backl to the sea..
I hope they still have the smiles on their face...
p.s. I know tecnically this photo is a flop. But it the atmostphere that I wanted to show here. And I had so much fun talking to them and seeing them preparing their boat and seeing them going to the sea. It was a long time ago but the memory is fresh in my mind and I wanted to share it here in TE.
....a bonus in the workshop
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RandomCameraGuy (3069) 2005-06-23 21:13
I like the composition of the men and the craft on one side. The boat points the eye to the ocean to which they're headed. I just wish that you had used a flash as their faces are hard to see. A nice photo Bala :)
BTW I like the WS shot.
ducnc (814) 2005-06-24 11:29
Agree with Radom, This photo will be better if using fill flash b/c their faces are dark abit. Nice composition Bala, Hope to see more Your Pic.
gaby (19819) 2005-06-25 13:03
Hi Bala, j'aime bien les deux photos - sur l'original, je trouve le bateau très bien cadré avec une bonne perspective (ça ne doit pas être facile de tenir sur un tel bateau) et sur le WS, l'action est merveilleusement rendue
Bravo et bon dimanche
maciekda (19861) 2005-06-27 17:00
nice compo, but somehow their smiles disturb a bit -i'd prefer to see them at work. and the horison is tilted, the light is harsh - their faces are dark. nice compo and POV, but the scene could be more interesting
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-06-29 23:32
I agree with your reason for positng it, it has a very particular athmopsphere that I love, very indian. I really like the workshop picture a lot too. Too bad its not so sharp, but its a great photo.
Dakota55 (392) 2005-06-29 23:51
I like your shot, it reminds me of when i go to the beach with my friends in Australia. I like the over all comosition and the mens expressions but find their faces a bit dark. I have done a workshop, i hope you like it.
Stepan (27210) 2005-08-16 14:43
I think, in that case, the overexposure is welcome, because it allows to just see the smile of the men.
I like your pov too.
kajspice (4542) 2006-04-09 10:05
I wouldn't say its a flop exactly. I think the sillhoette effect would work really well if they weren't looking at the camera, or it would be great to be able to see their smiles since they ARE looking towards the camera.
workshop is ok I guess. Anyhow, I like the perspective you have got here.