Grabbed this shot on my early morning photo escapade from a small remote fishing village in Banyuwangi, East Java overlooking Straits of Bali. A group of small time fishermen pulling in the nets out of water -their daily routine & rice bowl- but this was precisely the right moment I was waiting for after spending sometimes watching their activity just before sunrise.
Waited about an hour before the net emerged from the sea! Indeed they were doing their share of physical hard work and soon they’ll see if it was worth it.
Polariser was mounted to cut the glare and Graduated ND filter for more balance lighting
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shreya2000 (2609) 2014-05-26 3:21
You are a master photographer. I like your valuable comments on my pics.
This is another very fine piece of photography from your end. Yes I can hang this in my wall of bedroom. A well seen and very good taken pic. the golden sun rays are creating good effect on the sea water.
Looking forward to your valuable comments on my pics.
cornejo (43519) 2014-05-26 3:32
Abmdsudi Hello, lovely view of these fishermen pulling the seine at dawn (seine in Spanish is the name of the fishing gear used by fishermen photo), very well captured with a great POV with very good and nice picture . A wonderful image of a nice scene of daily life, very good sharpness, nice light, color and quality. An excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
pajaran (61834) 2014-05-26 4:57
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mestu i ribarima, lep pogled ujutru i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto sa ribarima koji vade mrezu za ribolov.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Ribarima dan pocinje rano a zavrsava se kasno.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article about the place and the fishermen, nice view in the morning and a moment ...
A good moment shot, and contrast nicely demonstrated place with fishermen who removed the network for fishing.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Fishers day starts early and ends late.
Nice afternoon and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
jhm (154508) 2014-05-26 5:06
A pleasant contrast between the sunset and the five fisherman in foreground
Also the yellow reflections make these picture lovely. .
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant to look at
A nice composition, excellent presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-05-26 6:48
Well balance composition with good lighting control and good placement of the rising sun. Love the scene. Wonderful warm golden colors. Very well done, tfs.
Cricri (120491) 2014-05-26 8:26
Vous avez capturer une très jolie scène en plus du levé du soleil, j'aime les couleurs, le reflet sur l'eau, les silhouettes des pêcheurs, très belle réalisation
Nicou (144228) 2014-05-26 9:14
Un ciel de rêve merveilleuse compo et iamge quel rendu et effet de ces pêcheurs avec leurs filets et le reflet sur le plan d'eau ce ciel magique sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
adramad (46476) 2014-05-26 9:15
Stunning beauty, this great photography, sunset is beautiful, with a wake in the sea, the most wonderful group of fishermen, with their typical conical hats, doing their job with the networks, is a natural complement and charming.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Very well captured. I love it.
Happy start to the week.
kato (11630) 2014-05-26 9:38
You're capturing well this scene at dawn by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle which some fishermen are pulling the net out of water. Probably, in the net, many fish will be contained. And, it's lyrical for the sky and sea dyed setting sun at dawn.
claudeD (39623) 2014-05-26 9:46
wonderful sunset picture with amazing colors and an excellent composition. The dark contrats with the fishermaen in foreground are adding a great plus to your fotojob. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Fis2 (99652) 2014-05-26 10:14
I like POV colors and contrast.
Very impressive picture.
chawax (20758) 2014-05-26 11:56
Very pleasant atmosphere. The sunrise light is very beautiful and you used very well the shadows as a foreground to add depth to the composition.
Silvio1953 (145579) 2014-05-26 13:07
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating sunset with lovelysilhouettes, romantic atmosphere, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (50031) 2014-05-26 15:09
un momento molto atteso nella giornata di questi uomini, finalmente si possono raccogliere i frutti di un intenso lavoro. Molto bella la scena e molto bello il tramonto, un bel quadro e una bellissima foto.
lousat (92848) 2014-05-26 15:15
Your early wake up show us a magnificent result!! What a interesting moment,very well explained in your note,and what a fantastic capture,the best exposure to take the best colors and to show us in the best way the emerging net despite the difficult backlight,magnificent and original daily life pic,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-26 23:09
Une très belle photo qui sublime le travail matinal très dur de ces pêcheurs.
mirosu (16273) 2014-05-27 5:27
Excellent exposing for the sky has nicely captured the colors of the sunrise and made a good silhouette of the fishermen. Beautiful sunlight and fabulous sunlight reflections.
Very well done.
Noel_Byrne (31654) 2014-05-27 11:43
Amazing scene. The ocean looks like ice, or foam, but in the face of this halo'd sun, its obvious its not, but its a beautiful effect. The lines of the nets reaching into the water is wonderful, and the people are composed perfectly in the scene, breaking the silhouette of the land so well. Their hats make a very interesting addition too, to my non travelled European eyes, they are still a fascinating sight to see. Lovely shot, thanks as always for sharing.
Graal (103028) 2014-05-28 0:40
very nice sunrise here. I like the silhouettes of fishermen on the seashore. Pleasant colors and contrast. Good photo-work.
Have a nice day.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-05-28 1:26
surely an excellent catch :-) with all photographic aspects managed superbly.
The long line of early morning sunlight across the water is wonderful and so are the silhouettes of the fishermen in the foreground. Compliments on this excellent work.
Enjoy your day and best regards.
mkamionka (37795) 2014-05-28 3:01
breath taking photograph. I like how you have managed to keep the sun round and not overly exposed. The silhouettes of people at work make a fantastic foreground. Your patience combined with skills have paid off well.
Didi (60588) 2014-05-28 8:50
Awesome picture in the rising sun
Very nice local scene action
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-28 9:56
What beautiful daily life scene you have observed and captured. The contrast between cold tones of the foreground and warm lights is fantastic and created an eye-catching visual effect. TFS!
Glint (6171) 2014-05-28 10:41
this image has a great sense of place. The outline of islands on the horizon and the silhouetted fishermen, some wearing coolie hats tell us where we are looking. The loops of the net as they begin to pull it in circles a sea bathed in gold. Lovely.
I would like to have seen their catch.
omid266 (6746) 2014-05-28 20:13
What wonderful & beautiful landscape hunted with your camera,
very nice captured the Sunrise and fisherman who begining to work in early morning,
A brillinat and clear image,
Very well done and Thanks!
Greetings and Best wishes
PiotrF (18762) 2014-05-29 13:21
Wonderful atmosphere with spectacular composition and amazing colours.Warm light is great. Good work.
mcmtanyel (23973) 2014-06-06 17:33
Lovely dawn colors and silhouettes of these fishermen. Very well done!
nikkitta (17066) 2014-06-11 13:25
Missing a big deal of your creative personal captures, this one I believe was a sunset , not the begining of a work day
You wait, the best way to take a photo at the right moment,silhouettes of fishermen against the glare of the rising sun
Exellent, regards and TFS
CLODO (34720) 2014-06-23 4:28
Powerfull sunset well enhanced by the fishermen's silhouettes at work.
adores (45715) 2014-06-26 15:07
Beautiful moment! The light is perfect, you captured the best moment of the early morning and the scene is very good with the fishermen pulling the nets. Their silhouettes with the hats are great!
ourania (47092) 2014-07-15 2:16
I live on a lovely island, although not as exotic and fascinating as the places you are showing us from your travels. We appreciate very much the natural beauty of the place we live and I wonder whether these hard working fishermen ever take a moment to enjoy the fantastic scenery within which they work every day. I like very much the simplicity and effectiveness of your description, using five silhouettes, a long curve and a strong focal point in the horizon. The warm tones have superb substance and, breaking through the darkness, they create a magical atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (55126)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/22, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-26 3:18