Laotian fisher-folk going about their routine, a typical scene and a traditional way of catching fish in the lazy afternoon during dry season when the mighty Mekong river is at lowest level. It's a fascinating place to sit and watch the slow flowing river somewhat evokes a feeling of utter peace and calm before the river turns to darkness....
Shooting location: Vientiane
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Fis2 (83972) 2013-11-23 7:01
Good frame and delcate colors.
I like this daily life shot.
rychem (21677) 2013-11-23 7:18
Another beautiful photo of you with a minimalist touch, great composition with the fishermen in the strong point, very well done
ourania (29387) 2013-11-23 7:43
this is a fine minimal composition that says a lot about daily life in this reaceful part of the world. The homogeneous backdrop with its vibrant texture and subtle tonal graduation is magnificent, I like very much how it reflects the soft light. The fishermen repeat techniques and movements they know so well, apart from their anticipation for a good catch they must be feeling totally at peace with the world and their place in it. Their presence is eye-catching and interesting but it's amazing that you managed to make it look it discreet too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
holmertz (39513) 2013-11-23 8:08
This composition may be called minimalistic because of its clean lines and few details. The two fishermen are so perfectly placed on a parallel, with exactly the same positions, that they look like mirroring each other. The tiny ripples of the surface give the composition a fine texture.
Romano46 (16662) 2013-11-23 8:47
le tue foto, non solo sono impeccabili nella tecnica di ripresa e sempre composte a meraviglia, ma hanno la particolarità anche di proporre cose a molti sconosciute quali, come in questa, questa particolere tecnica di pesca.
Eccellenti, come tuo solito luce e nitidezza che permettono di ammirare tutti i dettagli di ciò che proponi.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
papagolf21 (84740) 2013-11-23 9:11
Bonsoir, cher Abmdsudi,
Encore un véritable plaisir à contempler. La posture des pêcheurs en pleine action est une réussite.
J'admire et apprécie comme il se doit.
Très bonne soirée.
eldancer1 (26764) 2013-11-23 12:20
I like the placement of the subject in the composition showing the vastness of the sea. This type of fishing is new to me, I don't Filipinos fish this way. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
bukitgolfb301 (35234) 2013-11-23 13:32
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Ya artstic and poetic image at all in the best framework with the best balance again.
Hebat and astaga!
All the best and have a beautiful Sunday! Takero
mcmtanyel (12029) 2013-11-23 21:20
A very simple but pleasant composition with parallel motion of the fishers. Great catch!
thebest (4276) 2013-11-24 0:45
What a calm & peaceful image - beautiful soft colour tones & wonderful light.
Congratulations on your interesting notes.
Not sure if these people are Laotian fishermen or could be woman ??
Anyway I like this image very much.
krzychu30 (15442) 2013-11-24 1:51
just like your "Gliding pass" photo also this one has great and unique feeling.Its minimalistic form provides us although with very evocative atmosphere.
Excellently composed and framed scene with unique feeling!
I like it!
mirosu (13190) 2013-11-24 3:42
You have produced really striking image here. The best composition are always the simplest, and your nice arrangement of fishermen within the frame certainly has impact. Asymmetrical arrangement creates excellent balance and harmony. The light reflections on the water surface add nice hue to the scene. Well done my friend.
yquem46 (38528) 2013-11-24 4:14
A nice minimalist compo with the 2 fishermen off centered
have a nice sunday, best regards
mesutilgim (82284) 2013-11-24 4:37
Amazing capture of this fishers wih perfect pov and compo.
A lecture for perfect pov !
TFS and have a nice weekend
Cricri (104433) 2013-11-24 4:45
Belle scène des deux pêcheurs, la texture de l'eau avec une douce lumière, belle présentation
Highmountains (2255) 2013-11-24 5:38
The sharp shimmer and the series of little waves gives the photograph a certain rhythm. The two fishermen are almost a silhouette and the slight shadows and the poles gives the photograph a very nice texture.
I admire the amount of space and open-ness created in the photograph. One would automatically feel that there is so much breathing space.
Thanks for sharing, Abmdsudi.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-11-24 8:51
Thanks for an instructive composition. The frame is less 'busy' to denote laziness as described in the note.
Left three corners free for only water to indicate that the waterbed is vast. The fishermen are placed exactly where they should be.
And the colors... so peaceful and so subtle...
adramad (36949) 2013-11-24 10:31
A wonderful composition with this pair of fishermen, using those curious, useful fishing, I like framing them in at an angle, so that the water nice and curly textures is ideal image.
Very good image quality, the lighting is also ideal.
Very good job. I love it.
Have a good start to the week.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-11-24 11:35
A framing that has been carefully studied. The result is a very good one. I like the atmosphere and the soft light. Congratulations!
marabu61 (8059) 2013-11-24 13:07
Simple but very effective daily life composition that radiates a certain calm and tranquillity that is very pleasing, almost meditative. Like it a lot.
have a great week
jhm (137622) 2013-11-25 3:37
Laos a great country with a lot fishing areas.
These two fishermen work in full action for a little bit fish.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well composition also a lovely view about these area.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
Silvio1953 (119605) 2013-11-25 9:09
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating daily life composition with fishermen in action, splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
kato (11630) 2013-11-25 14:22
You're capturing well this spectacle by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see a traditional way of catching fish using bamboo netin the river. It's also impressive in their fishing posture and straw hat. And, it's effective for line of two fisherman and color layers of the calm river.
delpeoples (52905) 2013-11-26 0:18
There's something about fishermen that is magnetic and enchanting. All over the world, no matter what race, fishermen have so much in common and their trade is so characteristic and timeless. You have captured a wonderful moment, the still water, the patience of the fishermen and the soft colours. Excellent work.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
nikkitta (14330) 2013-11-26 12:29
Just another great and well composed capture of saily life in Laos ( missing Way, hope he will return soon)
A well organized scene with the well positionated fishers and the captivating mouvemnet given by the water, no more, not less
Well done, tfs
jemaflor (82988) 2013-11-26 23:12
Interesting pov on these men, well composed, interesting view about this country, tfs.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-12-02 18:22
hello abmdsudi ~
here i think you have actually achieved the photographic version of haiku, if one can be made :)
the symmetry and simplicity are beautiful. the herringbone patterns in the water, going from blues to browns, adds even further to the appeal.
not a bad life, to live in such harmony...
warm regards, kristin
adores (35679) 2013-12-07 14:37
This is surely an original way to catch the fish and those persons seem very concentrated on that. You captured them very well and the textures of the water add a lot!
Waylim (25182) 2013-12-11 16:44
this one has a very similar composition as the last one I just commented on and the same idea here which work very well, it show nature in its best with people as minor contribution to the composition that draw our vision to their activities and task at hand. catching fish with their net, such a simple thing they do in life that seem like a work of art and so poetic and graceful. I wish to be back again. This really inspired me to look in my archive maybe I can find something nice to post of Loas.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-12-17 19:22
such a special picture..very meaningful title and a very beautiful composition...a very thoughtful dedication to the local fishermen..compliments
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (41984)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-11
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-23 6:32