Roaming along Irrawaddy River bank on a greyish late afternoon, I come across this simple spot, admittedly a very lonely desolate spot and yet beautiful setting.
Watching closely from some distance away and wonder on how nature offers so many different views and details for us to enjoy, as the low warm sun rays starts emerging from the cloudy sky. Obviously my eye being directed straight to the solitary figure that appears to have the river by herself bathing comfortably in the vast river.
So this is the shot just by myself lost in our own small world taking pictures and enjoying the silence, spendour and somewhat evokes a feeling of utter peace and calm before the river turns to pitch darkness.
Shooting location: On the bank of Irrawaddy River, near a small village in Nyaung Uu township.
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PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-10 7:26
A nice diagonal line made by the waterplants and the lonely figure bathing in the Irrawaddy.
The picture evokes a sense of calm, tranquility and serenity.
Best regards, Paul
yquem46 (32295) 2013-02-10 7:27
A very good one here !
I like the delicate light and the compo in the diagonal of the fisherman and the 2 bushes, enhanced by the gradient of colors from golden at bottom left to silver at top right
High horizon line nicely completed by the silhouetted hills at BG
Best, have a nice sunday
mirosu (5533) 2013-02-10 7:30
I like this nice photo with excellent light reflections on calm water. I like the arrangement with diagonal placement of small water plants. The image is well framed by the hills in BG.
Thank you for your nice comments to Australian Eucalyptus Trees. It was a very nice, well smellin place. But actually I was lucky, one week afte my visit the forest was completely destroyed by fire, left 200 people dead. Eucalyptus is burning like petrol. When the fire starts, the escape is very difficult, almost impossible. Wish you a great week ahead.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2013-02-10 7:30
first shot quality,great sharpness and lightness
but the difference is the solitary figure that
appears to have the river by herself...
unique moment for a photographer
have a nice new week
baclama (15579) 2013-02-10 7:34
une jolie diagonale qui nous mene jusqu'au personnage..
une tres belle lumiere et de bellles couleurs
Romano46 (4956) 2013-02-10 7:35
titolo indovinatissimo per questa bella fotografia. Il pescatore è solo con la natura che lo circonda , ma probabilmente nel suo animo, più che alla spettacolo naturale che lo circonda, pensa a superare l'ennesima giornata di lotta per la sopravvivenza.
Uno scatto eseguito con ottima tecnica e con perfetta gestione della luce.
Buone le note che accompagnano la foto.
Ciao e buona domenica
Fis2 (73124) 2013-02-10 7:41
I like delicate colors and light.
Photo has climate.
npecanhuk (53913) 2013-02-10 8:05
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, horizontal format, black & white borders and, above all, wonderful colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition are all oustanding photo qualities here!
TFS - congrats,
papagolf21 (76603) 2013-02-10 8:16
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Les mots sont inutiles, l'image parle d'elle-même par sa beauté et sa présentation.
Un moment d'une joliesse exemplaire.
Félicitations au photographe pour maîtriser le sujet de cette façon.
krzychu30 (8897) 2013-02-10 8:18
your beautiful composition makes this moment you captured really special and unique.Soltitude,but also kind of pensiveness unfold watching this fabulous image.Love this touch of warm,orange color reflecting in the water,which adds to this scene so lovely and pleasant mood.I´m truly impressed how you´re able to create in every of your shots unique mood.I can only say-Hats off!
kasianowak (2263) 2013-02-10 8:23
Well-spotted! Great composition showing the subject in their environment. Wonderful light.
ourania (12427) 2013-02-10 8:36
this surely is a picture of perfect calmness and your minimal composition enhances this feeling. The woman in the distance must be thinking she is really alone. Only the light seems to be shifting slowly playing with the golden and silver tones on the water. A suggestive moment and a lovely sight we have the chance to see through your lens. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
rychem (9240) 2013-02-10 8:43
Great minimalistic shot with beautiful soft colors, nice peaceful atmosphere, well composed and presented
eldancer1 (17088) 2013-02-10 8:58
Indeed! Very soothing image and I hope the fisherman captured enough fish to feed his family and sell some to the market. Love the lighting and the haze covering the mountains. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (98217) 2013-02-10 9:22
Ciao Abmdsudi, fashinating composition like a painting, splendid light, romantic atmosphere and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Didi (48934) 2013-02-10 9:33
Very good warm lights and nice deep aquatic foreground
Nice peaceful quiet ambiance
Noel_Byrne (7426) 2013-02-10 9:50
Your note, as always ties in so well with the image. There is a huge sense of calm, but your note mentions the falling darkness of night, and I would think this is a very different place then. The light is really beautiful on the water, and the hazy mountains in the distance.
The inclusion of the lone bather gives the title of the image a perfect connection. beautiful, thanks for sharing.
All the best
mesutilgim (68014) 2013-02-10 9:59
Simple but quite beautiful ! Also the title you'vd given is perfect. A calming effect for the viewer.
TFS and best regards
Cricri (86501) 2013-02-10 10:04
J'aime cet instant paisible de fin de journée, les herbes dans l'eau guide le regard vers la personne, belle lumière sur l'avant plan, j'adore ces moments de silence
Schnappilic (7929) 2013-02-10 11:52
A very good picture with a many tones and colors. It's a pleasure to watch it over and over again. Congratulations!
holmertz (26980) 2013-02-10 12:14
This composition's greatest asset may be the tranquillity it radiates. We can really feel the peaceful and quiet atmosphere, where the woman washing her clothes (?) may be the only sound to be heard. The low sun has blessed part of the view with marvellous golden reflections. You positioned yourself well to capture the woman on a diagonal with the twigs seen above the surface.
cornejo (18116) 2013-02-10 12:25
Abmdsudi Hello, very nice picture of this wonderful view of the lone fisherman. A lovely image very well composed and framed, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Chaming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
lpi (4424) 2013-02-10 15:18
Un très beau cliché avec une excellente lumière, j'aime la personne seule dans cette immensité!
bukitgolfb301 (30087) 2013-02-10 17:00
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Another fantastic image at all. Great color gradation is so well presneted with good spice of small fusherman at the corner. Thanks for your sharing and have a good day!
ACL1978 (5789) 2013-02-10 18:17
A wonderful expression of solitude, as the man wades in the expansive river with only the plants (and your camera) to watch him. I like how you've created this diagonal here, and the way the water is reflecting from the left, giving the nearest area of water a golden glow. Thanks!
danos (74056) 2013-02-10 23:03
nice the view of this calmly and tranquil place with the plants and the man to create depth and perspective in the image.I like the light and the colour management as the clarity of the scene.
Graal (88950) 2013-02-10 23:28
simple theme here but composition and effect is very nice. Friends all told for you. I like this picture, too.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (36831) 2013-02-11 1:22
Yes, a perfect image to illustrate the title. Amazing moment in great colors. Well taken!
macondo (17949) 2013-02-11 4:11
A lovely tranquil scene with a marvellous soft colour gradient and such delicate features in the water, leading the eye to the person bathing in the Irrawaddy. Beautiful capture of the evening light. So atmospheric, this picture. Very well done, and an excellent note to go with it.
Bluejeans (64239) 2013-02-11 5:49
Linda esta visão em final de dia , bonitos os reflexos em dourado na agua , achei fantástica a silhueta da pessoa de fundo , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
siolaw (37568) 2013-02-11 10:00
Well conveyed atmosphere with the soft light and large space give to water, the plants sticking out and the fisherman catch the eye in the vastness of this waterscape!
gildasjan (38228) 2013-02-11 10:09
L'image est parfaitement cadrée, la lumière est belle.Le contraste créé par la ligne d'horizon est fort et très esthétique.Les teintes chaudes au premier plan à gauche créent le bon équilibre des couleurs.
mkamionka (24559) 2013-02-11 13:59
beautiful work. The reflection has amazing gradient of colors. I like the plants standing out of the water which make some points to focus on. The mountains make a wonderful finish of the scenery. The silhouette of bathing woman is the real highlight and it makes the composition double as interesting..
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-11 20:35
Lovely moment at the end of the day where the solitude reigns and nature gets ready for its unique quiet moment!
Solitude belongs to the endlessly romantic and poetic minds, capture of its moments belongs to a great photographer!
everlasting (13803) 2013-02-12 5:06
i like how the plants in the water make a nice line to our subject. very well composed and of course the pastel layers making an eye=catching image
josepmarin (55063) 2013-02-12 5:34
it's another great composition, where you offers us the amazing beauty of this calm scene, with a solitary man in the river.
I like the visual angle chosen, with the warm golden sheens on the water, which notices us of the setting sun beyond the silhouettes of the mountains in background.
An elegant and subtle work, my friend.
amaryllis (30149) 2013-02-12 6:15
Bonjour à toi
une photo simple, mais avec des couleurs naturelles, orangées à gauche, peu de remou dans l'eau, tout semble calme; un homme ou une femme pêche?
Il y a ces herbes qui sortent de l'eau
Il en ressort de cette composition un calme plat mais un espace de poésie et de romantisme
Kielia (20467) 2013-02-12 7:48
this is a fascinating picture with the silky effect of the water and the patterns of light. Lovely colours too. The composition is outstanding. This is an image that tells a whole story! My compliments also for the nice notes.
SnapRJW (18784) 2013-02-13 2:37
Hello Abmdsudi - What a perfect composition; the diagonal line created by the grasses and bather is fabulous. A wonderfully tranquil scene the construction of which is a testament to your skill at 'seeing' an image. Warm regards rosemary
kato (6789) 2013-02-13 6:24
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see yje color layers the calm river dyed to sunset and a timeless world. It draws out a good atmosphere for the opposite side with the silhouette and blurred mountain range, too. And, the lump of a seaweed draws out a good effect in this image as well as a bathing woman in river.
jemaflor (69011) 2013-02-13 23:12
Great light, I like these golden reflections on the lake, interesting effect with the composition with a diagonal and people.
Waylim (22357) 2013-02-20 16:48
Not much to say, but just enjoying the pure and simple beauty of nature, the smooth and slow flowing water evoke sense of peace and solitude.
adores (28236) 2013-02-20 18:16
I like it! The diagonal formed by the plants and person is really well thought and the colours are very good, specially the golden reflections on the water. I also like the mountains in background. This photo really gives us a sense of solitude and also freedom!
adramad (27556) 2013-03-11 5:43
A simple composition, but that's its beauty, the great perspective of the waters of the river width and delineated the bottom line of mountains, that give a great perspective to the composition, all in a nice range of grays, broken those golden tones in the lower, I think of some sunshine.
It's a lovely job and I like it.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (26295)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/16, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-10 7:16