The busy fish market in Sittwe is a must to see, so many fish, so much action, so much filth. The atmosphere is vibrant. A wonderful place.
Sittwe is situated on the Bay of Bengal, close to Bangladesh, many of the fishermen are moslim, both coming from Bangladesh more than 200 years ago or Burmese moslims.
Sittwe was also the town in which the recent peaceful protests began.
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livinitout (942) 2008-02-11 23:38
Is this boy a fisherman? or perhaps the son of one of the fisherman? What are the markings on his face? Fun, custom, religious? Would like to know more. Well framed picture and good DOF although the background is a bit distracting, when looking at the boy.
gezimania (6166) 2008-02-12 1:01
İpmressive portrait with a background telling who he is, how he lives.. A talking shot with a great deepness sense , cheers..
John_F_Kennedy (42919) 2008-02-12 3:30
Interesseting dialy life portrait. I like very much the colours here and the blur background
aadilj (18102) 2008-02-12 3:37
From the thumbnail it seemed like an image from India!! I like the mood and the life captured so well here. great composition with the boy in the fore ground and all the action happening there
danos (87551) 2008-02-12 8:19
very nice portrait of this native boy with his glance to penetrates the scene.Clever your idea to blur the background in order to brings out the details of the face of the boy.Excellent the sharpness and the clarity of your capture. Informative your note too.
scalerman (26900) 2008-02-12 9:54
Hi Elaine: informative bokeh is the clincher in this fine portrait. A background that informs transforms a mere simple portrait into a cultural story. fine. regards, c
MarianneS (15338) 2008-02-12 23:49
This portrait is quite moving.
The young boy has a sad glance, or perhaps is he just exhausted ?
You captured very well his expression, and I like the blurr at the background which lets us imagine the whole scene but allow the eye to concentrate on your main subject.
vincz (19113) 2008-02-14 1:31
Super use of shallow DOF. I love the blurred scene in the background with all the fishermen. The boy is so sharp and colors are excellent and natural, skin, red cloth, tanaka on the face. Great one.
indraajeet (1910) 2008-02-17 23:25
superb capture. the blurred BG creates a nice pattern. the red vest and the strange tattoes mark out the boy
sonkai (1105) 2008-02-28 11:17
I was visiting your gallery,well,only your portrait shots,for the time being..,and I like it so much,I like this one because of composition and colours,the raft out of focus at back go very well to the shot,I like this one exactly in this way,TFS.
siolaw (38284) 2008-04-03 23:45
I like this portrait with well chosen off centered framing letting us see the canoes and people activity in BG. Contrast, colors and DOF are excellent...
We will go to Sittwe and Mrauk U for sure next trip(with Marilyn ;D)
Best regards from Bangkok
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14686)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, Sigma 18-50 f2.8 EX DG, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/4, 1/2500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Burma yet again...........
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-11 22:39