I'm currently in Sri Lanka on work and the hotel I'm staying in borders the Amaya Lake, a huge man-made reservoir. This is Dambulla, considered to be Sri Lanka;s dry zone, where the rainfall is much lower than the national average and rain occurs very rarely. Yesterday though, the weather suddenly turned stormy and wind picked up...it became an intense atmosphere that I was able to capture on my walk around this lake. The two fishermen setting out on their dangerous journey to make their livelihood, in my opinion, gives this picture an added significance. The only way to balance the light was to use my ND Grad (4 stop) filter. Let me know what you think of this shot.
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Vato_Law (12720) 2010-08-16 12:32
it's s beautiful shot you have here, the light, the storm that is coming and 2 two guys who knows that they are risking a lot but anyway they carry on with their intention.
It's strange, but understandable, due to their living conditions that they do so, knowing that in some minutes they might be fighting against the force of the nature but nevertheless they have to fish to survive and I don't think they hesitated too much.
theswedish (680) 2010-08-17 2:58
You continue to impress. Looking at your photos you excel at composition. Perhaps in another life you were an artist? The lines or should I say they way the eye is led, is perfect.
sandpiper (6788) 2010-08-17 4:53
Great shot, beautiful light, perfect composition.
Fante (5429) 2010-08-17 12:19
amazing daily life photo. Great composition. Perfect time of shooting. Excellent focus on fishermans. Lovely natural colors and good POV. Bravo
TopGeo (38202) 2010-08-19 10:49
Hi Hemant!Am in favour the extreme situations in the sky the colours and the prospect I liked here your picture But also your general perception for the photograph! I approve your gallery and I thank you!
siudzi (33621) 2010-08-19 15:44
Wow, what a great shot! The sky looks amazing! Very good composition. Really like it. TFS. Best, Malgorzata
Angshu (55669) 2010-08-24 9:20
Fine use of the wide lens here...the clouds seem to race from the sides to the centre of the picture. Think the reddish tinge in the sky is a bit unnatural...but you saw it & so for me, I can only comment! The colour of the boat is beautiful & also like the the diagonal of waves as they lap on to the shore
svefay (808) 2010-09-19 1:57
a nice composition, may be it will be better if it crops from the top, TFS...
- Copyright: Hemant Buch (hemantbuch) (1649)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-16 12:15