If you visit the port early in the morning you are sure to get some really fresh fish from the small boats bringing in their fresh catch. Later, when they have sold out, they move to a quieter place to take care of their gear for the following day work, as they start out early in the morning. Here's one of them mending his nets. I was looking at him for a while watching how fast and how meticuslously would fix the wholes in them, using only this thumb and fore finger as if he was playing a musical instrument. I just liked it and thought of sharing it with you.
Not very sharp but he was doing too fast to get a better one!
Thanks for stopping by and best wishes to you all.
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meltemi (0) 2009-01-05 9:34
Geia Sou Argiris,
these old weathered hands show a lot of character, the lighting and colours combine well to bring out the textures. Lovely note as well.
All the best.
nasokoun (0) 2009-01-05 9:35
μιά φωτό 'χειροτέχημα'
υπέροχη μπράβο σου,
χαιρετώ σε Νάσος
Aviller (3866) 2009-01-05 9:37
Beautiful level of detail. The DOF really makes the hand stand out although I would have preferred it if it had been a bit more off center but that's just a small complaint. Very fine shot nonetheless.
lc4giala (2190) 2009-01-05 10:08
Καλησπέρα Αργύρη και Καλή Χρονιά
Τέχνη στην τέχνη, τόσο απλά και τόσο όμορφα, τα θερμά μου συγχαρητήρια για την υπέροχη ματιά σου και απόδοση αυτής
ciakgiak (30423) 2009-01-05 10:50
they are very beautiful early plans that allow us to enter gestural of people intent to do their jobs.
A disadvantage of the speed of action the picture is sufficiently clear. Good work dear friend.
A beloved greeting.
mesutilgim (90698) 2009-01-05 12:36
Hi dear Argiris (with the all seeing eye) !
Wonderfull pov and nice capture, showing this fine art of the fisherman ! Nobody can believe, that those hands can manage such a precise work ! Great graphism as well.
TFS and best regards
pabau (488) 2009-01-05 12:53
almost nothing to add at your precise and poetic comment about the hands of this worker.
except that your photo is very ... beautiful (sometimes I want to have more words to say what I feel) : the thin yellow lines over the brown strig, the colored masses (red, yellow, "skin", purple-green) on the light grey.
siamesa (28105) 2009-01-05 13:36
Good idea to capture this movement of the man working in the net. Very well done work.Interesting note.
cagla (4182) 2009-01-05 14:59
Merhaba Argiris. The details of the hand are impressive, it is obvious that he is an expert in his job, he is old but still working and will continue to work, he worked hard that day and feels tired. In my opinion it is sharp enough.Thank you very much for sharing this interesting moment of his hand so beutifully.
Clementi (52514) 2009-01-05 15:51
an ancient job that few people know how to do. magic moment of the capture, excellent the composition.
lousat (85018) 2009-01-05 16:21
Hi Argiris,need a special class to think and made pics like that! A beautiful work,just my best compliments,finally something to different on TN! Have a nice day,Luciano
Longroute (19396) 2009-01-06 2:15
Good and expressive detail of this hand at work. There is a diagonal development in this photo which makes it appeasing.
A good idea, well achieved.
belido (19934) 2009-01-06 2:17
very nice daily life shot. I like this aproximation. It reveals a lot of action. Very good work!
PS: My best wishes to you for 2009!
ChrisJ (107149) 2009-01-06 3:43
A superb close up daily life shot of the hand mending the fishing net. Good dof and reasonable sharpness. Tfs!
hay_kes (30858) 2009-01-06 3:59
Very beautiful close up vith excellent POV, sharpness and details.TFS.
danos (92602) 2009-01-06 4:28
Γεια σου Αργύρη,
πολύ καλή μινιμαλιστική φωτό με τον ψαρά να μπαλώνει τα δίκτυά του.Εξαιρετική λεπτομέρεια και καλή διαχείρηση του φωτός.
Silvio1953 (133778) 2009-01-06 8:34
Ciao Argiris, wonderful details of fisherman's hand, showing hard work, splendid composition, very well done, a great 2009 for you,ciao Silvio
gracious (20025) 2009-01-06 9:02
Excellent portrait of the fisherman daily life! as mending as part of their life as a fisherman!
good closeness of image in nice details as well
many thanks for the wonderful sharing
greeting to you
greek (7594) 2009-01-06 9:28
kali xronia, poly omorfi leptomereia, omorfi kai alithini skini,omorfo fws, galantis
stelli (2993) 2009-01-06 12:59
You have captured a unique moment with great detail! Thank you for sharing! ΦΙΛΙΚΑ Στέλλα
clio (27961) 2009-01-06 13:26
Geia sou Argiri
I like the contrast of this old man's hand which works (with a little bit dirty worker 's nails) and this airial gesture, as that of a fairy who is going to create a miracle by throwing a curse during the birth of a princess.
Fishing becomes a fairy tale with you!
trekks (14348) 2009-01-06 21:11
Something that may have escaped our attention although we often visit places like these, and you have the sharp eye to capture a moment of the man's work. Very good detail and composition although the blur is noticed.
danyy (0) 2009-01-06 23:10
qu'est devenue ta photo précédente ? Un plan rapproché précis ici, avec la profondeur de champ adaptée à ce genre de prise de vue où il faut bien dégager le sujet principal.
Une photo qui manque un rien de netteté.
jorgi (3810) 2009-01-06 23:23
Dirty, wrinkled hands speak of many stories of the rough sea and hard daily work to provide for living.
But nontheless as dirty and wrinkled they are, they also speak of a man of great skill, will and love for the work he does. Hands fixing this net look at this moment most elegant, surgeon precise and appreciating the moment of peace after night on the sea.
All the best,
Graal (101108) 2009-01-06 23:25
good caught moment, fine details and reportage about fisherman work. Pity that it's a bit unsharp. Nice theme and idea.
ymrk (15047) 2009-01-07 3:01
Kalimera Dear Arigiris;
a very tricky,beautiful compo.This like match is musical instrument...
The original idea,with perfect details!
Budapestman (82620) 2009-01-07 4:18
I remembered the same one glancing at the photo, than for you. The sight like that, as if the man would play a musical instrument. Superb close-up with beautiful details. The fishers' life is not easy, the vigorous hand tells a story about the hard days. Congratulations.
Have a nice day!
edal (6804) 2009-01-07 4:26
It's a great shot - focused exactly on the working hand and the net thas is being repared. Its composition is a real favourite of mine.
dip (23888) 2009-01-07 4:47
Geia sou Argiri,
themata gia mia kali fotografia yparxoun pantou guro mas,arkei na exei kaneis tin matia na ta dei,esu edo tin eixes me to parapano...
poli kali i leptometia pou fotografises alla kai to simeioma,
parbo (11092) 2009-01-07 6:15
Can you feel the precise touch and how he is holding the thin rope between fingers? He is just playing with them an instrument as you wrote already. Difficult to learn, it needs many ten years to learn it.
Fantastic one Dear Argiris, you touched heart of action perfectly. Sharpness never disturbed me, a great capture. Take care, congratulations. Ευθυμίες.
elendim (69) 2009-01-07 9:57
Γεια σου Αργυρη!
Εχεις καταγραψει μια υπεροχη στιγμη!
Πολυ γνωριμη για μενα στο νησι αλλα και πολυ ιδιαιτερη!
gilou530 (34) 2009-01-07 13:24
un cadrage parfait de cette main entrain de tricoter le filet de pecheur, une trés bonne netteté, excellent travail
bostankorkulugu (42278) 2009-01-07 14:52
beautiful close up of the working hands... so careful and gentle they do what they do... loved it a lot file mou... all the best...
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-01-08 0:43
Fine picture with the fisherman reparing the fishing-net.
I like a lot how you framed it and colours. The sharpness could be better
Have a nice day
aadilj (18102) 2009-01-08 1:09
You've the captured the hand at work and have done so superbly Argiris. the imapct and the composition is great
papagolf21 (93166) 2009-01-08 2:39
Bonjour, cher Argiris,
C'est presque du travail de broderie quand l'on voit avec quelle précision le pêcheur répare le filet.
Une image très efficace et pleine d'originalité.
temmel (2496) 2009-01-08 3:06
Great capture , showing d activity of the fisherman..
Smart composition with superb details!
All my compliments dear!
Cretense (68695) 2009-01-08 6:07
Geia sou Argiri!
Fotografia -poiima, pragmatiki "psilovelonia". Katapliktiki katagrafi tou xeriou pou doulevei ta dixtya me tosi leptotita san na itan ergoxeiro! Otan yparxei meraki...
ifanik (21679) 2009-01-08 7:17
Ejairetikh stigmh Argiri
Sigxarthria poly kali
mursaloglu (8682) 2009-01-08 8:14
my dear argiris
Great detail and fantastic composition. This picture means how to show sea and fishermen without giving big large compositions of them. Bravo ine poli orea ihsan
salvator (19110) 2009-01-09 2:11
Very nicely composed detail of the fisherman mending his net. The sharpness on his net and hand, and the dof look very nice.
Se xereto. Salvator.
saylan-cb (12738) 2009-01-09 2:14
This is a beautiful close up daily life shot with great POV,sharpness and details.
patdeph (35748) 2009-01-09 3:32
thois is the kind of detail that I like very much,some hands doing something!I like he grace of the gesture,the way he has placed his fingers!The dirty nails show that this man has a hard job!This is very well framed too!Very wel done!
anokutan (15097) 2009-01-09 3:42
Good idea to capture this movement of the man working in the net.The imapct and the composition is great.Regards.
macondo (18977) 2009-01-09 3:43
A fine close up of the hands and the delicate work they are doing. Nice image of the yellow netting above the larger net behind it. I like the simplicity of the shot and the large space in which the subject is located. Yes, there is a little blurring of the hand, but perhaps the light was not good enough to use a faster speed.
alibasarir (15580) 2009-01-09 5:01
çok güzel bir kompozisyon olmuş.ağların el ile temasını nefis yansıtmışsınız.özellikle detaylar mükemmel elinize sağlık.
MarcT (20964) 2009-01-09 13:02
Very nice close up on the hands. Fine details and nice natural colors.
ahmetgedikli (25593) 2009-01-09 15:58
I like the composition of your picture.
The POV and capture are excellent. Great work!
Have a good WE.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-01-10 7:27
Geia Sou Argiri.
La main de cet artisan est photographiée alors qu'elle fait un geste répété par tous les pêcheurs du monde. J'aime la précision de cette main et le rendu des mailles du filet.
Beau travail !
jhm (146618) 2009-01-10 8:19
Thank you very much for your note, I learn almost every day something on this site.
The fingers and very fine net are clear to see.
Splendid composition, good presentation too. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
kroupis (664) 2009-01-17 7:13
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-04-09 7:11
Nicely closed on the hand that mends the net. Precisely focused in fine details demonstrating the intricacy of the operation.
TFS and est regards
aliabazari (16091) 2012-10-28 14:24
Beautiful capture. My very good friend.
- Copyright: Argiris Zafeiridis (azaf1) (15929)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): traditions .., ANTICHI MESTIERI ANCIENT JOBS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-05 8:54
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