Inle Lake, a shallow lake found in the south of Shan State in Myanmar, is one of the most scenic lakes in Southeast Asia. Life around Inle Lake is spread around in 17 villages located both on waterside and small islands, with the only transportation is possible by boats. Although the lake water is not deep, it is full of water plants.
Most of the locals (also known as Intha people) are fisherman who spend their remaining time on the fields. When the season changes, they work as silversmith or making ceramics as well.
The Intha method of fishing is unique: the fisherman uses a tall conical trap containing a gill net. Spotting any signs of fish in the water, he thrusts the trap into the waters to catch the fish.
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JanH (864) 2013-01-06 6:39
Hello May Jayne,
I like the composition and the fisherman is well placed.
Good idea to place the fisherman behind the big net to emphasize the fishing idea. Beautiful light and soft colors. Well presented.
siudzi (33003) 2013-01-06 6:41
An interesting image of this daily life scene. Perfectly cropped and composed view with a great attention on details. Sharpness and exposure were executed very well. Thanks for sharing.
yquem46 (38528) 2013-01-06 6:42
Of course I cannot resist to this one with the unusual POV of the Intha fisherman shot through the circle of his net
A beautiful cloudy sky to complete the compo
have a nice sunday
batalay (35169) 2013-01-06 8:11
The composition is eye catching with the neighboring fisherman framed in the oval of the net in the foreground. I do hope to see these fisherman sometime in the near future.
dta (64982) 2013-01-06 9:46
Hello MAy ,
Joli composition . Avec le point de vue choisi , le pecheur en arrière plan semble pris dans la nasse . Le cadrage est parfait . LA lumière et le ciel sont superbes .
SNOOP_Chan (3887) 2013-01-06 10:27
Hello May, nice to see images from so distant lands here on TE. You acptured a great moment here, the man seems absorbed in his work. Lovely background. Amazing sky also.
Antipodean (1627) 2013-01-06 11:44
Kia ora May,
Love your composition, it captures all the true elemnets of lake fishing. Everyhting is sharp & in good colour. Cheers, Neil
danos (85165) 2013-01-06 12:19
nice the view as the presentation of the local fisherman in Inle lake with the tall conical trap to dominating on the foreground.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
Angshu (55263) 2013-01-07 23:11
Your posts always carry an understated beauty of composition! I have seen so many pictures from Inle, but none as artistically framed as this one...the fisherman framed through the conical net! Very beautiful!
My best wishes to your & your loved ones for this New Year which has just begun
bayno (18342) 2013-01-09 8:14
Super good composition May, fantastic theme and nice colors, you chose a perfect moment to click...good quality and dept...
everlasting (14560) 2013-01-17 21:02
Nicely viewed and composed through the net.
barni (15751) 2013-01-18 9:36
Joli cadrage. L'idée est intéressante d'avoir utilisé la cage en transparence.
leo61 (0) 2013-02-23 0:11
The classical from Inle lake with the canoes and fish traps.Nice to see the mountains in the distance.