stilts are passed down from generation to generation. they go out fishing twice every day (except, for the twelve poya (full moon) days a year), 3-4 hrs in the morning between 5:30-10:00 and in the late afternoon, between abt 3:00 to sunset. the tiny fish they catch sell for 4 rupees/pc (abt 3.5 cents), on a good day they catch 2-300, on a bad day only 50-100. they're movements reminded me of the gracefulness of fencers.
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yquem46 (38750) 2008-12-28 9:14
Quite unusual indeed and totally in the spirit of TE to discover the world through photography! Yes looking like a ballet of puppets. Surprised by this kind of activity but also by the density of fishermen on a rather small space
Have a good end of 2008 and best wishes for 2009
leo61 (0) 2008-12-28 9:24
Great shot of these fishermen.Theirs sillhouettes look great and i like these clouds.
There is a lot of noise in the sky,I tried a workshop.
parbo (11092) 2008-12-28 9:35
You got fantastic lights here and working in B&W medium right choice for increasing splendid contrasts and tonality. Their silhouettes just speechless while using traditional way of fishing. Congratulations.
With my best new year wishes to you and your family.
bapun1 (803) 2008-12-28 11:01
Fantastic view.The shilhouttes look great.
I like the WS too.
BennyV (14695) 2008-12-28 12:11
An impressive shot, Mark. The bl/w is good choice, as it puts all the focus on the silhouettes. I also like the positioning of that one guy smack dab in the middle of the scene. Wow!
Hunkar (7136) 2008-12-28 13:03
An interesting B&W image with nice silhouettes..
adores (41680) 2008-12-28 15:26
This is a beautiful shot and it shows a very genuine activity in Sri Lanka. I like the composition and your option for the b&w.In this case I like both versions, yours and Andreas's Ws.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-12-28 19:12
I've seen a lot of photos showing this, but this is the first one showing so much fishermen in the same framing
interesting shot with depth and a nice play of silhouettes
coco (30439) 2008-12-29 4:59
Amazing picture. Its composition, its work with the light and its strong graphism are amazing.
yaya13baut (3344) 2008-12-29 6:00
good account on this kind of fishing, I didn't know it. Very interesting to show people at work all around the world.
Good compo of all these fishermen on their stilts, they look like martyrs on their cross or something.
Good light, that show only their silhouettes.
And good B&W treatment with this grain, it reinforces the atmosphere.
lespicaros (5542) 2009-01-01 11:54
Superbe prise ! quelle ambiance !
dommage qu'il y ait autant de bruit
meilleurs voeux pour 2009
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2009-01-04 16:00
Happy oh-nine Mark! Excellent shot, love the silouettes. Hey where are you these days? Still on the road or settled somewhere and travelling? I'm jealous looking at your pics man, I miss the wander!
tomescuc (3291) 2009-06-02 23:10
unusual, a bit surreal scene. like how the silhouettes disperse in the scene, nice contrejour effect that works very well here.
- Copyright: Mark Panszky (markoci) (3933)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-12-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-28 8:56