A traditional mode of fishing in China involves the use of cormorants to catch fish. Fishermen on bamboo rafts use strong lights suspended over the water to attract the fish. The cormorants, which are tethered with rings round the base of their necks, catch the fish and then disgorge them for the fishermen (When their work is done the rings are removed so they can eat. These shows are regular features of the high season, or they can be arranged, along with riverboats for an evening's entertainment afloat. The boats are flat, narrow rafts consisting of five or six large, round bamboo trunks tied together and upturned at the stern. The fisherman stands on the raft, using a pole to propel the boat. His cormorants perch on his outstretched arms, diving on his command. One good cormorant can feed an entire family.
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marabu61 (11229) 2012-06-19 7:48
What a beautiful picture! I like the serene mood of this scenery, the light and framing are perfect and the mountains disapearing in the background add to the general feel of calm to this scene.
I hope, one day I will be able to visit a place such as this.
Thanks for sharing and greetings from Switzerland
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2012-06-19 8:08
Hello Tony, that is quite a nice photo! The atmosphere is amazing! I didn't know about this fishing technique. Truely amazing!
GREGG (7888) 2012-06-19 8:36
beautiful part of the world, a Chinese river, surrounded by amazing rocks
dale54 (8766) 2012-06-19 9:39
tony hello,wow, i mean WOW!! this is one heck of a pic,it has everything! super scene,with that misty lite light! tfs! dr
m00n (2259) 2012-06-19 10:09
Nice photo. Distinguishes itself from others. Thoughtful and interesting in artistic terms. Technically good, too.
joso (2417) 2012-06-19 11:08
a fairy atmospher! excellent management, for the light, for the misty bg, the position of the boats guiding the eye towards, and the decreasing mountains bring us back to the riverside
bergese (6699) 2012-06-19 12:24
Très belle image de ces pêcheurs traditionnels et de leurs embarcations. L’atmosphère y est troublante.
CLODO (35362) 2012-06-19 22:49
Superb light management and at 1 second exposition,, the men are still sharp. Perfect framing.
GiovanniG (3637) 2012-06-20 8:48
Amazing capture! I see you had a 1 second exposure and it's curious how still the boatman stayed for such a long exposure. Wonderful capture!
kwekwekan (1078) 2012-06-21 11:56
Great subject matter & an incredible atmosphere to the entire photo. This method of fishing always looks so spectacular and beautiful. Excellent light management and exposure. TFS
willperrett (11688) 2012-06-28 1:19
This is another stunner that you've added to your portfolio. The management of light under difficult conditions is excellent; the composition is of course impeccable, and the mysterious beauty of the scene is palpable. Gorgeous work.
smash2707 (3320) 2013-09-16 17:14
Amazing shot under difficult light conditions. Great sharpness, perfect contrast, beautiful compo, nice colors. TFS
- Copyright: Tony Mok (TMLH) (2496)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4, 1 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO's selection XIII [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-19 7:43
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