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Photographer's Note

There are many photographic workflows: the ninja style, getting around people stealthly, so one can catch people in a natural fashion; the PR style, talking and talking so as to get people confortable before asking to take their snapshot; the uncaring, won’t have any scruple of shooting peoples’ portraits in their faces; the automatic shooting style, getting every move of everything in a shot and figuring it out later; the ultra-self-conscious style, thinking of every possible meaning of every possible parameter until you press the shutter (or don’t...); the contemplative landscapist, waiting for the right light or the right atmospheric conditions, etc. I think nobody is entirely in one category, but will adapt according to circumstances and objectives.
When I made this shot, I wasn’t worried about anything but adjusting tripod, changing filters, composing seascape shots. I then realized there was this absorbed fisherman, just enjoying the sunny day after many rainy ones. In a way, just as me, he was waiting hours for the perfect catch. Of course I had to change to the more stealthy mode, with another lens, and capture the moment, if only to remember. Hope you like it.

WS with more contrast

Horizontal shot, with another possible composition




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>>Other shots from my trip to the state of Espírito Santo



Camera Model Canon EOS 40D
Shooting Date/Time 29/12/2008 18:39:42
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/320
Av( Aperture Value ) 5.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 400
Lens EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 200.0 mm
Image Size 3888x2592
Image Quality RAW
Flash Off
White Balance Mode Auto
AF Mode One-Shot AF
Picture Style Standard
Sharpness 6
Contrast 0
Saturation 0
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB
Long exposure noise reduction 1:Auto
High ISO speed noise reduction 1:Enable
Highlight tone priority 0:Disable
File Size 12946 KB
Drive Mode Low-speed continuous shooting

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