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My previous two up-loads (“Mui Ne”, “First Light” and “Pulling the Nets”) were about the hard work of Vietnamese fishermen on the beach of Mui Ne to pull their net out of the sea. Today, it’s about the rewards from their labour.

While they were pulling the nets, they did not speak to each other. Once they could see what they caught, the tension seemed to stop and there was a lot of chattering and excitement. Judging by their faces they were happy and satisfied.

In my ignorance/wishful thinking, I had imagined they would bring a lot more fish on the beach. All the people who were involved shared the catch and went away in a matter of a few minutes. As I walked back to my hotel, I could see many other groups of people in the process of pulling their nets or busy tidying them up, repairing them and carrying them to the boats so they could be ready for the next time they go fishing. Tomorrow, I’ll post more photos of this fascinating beach.

Thank you for your comments and support. Such a nice feeling to have many people interested in seeing different aspects of Vietnam.

I chose the young woman as V1 as I had seen her pulling those cables while I was taking photos but her face was hidden by her scarf all the while. She also had to be V1 as she’s so pretty and you can see the catch of that morning. The other versions are photos of the last stages and the different members of the family (I guess they were a family).

f10 1/100th sec zoom at 70mm

Let me know what you think. Thank you for stopping by.

Have a nice day,

Tags: Photo journalism Beach Sunrise Fishermen Vietnam Landscape and travel South china sea Portraits and people Bin thuan province Mui ne

Voters: CarolG, lonely_oryx, John Giddings and 53 more

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lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
26 Jun 2008 9:18AM
Are they cuttlefish?

Good set of images. I particularly like #1

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Sahyadri 11 61 2 India
26 Jun 2008 9:20AM
great set again JN
26 Jun 2008 9:21AM
Yes there are some cuttlefish. JNC
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 9:26AM
great captured and fanastic lighting JN
26 Jun 2008 9:35AM
Super series of shots. Sylvia
DolphinLady 13 54 1 Wales
26 Jun 2008 9:41AM
I like the cropped version you have done of the lady in V1, as you say she's so pretty.
Another wonderful set of well detailed images.
I may not always have the time to make comments, but I am thoroughly enjoying the series JeanNoel.
riprap007 14 1.6k 37 England
26 Jun 2008 10:38AM
a cracking series of shots, particularly like one with the light and shape of the hat
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
26 Jun 2008 10:55AM
Excellent series JC. Great work.
26 Jun 2008 12:49PM
Great set of images giving a good account.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2060 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 1:50PM
Lovely set, I paricularly like V1 for the wonderful light, but the colours in V5 are so good as well.
Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 2:31PM
Wonderful series, really like the first and last, but for me V5 stands out all on its own. Superb colours, light and reflections.
dianah 12 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 2:33PM
This is a fabulous series JN I love version excellent natural candid portrait shot.
Baronred 11 2 Australia
26 Jun 2008 2:41PM
Brilliant capture of people in their habitat / work.
Cormy 11 3 England
26 Jun 2008 3:32PM
Nos 4 & 5 are my favorites of a super series.
proz 14 205 United States
26 Jun 2008 3:52PM
as per your norm, exceptional series of images. I am a huge fan of your uploads.
Bob_V 11 1 2 United States
26 Jun 2008 3:53PM
A wonderful set of images.
Hanners 13 875 10 Ireland
26 Jun 2008 3:54PM
Fantastic set of shots, love #4 Smile
graceland 14 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 4:02PM
Great all great !!!
bayleaf 11 8 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 4:34PM
What a superb set of shots once again.

piccy 13 8 Wales
26 Jun 2008 5:39PM
A super set - would be no good me living there as I'm not that keen on fish. Wink
danbrann 14 640 17
26 Jun 2008 7:10PM

Quote:Are they cuttlefish?

i think they are scarce fish... Not a lot of reward for a days fishing.
a good information series.
GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 7:19PM
Fantastic series, some wonderful portraits in there.

robway 14 318 Wales
26 Jun 2008 8:40PM
Superb concentration on a theme with all these lovely people and their work and the sea.
26 Jun 2008 9:21PM
Very well done JeanNoel, love the shot of the cuttle fish, fine images, Adrian
Gezina 12 3 6 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 10:54AM
A lovely series of shots again JeanNoel, like you I thought after all that work the reward would be plenty and was almost disappointed to see how many fish they got, I do like V1 but V6 takes the biscuit - to have a brilliant smile like that after you've worked so hard and the catch wasn't great, just keeps me humble. Ina
CherryMartin 11 10 United States
27 Jun 2008 3:44PM
wonderful images, make one feel lucky we live where we live.
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 6:55PM
Super shots Jean Noel, most of all I like #10, a great portrait.
The rewards doesn't seem abundant to me, if you think of the number of poeple involved. but I am sure they are more contented than many people here.
faraidoon 11 1 Afghanistan
28 Jun 2008 9:40AM
lovely seriese of shots great work and effort.
TelStar 14 116 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2008 11:30AM
Some beautiful shots there, Jean Noel. I particularly like the first and final portrait close-up.

AlanC1 12 1 England
28 Jun 2008 5:26PM
Fantastic series, pleased to be your 50th vote well done
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
28 Jun 2008 7:56PM
An excellent set of images JNC, no5 is my personal favourite because of the colours and the reflections in the wet sand
fossilized 14 79 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2008 8:19PM
A beautiful set of very interesting shots.
crookymonsta Plus
11 840 10 England
30 Jun 2008 5:36PM
Fantastic series - #5 for the wonderful reflections and colours

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