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fag break!

By Jasper87  
... or should it be multi-tasking - smoking and paddling his own canoe.

A fisherman on Lake Inle (Burma/Myanmar). The classic shot would be having him cast the net whilst using the paddle with his leg. Alas, not to be, he was on a smoke break, and I was in a boat going the other way! The poles in the background anchor those floating gardens to the lake bed. The light was harsh and the guy's face was very shaded. I've lightened it a bit but any more looks too false. And yes, I know, I've cut off the pointy end of the boat, I was bouncing up and down a bit in our boat GrinGrin

A super response to my Arches image, thank you very much, especially the UA donors whom I have thanked personally (well, by PM actuallyGrin).


Tags: Fishing Boat Burma Landscape and travel Inle lake

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NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
14 Feb 2013 8:58AM
At least he isn't sneaking behind the bike shed for a drag..................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 Feb 2013 8:58AM
A great grab shot, Dave, and an interesting fishing net in his canoe. Carol
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 9:05AM
An exotic slice of life. The content of this type of image is more important than 'correct' composition etc. A very enjoyable image to look at.

Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 9:06AM
A great image and well timed too. The colour is just right
14 Feb 2013 9:11AM
fine capture Dave

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 9:12AM
Fantastic shot Dave, excellent composition and very nicely captured, boats do tend to move when you dont want them too, as I have found in the past Smile

14 Feb 2013 9:26AM
An excellent vibrant capture Dave. Superb dof
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
14 Feb 2013 9:33AM
What an excellent photo Dave !! I am amazed that the canoe does not tip with him so in front !!
14 Feb 2013 9:36AM
Brilliant image Dave.superb comp and great colours..Lin
14 Feb 2013 9:43AM
Excellent capture Dave, like it a lot,
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
14 Feb 2013 10:01AM
Another super image from your visit to Burma.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Feb 2013 10:02AM
Given your viewpoint and the light conditions, you have done jolly well in capturing this passing fisherman and his craft so beautifully, Dave.
Your fast shutter has stopped the action and the subject is very crisp and detailed.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
14 Feb 2013 10:06AM
Fantastic work, Dave.
Tibetan 6 3 England
14 Feb 2013 10:33AM

Quote:An exotic slice of life. The content of this type of image is more important than 'correct' composition etc. A very enjoyable image to look at.


I agree with that nice one well Done Dave, like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 10:48AM
Another insight into a different culture. I wonder how we in the western world would fare catching our own food?

Superb shot, content is excellent and I like the layers that draw the eye further back into the image the more you look.. Great work Dave
Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Feb 2013 10:55AM
Not an easy shot to get in the harsh light and a moving boat but you have got good details and colours - so overall a good image Dave.
Regards Richard
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
14 Feb 2013 11:12AM
How many years of practice, I wonder, go into being able to balance like this at the front of a boat? I actually love the light and details on his face so if you had to do some manipulation to achieve this, well done indeed!

DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 11:13AM
A lovely sharp image (especially considering that you were "bouncing about") and a wonderfully strong character study!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 11:15AM
I think this is a wonderful image - so authentic and I love the boat and the shape of the net.
The hat, the paddle an the pose are a photographer's dream.
Background interesting but doesn't detract from the subject.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 11:36AM
You certainly made the most of occasion with this shot - not exactly tripod conditions in the boat SmileSmile
Terrific colours SmileSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 11:54AM
Superbly captured image Dave.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 12:02PM
brilliant light and detail dave belting colours a stunner nice one Wink
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
14 Feb 2013 12:12PM
You are making me wish I could go to Burma. Great shot
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 12:22PM
A super image Dave - it works really well given the difficult circumstances outlined by you - lots of interest and detail. That fishing net is amazing.
Term 12 86 9 England
14 Feb 2013 12:29PM
great image,

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
14 Feb 2013 12:41PM
Another masterpiece from this very interesting country Dave.


almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 1:18PM
Contrast handled very well again, the waves make a great lead in and the background poles link in well with his paddle and net. I don't think the face looks artificial, more like the light is reflected on to it. You probably feel the way you do because you know what you did to it! Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
14 Feb 2013 1:29PM
The mist creates a lovely sense of depth and distance to the image. Nicely captured with the oar at a diagonal. Also very much like the wave action in the water.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
14 Feb 2013 2:00PM
Beautiful composition and clarity Dave. Glad you didn't do the standard pose Wink
14 Feb 2013 3:00PM
Fantastic capture Dave
14 Feb 2013 3:17PM
Another great picture. I love the various shades of blue.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
14 Feb 2013 3:23PM
A super image Dave... I just wonder how many channels he can pick up on that satellite dish Wink

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
14 Feb 2013 3:36PM
A Lovely imageSmile
14 Feb 2013 3:41PM
Well seen and excellently captured.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Feb 2013 3:54PM
And doing a balancing act too, the way he's perched on the end of that boat! Wink A superb shot, Dave Smile
Trev Smile
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 4:38PM
Love this Dave, I might be coming backWink
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 5:31PM
Fab image. he's brave - sitting right on the tip of the canoe like he is - it looks deep!! Wink
14 Feb 2013 6:00PM
Perfect dof Dave, another fantastic image from your travel's.

John Smile
14 Feb 2013 7:30PM
Dave, lovely image with strong detail and vibrant colours..........very nice.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
14 Feb 2013 7:43PM
Another cracker

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
14 Feb 2013 7:52PM
I'm loving this series, Dave -- makes me want to get there some day soon.
meniko 7 Cyprus
14 Feb 2013 7:54PM
love the movement of the water in general
and around the paddle in particular
a n d the expression on his face
stunning image
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 8:05PM
Great capture with interest running through the entire image.

bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 8:08PM
Fantastic shot Dave I think you were multitasking keeping your balance and taking photo's.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 8:20PM
That shed is cutting off his net DaveWinkWinkWinkWink
Or is it a fence? Only joking.......
Dont take afenceTongue
Great work, and I dont mind the tip of the boat being missingSmile
Trevhas Plus
6 1.3k 3 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 8:23PM
Great colours and detail, Don't worry about the pointy end bit looks better without it, keeps the attention on the fag man and net. Excellent shot Dave.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 9:06PM
A really super capture
14 Feb 2013 9:31PM
Top shot lovely detail and colour
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 9:45PM
Chraking shot with that light Dave, It is amazing how this people work, bare foot, little boats, etc. etc...... Very sharp, Did you have a tripode? GrinGrinGrin
15 Feb 2013 3:19AM
A lot to learn about Burma/Myanmar from your pictures. This is a awesome picture with a nice composition.

Jocelia 7 2 1 Australia
15 Feb 2013 9:33AM
Brilliant shot here Dave.
Is that your boat making the waves…????

15 Feb 2013 7:21PM
What an excellent photo
YorkshireSam 8 110 3 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 1:39AM
Reading the conditions you did well here. It's strange how images from foreign lands always have that extra something too to fire our wunderlust. Like it !
17 Feb 2013 5:58PM
My colleague!Wink Only one difference is between us, I do it for fun and he for food ...
Regards Valery
Ayoob 7 Australia
20 Feb 2013 12:24AM
Lovely detail and captured ,Dave.................Grin
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
20 Feb 2013 3:47AM
Seems like there was no break for this chap Dave, great capture under any circumstace and the light on his face looks very natural!
Rgds., Jim
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Feb 2013 11:43AM
Wow, you actually managed to hire a boat!
could have done with one at times in Malaysia but then the rivers flow very fast, so how do you get it back.
and yes it is a wonderful capture!
LexEquine 12 19 United States
24 Feb 2013 11:46PM
Great Color Reportage Capture ~ Peter

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