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Fishing folks of Cheung Chau

By ppang
I have also taken this photo in Cheung Chau (which means “Long Island” in Cantonese). Despite its name, Cheung Chau is a tiny dumbbell-shaped island which situated just 12 km from Hong Kong Island. With fishing and tourism as its main industry, Cheung Chau supports a small population of fishing families whom till date maintain their traditional lifestyles. If you walk along the waterfront (where the ferry lands) or the narrow lanes in its little town, you can see arrays of dried seafood (one of Cheung Chau’s specialities) being sold or being produced. This lovely old lady was trying to sell me some dried squids. It was a pity that I couldn’t buy some back to London…

Kindly spare some time for comment/critic(s)... please. Many many thanks!

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Landscape and travel Cheung chau Fisheries

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1 Feb 2007 3:06PM
This is a really interesting image - well captured. My only observation would be, does it need rotating slightly to straighten the verticals? It's hard to tell, it could be a trick of the perspective.
1 Feb 2007 3:06PM
I like it Smile

AlanBW 15 20 England
1 Feb 2007 3:08PM
Good B&W candid image - it might need a bit of straightening, but the content is superb
Malc_V 15 England
1 Feb 2007 3:43PM
Brilliant slice of every day life.

Nice one.

ppang 14 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2007 9:04AM
Thank you so much, Chris, Noe, Alan and Malc, for your encouraging and constructive comments Smile

As for straightening of the photo:
I tried to rotate the picture yesterday but I am not sure which is the most suitable function to do it in Photoshop CS. Is it the "rotate canvas" function in the "Edit" menu? After rotation, I will need to crop the photo, correct?

Thanks again!!
clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
2 Feb 2007 9:29AM
yep, rotate canvas and then for an exact adjustment use "arbitrary". Pull out some rulers place them along some vertical lines for reference (this may prove to be dificult in this image). And then re-crop.
I like the toning in this image, although a bit more contrast might give it a bit more depth and oomph
MDaniel 14 3 3 Ghana
2 Feb 2007 9:45AM
Speant a few years near Hong Kong, in Shenzen (Forgive spelling). Like this shot, it is the China I remember!!!
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
2 Feb 2007 11:45AM
a great bnw image ...steet photography at it's best - very well taken !

looking forward to see more


Have been in Cheung Chau...many years ago..enjoyed this island very much after one week urban Hong Kong *twinkle*
Mavis 19 143 2 England
2 Feb 2007 12:10PM
A good candid of a sweet old lady .

Yes it does need a slight crop . Arbitory about 1.5 to the right . Then use the black crop tool on left to make the image straigt . If you don't like what you have done go to edit and undo .
tuhin 14
6 Feb 2007 11:35AM
Hi frend, I look your photograff. Vere well.
18 Feb 2007 1:58PM
This is an interesting shot, showing tradition mixed with modern (Polystyrene boxes).

Good black and white shot.
19 Feb 2007 11:01AM
Very beautiful image. the slight slant doesn't really bother me. If it were up to me, I would probably crop about a cm of the bottom to lose a bit of the large white areas, sharpen it a bit more and give it a bit more punch with the contrast. But good as is
Barleybank 15 15 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2007 1:45PM
A nicely composed candid shot, which lends itself to the Monochrome treatment.

When the exams are over, get out there with the camera!

Well done.

Barleybank 15 15 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2007 1:53PM
It does'nt need straightening at all, if you were to sraighten the verticals ie the ladder and the boxes, then the lady would be leaning backwards.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 18 Wales
20 Feb 2007 8:33PM
Excellent candid image and works so well in B/W.Good luck with your studies and your photography.
summ3r 14 26 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2007 9:59AM
full of character lovely shot
Paree 16 616 3
24 Feb 2007 8:19AM
a wonderful casndid photo, and an interesting discription,
well done
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
3 Mar 2007 12:09AM
well spotted and good life style shot

forestrich 14 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2007 12:14AM
Wonderful image. Takes me back to my 2 yrs in HK early 90's.

trissie 14 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2007 12:56AM
A superb B&W image, well taken.

Trish x
7 Mar 2007 9:51PM
Well captured moment,works wel in B+W,well done.

15 13 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2007 9:15AM
Nice candid P.

Regards Simon.
peter_oak 15 1 England
10 Apr 2007 5:35PM
Good candid shot might try a visit some day.

An interesting shot. B&W suits this photo very well. JNC

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