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The Fish!

By Savvouri
I arrived in Kathmandu smack in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the preparations for their Dashain festival. It was evening and everyone was preparing for the big day. I was passing this fishmonger and i just loved the look on the little girl's face.. I also had this up in the critique gallery!

Tags: Photo journalism Fish Girl Landscape and travel Kathmandu Portraits and people

Voters: liparig, incognito, yemtrav and 28 more

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29 Nov 2006 9:23AM
Excellent image Christina. The little girls face watching is a great touch. Nice social documentary shot


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29 Nov 2006 9:28AM
Great scene you've captured. The exposure is perfect.
culturedcanvas 13 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2006 9:28AM
Yes I remember posting critique on it ... good to see it here for votes too ... Im sure it will do well.

Savvouri 12 3 Cyprus
29 Nov 2006 9:39AM
Thanks guys for all the comments!
User_Removed 15 239 7 England
29 Nov 2006 9:42AM
it is a super image though for me the bright light is a disagreeable distraction. but take it from me i fully appreciate the difficulty in getting a balance in a pic like this without say the use of flash the over exposed light is exagerated with digital images. one way you could avoid this is to bracket your shot & then in ps copy & paste one over the other & then use the history brush to bring back the perfectly exposed objects in the image leaving an underexposed light that would be less invasive. sure when you have people in the image its rare they stay still enough to get exactly the same image in 2 or 3 frames. some cameras though do provide a feature that allows you to pre-set this type of exposure compensation.

incognito 15 75
29 Nov 2006 10:46AM
I liked it the first time round and I think it's fantastic this time round - Excellent shot.

Thanks for your comment

HarryStan 14 50 Australia
29 Nov 2006 11:59AM
This is a great shot...even with the light a bit question - where'd they get the fish, not alot of water i can remember around Kathmandhu?!!
Savvouri 12 3 Cyprus
29 Nov 2006 12:47PM
Funnily enough nepal is apparently the second most endowed country in the world in terms of hydropower and fresh water supply! There is a big problem in Kathmandu however with most rivers being heavily polluted. Lets hope the fish here are not from the Bagmati river!
kidda 17 277
29 Nov 2006 4:14PM
Great shot, I Love the little girls expression, shame about the light being so bright but the lighting it's produced on the fish and girl is really nice.
MDaniel 13 3 3 Ghana
30 Nov 2006 9:05AM
Wonderful candid image, I love the way the girl is transfixed by the man weighing the fish....Great capture....Please more of these please.
tg 15 86 Scotland
1 Dec 2006 10:21AM
Nice shot, well seen and captured.
1 Dec 2006 6:04PM
terrific photo. like the perspective with the fish in the fg. Bit of a shame about the light, but it far from spoils the photo. very good
andmolliethedog 13 120 11 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2006 8:57AM
Very difficult to get everything under control in this type of situation so very well done.
yemtrav 13 9 England
14 Dec 2006 10:58AM
This is a nice one. I didn't dare eat fish or meat in Kathmandu.
Savvouri 12 3 Cyprus
14 Dec 2006 4:17PM
Neither did I Paul!! I lived on rice for a whole month!!And Parlagi biscuits!!
liparig 15 233 United States
14 Dec 2006 4:45PM
This is a great people capture love the interest the boy has

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