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Portrait of a fisherman



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kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman November 11, 2014
Wonderful...keep putting up these portraits...k
ssharma
ssharma November 11, 2014
Thanks a lot !
roccochiara
 
roccochiara November 29, 2014
affascinante!!!
ssharma
ssharma December 01, 2014
Thanks !
sadetutka
 
sadetutka January 23, 2015
Spot on!
ssharma
ssharma January 23, 2015
thank you !
LUsherLamacraft Premium
 
LUsherLamacraft May 18, 2015
Beautiful use of light. :-)
ssharma
ssharma May 20, 2015
thank you !
SummerGladwell
 
SummerGladwell May 19, 2015
You have captured a magical moment...absolutely beautiful!
ssharma
ssharma May 20, 2015
thanks a lot :)
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter May 25, 2015
Great creative image, nice work. - Jake
ssharma
ssharma May 25, 2015
thank you Jake !
MelissaSword PRO
 
MelissaSword May 26, 2015
Beautiful lighting, love the reflection in the lantern base.
ssharma
ssharma May 26, 2015
thank you !
Wendy-May
 
Wendy-May May 28, 2015
Lovely colours and tones... great image!
ssharma
ssharma May 28, 2015
Thank you !
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell May 31, 2015
Looks like a scene from a movie :) Great composition
ssharma
ssharma May 31, 2015
thanks !
PrinceNacho
 
PrinceNacho June 01, 2015
Stunning portrait.... Both the colours and the composition are just astonishing and create a telltale like atmosphere
ssharma
ssharma June 01, 2015
Thanks for appreciating my work !
BensPhotography
 
BensPhotography July 05, 2015
amazing phototure :)
ssharma
ssharma July 05, 2015
Thank you !
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon September 01, 2015
Congratulations on your success in Basic Edits competition
ssharma
ssharma October 01, 2015
Thank you !
KatherineM84
 
KatherineM84 September 30, 2015
AMAZING
KatherineM84
 
KatherineM84 September 30, 2015
the light of the lantern needs boosting. youve tried to compress it but i want to see it shine. its the kind of light you need to blow out. love the lighting on the face and else where!
ssharma
ssharma October 01, 2015
Thank you !
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle October 06, 2015
Outstanding photo!
ssharma
ssharma October 06, 2015
Thank you !
geok968 PRO+
 
geok968 August 18, 2016
Outstanding image!
Lovenit Premium
 
Lovenit August 18, 2016
This is absolutely beautiful!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Xingping village, which is a small fishing village in Yangshuo, China. It's an old beautiful village surrounded by Karst mountains.
Time
his is one of my favorite because there is a an interesting story behind this shot. So i went to see this famous point called ¥20 point (landscape depicted on ¥20 currency). I wanted to capture some sunset shots behind the Karst mountains at that point. I was well prepared with all my gear and i reached there little early (around 5:00-5:30 pm) so i can set up everything. As i was waiting for the sunset luckily i saw this fisherman and i asked him if i can take some of his pictures and he gladly said yes. I got so excited that i totally forgot about the sunset but at the end i got lots of good fisherman pictures.
Lighting
To get this unique look i wanted little till it get little dark. I only wanted to use the lantern light (no surrounding light at all). My aim was to get a light on his face and rest leave everything little darker. It took me sometime to get the lighting i wanted but ultimately i did. I love how his face is lit by the yellow light of the lantern.
Equipment
For this photo i used sony A77 mark II and Tamron 18-200mm lens. I had my tripod ready too but for this shot i did not use it. I am very comfortable with my camera and most of the times i don't use tripod unless it totally necessary.
Inspiration
As i've said earlier i wanted to capture that ¥20 point during sunset. I planned everything accordingly as i knew that this is the only chance i have. There was no second visit ( i was leaving from Yangshuo the very next day). I was well prepared and i think it's all get paid off. I've seen some nice karst mountain pictures by other photographers and i wanted to click one myself but i guess i got lucky and got this interesting Fisherman shot.
Editing
Usually i use Adobe Lightroom and photoshop for post processing. For this particular shot i only used Adobe Lightroom . I always shoot in RAW so i can get the full control on the processing. On this photo i did not do much processing as i wanted to do justice to that i witnessed. I just did some color and contrast adjustment.
In my camera bag
camera: Sony A77 mark II Lenses: Tokina 11-16/2.8 mm , Tamron 90 mm prime, Tamron 18-200mm. A remote timer, some filters and very important few extra batteries.
Feedback
The only advice i have is that always be prepared. You should know your camera very well because when shooting at this hour light changes very fast and you need to change your camera settings accordingly. Always arrive at the location little early because you never know what you can find.

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