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Traditional Fishing with cormorants



The Ancient Tradition of Fishing With Cormorants on China's River Li in Xinping village

The Ancient Tradition of Fishing With Cormorants on China's River Li in Xinping village
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29 Comments | Report
shema
 
shema February 10, 2014
nice!
donnawright
 
donnawright February 10, 2014
Magical atmosphere. Like this a lot!
teresamazur
 
teresamazur February 14, 2014
enchanting!
SuperT22
 
SuperT22 April 09, 2014
well done
blueberrydragon
 
blueberrydragon October 22, 2014
This is my favorite!
blueberrydragon
 
blueberrydragon October 22, 2014
Would you mind if I took a picture of this and painted it?
Alovaddin
Alovaddin October 22, 2014
Sure, go ahead! but send me of photo of it. WOuld be nice to look at it
blueberrydragon
 
blueberrydragon October 22, 2014
or tried to anyways? lol
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle November 17, 2014
Fantastic photo - congratulations on you win!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana November 17, 2014
A great shot! Congratulations!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 17, 2014
This is Great, Congratulations on your Award!
HarrieMuis
 
HarrieMuis November 18, 2014
absolutely one of my all time favorites, splendid
prekob316 PRO
 
prekob316 November 24, 2014
Amazing!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 24, 2014
Brilliant image. Congratulations on being the Winner.
Alovaddin
 
Alovaddin November 25, 2014
Thank you everyone! I very much appreciate your comments
juliesleeman
 
juliesleeman November 26, 2014
One of the most magical images i have ever seen. Congratulations
Alovaddin
Alovaddin November 26, 2014
appreciate!
sebastianmuglia
 
sebastianmuglia November 26, 2014
Todd Glaser has already said everything! Beautiful
Trish_T
 
Trish_T November 26, 2014
I am amazed that you managed to get such a great picture at 1/20 as there must have been some movement from him poling. Fantastic.
Alovaddin
Alovaddin November 26, 2014
Thank you! I guess he is not poling, just holding it. Plus i was using trippod :)
Little_dust_devil
 
Little_dust_devil November 27, 2014
This gives me the chills it's so good!
blueberrydragon
 
blueberrydragon November 28, 2014
Congradulation on your win Alovaddin!You already know I love this picture!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 November 28, 2014
spectacular, congrats on your win
howie516 PRO
 
howie516 December 01, 2014
So happy I did not miss this one, absolute beauty
richardsparks
 
richardsparks May 16, 2015
Beautiful
dasayush
 
dasayush May 16, 2015
nice
shutterbug12
 
shutterbug12 May 16, 2015
This is such an outstanding photo.
tonyseet
 
tonyseet May 16, 2015
Magnificent shot!
kellycoventry
 
kellycoventry May 17, 2015
Gorgeous photo! Congratulations on your win!
Alovaddin
 
Alovaddin May 17, 2015
Thank you everybody! I appreciate your judgment!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 November 14, 2015
Stunning and magical. Needs to be framed on a wall!
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stephenfangmoore March 18, 2018
Gorgeous shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
It was taken in one of the most popular tourist destination in China. In particular, in Xinping village near Guilin city, Guangxi province, China.
Time
It was 20–30 minutes after sunset
Lighting
It is all natural lights and lamp's light. I didn't even used a reflector which i had no that day.
Equipment
I had only Nikon D7000 and nikkor kit lens 18-105mm, 3.5-5.6. Also, i used my lovely travel tripod from Giottos
Inspiration
The first time I saw photos of traditional Chinese cormorant fishing on other photography websites. I was very inspired to see the artistic merit photos of an ancient tradition that still "practiced" in China. In fact, when i went to that fishing village i was a bit upset because the fishing village was not like "old village" that i was expecting to see and the cormorant fishing tradition exists only for photographers. Nevertheless, it didn't prevent me to feel the spirit of this place.
Editing
I did some post-processing that i don't remember now. I guess it was very basic color adjustments.
In my camera bag
I do have my camera Nikon D7000, my first dsrl camera Lumix GFK3 that i use rarely now, a Nikkor lens 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 that i use for portraiture, Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 that i obtained recently and my lovely travel Giottos.
Feedback
Carry your tripod and don't use flash light which destroys aura of such magic place. Plan your day, the place (use google.earth) and overall the hole process, in such short time you may harry up and forget what you wanted to shoot even though if you have photographed dozens of photos you might not realize the idea that you came for. Make sure that there is no extraneous objects in your frame, if it is needed just remove them manually rather doing it in Photoshop e.g. this fisherman was wearing a yellow plastic slippers which was very blazing comparing to surrounding colors, so I asked him to take them off.

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