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A friend of mine posing with the great cormorants on afterdeck with the picturesque Guilin karst mountain landscape in the background.
Li River Cruise, X...
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A friend of mine posing with the great cormorants on afterdeck with the picturesque Guilin karst mountain landscape in the background.
Li River Cruise, Xingping scenic area, North Guangxi, China.
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18 Comments |
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen November 23, 2019
stunning shot! Love this!
robergarci PRO
 
robergarci November 29, 2019
Excelente imagen y Galeria en general.
marilynjlyon Platinum
 
marilynjlyon December 04, 2019
Very very beautiful! Are you from China? I lived in Hong Kong for three years in the late 80s. I am very sad for what has been happening in Hong Kong.
northskywatcher
 
northskywatcher December 04, 2019
love, love, love.
helenehages Ultimate
 
helenehages December 04, 2019
A perfect photo, congrats!!!!
RockyS Platinum
 
RockyS December 21, 2019
Usually these Chinese river shots are of the cormorant on the boats reflected off the lanterns. This photo is unique. Thanks for sharing.
ingridwolter
 
ingridwolter December 22, 2019
👌👌👌👌💚👍
dinahumphreys Platinum
 
dinahumphreys December 30, 2019
Beautiful photo and wonderful composition.
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Joviaal January 14, 2020
Hi Sarathchandra, Congratulations on your win with this magnificent photo. Well deserved!
Noura2001
 
Noura2001 February 20, 2020
Very beautiful
Oxyte
 
Oxyte March 05, 2020
I love this - the culture, the respect you've shown, the clours.
Rosanna2907
 
Rosanna2907 March 10, 2020
Scatto meraviglioso!
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TARPAPERHAVEN2020 August 21, 2020
Outstanding
Raindancer
 
Raindancer December 14, 2020
Love this \u2764\uFE0F
vitor Platinum
 
vitor March 09, 2021
Fantastic
dillardtaylor
 
dillardtaylor April 25, 2021
Truly gorgeous photo! Should be on a poster, for sale!
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UntetheredPhotography May 15, 2021
A place in the world I want to see and experience the fisherman with the cormorants, great capture. Thank you for sharing.
Sandypartlow4
 
Sandypartlow4 July 01, 2021
Congratulations
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Behind The Lens

Location

We started our journey on the Li River Cruise from Guilin and reached Yangshuo around 5 PM. The cruise stopped for a photo shoot with a Chinese fisherman and his Cormorants a few minutes before we got off the cruise. One of my fellow passengers whom I've befriended while on the cruise, posed with the birds on the deck and I got the opportunity to take a couple of shots. She too is an enthusiast photographer and was very happy when I shared this picture with her.

Time

This was taken on February 6, 2019 at 16:45.

Lighting

The overcast sky and soft lighting emphasized the subjects and gave the scene a dreamy look. In my opinion, if it was a sunny day, the shadows and contrast would have created more distractions.

Equipment

This was shot using Canon EOS 60D with a EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. No other equipment was used.

Inspiration

The mountains, their reflection in the water, a thin horizon and an evenly lit sky made a perfect background for this capture. The birds and the women facing in the same direction gave this photo some extra weight without loosing the overall balance.

Editing

It was a gloomy day and the lighting wasn't so great. I had to lift the shadows a little, brighten the sky and do some minor color correction to get the saturation right. It was a quick capture and I didn't frame it right so, I had to fix that in the post as well.

In my camera bag

I generally go on full day tours so I prefer to travel light. I always take with me my Canon EOS 60D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens, TRIOPO M2508 Aluminum Alloy Tripod, Variable ND filters, extra battery pack and memory cards.

Feedback

The photo shoot with fishermen on Li river cruise is roughly a 5 minute stop. It is better to take a small boat or bamboo raft near Yangshuo if you want to spend more time.

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