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Sok Kwu Wan fisherman


Sok Kwu Wan fisherman
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-12-05
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen 62mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-01 5:07
Viewed: 2186
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had an extra day in Hong Kong and visited the Lamma Island. After a wonderful but sweaty hike across the island we decided to go back to our hotel on Kowloon. We had to wait for the ferry to arrive and killed our time standing on the pier watching the local fishermen return from their day on the sea.

I only brought one lens with me to save space and weight. The lens isn't perfect with low light, so resting my arms on concrete pillar I was still able to control the slow shutter speed. Although it wasn't perfect, the moment is still well visible.

I turned the photo to black and white to overcome the distraction of color and allow for a better focus on the fisherman. It also gave the photo a more authentic look.

Lamma Island, and especially Sok Kwu Wan have a much more authentic feel then the modern city of Hong Kong. It is as if you are stepping back in time and as if the big city is miles away. It certainly is a nice place to escape to when you are close to getting mad from the ever busy city.


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Excellent tonal quality and composition. TFS
Samiran Nandy

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