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Challenge: Best of 2017 (Standard Editing)
Collection: 2018 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
Location: Li River, Guilin, China
Date: Apr 17, 2017
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2018

That was a bit of an oops with the title. I put this in as a place holder and forgot all about it, ran off on holiday and only when it was in voting did I notice.

Really surprised to get a ribbon, but thanks to all of you who voted.

To answer Neil's question.

This is an actual fisherman, one of the last remaining real fishermen in this area of China. However, to supplement his meagre income he does do early morning shoots (on his way back from fishing) for the photo hungry tourists.

Quite a lot of the photos you see of these fishermen are only for the tourists. It's a real pity but they can earn far more with a few photoshoots than they every could as fishermen.

Place: 1 out of 87
Avg (all users): 6.9153
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.9565
Avg (non-participants): 6.7692
Views since voting: 1383
Views during voting: 124
Votes: 59
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/14/2018 02:31:14 AM
very curious. I'm imagining your opportunity and locale. Great work.
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02/11/2018 01:45:03 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! The birds make the image extra special. Very well done.
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02/11/2018 07:27:33 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats on your win.
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02/11/2018 04:53:31 AM
Fabulous. Reminds me of a much loved children's book, The Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack.
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02/10/2018 09:31:38 PM
Wow a good piece of information Sarah! Thank you and congratulations! And yes you are right :) I did google search and see what found :)

Message edited by author 2018-02-10 21:33:09.
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02/10/2018 11:47:31 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon. Very nice.
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02/10/2018 08:45:51 AM
Congrats on the Blue! I love all the images in this series. Great job.
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02/10/2018 07:57:47 AM
Congratulations on the blue, Sarah. Wonderful shot.
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02/10/2018 02:22:11 AM
Really pleased to see the title didn't affect the scoring. Congrats on the blue.
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02/10/2018 01:23:21 AM
Congrats Sarah... this was far and away the best image in the challenge. LOVE the blue and gold and the composition. Such a wonderfully interesting subject. Thank you.
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02/10/2018 12:10:24 AM
I knew this would ribbon! Great job. I'm curious too how common these fishing boats are with the birds in vietnam. Sometimes I wonder if they're out there to fish or to pose since this seems to be one of the iconic scenes, though yours has a nicely different twist since it's dark out. But it's on my bucket list! Again, great job, congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2018 10:33:04 AM
Shame about the title but I have been there and got the t-shirt and this is about photos not titles. Great composition and mesmerising photo
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02/09/2018 04:19:10 AM
Nice color contrast. I'd prefer "untitled" instead of your title.
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02/07/2018 12:16:17 PM
This is a wonderful image. Just enough light for the boatman and the rest of the scene in faded light. Makes me wonder ... well, lots of things. So literally wonder-ful to me.
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02/04/2018 02:44:00 PM
Fabulous shot
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02/03/2018 12:41:38 PM
Am always amazed when I see these cormorant fishermen - I learned from Sarah [user]salmiaki[/user] that it's mostly for tourists nowadays but still, an incredible thing
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02/03/2018 07:31:52 AM
Something really worthwhile in this rather dull challenge. Very nice 8
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