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The Fisherman
The Fisherman

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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Sigma SD10
Location: Kona, Hawaii
Date: Dec 2, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2005

This was taken on during our cruise through the Hawaiian Island. This was at the Hookena Beach Park, a beautiful black/gray sand beach in the Kona area.

As I sat marveling at the beauty of this place I noticed the dock-like structure off the beach that looked like it's been beat up pretty well by the waves of the Pacific. Then comes the magic moment . This 'fisherman' walk up and gets ready to cast his net. Right then and there everything came together in front of me; the composition, the subjects, and the story to be told. So I got in the water and snap this shot representing the conflict between the humbled Humankind and the awesome Mother Nature.

In this shot you have the sea and her waves versus the 'dock' and the fisherman and his net against the fishes he aimed to capture. You can also see the straight line and the angle of the 'dock' versus the curvature on the horison. Finally, I made this a monocrhome image to further the contrasting elements.

I hope you will enjoy this image as much as I enjoy making it.

Place: 132 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.0912
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 6.1279
Avg (non-participants): 5.9756
Views since voting: 1250
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 340
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 10:36:46 PM
Great composition and tone, just not sure if I'm a big fan of the curvature of the horizon. Still a good shot regardless. ((7))
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01/28/2005 11:54:32 PM
excellent use of the fisheye in a picture of a fisherman
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01/26/2005 01:53:00 PM
Wonderful shot, love this in B&W
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01/22/2005 11:41:41 PM
One of my favorites in the challenge. Very creative photography. 10
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01/22/2005 08:48:53 PM
great capture, great use of bw. you definitely caught the moment here. and now, as i have nothing else to offer, i'll just sit and enjoy it for a moment, if you don't mind. good luck in the challenge!
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01/22/2005 01:28:29 AM
The first photo I vote on, and it's stunning. I'm a sucker for the effective use of a wide angle (or, in this case, fisheye) lens. Brilliant.
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01/21/2005 06:29:15 PM
Interesting perspective, but just too much unnaturally curved. Shot with a fisheye?
It is also very busy, especially the element in the foreground draws the attention away from the fisherman.
Despite all that, interesting shot. Makes me think of the saltpanning works on several Carribean Islands. The structure looks to geometrical alligned to not be human made.
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01/19/2005 06:17:46 PM
Great National Geographic type photo. Well done. 2 questions: why B/W and why the prominent rocks in the foreground
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01/18/2005 08:06:15 PM
great picture.
did you add that mark in the bottom right? it doesnt look like its part of the pic
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01/18/2005 04:50:23 AM
Very good use of WA. 10
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01/17/2005 11:37:33 PM
Nice image. Good foregroudn interest, nice slice of life. Intersting perspective with the fish-eye.
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01/17/2005 07:37:12 AM
Way to put that fisheye to use - great scene . I want a wider angle lens!

Composition is great and the sepia is very effective too.
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01/16/2005 08:06:40 PM
Can't vote, but that's stunning.
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01/16/2005 07:39:53 PM
wow! Where did you have to stand to get this shot? No...dont answer that! I really like this!
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01/16/2005 06:33:25 PM
Great shot. i like the lines the rocks make, the fisherman is just neat. VEry well done. Was it taken with a fisheye lens? hope to read the comment on this one at the end of the challenge.
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01/16/2005 06:51:49 AM
Good shot and amazing curve on the horizon.8
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