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Fishermen from Merak

Fishermen from Merak
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Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 26] (172)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-20
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: NikonD90, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-11 23:13
Viewed: 1116
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Merak is a town and seaport on the northwestern tip of Java Island in Indonesia. The port and town are named after the Green Peafowl (peacock), which once lived in the region, but is now very rare.
In 1883, the original settlement was completely destroyed by 41 m high tsunami generated by the eruption of volcano on Krakatau Island.
Today more than 40 petrochemical plants operate near the seaport. Fishing is not allowed near petrochemical plants but local fishermen do not always follow this restriction.
The people who actually crew the boats like this on the picture are often poor fishermen who are depending on daily catch even in restricted waters.

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Very good impressive picture and interesting note !

Hi Miro,
The contrast between the age old fishing method as opposed to the modern day technology in the BG is very prominent. Good depth and sharpness throughout and fine details. Good camera work on this one.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2016-03-13 21:42]

Hi Miro,
good clarity and the fishing boat is well positioned in the frame, I think a tighter crop on top would improve the composition, I like the strong blue roofs and piping, I presume the blue has increased saturation.

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