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Whats the catch?

Whats the catch?
Photo Information
Copyright: Dilshan Mahdi Hussainmiya (dilshan74) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 66 N: 1214] (6696)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-23
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Action, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-06 6:52
Viewed: 1394
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A local fisherman setting the net in the hope of catching a feed for him and his family. I particularly liked the light and rushed to the spot to get this shot when I saw this. This was shot from the river bank and I could not avoid the grass in the FG at the time and included this in the framing. I thought about cloning it out during pp but left it in as this is what my eye saw. Interested to see what you think nonetheless and thanks for viewing.

Pp work:

Adjusted contrast and applied USM. Cropped and resized for TL upload.



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Dear Dilshan,

Another striking composition from you!

I like the moment you captured with such wonderful colors and details! The sharpness and POV are very well chosen and ofcourse, the title is well matching to the picture, which makes the things even more easier to understand without reading note accopanied to the picture.

Indeed, thanks for the description of the picture which is in general helpful in the knowing the story and motive behind the shot.

best regards,

I like this Dilshan .. .and my favorite thing is the late day light, and the way the sun catches the net. Also love the water and the great reflections, and the way the net leads in from the bottom left corner. Well done :)

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  • ines8 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 151 W: 0 N: 0] (1102)
  • [2010-04-06 9:31]

Beautiful photo, light and colours are superb, TFS.
Best regards,

Some great elements in this shot indeed Dilshan - the light is great and I like the curving lead-in of the floaters of the net. The grass in the foreground is a slight distraction as you acknowledge, but not really major.
A very nice shot IMO.

Hello Dilshan,there is nothing wrong with including the grass in the b/l/h/corner,it gives us an anchor for our PoV.
Good composition with the net positioned in that line right across the shot.
The sun gives a lovely glow to the reflection and the net, well done.
Regards Jean.

Olá Dilshan

Maravilhosa foto e composição.
Amei as cores e os efeitos.
Lindos reflexos na água.
Parabéns pelo belo trabalho.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-04-07 6:43]

Hi Dilshan,

An excellent daily life shot. The lighting and reflections really make the shot, which is nicely composed. The foreground grass doesn't bother me too much, it helps anchor the shot to the shore.


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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2010-04-07 7:44]

a good photo my friend! good composition and subject! sharpening the ripples of the water made it prominent thou... you can isolate sharpening by using a mask IMO. but still a remarkable scene... well done and TFS

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-04-10 0:21]

Hello Dilshan
The photo tells a story and I like your composition very much.
Good sharpness and colours too

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