81 yo Fisherman

© Paul Zammit Cutajar

81 yo Fisherman

Christopher Budny level-deluxe January 11, 2012

What a wonderful portrait capture, Paul! #1435883

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 26, 2012

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10004925

Robert Hechinger February 26, 2012

Hi Paul
I love this picture - a grand prize winner to me. I always wanted to visit the Li river to shoot the fisherman with their cormorans - but after investigation found out that the place is spoiled by tourists. Did you find a place which is worth to visit?

congratulation again for this wonderful capture
Robert #10005221

February 27, 2012

Beautiful light and b&w contrast #10007037

February 27, 2012

Well done B/W! #10007531

David M. Montero February 27, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist selection Paul! #10008533

Paul Zammit Cutajar February 27, 2012

To all of you - thank you so much for appreciating my picture.

Rob - Unfortunately the Li has been over-fished and there is very little cormorant fishing left. This has led the community to resort to tourism. It is still a well-worth visit if you can manage to put up with the back-packers town of Xing Ping. Sailing down the Li river on a bamboo flat boat pre-dawn is awesome. The topography is stunning. I listened to the Big Blue soundtrack on my iPhone, which compounded the experience.

Patti Coblentz February 27, 2012

A remarkable portrait, Paul. Congratulations on your win. #10009900

Stan J. Bendkowski February 28, 2012

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Paul! #10010132

Inge Linden February 28, 2012

Congratulations! #10010354

Susan M. Campbell February 28, 2012

Excellent image. Congrats. #10010790

Christopher Budny level-deluxe February 28, 2012

Glad to see this win; congratulations! #10010939

Irene Colling level-deluxe February 28, 2012

A captivating story photo.

Congratulations Paul on your gold award. #10010989

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 28, 2012

on your WINNER! 8o) #10011405

Lydia Williams level-deluxe February 28, 2012

Fantastic capture, Paul...well done! Congratulations on your golden win. #10011651

Carol Flisak level-addict February 28, 2012

This is a stunning portrait, Paul... wonderful light, composition and B/W treatment! Huge congratulations on your winner! #10011661

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 28, 2012

Awesome 1st prize and sooo well deserved!

Congratulations on the Gold Winner Paul!

jo ann c. #10011789

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic February 28, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful First Place Winner Paul!!! #10011980

Mariann Kovats level-classic February 28, 2012

Congratulations! Fantastic capture! #10012739

Renee Doyle level-classic February 28, 2012

Wonderful portrait work!! COngratulations Paul!! #10012937

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 29, 2012

Congratulations on your win, Paul. #10013648

Silvio Grech March 01, 2012

Congratulations Paul!! Prosit very well done!! #10014997

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 01, 2012

Huge congrats on this beautiful First Place Gold, Paul. #10015481

Paul Zammit Cutajar March 01, 2012

A very big thank you for all your kind words. I am honoured to be in the company of such great photographers.

Your work is very inspirational. #10015550

David M. Montero March 01, 2012

Such a stunning and well presented character portrait. Congratulations on your deserving win Paul! #10015834

Lindley Johnson level-classic March 01, 2012

This is a wonderful story-telling portrait! Big congratulations on your well-deserved First Place Win, Paul. #10016453

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1/60, f/2.8 ISO400, 145mm
Location: Xing Ping, China
This 81 year-old fisherman has been plying his trade since the tender age of 7.
He remembers the good old days when the river was abundant. Today, he rues the effects of overfishing that has drastically reduced the number of fish to almost extinction.

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 145.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on January 03, 2012

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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