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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7707 W: 150 N: 16743] (74034)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-01-22
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-06 3:28
Viewed: 385
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Where there is light, there is life...

While on an early morning walk when I spotted the poor fisher folk on that little boat struggling on the Mighty Mekong River whilst trying to keep up against the tidal stream beneath the blazing sun. It was heartening to see them out at work even before the sun came up.

This was taken at Kampong Cham before the lighting became too harsh and the chance to capture the moment as I didn't want that to pass me even though the contrast was so strong that I've had to work a bit to balance it out.

Just a simple shot & polarised to cut the glare, I liked the mood I thought worthy of an airing, but you may always disagree with this statement....

Setting: 170 mm, 1/250 sec, F32, ISO Raw 200, 0657 hrs

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12202 W: 126 N: 22020] (112357)
  • [2018-10-06 4:08]

H Abmdsudi,i like a lot pics like that and i have someone made in Zanzibar too,the backlight at sunrise is always a great opportunity to play with lights and dark silhouettes,this is a great example very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14395 W: 0 N: 16326] (174957)
  • [2018-10-06 6:39]


très très beua titre ce bateau dans ce décor la personne quei pousse avec son bâton et quel rendu sur l'eau quel découpage de la barque et vue fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié

Spectacular monimalist scene in the golden hour. I like the result a lot! Well done.


Hi, Abmdsudi.
Wonderful this minimalist photo, which is very strong with that beautiful golden tone of the sea, with a beautiful effect of shadows and lights in the curl of its waters, the backlight of the canoe is a fantastic bonus.
A fantastic photo, with beautiful natural colors, very good lighting and excellent sharpness.
Well done. I love.
Enjoy the weekend.
Very best regards.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 161 N: 16934] (129769)
  • [2018-10-06 8:29]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Excellent composition, beautiful light.
Very impressive picture.
Very well done.
Warm regards.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3601 W: 0 N: 8419] (59503)
  • [2018-10-06 8:46]

An ideal minimalist shot, excellent composition and many sepia tones, simply a very good photo
regards Ryszard

Dobro vece.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lep trenutak ujutru sa ribolovackim camcem.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Interesting and beautiful view, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, nice caught moment.
A good moment in the morning with a fishing boat.
I wish you a nice and peaceful night, all the best.


Ahhhhhh my favorite types of images. Letting the great expanse do the talking. Wonderful silhouette with all that water. Many stories could be told from just this one image. Nice


hi friend,
very good composition always in BW, great reflection,
ciao, Giacomo

Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Cette barque voguant sur cette mer en or est de toute beauté.
Un moment précieux pour la vue !

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14785 W: 1053 N: 30272] (141979)
  • [2018-10-07 1:19]

Hi, Abmdsudi.

A nice minimalist shot focusing on the repetitive texture of the shimmering waves in backlight. The canoe and 2 people make great silhouettes. Tfs!

Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating landscape with fantastic reflections of lights, magic atmosphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Amdsudi,
Composition étonnante !
Une pirogue sur une mer ou un fleuve d'or, c'est surprenant.
Jolie composition.

Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH

Wow magical golden color world you did create with reflection of weak sunslight reflection. This is so poetic and artstic image, full of so much implications.
Silluete of fisferman is so wonderful to see.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Hi A,
Beautiful golden water reflections, good composition with the boat, tfs.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16087 W: 159 N: 28052] (147454)
  • [2018-10-08 11:54]

Hi Abmdsudi
Composition minimaliste, belle brillance de l'eau, c'est calme , paisible, très belle réalisation
Meilleurs vœux

Ciao Abmdsudi
bellissimo scatto, la piccola barca naviga in un mare d'argento.
Molto bello anche il movimento dell'acqua che crea infinite sfumature.

Hello Abmdsudi, great picture of this interesting minimalist composition, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Great and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good day and happy week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10402 W: 174 N: 18578] (82739)
  • [2018-12-04 10:05]


lovely texture of the waters and effects of light in this compo in vertical format, where the silhouette of this boat in movement is a touch of life very important. excellent result.

take care


Before reading your note and looking more closely at the fisherman, I would have called this “serendipity”. The atmosphere is so calm and could inspire anybody towards meditation.
But real life in these poor countries is different and the attitude of the man explains it all. He is indeed toiling against the current and has probably no time for meditation.
Thanks for sharing this contradictory picture (Beauty vs Harshnessof life )
Kind regards.

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