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The Cormorant Fisherman #2, Guangxi 2006

Canon EOS 20D
1/800s f/5.0 at 14.0mm iso400 full exif

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Guest 19-Apr-2007 12:54
what a great shot! that balloon in the air,as if to contrast the past with the present, even the future. the black and white makes it even more stunning....
Guest 06-Feb-2007 15:01
No, its not posible. all this beauty in just an image
Guest 21-Nov-2006 12:12
Wonderful scenery. I like the light.
Guest 19-Nov-2006 20:49
Kal, the image is breathtaking.. the landscape, the fisherman and its boat, the misty, the glorious use of light/shadow and the balloon... the balloon transform the enviroment for me. in a way, is the portal to another understanding of this image. the interaction of nature, man and culture: past and future reunited in this slippery moment of present that you masterly caught in this unique image. My compliments!!
firstbrook29-Sep-2006 11:44
Very nice................v
Guest 30-Aug-2006 22:42
Nice Shot!
Guest 30-Aug-2006 10:40
marvelous in every way...
bravissimo Kal.
shatterbug13-Aug-2006 22:00
Terrific shot! Wonderful mood and toning here! V.
Richard Calmes13-Aug-2006 19:27
Beautifully composed and converted! Lovely shot! V
Guest 11-Aug-2006 13:55
Earth, Wind and Water... magical composition!
Guest 11-Aug-2006 13:49
Wow! What a capture. Easily among your best. Without the balloon, it's a nice "post card" type shot. But the balloon adds such an interesting dimension - a contrast. Very well done! Vote.
Guest 10-Aug-2006 21:49
Truly fantastic. My wish indeed, and you're the master who made it come true.
Dougie Young10-Aug-2006 11:46
Beautiful foto Kal, the travellers in both modes of transport are in such a peaceful and serene atmosphere..:>ote
Ana Carloto O'Shea09-Aug-2006 17:20
I forgot to say that this is a very beautiful and wonderfully put together photo ;)
Ana Carloto O'Shea09-Aug-2006 17:19
Hey look!! There's Phileas Fog's ballon :) You caught him on his 80 days tour round the world while he passed through China!!!! This is amazing!!
jaac09-Aug-2006 15:26
A wonderful capture, like an image from a dream, quite surreal with the baloon :-)
scott clarke09-Aug-2006 12:45
I agree with Adrian, but wow the balloon puts a strange spin on things. Excellent B&W Kal.
Ray Rebortira09-Aug-2006 02:41
Remember Kubrick's monolith? This image has the same effect, as if the balloon's presence foretells the leap to the future. As usual, Kal, this is brilliantly done. Bravo!!!
Guest 09-Aug-2006 01:52
Nice mood, great toning. V
Robbie D7009-Aug-2006 00:04
Thought i had commented on this superb picture before , well its a masterpiece
Guest 08-Aug-2006 20:03
Stunning - although perversely I think I might like it even more without the balloon, which seems incongruous somehow. Voted in any case!
caveman_lee08-Aug-2006 15:30
The balloon and the boat are excellently captured. Great B&W shot. Voted.
Rob Rosetti08-Aug-2006 14:57
Wonderful atmosphere Kal. Bravissimo! Roberto
JSWaters08-Aug-2006 14:01
You render the scene timeless w/ b&w and then surprise us with the hot air balloon to throw us off balance. Very nice, Kal.
Beverly Wickersham08-Aug-2006 13:40
Terrific shot. A great composition, and a nice black and white conversion.Vote.
Silvia Roitman08-Aug-2006 13:38
Gilles Navet08-Aug-2006 12:50
Limpide et paisible,
Un autre temps,
Magnifique image
Adalberto Tiburzi08-Aug-2006 12:49
As if it were a Black Moon...
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography08-Aug-2006 09:57
Absolutely stunning, Vote :)
AL08-Aug-2006 03:36
A very beautiful, serene yet unusual scene. I guess I'm used to seeing colorful hot air balloon and hence your choice of b&w gave the shot a unique feel. Nice one.
Yi Feng08-Aug-2006 02:30
Excellent B/W landscape shot! Beautiful scene! V-
Guest 08-Aug-2006 02:27
A real dream, Kal. A wonderful image. V
Steven Jusczyk08-Aug-2006 02:17
Superb! Could be an image from a hundred years ago except for the balloon.
Guest 08-Aug-2006 01:46
Excellent shot. You know the nice thing about Photoshop is that the element of chance to be upped considerably. I am kidding, sort of.
Kal Khogali08-Aug-2006 00:56
Christine...I think Adal calls it the "Chance" element in photography..;-)K
Herb 08-Aug-2006 00:20
Great shot
Craig Persel08-Aug-2006 00:02
Is that balloon for real? Really makes it unique. Vote.
billy webb07-Aug-2006 23:51
stunning in black and white! very nice
Christine P. Newman07-Aug-2006 23:43
The balloon caught my attention first too. I like it. It is as if it were going to land on one of the "pointy" mountains. Do you see these balloons regularly or was it a lucky shot?
We get so used to seeing people fishing in pictures like this one that we may have the tendency to forget that they need to work extra long hours to make a living.
Guest 07-Aug-2006 23:32
Nice work :O)
Peter Hollinger07-Aug-2006 23:31
Wow! v
Guest 07-Aug-2006 23:07
as a chinese, i have seen tons of this kind of gui lin images, but the balloon makes it stand out from Clichés. very interesting one!
Guest 07-Aug-2006 23:02
wow kal one of your finest yet, it has everything. vote
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