81 yo Fisherman

© Paul Zammit Cutajar

81 yo Fisherman

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 1/11/2012 12:04:37 PM

What a wonderful portrait capture, Paul! #1435883

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 2/26/2012 7:30:52 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #10004925

Robert Hechinger 2/26/2012 8:15:09 PM

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

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 2/27/2012 8:16:06 AM

Beautiful light and b&w contrast #10007037

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 2/27/2012 9:34:27 AM

Well done B/W! #10007531

David M. Montero 2/27/2012 1:27:52 PM

Congratulations on your finalist selection Paul! #10008533

Paul Zammit Cutajar 2/27/2012 1:57:33 PM

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 level-deluxe 2/27/2012 9:29:42 PM

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

Stan J. Bendkowski level-deluxe 2/28/2012 12:51:18 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Paul! #10010132

Inge Linden level-deluxe 2/28/2012 3:53:13 AM

Congratulations! #10010354

Susan M. Campbell level-deluxe 2/28/2012 6:06:21 AM

Excellent image. Congrats. #10010790

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 2/28/2012 7:12:46 AM

Glad to see this win; congratulations! #10010939

Irene Colling level-deluxe 2/28/2012 7:28:56 AM

A captivating story photo.

Congratulations Paul on your gold award. #10010989

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 2/28/2012 9:34:54 AM

on your WINNER! 8o) #10011405

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 2/28/2012 10:58:36 AM

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

Carol Flisak level-deluxe 2/28/2012 11:04:08 AM

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 2/28/2012 12:26:29 PM

Awesome 1st prize and sooo well deserved!

Congratulations on the Gold Winner Paul!

jo ann c. #10011789

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 2/28/2012 1:12:12 PM

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

Mariann Kovats level-deluxe 2/28/2012 6:54:33 PM

Congratulations! Fantastic capture! #10012739

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 2/28/2012 9:19:00 PM

Wonderful portrait work!! COngratulations Paul!! #10012937

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 2/29/2012 7:52:46 AM

Congratulations on your win, Paul. #10013648

Silvio Grech 3/1/2012 2:33:38 AM

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

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 3/1/2012 6:29:06 AM

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

Paul Zammit Cutajar 3/1/2012 7:15:15 AM

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 3/1/2012 9:13:27 AM

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

Lindley Johnson level-deluxe 3/1/2012 2:05:53 PM

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 1/3/2012 12:54:34 AM

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

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