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Hauling in the horizon

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 11 September 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Fishermen hard at work hauling in their nets in front of my house in Maracajau, Brazil. For many men, this is their main source of family food and they have very little cash money to spend.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/200 second F/11.0 ISO 100 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

k@ from Paris, France

As if trying to fish the God of Sea himself, great tension felt in the bright light !

11 Sep 2010 7:40am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

On ressent tout l'espoir qu'il mettent en tirant ce filet presque dérisoire face à l'immensité de l'océan, et on espère pour eux que la pêche sera bonne...

11 Sep 2010 7:43am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

The net must be filled with fishes if we judge by the effort that it have to carry the fishermen to return it on the sand. Beautiful backlight.

11 Sep 2010 9:14am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

A hard working small group - I hope their net is heavy with food for them. Are they a happy lot, Michael?

11 Sep 2010 12:09pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: In general, they are happy. But they are always at this without letup. it is a hard life. thanks, Judy.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

very nice scene. great picture .

11 Sep 2010 1:18pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Love the title, please please don't pull me in, Ilove the sea :)

11 Sep 2010 2:31pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the PoV. An interesting shot

11 Sep 2010 4:10pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

The reflected light off the water, and the dark shadows on the sand make this a delightful shot.

11 Sep 2010 5:47pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo with a excellent light. Have a lovely week-end.

11 Sep 2010 6:58pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great documentary shot !!!

11 Sep 2010 8:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a fine shot of these hardworking men. Great title.

12 Sep 2010 1:05am

Zora Zoé from Germany

wonderful scenery and mood - superb!

12 Sep 2010 5:51am

@Zora Zoé: You are very kind. Thank you.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

what beautiful light! great capture

12 Sep 2010 5:38pm

@Magda: Many thanks for your positive comments, Magda.

Marian Laura from New York/Chicago, United States

Very au naturel shot... I love photographs of hardworking people.

13 Sep 2010 8:46am

SONY DSLR-A300
1/200 second
F/11.0
ISO 100
52 mm (35mm equiv.)