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Uploaded by: vikingman

Tuesday October 19, 2010

kovalum, India

Caption: Despondent Indian fisherman look glumly at a poor catch.

Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION

Model: NIKON D70

Orientation: top - left

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Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire.

Focal Length: 12.0 mm

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Focal Length In 35mm Film: 18

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Gain Control: Normal

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Saturation: Normal

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Subject Distance Range: Unknown

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24. Twistie
7:56 PM GMT on October 25, 2010
I have not visited this site for sometime. I'm glad I came back in time to view this pic. Thank you for sharing
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23. vikingman
4:59 AM GMT on October 25, 2010
Serendipityy, you are close! the picture was taken in Kovalam, in the state of Kerela, not Tamil Nadu. The beach was famous for hippies in the early 70s, the Beatles even visited!
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22. vikingman
4:52 AM GMT on October 25, 2010
Thanks, all so much for your comments on the photo. It is hard when poor people using traditional methods come up against bigger faster boats, more modern fishing technology and even destructive dynamiting for fish. These fishermen rely on the sea in front of them for their livelihood, others with better boats and equipment can come in from further away and scoop up the catch. A similar thing happened off the coast of Scotland which once supported a large fishing fleet. Years ago fleets of Russian trawlers together with large factory ships just came and parked themselves on the fishing grounds devastating the fishing stocks. They were not the only ones to blame though!
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21. CecileWNC
9:08 PM GMT on October 24, 2010
Poignant photo. Congratulations on the AC!
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20. dixiedaughter
2:01 PM GMT on October 24, 2010
So beautiful and thought provoking - congratulations!
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19. belletrouvaille
2:54 AM GMT on October 24, 2010
Erik, this is really an exceptional capture. It is obviously an AC, congratulations! You should be working for National Geographic!
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18. Happysnappy
2:18 AM GMT on October 24, 2010
What a sad shot. So many fishermen... so few fish.
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17. MikePic
2:14 AM GMT on October 24, 2010
Very moving photo. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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16. catilac
2:03 AM GMT on October 24, 2010
Great capture & title! Congratulations!
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15. RADIORONRECORDING
2:03 AM GMT on October 24, 2010
MY HEART SINKS. U HAVE MADE A GOOD CATCH OF THEIR SLIM CATCH. B & W MATCHES THE MOOD SO WELL. I GIVE U A '100' FOR THE HUMAN DILEMMA.
CHEERS FOR YOUR 'AC'. KEEP SENDING...WE ADMIRE YOUR TALENT. LOVE & MISCHIEF.
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14. enigmas
12:31 AM GMT on October 24, 2010
You need to send this in to Smithsonian photos.
They pick photos and then choose them for the week to be displayed on the website. Give it a try.
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13. idzrvit
12:11 AM GMT on October 24, 2010
A great image with a story! I always admire your work!
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12. Madermade
11:51 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
A wonderful slice of life! And the B/W is perfect for it! Hope this is not an ordinary catch! Congratulations!
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11. SVLover
11:25 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
Wow - you just captured the human drama so well here. I love the black and white too. Congratulations.
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10. trigirl
11:21 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
What a terrifically composed shot Erik!
Celebrating life, Debra
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9. lunada
11:14 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
Excellent job.Perfect.Congratulations.
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8. TAGE
11:08 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
FUNtastic shot .:. love man!

Thank you from Ruhr with love,
 
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7. Jakeof
11:03 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
Very apt of our times and much worse to come, excellent capture picture wise.
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6. FotoJak
9:57 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
B&W suits this one. Very nice. 10.
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5. Doesiedoats
9:45 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
Truly excellent life shot. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Congratulations on the AC!
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4. Wanda1948
9:39 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
Very interesting and exciting scene. In every country there is something else and it is fantastic. I congratulate the AC!
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3. serendipityy
9:31 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
Picture tells a story...Thanks for sharing ..is this shot in southern state of Tamilnadu ?
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2. SunsetSailor
6:30 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
I love the human interest images you post from such far away lands and interesting cultures. This one is exceptional.
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1. WurzelDave
6:13 PM GMT on October 23, 2010
Great life shot, should be an AC. Hope that isn't the usual catch.
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Originally from Scotland, my wife and I are Christian missionaries in Mongolia, which we have enjoyed for the last 10 years. I teach at a Bible College in Ulanbaatar. Mongolians are very friendly people and a real joy to work with. We have three children and love exploring the Mongolian countryside. We love the great outdoors, fly fishing, camping, hiking and photography. Hope you enjoy our pictures, we certainly enjoy looking at everyone else's. Erik Create your own visitor map!

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