Curtain of Death!
That mesh size would leave the water devoid of life. It can't possibly be legal anywhere in the world ... even Vietnam.
Fisherman's net sewing is simply awesome...
As a matter of interest, I create and design photo books or "coffee table" books of photographers favourite or best photos as well as family weddings and portraits... etc etc... where I come across the most outstanding photos I have ever seen. Wish some of these could be placed on this site.
You have a point there Shane and expressed in that way I can see how you would rank this photo then. My apologies for any negative coments but as I said, they were just an opinion. There have been so many fantastic photos that have been absolutely breathtaking and not only the nature photos... I really do appreciate all the diverse photos - this particular one just didn't seem to grab my attention so much possibly because I do see so much of it here in SA amongst our fishermen.
Beautiful photo with the billowing netting swirling around them. I can't imagine with that much material how they manage to keep it straight! What a shot.
Funny how you used the phrase [as though they are] drifting in the ocean. Most nets these days are drift nets that grab and kill everything in their path. The drowned turtles and dolphins have their bodies dumped back into the sea. The fish that are caught that do not have a market are also just disposed of.
Great picture, sad reality.
These women look as if they're sewing a haute couture gown, piecing together some billowing skirt. That it's netting to catch fish...I love the contrast because each element is just as beautiful. Also, it's almost as if they are rising out of this green, ethereal mist. Love everything about this photo...
Oh my, who knew fishing nets could be so pretty, looking like a puff of soft green tulle, when actually they are strong enough to do the job for which they were made, fishing! A great photograph with contrasting colors that are vivid, and eye catching. The two women,sewing machine, and scissors stand out so very well. j.e.s.
@Todd Brown My thought, exactly
@Todd Brown Indeed sad, wish it weren't so.