February 13, 2014

Net Work

Photograph by Quang Tran, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot contributor Quang Tran was visiting the fishing village of Vinh Hy, Vietnam, when he came across these women sewing a fishing net. "I knew their husbands fished for a living," Tran writes. "It's a typical image that everyone visiting the village would see. It expresses the life of the villagers, [as though they are] drifting in the ocean."

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73 comments
Naomi Hudgins
Naomi Hudgins

Wow it really looks as if they're drifting in the ocean. Awesome!

Guida Muala
Guida Muala

soooo surreal!...sumthing about this pic...cant i just be a photographer?

Daryl Hutchins
Daryl Hutchins

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.

Shannon T
Shannon T

At first glance it looks like they're enveloped in green smoke.

Thanh Thao
Thanh Thao

Amazing !

I's so beautiful
My kool Viet Nam

John Caughron
John Caughron

Fascinating shot.  Well composed and expresses an interesting occupation we don't often see.

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

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.

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

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.

Kind regards

Sandy

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

oh! what a composition like under sea water

Eric Y.
Eric Y.

The lady in red is not married :P

Wendilea Ferrin
Wendilea Ferrin

The beauty of the flowing net material and the worker nearly lost within the material.  Beautiful.

Janice H.
Janice H.

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.

peace sandra
peace sandra

amazing....................................ilike it


Once again
Once again

I thought it is water before i maximize the photo!

nice hat

Todd Brown
Todd Brown

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.

Loc Mai
Loc Mai

one of the most beautiful pictures of Vietnam I've ever seen

isaiah wiggins
isaiah wiggins

it looks like its never ending if you fall in their

Donna Karpik
Donna Karpik

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...

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

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. 

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