February 27, 2016

Balancing Act

Photograph by Marco Marcone, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Marco Marcone snapped this artfully framed shot of fishermen balancing on small fishing vessels on Inle Lake in Myanmar. “I was in a boat a little bit larger than that of the fishermen in the photo," he writes. "Honestly, they were just there for tourists … Anyway, I tried to do something new. I [hadn’t] seen anyone before [put] the camera and himself inside the fishing net!"

Marcone’s shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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17 comments
Margarita Maria Arias
Margarita Maria Arias

marco, when you said that fishermen  were acting you got the balance!!!  congratulations. 

Mike Bless
Mike Bless

Very nice !!

Congratulations Marco !

DR.Mohan Sharma
DR.Mohan Sharma

Now I understand why it is titled Balancing Act.Photographer and photo both are nicely balanced.Outcome is so perfect.

Lovely.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw

I've always been fascinated by the technique of the Myanmar fishermen. Using the fishing net as the focal eye of the image gives it a great authentic design element.

tamerlane burgos
tamerlane burgos

Love this reason balancing from tjb p.s i loss my balance.

Maria Vanesa Acuto
Maria Vanesa Acuto

Spectacular artistry and image!!! Congratulations on the publication!!

Marco Marcone
Marco Marcone

Thank you so much to all and to Nat Geo!!

I'm deeply honored!


Jochen Gielen
Jochen Gielen

Great shot, nice to use existing elements as framing, makes the shot stronger !

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