Cultures and Traditions Photographic Competition - 3rd Place

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Congratulations to Susan Pollard with this image, Susan from Wiltshire, England has won 6 months membership to The Society of International Travel & Tourism Photographers

Susan tells us about her image -

''I was on a photography trip with and organised by Jim Harmer from Improve Photography and some of his readers/ listeners, in late April this year. We went to Guilin in China for a week with tour guides Andy and Mia who own and operate Guilin Photography Tours.

On this Wednesday morning we got up at around 0330 and headed out around 0400 to get rafted down the Li River on motorised bamboo rafts for around an hour. It was pitch black and we were surrounded by vertical rock faces on both sides. How we didn’t crash I will never know.

We reached our destination of a little concrete ledge sticking out into the river around 0500.

We were met by a traditional Chinese Cormorant Fisherman. The fishermen can no longer catch fish in the Li River due to heavy pollution, so they have adapted their fishing for tourists and the photography industry. The calm surface of this stretch of the Li River makes for the most beautiful reflections. The fisherman, provided an interesting subject to photograph, with the mountains and sunrise in the background. This image was captured as the sun had started to come up at 0606am.

Camera – Nikon D800
Lens - 18-135mm DX kit lens @ 18mm (I know, I know!), but actually I used this lens the most on this trip.
ISO 2500
1/100 sec
Shot in RAW

I processed the image using lightroom to bring out the colours of the sunrise and then used the adjustment brush on the lamp and fisherman’s face. ''

  • Cultures and Traditions Photographic Competition

1st place see HERE
2nd place see HERE
3rd place see HERE
Highly commended images see HERE

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