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Congratulations to ketang for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 4 votes - View Previous Winners


Hi all, below I have a series of portraits I took of fisherman working at Karachi Fisheries in Pakistan. I was able to go early morning for one day earlier this year as part of a short trip to the city and was happy to get so many images that I liked. The morning marks the time where the fishing boats are coming in to the port and unloading, so there is a lot of activity even at daybreak. This series is a follow-up to my last thread from Karachi here:

Street Portraits from Pakistan

I also have collected my favorites across the two on my website here:

Fisherman of Karachi

Enjoy!

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-t3gFhzk/0/63b67be9/X4/i-t3gFhzk-X4.jpg

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Apr 23, 2023 at 08:35 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


VERY well done portraits of a hard working bunch of men! Great facial tones for a hard exposed toned subject!

Dan



Apr 23, 2023 at 10:59 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


Danpbphoto wrote:
VERY well done portraits of a hard working bunch of men! Great facial tones for a hard exposed toned subject!

Dan


Thank you so much!



Apr 23, 2023 at 08:53 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


+1 with Dan.


Apr 23, 2023 at 10:07 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


Wonderful portraits - great subjects too.

Hope you were able to provide the subjects either a hard copy or digital - something to treasure.

Jim



Apr 23, 2023 at 11:27 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


carnac wrote:
Wonderful portraits - great subjects too.

Hope you were able to provide the subjects either a hard copy or digital - something to treasure.

Jim


Thank you. For some reason, there isn't much interest in a digital copy and rarely the subject will want to get a copy via WhatsApp. Providing them with a hard copy is something that I have considered and I have seen local photographers do this on their IG pages with good results. So far, I haven't come up with a good solution given that I am only in country for short periods infrequently and have to hope to find them again in very crowded areas. It's not impossible since some people tend to hang out in the same spots and if you show someone's picture they might be able to get it to them. It would be really nice to make it work.



Apr 24, 2023 at 06:33 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


These are really nice, excellent lens work Ketang!
Douglas



Apr 24, 2023 at 11:15 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


Thanks, Douglas!


Apr 24, 2023 at 11:22 AM
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Try YOUR own style! Just because some "named company" attaches their subject to a method of photography, doesn't mean it is worthy!

While in SE Asia for 2 years, the fishermen were some of the hardest working people of that Country. They provided the substance that kept people alive, along with rice!
Dan



Apr 24, 2023 at 12:08 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


This is an excellent set👍🏻 The variety, tones, expressions and colors are great. Definitely earns my vote.


Apr 25, 2023 at 10:30 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


keepclicking wrote:
This is an excellent set👍🏻 The variety, tones, expressions and colors are great. Definitely earns my vote.


Thank you so much.



Apr 25, 2023 at 10:58 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


Lovely. Some very genuine expressions. Obviously you are having good interaction with the subject.

Nice amount background separation w/o losing the subject focus or without making them floating heads. I always like some hint as to what as to the context/environment even when having a bokeh background and you nail that.



Apr 26, 2023 at 04:01 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


ottokbre wrote:
Lovely. Some very genuine expressions. Obviously you are having good interaction with the subject.

Nice amount background separation w/o losing the subject focus or without making them floating heads. I always like some hint as to what as to the context/environment even when having a bokeh background and you nail that.


Thank you very much. I think having a maximum aperture of 2.8 helped me not go crazy with the DoF, though I was absolutely very intentional with the angle of the subject to the background when I could control that. Glad you like the results.



Apr 26, 2023 at 08:58 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


Beautiful colors and flesh tones. Nicely done.


Apr 28, 2023 at 05:53 PM
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LostLensCap wrote:
Beautiful colors and flesh tones. Nicely done.


Thank you very much.



Apr 28, 2023 at 08:25 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


Great portraits, excellent skintone, and particularly on the last one painterly use of the background.
Why can't we vote as featured thread?



May 01, 2023 at 11:17 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


Excellent work (both threads!)


May 01, 2023 at 12:22 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


Thank you both! Hopefully you can vote for it, I can't see it either but I'm not sure if the polls have closed.


May 01, 2023 at 03:06 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Fisherman of Karachi, Pakistan


ketang wrote:
Thank you so much!


Great images! The hats befit the ethnicity of the men wearing them! Not sure a white westerner would look good in one! But heh! I am heading down the last trail of life so I may me olde but I can be bold!
Thanks!
Dan




May 07, 2023 at 02:02 PM
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