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The Angler

The Angler
Copyright ©2006, Pekka Nihtinen
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According the official Chinese information 70% of the country?s water resources are polluted. This urban angler was trying to catch fish in central Beijing. Maybe to poison his mother-in-law?s cat. It was cloudy and rainy. I held umbrella in one hand and camera in the other. I am still surprised that the photo came out so sharp as it did (although I had to sharpen it a bit in Photoshop).

Photographer: Pekka Nihtinen
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 12-Mar-2006 17:10 CET
Current Rating: 7.67/3
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Camera: Olympus C5060
Exposure time: 1/13
Aperture: 4,80
Focal length: 90mm
Focusing method: iESP
ISO: 125
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: HQ
Processing applied: Sharpened and contrast added in Photoshop Elements.
Image resized to: 600x800

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Nice Capture

Udo Altmann at 19:21 CET on 12-Mar-2006 [Reply]


It looked like this fisherman is fishing in a hachery...?
Are these floaters on the river?
I like the shot you made ....;-)


Fonzy - at 21:28 CET on 12-Mar-2006 [Reply]

Reply to Fons

There aren?t really rivers in Beijing... or at least anything that I could honestly call a river. There are some beautiful at least partly artificial lakes dug centuries ago when workforce was even cheaper than today. This fisherman was sitting by a manmade canal.

Pekka Nihtinen at 13:43 CET on 13-Mar-2006 [Reply]

Interesting green!

Is the water really that color green?

Patrick Timlin at 02:37 CET on 15-Feb-2009 [Reply]

To Patrick

Yes it was. There arenīt any notable rivers in Beijing. Just few manmade canals (+ some 4-6 small lakes).
This was one of those canals and I think the water was not going anyware.

Patrick Timlin wrote:
> Is the water really that color green?

Pekka Nihtinen at 19:23 CET on 15-Feb-2009 [Reply]