Syed Shakhawat Kamal, QPSA  

Fishing Jamuna River 2021 by Syed Shakhawat Kamal, QPSA

June 2021 - Fishing Jamuna River 2021

June 2021 - Syed Shakhawat Kamal, QPSA


About the Image(s)

I captured this image on 30 April 2021. I was flying over one of the big rivers, Jamuna in my country. While crossing the river at 600 feet altitude; this scenery of fishing drew my attention. I had the mobile "Vivo 1906" set with me at that time. I took a few snaps of this amazing composition, with the mobile phone from the cockpit. It was hand held and had no gimbels and was captured with the helicopter speed of 120 knots.

The circular line you can see on the river, by the river bank is the fishing net laid by the boat crews; you can see in the bottom center of the image. This is a unique technique our fishermen use to catch fish in the rivers. The settings of the capture are as follows- F-stop- f/2.2, Exposure time - 1/1162 sec, ISO -50, Focal length - 4 mm, No flash compulsory.

After I downloaded the image on my computer, I used a simple cropping from the original to make the subject more significant. At the same time, I did some light correction with a shadow and highlights adjustment.

I am satisfied with the post process. I hope all of you enjoy the image. Any suggestions would be more than welcome.

13 comments posted

Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Interesting story! I checked this image several times and didn't know what this image is about. Today when I clicked the original image, I suddenly understood what this image is about. I think the original image is much better: more focus on the boat, showing that the river is a long river, a very natural look. I think if you are not able to show the details, you should show the environment.

I enjoy viewing this image! Thank you to share it.   Posted: 06/06/2021 11:24:57
Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Dear Xiao,
Greetings my friend.
Thank you for your input on the image. I am happy that you loved it. "if you are not able to show the details, you should show the environment." - loved it and I will remember for future ..
Stay safe.
  Posted: 06/08/2021 00:58:43

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Syed,
A interesting aerial view. Thanks for sharing the story behind the image.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 06/06/2021 13:30:39
Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Dear Gregory,
Thank you for your inspiring words of appreciation. I am delighted to share this image in our group.
I wish you a safe & blessed stay in this pandemic.
Kamal.   Posted: 06/08/2021 01:01:33

Ingrid Lockhart
This image represents a very interesting story. I love to see aerial compositions that create this type of abstraction. I might be helpful to lighten the boat to make it clearer and help the viewer figure out what they are really seeing, so that the composition can stand on its own without your narrative. It's a very unique perspective.   Posted: 06/07/2021 12:44:51
Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Dear Ingrid,
Thanks for your appreciation. I appreciate your input about the boat in the image. I am happy that you loved it.
Stay safe & stay blessed.
Kamal.   Posted: 06/08/2021 01:04:55

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Syed - I am a fan of your arial abstracts. The water is a bit blown out in the upper right corner. If it were mine, I would have cropped the upper river bank out leaving only water on that side and keeping the river bank on the bottom to provide some weight to the image. Doing so would also remedy that bright spot. I do like that the nets being in a circular pattern bring my eye back to the boat. Question - What kind of barrier is it holding the water from the beach? and Is there a particular fish they are after? Just curious -   Posted: 06/07/2021 13:14:01
Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Dear Darcy,
Greetings again. I am being touched by your words of appreciation and inspiration. I also agree with your suggestion and possible remedy of the upper right corner brightness issue. I will remember them for future endeavor. Answer- Actually there is no barrier. its a natural big river (River Jamuna), where waves creates those beautiful sand dunes and beaches. The fishes found in this river are as follows - knifefish, helicopter catfish, different types of shrimps & many more. (See photo attached)
Stay safe and stay blessed.
Kamal.   Posted: 06/08/2021 01:22:08
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Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
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Karen Davis   Karen Davis
Love the story behind this image!

Good choice to display it at a 90-degree angle from the original orientation. While the shorelines don't actually "lead" you to the main subject of the image, I think the human eye appreciates horizontal lines rather than vertical ones.

I also feel that your image does not really need all the water to the right of the net circle. How about a crop fairly close to the right side of the net to place it more into the right third of the image? That would also eliminate the excessive brightness in the upper right created by the sunlight reflecting from the water.

And since I was playing around, I thought I'd try a B&W version!

Just some thoughts...   Posted: 06/07/2021 17:00:44
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Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Hi Karen,
Thank you for your input. Loved the idea of the "rule of third" for the circled net; and you are probably right about all the water as not necessary. But some time, we break the rules to make the image from a different perception. I like your effort in playing with the image and give it a BW treatment. I appreciate your point of view (POV).
Take care & Stay safe.
Kamal.   Posted: 06/10/2021 02:10:14


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