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The workers at a Dry dock - Getting the Boat on the Rails | by Anoop Negi
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The workers at a Dry dock - Getting the Boat on the Rails

Continuing to remain in Kerala for this upload.

The fishing trawler "Bibinbinish" of a green Moslem declaration is getting ready to be hauled in to dry dock during the monsoon season. That is the time when fishing is generally banned in India.


The workers are getting the haulage right by placing wooden planks underneath to guide the boat onto the rails. A complicated maneuovre it is with wafer thin margins for errors. One of the key workers is neck deep in the water and has the toughest job in hand.


Notes on Photography


This has been shot with a wide angle lens at 14mm. The trawler is large and the perspective of the camera on the ground accentuates the height and largeness of the vessel which gets even more highlighted because of the wide angle lens. Most people use wide angle lenses for landscape photography but to use it in day to day activities requires acute understanding of perspective and distortion which if studied well can lead you to some outstanding images.



Taken on August 7, 2008 at 4.31pm IST (edit)

Posted to Flickr June 20, 2012 at 8.53AM IST (edit)

Exif data

Camera Nikon D300

Exposure 0.003 sec (1/400)

Aperture f/10.0

Focal Length 14 mm

ISO Speed 200

Exposure Bias 0 EV

Flash No Flash

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Taken on August 7, 2008